We are beginning the PRAY curriculum for grades 6-8th grades in February (currently the children are fully remote). There is some flexibility built in to the schedule for our full schedules and other commitments. We meet on Google Meets at 10am Sundays for Time with all the Children and then those who are in the PRAY program will stay to work with Linda on the current leg of the program. Charlotte will be popping in every few weeks to check in with the kids as they progress. Children can earn merit badges for Boys and Girls Scouts as well as American Heritage Girls. You do not need to be a member of either of these clubs to earn a badge. Please contact us for more information.
Sunday school meets on Google Meets at 10am (after Church services). These classes are safe, fun, and educational. For privacy, there will be no recordings of the classes. Please reach out if you would like to join us each Sunday. This is a great way to complement your at-home education, whether you have students in school or choosing to home school your kids this fall. All ages are welcome.
Our children join the first part of the 9am Sunday service which includes a Moment with the Children piece. The children are then escorted for Children’s education, taught by Linda Wells, our Children’s Religious Education Teacher. We offer a progressive Christian-based approach to our children’s education using the Joyful Path curriculum, PRAY, The Holy Bible, and The Shine On series dedicated to teaching our youth.
Currently, we are using Books of the Bible at a Glance to learn about the Bible together. We read about the books, read excerpts from the Bible and other spiritual books, discuss the stories, have activities, and engage in conversations about what these stories and books mean to each of us. We discuss how they might help us to grow and become the best versions of ourselves in school and with friends and when alone. We strive to allow the children to grow and explore the stories, books, and the path of Jesus’s goodness and kindness through their own words and experiences.
All Are Welcome.
Summer Vacation Bible School takes place the week of August 9th, 2021. It’s free and supported by the Churches of Orange (INC).
Pray Program Details:
Children must attend all sessions for their coursework (or complete during make up dates) and participate in Group Circle with the Minister. Badges will be awarded during Sunday Service.
The age appropriate workbook is included for each child who attends. Pins are awarded after all assignments are completed under the supervision of Linda (Religious Education Leader) and each child takes part in the Group Circle with the Minister. These badges meet the requirements of Boys and Girls Scouts of America and American Heritage Girls (you do not have to be a member of our Church to earn your badges; you are welcome to attend the sessions required to earn your badges).
These badges help us to guide our children to take on age appropriate duties of the church as active members of our community.
We will be offering the Grades 6-8 and High School Level PRAY program in the future. Please contact us if you are interested.
Donations are accepted to cover materials and parties, but not required.
Please check dates to be certain you can attend all sessions (or make up for each lesson) and final circle with minister and award ceremony. Please contact Linda (or Charlotte) if there is a scheduling conflict.