Christ Church is committed to nurturing families with Christian Education. We believe the command of Jesus Christ according to Matthew 19:14: Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Come and Play! Stay to Pray!
Sunday School is located across the street from the Church in the Youth and Family Ministry Center as well as in the white house on the corner of 9th and C. We gather together every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We meet on the playground where we will spend 20 minutes having fun playing with our Sunday School friends. Teachers pick up their classes from the playground at 9:50 a.m. and take them to their respective classrooms. Children will come into church at 10:30 a.m. to join their families for the Eucharist. Sunday school is available from preschool through 5th grade.
We use 2 curricula for our Sunday School Students:
Preschool and Kindergarten - Meets in the little white house across from church at 901 C Avenue Godly Play teaches children the art of using religious language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.
Grades 1-3 and Grades 4&5 - Meets at the Youth and Family Ministry Center upstairs behind Clare's Cottage at 919 C Avenue. Every Whirl lesson follows a four-part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch (WHRL!). Each week, kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video to set up the lesson. Next, they dive into the Whirl Story Bible or Whirl NRSV Bible together, respond to the scripture lesson with creative activities, and circle up to review the lesson and pray before returning to church at 10:30am.