Nursery Sunday School
This class is led by Ann Conklin and Rhonda Shelman. The Nursery Sunday School is offered for children who are infants-age 4. This class is a mix of play, bible story, and snack that meets in the nursery.
Son City Grades 1-5
This class is led by volunteers. We rotate as one group through different lessons (1 per Sunday) involving art, drama, science, cooking, video, games, and missions while covering about 5 units for the year. This rotational model allows the kids to see how the Bible comes to life and gives kids the ability to move and be creative! Bible verses are memorized and offering is taken to support our church mission project for the year.
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.
Vacation Bible School
Join us for our all-ages, family vacation bible school. We will meet every evening from 5:30-8:30pm and dinner is provided. On our last night you're invited to a pool party/ice cream social! Registration will be on our homepage or you can call/email the office with any questions (319-653-6588, )
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. They will continue to find places that CREW kids can do God's work. CREW kids will also have the opportunity to attend YouthQuake in Des Moines, 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.
Middle School Sunday School Grades 6-8
This class meets in the “rat pack alley” room and is led by Erin Thorius. The lessons are based upon a 3 year rotation of lessons designed to allow students to “encounter Jesus through creative, thought-provoking conversations”. These conversations are aided by the sharing of donuts, muffins, or the occasional breakfast pizza.
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 include 9 Square in the Air, Gaga Ball, Corn Maze, Whiteboard Pictionary, shopping for HACAP, and more. Each year they go on a retreat in the Fall and Winter for group bonding and faith building. 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.
High School Sunday School Grades 9-12
This class meets in the youth room and is led by Krista Gaal. This class starts each Sunday morning with breakfast and a chance to catch up on what happened during the week. Bible lessons are geared towards the challenges that kids this age face on a daily basis and how God is there through it all.