Teaching and leading our children is a central ministry of our church. When we witness a baptism, we as a congregation pledge to do all in our power to support the baptised person in their life in Christ. We rely upon many dedicated volunteers to provide an environment where our children can learn of the love that God has for them.
Children in preschool and kindergarten through grade 5 are Champions. In the Sunday morning 10am ministry for children the Bible is taught creatively with skits, videos, music and interactive storytelling. Grade level small groups are intentionally shepherd by loving leaders dedicated to sharing God's love. All of the church school leaders and assistants are required to have a background check.
The acronym we have chosen for the church school is SHINE
Share in God's word. (worship)
Help others. (service)
Invite others to know Jesus. (evangelism)
Nurture friendships. (fellowship)
Experience God's love. (discipleship)
Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good
works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Special Events at the Church School Throughout the Year
|Pretzel Sunday||First Sunday in Lent. Make pretzels for congregation to remind them to pray|
|Big Fill||Palm Sunday. Stuff Easter Eggs for Easter Sunday Eggs Hunts|
|Easter Sunday||Eggs Hunts after the 8 am and 10 am services|
|Blessing of the Animals||Sunday after Easter Sunday. All children are invited to bring their loving pets or a favorite plush animal for a blessing.|
|Vacation Bible School||Week after July 4th Holiday|
|VBS Celebration Sunday||Vacation Bible School children sing, dance, and take part in the 10 am service|
|August Free Play Sundays||Bring friends for Games and Crafts|
|Samaritan's Purse Outreach||Children collect and pack Christmas boxes for less fortunate children|
|Children's Christmas Pageant||Children present the Christmas story at 10 am service|
|Special Family Sundays|
Start-Up Sunday, September 9 at 10am. Our children, K-5th grade, will begin in church for a Blessing, then proceed to class with their teachers.
Our children will embark on an adventure to learn what it means to go into the world and teach others about Jesus. They will see that there is No Mission Impossible for those that trust in God's purpose for their lives. Our children will see a church team go to the country of Kazakhstan and carry out a mission project. With Alma Fountain's help, our children will also learn how their church, Prince of Peace, has carried out many missions projects in Uganda.
|18||Pageant practice, ASL Lord's Prayer|
|25||No classes, Have a Happy Thanksgiving|
|02||Light Advent Wreath, Pageant practice, Advent 1|
|09||Light Advent Wreath, Pageant practice in class and after in Church, Advent 2|
|16||Christmas Pageant & Party, Advent 3|
|23||No Classes, Have a Merry Christmas with your families, Advent 4|
|30||No Classes, Have a Happy New Year.|
|06||Classes Begin 10am, Epiphany Lesson|