Education

SUNDAY SCHOOL for ages 0 to 18  

First Church offers church school for children of all ages.  Our stories and arts program begins with a month of Bible stories, followed by a month of theater for children and youth.  It all started on September 10 with three stories from the Book of Genesis.

Children 0-4 Year Old:  For children 0 – 4, come to our nursery, staffed by Shamim Matovou. You are welcome to join Shamim either right before the 10:00 worship service, or after the Children’s Sermon at 10:15.

K-2nd grade:  The class is taught by the teaching team for K-2: Barbara Mahoney, Jül Schofield, Judy Eldridge. Join us as we explore the bedrock stories of our faith. Come to our classroom connected to the Small World Preschool downstairs.

3rd – 5th grade: In this class we get to dig in with the curriculum and really learn Bible stories and practice the lessons of the faith. Our room is in the newly renovated Birth to Three wing. Our teachers are Cynthia Curtis & Stacey Keane.

6th – 8th grade: This is our class for synthesis of Bible literacy and life practice. Our teacher is Ralph Milroy. Our classroom is in the middle of the Sunday School: our comfy youth room.

9-12 grade:  The Teenage Sunday program is a study of the weekly Scripture and life lessons, together with community service mornings, in the footsteps of the One who led and healed and fed the hungry. We meet in the kitchen or the back of the sanctuary, and we enjoy time together doing an assortment of services in support of worship and fellowship.

Theater and Music Program: will be led by James Turner and Alex Edwards, and will take place during October, December, and Lent. After the Children’s Sermon, we will walk together across the street to The Meetinghouse for our practices of music and theater. We will perform a 20 minute “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in late October, a 40 minute Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve at 4 pm, and a 20 minute “Godspell” on Palm Sunday.

Pick UpParents of students in the Nursery and K – 2 are asked to return to their children’s classrooms or the Meetinghouse, depending on the month, after worship every Sunday to pick up their children.  Older children may head up to coffee hour on their own.  Once Sunday school is finished, we ask that all children remain upstairs under the supervision of their parents.

Sunday School Schedule

DATES

 

 

SCRIPTURE

 

 

LESSON

9/10/2017 Genesis 1:1-5 Creation
9/17/2017 Genesis 6-9 Noah’s Ark
9/24/2017 Genesis 12:1-9 Abram’s call
10/1/2017 Exodus 20:1-4,   7-9,12-20,PS19OR Practice for Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat
10/8/2017 Genesis 37 Practice for Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat
10/15/2017 Genesis 37 Practice for Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat
10/22/2017 Genesis 37 Practice for Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat
10/29/2017 Genesis 37 Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat Performance
11/5/2017 Exodus 5:1-6-13 Free from Slavery
11/12/2017 Exodus 14:1-30 The Red Sea
11/19/2017 Exodus 20:1-17 The Ten Commandments
11/26/2017 Matthew 25:31 Practice for Christmas Pageant
12/3/2017 Isaiah: 64:1-9 Practice for Christmas Pageant
12/10/2017 Isaiah: 40:1-11 Practice for Christmas Pageant
12/17/2017 Isaiah: 61:1-4 Practice for Christmas Pageant
12/24/2017 Luke 1:26-38  Christmas Pageant
12/31/2017 Christmas Break Children stay upstairs during worship