At Good Shepherd, one of our biggest joys and most important responsibilities is to welcome and care for children so that they grow up to know and love God, their neighbors, and themselves as children of God. Here’s a little bit about our Sunday School.
Children’s Time (School Year), aka “Sunday School”
During the school year, we’ll continue our “children’s time” format for Sunday school and learning. Here’s how it goes:
Children who wish to participate in Sunday school gather with their families (and everyone else!) in the worship space for the beginning of worship at 9:30 am. After the children’s sermon, the kids are invited to go with their teachers for a short learning time just for them. While they are learning, singing, and having a snack, the adults are listening to God’s Word through scripture readings and the sermon. The children return to the sanctuary after the sermon for the rest of the worship service. Each week, kids come home with an activity to do at home with their families to engage the story.
In the summer, our children participate in our “Little Lutherans” time. Much like during the school year the children participate in the children’s sermon and then are invited to go with their teacher to enjoy craft and fun time.
Our Sunday school teachers welcome conversation about how we can help all children, including those with different abilities or special needs–feel welcome in God’s family.