Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Kids’ Choir

The Kids’ Choir is a wonderful opportunity for our covenant children to participate in worship of God through song. In rehearsals throughout the school year, they learn music and prepare for singing during worship, as well as special holiday programs. The children learn music reading skills through the study of solfedge and rhythm, and explore music through the addition of hand chimes to many of the songs. Through all of this, they learn the value of working hard as a team toward a common set of goals, and have a lot of fun along the way. The rehearsals are also followed by a potluck dinner. If you have questions or would like to participate (all children in 6th grade and under are welcome!), contact Sarah Perkins at theperkinsclan@msn.com.

Sunday School

NOTE: There is no Children’s Sunday School during the summer; we will resume classes in mid-September.

We think it is important to cultivate and nurture a love for God in the hearts and minds of our children. Utilizing curricula from the Great Commission Publications, our teachers guide our children through understanding who God is, who we are, and what He has done for us, as seen most fully in the Gospel.

Children’s Sunday School classes meet between services, from 10:00-10:45 a.m.

2 1/2- 4 year olds | Mrs. Simonson and Miss Humphrey

We will guide this group of young children through the entire Bible during the course of the school year. They will begin with Genesis in autumn, and will move through the New Testament in spring.

Kindergarten | Mrs. Hastings

Throughout the fall, we will be learning how God calls His people to himself, and that He wants them to trust and follow Him. Through the study of Exodus, the Kindergartners will begin to grasp that God is loving and powerful, and that he makes and keeps promises. During the winter and spring, we will learn that Jesus is God and will be encountering Jesus through His powerful signs and wonders.

1st grade | Mrs. Friend

In the fall, the children will learn how God created families, and they will see the faithfulness and blessings He gives to families throughout Genesis. In the spring, they will learn about Jesus’ sacrificial love for them and will hear New Testament stories of how His followers responded to that great love.

2nd grade | Mrs. Hauck

This year, the 2nd graders will be focusing on the theme of “Obeying God” through exploring the stories of obedience and disobedience, as seen in the lives of the prophets and kings from the Old Testament.

Our overarching goal for each child’s heart is to see obedience to God as a privilege and gift from our Abba Father. The children will learn that even though obedience is challenging, their motivation to obey is rooted in a love and trust in Jesus their Savior, as well as in God’s loving sovereignty over their lives. What a wonderful theme for ALL of Gods’ children, regardless of age, to take to heart!

As the 19th Century hymn states, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.” I look forward to learning and growing with your children!

3rd-5th grade | Mr. and Mrs. Perkins

This year the 3rd-5th grade Sunday School students will be taking an exciting journey through the tale of Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan’s timeless classic. Through our study, each young pilgrim will come to understand and enjoy Bunyan’s allegorical tale, while also learning and growing from the spiritual lessons and biblical truths discovered along the way. Each week, as the students learn of the new obstacles facing Bunyan’s Pilgrim, they will discover that they, too, face similar challenges and that Jesus Christ saves them, leads them, and protects them. Incorporated into our study will be Scripture memory, as well as a look at the Nicene Creed and how this statement of faith from the early Christian Church outlines what Christians believe.