Sunday School Program Overview
Our Sunday School program is ready to go for the 2019-20 school year! We are excited to launch a new curriculum this year called FaithWeaver NOW from Group that will take our classes through the Bible, Genesis to Revelation in a quarterly, over three-year period scope and sequence. The best part of this curriculum is that, although each class has age-appropriate lessons and activities, ALL the children in our program will learn the same Scripture verse and Message each week. There will also be an emphasis and opportunity for families to talk about the week’s lesson together at home with weekly take-home sheets.
Our classes are grouped together as: Preschool-Grade 2; Grades 3-5; and Middle School, Grades 6-8. Sunday School begins each week in the Sanctuary. Pastor Ken holds a brief Children’s Moment near the beginning of Worship. Children and teachers are then dismissed to the Children’s Chapel for a brief time of music or message and prayer. Following this time, our teachers lead the children downstairs for Sunday School classes. Immediately following Worship service, parents and/or guardians are asked to pick up their children from their classrooms. We encourage families to enjoy refreshments in our Fellowship Hall. This is a wonderful time to meet other families and/or talk with Pastor Ken, Melissa Boucher, Director of Children’s Ministries and/or our Sunday School teachers.
Throughout the year, our Sunday School program also holds once-a-month Mission Sundays. This is an opportunity for the children to participate in a service project to benefit local and worldwide people and organizations. We also have special events throughout the year, such as Christmas and Easter Story Pageants; a Christmas party; and Children’s Day, which is our end-of-year presentation and ice cream sundae celebration. Each September, we hold Apple Sunday. This is our Sunday School registration and kick-off event, filled with games, craft activities and seasonal treats and refreshments. This is the best time to register your children. However, you may also register your children throughout the school year by downloading our registration form on our web site at www.occhurch.net or by visiting our Children’s Table, located in our Sanctuary, for a copy. We look forward to meeting your family.