Sunday School Programs
Children & Youth
The Nursery Sunday School (infant- age 4) is taught by Heather Anderson and Brenda Miles. Each class starts with playtime and focuses on a bible story which includes different activities and crafts, and ends with a snack time.
Pre-K & Kindergarten
Barb Scheur and Carolyn Bollman teach the PreK/K class (ages 4-6). This Sunday School class is designed for children who are in Kindergarten now or will be in Kindergarten next year. They start out with playtime, have a lesson, do a craft, and snack time. One year they have lessons on ABC’s of the bible and the next year is colors in the bible, parables, and character.
In Son City (grades 1-5) we have four different Sunday School classes for each of the eight bible units. We have a movie theatre where children watch a short video with popcorn and participate in a group discussion about the video. There is a creation station where the kids create an art project about each unit. Temple school shares the bible stories related to each unit in detail and includes activities. Lastly, we have a drama room. This is an interactive approach where the children will act out each story with costumes or puppets. All groups are split up by grade levels and they will rotate over four weeks so everyone has a chance to visit each room.
Jordan Youngman and Jeff Kauffman teach Jr. High Sunday School (grades 6-8). Their lessons deal with: fitting in, standing your ground, where they see God’s love in every day lives, and other moments dealing with school, family, friends and activities. They relate each lesson to the Bible with fun games and discussion over doughnuts and juice to start off Sunday mornings.
Krista Gaal teaches High School Sunday School (grades 9-12). The lessons start over doughnuts and juice with where God was seen throughout the week. This leads to the discussions of the modern book study on situations and issues that may be relevant to high school students.
Kingdom Kids Preschool (ages 4-5) opened in 2005 as a mission of the United Presbyterian Church, offering an excellent faith based preschool experience for young children and their families in the Washington area. They meet Monday through Thursday, 8:30-11:30 am.
This is open to all students in grades 1-5. Kids Club meets 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on select no school days and select early out days from 1:10-4 p.m. The days will include great snacks, art projects, fun games, lunch, singing, program preparation and a movie. The focus throughout the days will be on how we can show others to see God in our daily lives.
Check back for dates and theme of Vacation Bible School.
CREW is a program for 6th-8th graders. They meet two Sunday afternoons each month. They are spending their time teaching kids about how God is found in everyday lives. CREW kids are building relationships with other kids through many activities, and we are also doing local mission work. So far, they have prepared and served food at the Drive-In Diner, shopped for HACAP and packaged meals, done outside work for others, made crafts and visited a nursing home to share gifts, snacks, and sang at Christmas time. They will continue to find other places that CREW kids can do God's work. CREW kids will also have the opportunity to attend YouthQuake in Cedar Rapids, which is a place for many youth in many areas to gather and learn about God.
Over the summer Crew Fridays will meet for half a day of serving God with local service trips and the other half of the day for fun together as a group. Check back for dates.
Inside Out (grades 9-12) meets every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. to have fun with games and discussions about where God is in their lives. Some of the activities in the past have included lids in a basket, release, whiteboard pictionary, shopping for HACAP and more. They go on a retreat in October and March for group bonding. This group of high schoolers puts together lots of fun events including a soup supper, mission market, and they have a formal Christmas Dinner. Every summer Inside Out goes on a two-week out-of-state mission trip.