Church School Overview: 2011-2012
INFANTS, TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS
Who: Newborn through toddler
What: Childcare for infants & toddlers during the entirety of both worship services provided by staff members, Kathleen Paige and Huong Luu
When: 9:00 and 10:30am services--begin in Nursery
Where: Nursery (note: newly refurbished, relocated Nursery coming mid-year)
Who: Three- and four-year olds
What: Three- and four-year olds will learn Bible stories introduced through the United Church of Christ's Faith Practices curriculum. Class taught be dedicated rotating teaching teams. (Fall: Giving & Receiving Hospitality and Living Stewardship; December: Advent; Winter: Keeping Sabbath; Spring: Lent; Late Spring: Playing & Living Joyfully)
When: 9:00 and 10:30am services--begin in Preschool classroom
Where: Lower Level Garden Room (note: newly refurbished, relocated Preschool room coming mid-year)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
What: "Temple of Light" Young Children and Worship Model:
When: 9:00 and 10:30am services - begin in worship in the Sanctuary
Where: Begin in worship in the Sanctuary, then escorted to the Temple of Light (upper level) for class by their Keepers. Parents pick up children at the end of their class time at 10:00 and 11:30am in the Temple of Light.
3rd, 4th and 5th Grades (and 6th Grade at 9:00am)
What: "Lighting the Way" RotationModel:
When: 9:00am (3rd, 4th and 5th/6th grade classes ) and 10:30am (3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes)
Where: Begin in worship in the Sanctuary, then escorted by their Keepers to the Chapel (lower level) for Gathering Time followed by workshops. CHANGE: Parents pick up children OF ALL GRADE LEVELS - 3rd, 4th and 5th - at the end of their class time at 10:00 and 11:30am in Pilgrim Crossing (lower level, next to Pilgrim Hall).
MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE
6th Grade Confirmation (10:30am only)
What: Pilot year of 6th graders joining the Confirmation process as the first year in a three-year Confirmation Program - Year-long archaeological dig delving deeper into the Bible:
When: 10:30am (6th graders attending at 9:00am are welcome to join the 5th graders in our Workshop Rotation Model church school)
Where: Begin in combined Gathering Time with the 7th grade Confirmation class in the Youth Room (lower level). Move to designated class space for 6th grade lesson.
7th Grade Confirmation (10:30am only)
What: Second year in a three-year Confirmation Program - Year of exploration and faith-seeking:
Where: Begin in combined Gathering Time with the 6th grade Confirmation class in the Youth Room (lower level). Continue 7th grade lesson in Youth Room following departure of 6th grade.
8th Grade Confirmation (10:30am only)
What: Third and final year in a three-year Confirmation Program - Preparation for church membership:
Where: Program year will begin in current Confirmation classroom and then shift to the new classroom space (also on the lower level) during the program year.
HIGH SCHOOL AGE
9th - 12th Grades
What: Continue to explore your faith while serving the children of our church school through:
When: 9:00 and 10:30am
Where: Classrooms, Resource Room, Education Office
First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, 535 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (630) 469-3096 / Fax (630) 469-4195
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