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Sunday Morning Faith Formation Ages 2 - Grade 5
10:00 am Sunday
Ages 2 & 3* (Room C25)
Children ages 2 and 3 will work with the Musikgarten curriculum, which uses songs, stories, playing instruments, movement activities, and moments of worship in each lesson, to both explore and express their faith through music and movement as they grow in their awareness of God’s love for them and for all creation. With this class, we ask that parents stay and experience the lessons with their child so learning can continue at home. We are glad to provide the supplies and CD’s with the music we use in this class for your family to continue learning at home. Please let our teachers know if you need a copy of these.
Ages 4 & 5*(Room C23) - Kindergarten (Room C16)
Children ages 4 and 5 as well as those in kindergarten will use the Godly Play curriculum this year. Godly play is an approach based on Montessori principles - we respond to the child's request to 'help me do it by myself.' This puts the leaders in the role of spiritual supporter or guides who fully accept that each child has his or her own relationship with God already. The teaching takes place in different ways at the same time: it is multi-modal and multi-sensory. which uses the Montessori tradition of education as a method of spiritual direction to help children become more fully aware of God’s presence around them and in their lives, in what happens at home, at school and in the larger world.
Grades 1-4 (Community Center)
Children in grade 1 through grade 4 will be using the Rotation Workshop Model. This is a Bible-centered curriculum, which encourages children to explore God's Word through a variety of activities designed to appeal to all of the different ways children learn. Children will spend four to five weeks on a Bible story, visiting a different hands-on Bible-learning workshop each week in order to experience that same story from different perspectives. Each workshop rotation is focused on a rich Bible story or group of Bible stories about particular characters. Workshop rotations will include four of the following: Art, Bible Skills and Games, Computer Lab, Cooking, Creative Drama, Music, Science, and Video.
Grades 5 (Room C15)
Explorers, youth in grade 5, will cover key faith development elements as well as skills needed to live together in Christian fellowship and community. Topics will include exploring prayer, worship, friendship and personal skills and the Bible all while discovering how to apply what they learn in order to live out their faith. These young adolescents transition together from child to tween to teen and claim it all as a gift from God. Explorers will spend time building Christian friendships and discovering how to live out their faith day-to-day.