The upper elementary years
Sunday-morning learning classes for all ages are offered 10:15-11 a.m., September through May. This age group gathers on the lower level of the education wing, in the area called Faith Trek. God’s Word provides the compass for this journey of faith – where kids can stretch out in the twinkling Star Theater with popcorn and movies, or take an artistic plunge in the underwater world of the Seaside Studio.
Newcomers are welcome to join in classroom learning at any time. Stop at the Information Center to help find your way to a classroom.
Spark is our engaging curriculum for children. Each week, kids open their Bibles and encounter God’s Word. They explore faith through interactive activities and games, colorful lesson leaflets, creative art projects, and engaging music.
Serving is at the heart of the Christian faith. Children engage in hands-on activities that grow hearts for serving. Parents and other volunteers keep ministry with kids humming. Offer up your talents and presence.
Faith milestones are special markers along the growing-up journey.
Third grade | God’s Word Milestone: Children and parents learn together about God’s written Word. Each child receives a Bible suited to a third-grade reading level, along with a blessing from the congregation.
Fourth grade | Holy Communion Milestone: Children and parents learn about the sacrament of Holy Communion. During the five-session Sunday-morning unit, each child creates a clay chalice. Held in the spring, children receiving their first communion during the Maundy Thursday evening service.
Singing is one of the best ways to grow an active faith and a love for church. Kids in grades 1-3 are invited to sing in the Jubilate Choir. Young people in grades 4-6 are invited to give voice to faith in the Cantate Choir. Rehearse on Wednesdays, sing on occasional Sundays in worship. Learn more
Ah, sweet summer! Vacation Bible School is the place for kids, age four through grade 5. During a delightful week each June, music, faith, and fun rock the church.
Grades 3-5: Maddy Carroll