We offer childcare in our nursery for infants through age 5 from 8:15-12:15 covering our regular services by our professional childcare provider, Mary Shetler. During the summer, we offer childcare from 9:15 -10:45 am.
CHURCH SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN
This year we will be using the United Methodist curriculum, “Deep Blue” in our Preschool –2nd Grade Classes. This resource for children includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games-all combined into a living-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!
The 3rd – 5th grade class will be using “Whirl” a curriculum that will connect worship with Church School. This curriculum will help children understand the Christian year and its seasons. Each week, children will begin class by identifying where they are in the Christian Year and watch an animated video to set up the lesson. Next, they dive into the Bible story and respond with creative activities.
Our church adapted a Safe Sanctuary Policy for the well being and safety of our children and youth. The purpose of this policy is to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of our children and youth. Please review this policy with your family.
In March we celebrate CampSunday, and distribute information packets on all the camp opportunities. Scholarships are provided to help defray the cost of children and youth that attend the Conference Church Camps at Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, RI; Camp Wanakee, Meredith, NH; and Camp Mechuwana, ME.
Our church school supports our church’s mission projects in various ways throughout the year. This way our children will have a better understanding as to what our church does to help people in the community and throughout the world. Our two big projects will be Thanksgiving Baskets and our Advent Mission Focus.
Throughout the year the Church School also participates in various Service projects such as: make Valentines and write letters to Veterans, troops overseas, home bound and those in need.