Sunday School classes are provided each Sunday, 9:50 – 10:50 a.m., for children two years old through fifth grade. Infant and toddler childcare is provided for children under two.
Two Year-olds-Room 7: Barrett Feltus, Kathryn McMillian, Leslie McCormack
Three & Four Year-olds-Room 6: Peggy Marshall, Somerset Sea, Liz Vaughn
Five Year-olds/Kindergarten-Room 5: Jill Barham, Caroline Crow, Suzanne Pate
Our Preschool Sunday School Classes will be off on an exciting adventure with a brand new Presbyterian curriculum Growing in Grace and Gratitude. Growing in Grace & Gratitude is a quarterly Bible story-based curriculum that will help transform the lives of children and those who love them, shaped by grace and gratitude. Through fun, age-appropriate activities, prayer, and singing, children and their leaders will celebrate the presence of God’s grace in their lives and learn to practice hospitality, generosity, and love.
Our first through fifth graders are experiencing a new and creative approach to Sunday School — the Workshop Rotation Model. Workshop leaders change with each rotation. Each grade level is assigned shepherds for the year. The shepherds meet with the grade each Sunday and guide them through the rotation.
What is the Workshop Rotation Model?
In this fresh approach to teaching the Bible our classrooms have been designed into “workshops”, each focusing on a particular learning style and creative activity. A Bible story or concept is taught throughout the workshops over the course of several weeks. Children come to know the Bible and God through a variety of ways—drama, art, games, cooking, audiovisuals, music, puppets—to name a few.
How Does it Work?
Curriculum is designed in 4-5 week “rotations” based on major Biblical stories and themes. During a five-week period (a rotation), only one Bible story/theme is taught. Every week each workshop is focused on learning that particular story. Each Sunday all children gather together for opening prayers, singing, and introduction to the theme. Following the gathering time classes (divided by grade-levels) rotate to new workshops each week, experiencing the story through a variety of creative activities.
Bible Village Workshops
We are excited about the implementation of a new rotational curriculum in Bible Village. Our workshops will be built around Brick by Brick, published by Cornerstones Publishing. Each year is sequenced to explore a theme – moving from the Old Testament in the fall bridged by Christmas, Jesus’ ministry in the winter bridged by Holy Week and the Resurrection and ending the year with Church History. The theme for this year is “The Quest for Identity.” 1st – 5th graders will explore a variety of stories in which people of faith travel a path that includes a struggle between everyday experience and their relationship with God.
Age Level Shepherds
1st/2nd Grade: Missie Hancock, Christin Hankins, Jennifer Elledge
3rd Grade: Jenn Knight, Paula Mallory, Laura Dickinson
4th/5th Grades: Sandy Henry, Bryan Crow, Christian Huisman