If you would like to be on the mailing/email list for our Children’s Programs, please give us your contact information and the ages or grades of your child(ren) by emailing our Director, Rosemary Lamie at RosemaryL@fccog.org or just complete our online Family Information Form to be added to our email list and/or to register for Church School.
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Our Church School program begins with preschool and continues through the eighth grade. In addition to our curriculum, we include instruction appropriate to each age group, providing our children with as broad a background as possible prior to their entering our church’s Confirmation program in the ninth grade.
Church School Schedule
Three and four year olds gather in their classroom when they arrive at church. Kindergarten and older gather in the Meetinghouse with their families to participate in the beginning parts of worship. At a designated time, these children go to their Church School classes. Classes conclude around 11 am, the same time as worship.
Community service is an important aspect of our Church School. Our children begin to experience this concept as they participate in local and international helping programs. In this way we strive to help our children see their world as a place to do acts of kindness and share God’s love. We also have several mission projects throughout the year for our children to coordinate and implement, including a Heifer Project, Christmas gifts for H.O.M.E. and Pilgrim Towers, CROP Walk, and more.
Church School Volunteers
Our Church School Teachers are parents and other adults who volunteer from our congregation. We encourage all generations of our congregation to be actively involved in the Faith Formation of our children. We have traditionally asked parents to volunteer for two years for each child they have in Church School. Church School teachers add their warmth and care and have the joy of sharing their faith and becoming acquainted with the children of the church. Many high school students help teach and assist as needed. Their fresh ideas, enthusiasm and support mean a lot to our children.
Our Church School Task Force assists the Director of Family Ministries in developing programs and special events in our children’s church life beyond Sunday morning. They are a support team for our teachers. Together they respond to the current needs of our faith formation program and the concerns of our families. If you are interested in either teaching or being on the Task Force, please contact Rosemary Lamie at RosemaryL@fccog.org.
God’s gift of love is perhaps the most perfect gift we will ever know. While this gift is freely given, we hope to encourage our children to reach out and receive it. In the midst of all these activities, it is our fervent prayer that the seeds of faith, inherent in our children, will grow and multiply as the mustard seed in Jesus’ parable. Thank you for sharing your children with us this year. Please know that throughout our year, your suggestions and your participation are always welcome.