Children’s Ministry : Sunday School

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Welcome! Children and youth are invited to learn and grow at Kenilworth Union Church through worship, fellowship, education, and service opportunities designed just for them.

9 a.m. Children’s Chapels

Infants through toddlers begin to know God’s love through play, finding a safe space in childcare in the crib room.

Children 3 year olds through 2nd grade begin in the sanctuary, participate in the “Word for All Ages” and then depart to Children’s Chapel for a bible story, prayers, songs and other ways to engage in their faith. Stories will be told using the Godly Play curriculum which encourages wonder and discovery as ways toward experiencing God.

Youth 3rd through 6th grade begin in the sanctuary, participate in the “Word for All Ages” and then depart to Youth Chapel to engage in Christian fellowship by reading scripture, robust conversation, prayer and song. They will spend the first months of the year reading the Gospel of John. *The Third Grade Bible program is only being offered at the 10:30 a.m. service, and the 5th and 6th grade Bible Habitat program will look distinctly different for the 9 a.m. participants this year.

Teenagers in 7th through 12th grade are invited for breakfast and faith conversation at the church’s Warwick Manse (417 Warwick, Kenilworth).

For more information read Rev. Katie Lancaster’s Blog.

10:30 a.m. Sunday School

Infants through toddlers begin to know God’s love through play, finding a safe space in childcare in the crib room.

3 year olds through 2nd graders begin in their separate classrooms where they are led by parent teacher volunteers. The 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds and kindergartners will walk to chapel together for a bible story, prayers, songs and other ways to engage in their faith, and then come back to the classroom for related activities. The 1st and 2nd graders will have classroom activities first, and then walk together to chapel.

3rd graders begin in the Schmidt Chapel where they sing, pray and have a chapel message and then they move to their classroom where the focus is learning scripture by heart. It is a beloved tradition at Kenilworth Union Church going back at least fifty years, and memorizing the books of the bible, the 10 Commandments, the 23 Psalm, the Beatitudes and the Greatest Commandment really makes a difference in their life of faith over the decades to come. Registration is required for this program.

4th graders begin in the Schmidt Chapel where they sing, pray and have a chapel message and then they move to their classroom where the focus is opening that bible they earned during the Third Grade Bible program last year. They will read scripture together and explore the ways that the biblical fathers and mothers of our faith talked about who God was and is, and how we might share in that same ancient story of faith.

5th and 6th graders begin in the Schmidt Chapel where they sing, pray, and have a chapel message and then they move to their classroom where the focus of their year is on what life was like in biblical times. Throughout the year, they will plan and construct the annual Bible Habitat, which is their depiction of a small village in the time of Jesus.

Students in 7th and 8th grade begin the year spending the whole hour in the Manse to get to know one another and begin important conversations about life and faith. Throughout the year, they will also have opportunities to worship together in the sanctuary, listening to the sermon, and follow up discussion.

High School Freshmen (and older youth who have not yet been confirmed) participate in the year-long confirmation program. Registration is required for this program. Freshman may also be High School Helpers.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in high school can participate in worship, sing in the choir, go to Youth Breakfast or volunteer to teach Sunday school or help in the crib room.

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