Every year the church school program is built around a theme, which is reinforced by our monthly “Big Meeting” and culminates at our end-of-year Children and Youth Sunday service. (Recent themes have been Justice, Compassion, Friendship, Gratitude, Fruit of the Spirit, Prayer.)
In our 2018-19 Church School year (see calendar below), we will be focusing on Be the Church. This theme comes directly from the UCC website. It incorporates the nine tenets listed above. Each month, we will focus on a different statement. Note: Church school does not meet on Communion Sundays, which are the first Sunday of each month. We believe that this is a time to come together in worship as a community of faith.
Our 2018-19 Church School Calendar
Below is a listing of our dedicated teaching team and the curriculum they will use or their area of focus.
K/1st/2nd Grade: Cindy Marshall (Deep Blue–Early Elementary, cokesbury.com)
3rd/4th Grade: Jill Ruffa (Seasons of the Spirit, www.seasonsonline.ca/412/420)
5th/6th Grade: May Poduschnick (Be the Church Theme, UCC)
7th/8th Grade: Jenny Orten (Different religions and Christian denominations)
Confirmation class is a year-long process offered to youth in 9-12 grade. We meet once monthly on Sundays for an hour.