Early Childhood and Children’s Ministry
March 8, 2018 Newsletter
There is no Sunday School March 11 and 18 for spring break.
Palm Sunday March 25 children, parents and congregation will gather in Waldron Hall for the distribution of palms.
3/4 and 5/6 classes will be packing Helping Hand Bags during Sunday School on Palm Sunday
Preschool and K-2 will be decorating the Neb Forsyth Easter Tree in the Narthex Palm Sunday
Children are welcome at all our Easter Services at St. Mary’s
The Holy Saturday Children Easter Service is at 5:30 PM, on March 31
Invitations to share with family and friends will be sent home with students Palm Sunday
No Godly Play this next Sunday, March 11
On March 18 there will be Godly Play at the 9:00 and 11:30 services
Palm Sunday Collection for Helping Handbags:
Granola bars and healthy snacks
Toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, combs, lotion
Reusable water bottles
Hat, gloves, socks
Gallon size ziplock bags
Pre – Kindergarten (Pre-K) & Kindergarten
Teachers: Jessica Sulley
Grade 1 & Grade 2
Teachers: Leandra Brossard and Jann Sherrill
Sunday School Curriculum: Spark House
Grades 3 and 4
Grades 3 and 4 use an innovative and interactive curriculum for children, Holy Moly by Spark House.
Every Holy Moly lesson follows a four-part sequence: Discover, Relate, Connect, and Create. Each week, kids watch an animated Bible story video (DISCOVER), talk about the story (RELATE), read their Bible Storybook or Bible (CONNECT), and try a creative leaflet activity (CREATE). Holy Moly includes ten units that can be covered in two years, spanning the Old Testament and New Testament. We use the Connect NRSV Bible that has fun activities, background information, and more. These Bibles let kids experience God’s Word at their reading level and give kids a personal experience with Bible stories they’ll never forget.
Grades 5 and 6
Grades 5 and 6 use a Bible-centered Sunday school tailored to tweens, Connect by Spark House.
Every Connect lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make. Each week, tweens focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a witty video (SEE), exploring biblical text (EXPLORE), and creating projects that range from games to art and more (MAKE). Connect takes tweens on a journey through the Old Testament and into the New Testament, exploring the connections between several stories each week. Connect includes ten units that can be covered in two years, spanning the Old Testament and New Testament. We use the Connect NRSV Bible that has fun activities, background information, and more. These Bibles let kids experience God’s Word at their reading level and give kids a personal experience with Bible stories they’ll never forget.