"If you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord's holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way, then you will find your joy in the Lord!"
Led by Beth Poe | Land Building Riverside Room & Zoom
It has been said that “All of life is Advent.” These words suggest that Advent is, or can be, more than just the usual four weeks of daily devotions crammed into an exhausting schedule of Christmas shopping, decorating, baking, and family gatherings. In this course, we will take a fresh look at the familiar birth narratives preserved in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, focusing on how the various Advent figures provide us with a timeless guide to finding “God in the manger” today and every day, thus transforming Advent into a spiritual program for life.
The Challenger Class (grades 4-5) meets in a special place that is set up with sofas and chairs where students can explore their faith, ask questions, and begin to verbalize what they believe. This year’s class topics include Psalm 23, the books of the Bible, John Calvin, the Apostle’s Creed, and The Gospel According to Dr Suess.
The Annual Challenger Class Retreat at Tickfaw State Park is scheduled for November 3–5. Our theme is "Who is Jesus"?
3 YEARS - 3RD GRADE
Our 3 year-olds through 3rd graders use the Spark Classroom curriculum. Each lesson follows a four-part sequence:
GATHER – Beginning the day by gathering together and trying a warm-up activity
OPEN THE BIBLE – Opening Bibles and explore the day’s story
ACTIVATE FAITH – Becoming engaged in the story they just read by using their leaflets
SEND – Finishing with a closing activity & prayer.
Children gather by age group for classes with a focus on hands-on learning. They are divided into three groups: 3 yrs to PreK, Kindergarten-1st grade, and 2nd-3rd grade. They engage in Bible stories with lessons packed with activities, interactive games, and creative crafts. Throughout the year we explore stories from the Old and New Testaments. These lessons help kids navigate the stories and begin to compare what they learn to their own lives.
PRAY GROUND FOR FAMILIES
Pray Ground is a special place that is designated for children where families with children of any age can experience worship together. Pray Ground is located in Frampton Fellowship Hall where the 10:30 service is live-streamed to the large screen. There are toys, books, coloring pages, and puzzles provided to help kids stay engaged and present.
NURSERY CARE (0-3 YEARS OLD)
Our experienced sitter staff invites all children under the age of five into our fully equipped nursery and playroom. Our classrooms meet all State requirements and we strive to maintain a safe and enriching environment for our youngest visitors. The staff is trained on church regulations and guidelines. Children 0 – 3 will meet in the Bear Classroom which is the corner classroom on the first floor.