"Let the Children Come to Me"
Matthew 14: 19
St. James Lutheran offers a Sunday School experience to children ages 3 to Grade 5. Because of our regular offerings, we are able to provide this faith formation experience without cost to participants (approx. $175 value). There are three different age groupings for Sunday School: Ages 3 to Pre-K; Kindergarten to Grade 2; Grade 3 to Grade 5. We ask that parents register their children each year - even if they have been in Sunday School before. Registering helps with setting up classrooms and making sure we have enough materials on hand.
Starting on September 10, Rally Day, Sunday School operates weekly from 10:45 to 11:30. Below is a bit about how the classes are arranged and what takes place in each area.
Sunday School 2017-2018 Registration
We ask that parents register their children each year - even if they have been in Sunday School before. Registering helps with setting up classrooms and making sure we have enough materials on hand.
Teachers and helpers needed.
If you have ever thought about being a Sunday school teacher, we are always looking for facilitators to help in the classroom. Everything is prepared for you ahead of time so it is just a matter of being there for the kids to guide them through the story. It is really rewarding and most of the time, you walk away learning something new from the kids!
Below is a bit about how the classes are arranged and what takes place in each area.
Ages 3 to Pre-K
With this age group, we really encourage parents to be involved in the classroom with your kids. You are not required to do so, as we understand that some kids tend to do be more independent when the parents are not there. But we will be asking for the help of parents who are willing to be there to help facilitate the classroom. We will also be asking any 9th grade through 12th graders to work with these young children. We feel it is important to have that connection as young children look up to these older kids so much, probably more than we will ever realize.
Our curriculum this year comes from Group Publishing, especially made for Pre-schoolers, which focuses on important lessons of the Bible. We know that repetition for this age group is key, so we will be going over the same story, three to five weeks in a row with different activities, music and snacks each week.
Kindergarten to 2nd grade and 3rd grade to 5th grade
We have purchased curriculum geared toward Kindergarten through 5th grade from Group Publishing. Although this does not follow the Revised Common lectionary, there is enough material for us to pick and choose which stores best go along with what is being heard during the worship service. We will still incorporate music, games, crafts and snacks.
We will also be learning a lot about Martin Luther this year as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. This is an exciting time to teach our kids about our history and heritage of the Lutheran Church.
Sunday School Ministry is guided by Seminarian Sherri Lawrence, Faith Nurture Leader.
Contact Sherri by email: firstname.lastname@example.org