Our Sunday school curriculum, Living the Good News, teaches, inspires and involves the younger members of our congregation in prayer, worship and spiritual growth. Living the Good News is a lectionary based curriculum that uses the weekly scriptures from the Revised Common Lectionary. It involves all age levels studying the same scriptures at the same time.
Pre-K through 5th grade learners dig into the scriptures through art, music, movement and more.
For our young teens (Grades 6-10) there is an increasing pressure to fit in. These Sunday school sessions help the teachers communicate unconditional acceptance and teach how faith helps teens weather problems, accept shortcomings and make wise choices.
Our older high school class (Grades 11-12) use a different program. Varying topics, relevant to how they can adapt to their ever-changing lives and world as Christians are discussed. These topics include: Doubt, Ritual & Tradition, Myths, True Self/False Self, Theism/Atheism/Agnosticism, and Mindfulness, among others. Ideas for self-discovery and service invite teens to put God's love to work in their peer groups, parish and community.
We believe this curriculum gives our children and adolescents a great start in Christian Formation. And to bring in some even more basic teachings of our faith, we are providing each class with a learning goal, essential to our Episcopal faith practices. Here are the objectives for each class:
- Pre-K - Kindergarten: Bible Stories for Kids
- 1st - 3rd Grade: The Lord’s Prayer
- 3rd Grade - 5th Grade: The 10 Commandments
- 6th Grade - 8th Grade: The Books of the Bible
- 9th Grade - 10th Grade: The Nicene Creed
- 11th - 12th Grade: A Personal Credo
The aim is to teach each class the history and meaning of the listed goal and in some instances have the students be able to recite them. In the case of the personal credo, the objective is to assist those students to start thinking about what their own personal beliefs are.
Want to learn more about the Sunday school, our curriculum, or the new goals? Come on by and let’s chat!