Church School at Home offers:
a simple prayer service for young families to do at home (scroll to the bottom of this page),
online church school classes each first Sunday of the month,
online resources and videos for families to share at home, and
a monthly newsletter mailed to the children.
We meet over Zoom on the 1st Sunday of each month (except April 1st, Easter Sunday). PreK – Grade 5 meet from 9am – 9:30am. Grades 6 – 8 meet after our church service. We provide a safe space to share and reflect on ways to build our faith during these challenging times. We focus on important faith traits - one each month – that help us live the Way of Love and remind us to trust in God’s loving presence each and every day. We are thankful to the Church of England for sharing their resources on nurturing important faith traits in our children and young people. For more information on this curriculum, go to: Church of England Faith At Home.
FIRST OF THE MONTH
All other Sunday mornings at 9am, join us for a 15 minute, drop-in Zoom gathering for all ages. This is time to share, listen to a story, reflect more on the faith trait of the month, and pray.
Are there options if my family prefers not to Zoom?
Yes! We send monthly newsletters to the children that contain ways to focus on each faith trait through reading bible stories at home and doing some of the suggested activities. For this option, we recommend purchasing one or more of the following:
Children of God Storybook Bible by Archbishop Desmond Tutu for Preschool – Grade 2. Many of the stories we will be reading on Sunday mornings at 9am come from this story bible.
Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. An associated coloring book is available as well.
Bible translations that use language accessible to children are: the Good News Bible, the Message, and the New International Readers Version.
In addition, parents can print out the age-appropriate reflections on this week’s lectionary lessons by going to dofaithathome.org.