Church School (Pre-K - 12th Grade)
The United Parish Church School is for children from pre-school through 12th grade. Children in these classes learn bible basics, stories from the Christian tradition, and explore some of the Big Questions of our faith in age-appropriate ways.
FALL 2020 UPDATE: Our curriculum this fall is a carefully curated conglomeration of resources, lesson plans, and activities crafted to meet the needs we heard from our United Parish parents. You’ll also notice that our calendar is designed around an all-but-entirely remote year. If, during the year, our staff and reopening task force deem it safe to begin in-person church school classes, we will announce and adapt as necessary. Most, if not all, of the lessons we’ve selected are able to be easily facilitated in person.
Preschool and Kindergarten: Life with a toddler is unpredictable enough; we are not going to add Zoom classrooms to the mix! Instead, our Pastoral, Music, and Nursery staff, along with our Preschool and Kindergarten church school teachers, will be creating short videos for you to watch with your little ones whenever you have 10 minutes to spare (before bed, during snack or lunch time, when you need to get the wiggles out on a rainy day…). These videos will include song, story, ritual, and prayer, offered by familiar faces and filmed in familiar settings.
Elementary: Our Elementary curriculum this year is a hybrid (you’re likely hearing that word a lot lately) of both Zoom-based lessons, virtual check-ins with teachers and classmates, and activities that families can do together at home, as you have the time/energy, the materials and instructions for which will be provided for you in monthly care packages that can be picked up from the church, or delivered to your home.
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As we move deeper into the fall, we encourage everyone in the congregation to take a peek at what our children and youth are learning this month.
This month, the Elementary students are learning the story of Esther, a courageous queen from the Hebrew Bible, who saved the Jewish people with her bravery and willingness to stand up for what’s right! They are learning about how God helps us help others, and the simple and powerful message of Hebrews 13:6: “God is my helper; I will not be afraid!” There are some pretty cool activities that children are invited to do at home with their families, check them out if you like challah, noise-making, and (washable, safe) body art!
Our Middle and High School students are continuing Nadia Bolz Weber’s Have a Little Faith series. You can follow along with the Big Questions they’re pondering by clicking on the links below!
As Church School gets into full swing, we encourage everyone in the congregation to eavesdrop on what our children and youth are learning this month!
For the month of October, the Elementary students are learning about prayer! They are learning that prayer is how we talk to God, that it’s one of the ways God can talk to us, and that there are many different ways of praying, including the special prayer that Jesus taught us called The Lord’s Prayer.
There are some pretty cool activities that children are invited to do at home with their families (activity kits are ready for pickup!), you can check them out too if you are looking for more pizza, sacred doodling, or science-experimenting in your life.
Our Middle and High School students are beginning Nadia Bolz Weber’s Have a Little Faith series. You can follow along with the Big Questions they’re pondering by clicking on the links below!
Join us at 9:45am on Sunday, September 13 for a virtual convocation and church school kick-off on Zoom! We will pray, sing, meet our teachers, and learn about the year ahead. Together, we will also bless the backpacks and devices of all our United Parish students and teachers, so if you consider yourself to be a learner, scholar, or student of any age, join us on Sunday morning to receive a blessing on your year ahead! Contact email@example.com.