2015/2016 Sunday School Classes – 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Reminder:  October 4 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL  

We had an awesome week in Sunday School.  In our opening, we began to learn a song called, “Jesus Said Give.”  We talked about people being hungry for things other than food, and colored food items labeled with different qualities of time and talents that we can “bring to the table,” such as kindness, sympathy, laughter, friendship, listening, praise, attention and forgiveness.  We put those foods on the “What Do You Bring to the Table” bulletin board you see pictured below.

Miss Beth and Miss Jan had some fun activities lined up for us in the Art Station.  Since we’re focusing on the story of the Widow’s Mite, we did coin rubbings, and designed a new type of currency called ‘God Dollars’ using phrases, symbols and words that remind us that we give back to God in return for all that God has given to us.

Just a reminder:  There will be a family-friendly Combined Worship Service at 10:00 this week, so that we can focus on World Communion Sunday and Stewardship Sunday as a whole church.  This means there will be no Sunday School. 

Crop Walk follows Worship.  Gather at 12:30 at Elkins Beach to walk around Pleasant Lake with the FBC team walking to do our part to prevent world hunger!

See you in Sunday School …on October 11!

September 27, 2015

Happy Fall, Sunday School Families!

We have some pretty awesome Sunday Schoolers.  In keeping with the whole congregation’s fall focus of “Counting Our Blessings, Sharing Our Blessings,” the Sunday School is doing a unit on Time, Talents and Treasures.  After a discussion of how uniquely we are made, the children filled out Talent Resumes, detailing what they feel we’re good at, what others tell them we’re good at, and what they have to share with others.  We learned that your kids are good at everything from building with Legos to reading, from pet care to computer coding, from sports and art to caring, and from making friends… to making pot holders!  We certainly have a variety of ways to share God’s love with the world around us!

In the Story Station with Miss Beth and Miss Jan, the older kids did a skit for the younger ones about the  Widow’s Mite , which is our main story for the unit.  They all constructed and decorated Blessing Boxes, into which they can put slips of papers listing what they’re grateful for.  Let’s help our kids keep counting those blessings, folks!

This week we’ll travel to the Art Station…

This week’s classes:

Preschool and Kindergarten Join Miss Amber in Winnie’s Wonderland classroom for a time of singing, crafts, story and playtime. The class is using the Sparks curriculum series. This week’s lesson: Creation.

1st – 5th Grades Our fall theme is “Time, Talents and Treasures,” exploring all the wonderful ways God takes care of us, and the ways we can share our lives and blessings with others. Join Miss Nancy, Miss Beth and Miss Jan for singing, crafts and a lesson. This week’s station: Storytelling.

6th-7th Grades Pastor Cindy will be leading this week’s middle school class. We will be asking: ”Who am I…Discovering who God intended me to be.” All 6th and 7th graders are welcome to this lively hour of discussion, study and activity.

8th-12th Grades will meet with Bill Ross across the street at the Hole in the Fence Café. All teens are invited to attend this “Off the Grounds” discussion group.

Adult Class meets in the Activity Room downstairs with facilitator Steve Allenby. In the weeks ahead we will be discussing “blessings” as described by Jesus in Matthew (5:3-12) and Luke (6:17-23) commonly referred to as the Beatitudes. This week we will take a look at these passages from the ‘10,000 foot level’ and try to provide some context. In future weeks we will delve more deeply into each Beatitude.

Women’s Group will be meeting upstairs in the BWF Room with Tracy Coverdale, reading together 31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers. This group will hold their first class on October 1st. Please contact the church office if you would like a book ordered for you.

A very special thank you to the Board of Christian Education, Sunday School teachers and helpers, the Membership and Communication board members, members of the Stewardship Committee, office staff, Dave Chaves and all of the church family members who made last Sunday’s Rally Day a delightful Welcome Back event for all.

September 20, 2015 – Rally Day!  Welcome Back Celebration
9:00 a.m. Students from all grades will be participating in this service.

10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages:

Preschool and Kindergarten – Winnie Williams’ Classroom Room (off of Cleveland Hall) with Miss Amber

1st – 5th Grades – “Time, Talents and Treasures” with Miss Nancy, Miss Beth and Miss Jan. Meet in Cleveland Hall and we’ll head upstairs together.

6th-7th Grades – Meet in the Youth Room upstairs.

8th-12th Grades – Meet at Hole in the Fence Café (across the street) with Bill Ross

Adult Class – Meet in the Downstairs Activity Room. Sermon on the Mount with facilitator Steve Allenby

Women’s Group – BWF Room (upstairs) with Tracy Coverdale.

11:00 a.m. The Gathering Service

12:00 p.m. Welcome Back BBQ in Church Parking Lot


IMG_1252Pre K – K  Come sing, dance, create and play together around the lessons of Jesus’ love for all the children of the world. Children three, four and five years old have time to expand their knowledge, independence, and creativity in an atmosphere of support, respect, and encouragement while emphasizing friendship, kindness, love, sharing, helping and taking turns.  We weave simple understandings of God, prayer, and the life of Jesus into relationships with other people and the world around us— often with carefully selected picture books and a hands-on activity.

Grades 1 – 5   Sundayphoto 1 (2) School participants immerse themselves in two-month long units that focus on different Bible stories.  We begin every Sunday with song and an opening lesson about our current story.

Following the opening, students travel to a different “Station” each week to explore their Bible story in a fresh and creative way.  They may bake in the church kitchen, study a particular artist in the art room, engage in a missions project to help others, or play games that review the details of the story.    Each Station creatively reinforces the Biblical message and offers an opportunity to try new things and develop new skills.

Grades 6 – 7    Our 6th and 7th graders have a curriculum that will be a lot of fun and interactive: where all of the students and teachers can learn, ask questions and look for answers together. They will also have a building “mission” project to work on.

Grades 8 – 12  OFF THE GROUNDS at Hole in the Fence – Grades 8 – 12
All teens are invited to join Bill Ross at 10:00 every Sunday morning at Hole in the Fence Café. This Off the Grounds classroom is designed for our youth to hang together, to discuss their world and their faith, to ask questions and share what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Coffee, mocha, cocoa and baked goods are a given!