Sunday School (presch-12)

 

Children’s Christmas Pageant 12/16Christmas Pageant

 The Children's Christmas pageant will be Sunday, Dec. 16th at the 11:15 a.m. worship service. There will be a cookie reception immediately following in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come see the Christmas story come to live through our children and youth's pageant. It is a joyous experience for all.

Reminders for all families who will have children participating: We are asking each of you to bring 2 dozen cookies to the kitchen by 10:10 a.m. on the morning of the pageant, so they can be set up for the reception.

Pageant Rehearsal:

2nd-8th graders with speaking parts or narration - Sat., Dec. 15th from 9:30-11 a.m.

Everyone 3 yrs. THRU 8th grade - Sunday, Dec. 16th from 10:10-11 a.m. All children and youth should meet directly in the sanctuary. There is no Assembly on that day.

 

 

Sunday School

YPC offers Sunday School classes for all children and youth ages 3 years through senior in high school from September through the middle of May. Classes run from 10:10 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. which is between the two worship services. The primary goal for Sunday School is that the children and youth may grow in their knowledge and love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. All age groups are taught using varying interactive teaching strategies. Younger children may be engaged with the Scripture lesson by acting out the Bible stories or doing an art project. Youth are often connecting to their lessons through reading of the Bible, open discussions, power points, and multi-media interactive DVD’s. Youth are encouraged to look at how the scripture taught relates to their personal lives and social issues. We have a dedicated group of volunteer teachers and shepherds who all go through Child Protection training . We do have at least two adults for each classroom grou as per our policy. The Director of Children and Youth Ministries, along with the Christian Education commission, oversee these teachers and programs.

 

Preschool through 5th grade begin each week with Assembly, a mini worship experience, in Reid Hall. During this time, the children sing praises, learn and say different types of prayers, and give offering, some of which goes to the Heifer Project. Each child is also treated with a homemade cookie as a snack. Once Assembly is over, the children are led by their teachers and/or shepherds to their respective classes. Preschoolers have their own curriculum and special classroom. Kindergarten meets in its own classroom and follows the Hands-On Bible curriculum.  1st/2nd and 3rd through 5th grade classes use the same curriculum, Deep Blue, which is adjusted to their cognitive abilities.

 

Middle School is divided up with 6th through 8th grade study together with Re:form curriculum.  This class also raises money as their mission project. They collect money for Feed My Starving Children, and are given the opportunity to travel as a group and serve at the site in Schaumburg.

 

High School youth all meet together in their specially designed Senior High room. Their curriculum, YM360, uses a variety of interactive technology to engage them.  Each year, they also devote several weeks to teaching the grade school children as a way of giving back to the church. It is a great service project and allows for them to mentor the younger children. Also, they enjoy occasional “breakfast outings” where they have the chance to just fellowship with one another and their teachers.

 

 

 

 

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