9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings
2 year olds – Fifth Grade
New Opportunity for Summer 2015 Sunday School!
Family Story Stations (through August 16 in the Elementary Hall) – This summer we want to give everyone in the congregation the opportunity to explore God’s story with a child. Instead of our traditional preschool and early elementary Sunday School classes, we are going to create a special place during the Sunday School hour where you and a child or children, either your own or someone else’s, can consider God’s word and spend time engaging your heart with His story. The Elementary Hallway will be transformed each week into a series of rooms or “stations” centered on one story from the Old Testament. Rooms will include multi-sensory ways to engage with scripture through quiet reading, prayer, art, and food. The atmosphere will be contemplative and inviting. Our hope is that classes of all ages will use this opportunity to engage with scripture. Click here to read a letter from Traci and Beth about this exciting new opportunity. Contact: Beth Solie or Traci Hoover.
Children meet in classrooms by grade-level in an effort to reach children on their developmentally appropriate level. Teams of consistent volunteers plans lessons using either Group Hands-On Bible curriculum or their own material in an effort to teach children sound biblical truths in an inter-active, engaging manner. Methods include: music, learning centers, drama, Scripture memory, small groups, and other activities that will communicate the main idea for the week. Key emphases are: (1) introducing children to the basic foundations of and vocabulary of the faith; (2) analyzing biblical stories and helping children draw implications for their own lives of discipleship; (3) affirming the unconditional, personal, and immanent love of God for each child; and (4) developing supporting relationships with peers and adults.
Class schedules for the traditional school year (last Sunday in August through second Sunday in June):
Toddlers – “Puppies Room” – G04
2 Year Olds – “Fish Room” – G03
3 Year Olds – “Birds Room” – G02
4 Year Olds – “Bugs Room” – G01
Kindergarten – Room 112
First Grade – Room 106
Second & Third Grade – Room 107
Fourth & Fifth Grade Girls – Room 110
Fourth & Fifth Grade Boys – Room 109
In the summer (third week of June through the second to last Sunday in August), classroom assignments and teachers change in order to provide fresh volunteers and accommodate summer travel plans.
Interested in Joining the Team?
We have a wonderful, diverse team of committed volunteers who believe investing in the lives of children is their ministry at Blacknall! We are always looking for people who want to nurture the church’s children in God’s ways. We believe ministry happens best when we recruit people who are:
(1) Growing disciples of Jesus Christ
(2) Committed to the nurture and growth of children
(3) Serving in an area of giftedness and joy
(4) Serving in a capacity that suits their availability at this particular stage in life
(5) Supported and equipped to carry out the role they are called to at this time
If you are interested in serving in Children’s Ministry, we would love to speak with you about discerning together how you might use the gifts God has given you to build up His body here. Please contact us and we will get together to discuss where might be a good fit for you. Thank you for your interest in our children! For more information on volunteering, please contact Traci.