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Sunday School

 

On Sunday February 12 Saint Paul’s and San Pablo will begin our new Sunday School together.  Our Sunday School program consists of two classes – one for kindergarten through second grade and the other for third through sixth grade. We will meet between our two worship services from 11:15am to 12:00pm. Parents are welcomed to attend  Coffee Hour during Sunday School.

Godly_Play.jpgOur younger children explore the foundations of our faith through the Godly Play curriculum, which includes manipulative materials for the storyteller and children to use in their encounters with Bible stories, personalities and liturgical concepts. The lessons are organized according to the seasons of the liturgical year and the language of each lesson is very intentional and leads the children to participate in the storytelling and to make their own discoveries about our faith and traditions.  After the lesson the children are free to choose how they would like to respond to the day’s story – books, puzzles, art supplies, and the manipulative pieces that go with all the  stories are available to    children to use.

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 The curriculum Seasons of the Spirit is taught to our third through sixth grade youth.  Each week the lesson is aligned with the readings in church.  The morning begins with the children gathering in prayer, and with music and a time when they are asked to connect some experience in their life to the focus message.  Next, the lesson is presented as we read directly from the bible or from an alternate more child-friendly reading.  This is a period of thinking, filled with many curriculum directed questions and spontaneous questions and discussions.  After the lesson, we have time to   personally and creatively experience the message by doing a craft, writing an acrostic, litany, or poem, or reading a drama that can often be performed in church.  The morning concludes with a final prayer.