Baptism

We typically conduct baptisms in the presence of the full congregation during worship services.  While we normally practice infant baptism, we provide the same rite for adolesents and adults.  Baptisms are conducted throughout the year at an agreed upon date between the Pastor and the family.  Contact Pastor Jen to schedule a baptism and for further information regarding the education and preparation for this sacrament. 

Nursery

Nursery care is available on Sunday mornings during the worship services for children up to 5 years of age.  Our mature and responsible nursery attendants are there to help care for your children.

Sunday School

If you would like to register for Sunday School, please use the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/VsU77cy38LidALrF2

Sunday School is for PreK through 5th grade and meets Sundays from 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

What's New This Year

We are excited to announce that we are making some positive changes to our Sunday School program for the new school year.  We will be focusing on one main story, for 4 weeks.  

Our Sunday morning worship will now be using the Revised Common Lectionary, so we will be going back to using the Spark Lectionary curriculum from Sparkhouse.  Pastor Jen will pick key Bible stories that she feels is important for our children to learn.  

The children will focus on the story the first two Sundays of the month and engage in an activity that will reinforce the learning of the story.

The third Sunday will be Service Day.  The classes will participate in a service project that also reinforces the life lesson they are learning from the Bible story of the month.

The fourth Sunday will be Listening Day.  Children will review the story of the month one last time and they have time to really engage in a spiritual practice from walking a labyrinth, journaling, praying in color, and more.

We understand that attendance is sporadic for our Sunday School families of the 21st century due to how busy families are and how many other things are being scheduled for families on Sunday mornings.  Sundays are not set apart for the Sabbath anymore.  By teaching the same story in different ways throughout each month, we hope to be able to capture more children and more learning styles of children. 

In “Formational Children’s Ministry”, Ivy Beckwith wrote, “The act of becoming Christian is the actual practicing of begin Christian, over and over and over again.  One does not become Christian by sitting in a room in a church hearing a Bible Story…but by being immersed in God’s story everywhere it is told, living with God’s people, and repeating the symbolic acts of the church, as well as repeating acts of loving neighbor and denying oneself, over and over and over again.”  We hope this new Sunday School format does just this and helps teach our children what being Christian is all about.

Welcome Amy Peterson - Volunteer Sunday School Coordinator!

Amy has volunteered to help Christine with some of the coordination efforts of Sunday School.  Amy looks forward to meeting you all, and to help answer any questions you may have along the way.  We've added a new email address, specifically for Sunday School use.  Any questions regarding Sunday School can now be sent directly to  sundayschool@christuschurch.org.  Amy will be monitoring this email account. 

Sunday School Schedule 2018/2019

Lesson

Date

Time

Teaching Moment

Sunday School Event

September 9

10:30am-11:00am

*Meet your teacher & Scavenger Hunt

The First Sin

Genesis 3:1-24

September 16

9:45 a.m.

*Classroom

*Welcome/Bibles during Worship

 

September 23

9:45 a.m.

 

*Classroom

 

September 30

9:45 a.m.

 

 

*Service Day

*PreK/K Family Sunday School Class

Abraham and Sarah

Genesis 12:1-9, 18:1-15, 21:1-7

October 7

9:45 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

*Classroom

* Singing in Large Group Room(PreK to 5th)

 

October 14

9:45 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

*Classroom

* Singing in Large Group Room

 

October 21

9:45 a.m.

 

 

*Service Day

*1st Grade Family Sunday School Class

*Sunday School Sings in Worship

 

 

October 28

9:45 a.m.

*Listening Day

 

November 3

9:00 a.m. – Noon

First Communion Instruction for 3rd Grade

The Plagues

Exodus 7:14-12:32

November 4

9:45 a.m.

*Classroom

 

November 11

9:45 a.m.

*Classroom

*Third Graders receive First Communion in Worship

 

November 18

9:45 a.m.

*Service Day

*2nd Grade Family Sunday School Class

 

November 25

 

No Class

Christmas Program:

“Incredible Christmas”

December 2

9:45 a.m.

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

 

December 9

9:45 a.m.

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

 

December 16

9:45 a.m.

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

 

December 22

TBD

Special Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

 

December 23

 

Sunday School Christmas Program during Worship

 

 

December 30

 

 

 

 

 

No Class

Jesus and John the Baptist

Luke 3:1-18, Matthew 3:13-17

January 6

9:45 a.m.

 

 

*Classroom

 

January 13

9:45 a.m.

 

*Classroom

 

January 20

9:45 a.m.

 

*Service Day

*3rd Grade Family Sunday School Class

 

January 27

9:45 a.m.

 

10:15 a.m.

 

*Listening Day

 

*Singing in Large Group Room

The Disciples

Luke 5:1-11, 8:1-3

Matthew 4:18-22, 9:9-13, 10:1-4

February 3

9:45 a.m.

 

10:15 a.m.

*Classroom

 

*Singing in Large Group Room

 

February 10

9:45 a.m.

 

*Classroom

 

February 17

9:45 a.m.

 

*Service Day

*4th/5th Grade Family Sunday School Class

*Sunday School Sings in Worship

 

 

February 24

9:45 a.m.

 

*Listening Day

The Prodigal Son

Luke 15:11-32

March 3

9:45 a.m.

 

*Classroom

 

March 10

9:45 a.m.

 

*Classroom

 

March 17

9:45 a.m.

 

*Service Day

 

 

March 24

9:45 a.m.

*Listening Day

Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday

Luke 19:28-40, 23:26-56, 24:1-12

March 31

9:45 a.m.

*Classroom

Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday

Luke 19:28-40, 23:26-56, 24:1-12

April 7

9:45 a.m.

Classroom

 

April 14

 

9:45 a.m.

No Class

 

April 21

9:45 a.m.

No Class

 

April 28

9:45 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

*Service Day

*Singing in Large Group Room

Lydia

Acts 16:11-15

May 5

9:45 a.m.

*Classroom

*Singing in Large Group Room

 

May 12

9:45 a.m.

*Sunday School Party

*Sunday School Sings in Worship

 

 

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Check back for 2019 dates and theme!