Sunday School

Current Changes: the PRAY Program is on hold.  Sunday school will begin on Zoom at 10am (after Church services) beginning on August 20, 2020.  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.

We will be beginning the PRAY curriculum for grades 1-3 and 4-5.  There is flexibility built in to the schedule for our modern busy lives.  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.  You may drop in, but advance notices helps us to be certain we have all the supplies we need.  See Full Schedule Below. 

All Are Welcome.

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Summer Vacation Bible School takes place in July at the Mission Covenant Church.  It’s free and supported by the Churches of Orange.

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.  

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