What’s the Plan?
Our curriculum for the fall will be An Illustrated Earth: Celebrating God’s Creation. Based on the results of the survey that many of you responded to, we will host a combination of Zoom classes and pre-recorded video lessons while church services remain virtual. An Illustrated Earth helps children to remember to celebrate God’s creation while they enjoy the outdoors. They will read Bible stories, engage with the stories creatively, reflect on questions that will use their imaginations, and work on coloring sheets that will be shared digitally each week.
Once a month, we will host Zoom Sunday School classes. We hope that you can help your children to log in and enjoy the lesson led by one of their amazing Sunday School teachers and to enjoy seeing their church friends. We’ll play Zoom games, get to know one another, and learn about God’s word. The Zoom links will be shared through email, published in Connect, and also be posted below.
|10 a.m.||10:30 a.m.|
|Threes, Fours, and JK/TK|
|Kindergarten and First Grade|
|Second and Third Grade|
|Fourth and Fifth Grade|
Zoom-fatigue is real, so we will be providing video lessons for your children to watch at a time that is convenient for your family. The videos will have devotions from each of our pastors, Godly Play stories from Jan Scott Sweetenburg, and music videos from Cameron Moore, Amy House, and Lana Moeller. We hope that you will take time on the Sunday School video dates to print the Illustrated Ministry coloring sheet and to watch and learn along with familiar faces from our church family!
This chart will let you know what is happening each Sunday, whether we are having a live Zoom class or have provided a video for you and your family to watch at a time that is convenient for you. Please be on the lookout for emails, weekly Connect updates, and on the church’s website for log-in information.
|Date||Content||Delivery Method: Video or Zoom Classes|
|Unit 1: Water Stories|
Separation of the Water (Genesis 1:6-10)
|September 20||Parting of the Sea (Exodus 14:15-31)||Video with Pastor Savannah|
|September 27||Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17)||Video with Pastor Millie|
|October 4||Calming of the Storm (Mark 4:35-41)||Video with Pastor Michelle|
|October 11||Unit 2: Plant & Food Stories|
Manna & Quail (Exodus 16)
|October 18||Feeding of the 5,000 (Mark 6:31-44)||Video with Pastor Joe|
|October 25||Rest for the Land (Leviticus 25:1-7)||Video with Pastor John|
|November 1||Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:1-9)||Video with Pastor Millie|
|November 8||Unit 3: Animal Stories|
Creation of Animals (Genesis 1:20-25)
|November 15||Jonah and the Big Fish (Jonah 1-4)||Video with Pastor Ben|
|November 22||Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7)||Video with Pastor Deborah|
|November 29||No Sunday School|
|December 20||Christmas Lesson||TBD|
While we wish that we could all be together at church, we certainly hope that in the interim this plan will provide your children with meaningful Bible lessons and a way to feel connected to our church family. We are so grateful to our Sunday School leadership team, Carter Stone and Lauren Walker, and to all of the Sunday School teachers! Please reach out with questions or feedback.
Carter Stone – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Walker – email@example.com