TRINITY UMC

Children’s Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School is a fun and exciting way for children to learn and grow in their faith. Children’s Sunday School is about experiencing the sacred stories of our faith and exploring how those stories shape our lives and inform our daily living, enabling us to more fully love like Jesus.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL is at 10:30am for all children. The children begin in our Contemporary Worship Service, where they will worship with us as we sing our opening song, and then the children are invited forward for our Young Disciples Time with Pastor Stephen. The children are then invited to go with their teachers to their Sunday School Class.

Preschool – 2nd graders meet in Room 3, and use an interactive curriculum called Godly Play, which invites the child to wonder what it would be like to enter into the sacred story. We believe children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Godly Play is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.

Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance.
Godly Play has a Montessori foundation with 40+ years of research and practice.
Godly Play values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships.
Godly Play models the worship life, stories, symbols and rituals of Christian congregations.
Godly Play allows practitioners to make relevant and personal theological meaning.
Godly Play nurtures participants to larger dimensions of belief and faith through wondering and play.

3rd-6th graders meet in Rm 2 and use a curriculum calls HeartShapers to learn the stories of our faith and how those sacred stories form our identity as we live out our faith in the world.  HeartShapers Children’s Curriculum is designed to help your children discover God through scripture. No matter where your child goes or what they do, the lessons they learn Sunday school will be with them for a lifetime. Come along on the journey—shape hearts and change lives.