Sunday School is an exciting way for children between three years old and Grade Six, to learn Bible and Faith stories. Following the Children’s Time during worship, all Sunday School participants will gather in the lower hall to hear a Bible story and then spend several Sundays encountering the story in different ways.
For more information or if you are interested in offering your special teaching talent to Sunday School, please contact our office and ask our church secretary for the name and number of the current contact person of Sunday School.
What is the curriculum?
Grace Sunday School is based on a workshop rotation model which is child-friendly and teacher-friendly. This program looks at a particular Bible story for four weeks. During that time the children learn the story using several media. Examples include cooking, art, drama and movement, computers and video workshops. Each week the children rotate to a different workshop to engage the story using a different medium.
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What happened in previous rotations?
- "Creation" (based on Genesis 1-2) was the focus of the unit in the spring of 2008. The unit began with an activity resembling a labyrinth wherein a 140-ft length of rope was marked with signicant geological dates. The beginning represented the beginning of the universe 14 billion years ago. The last six inches of the rope represents the period from 40 million years ago to today. The children heard the creation story from various translations of the Bible and by Julius Lester in the Jewish tradition of the Midrash in his book "When the Beginning Began".
- "God Calls Abraham and Sarah" (based on Genesis 12) was the focus of the unit in the winter of 2008. As this is quite a long story, we chose to focus on what this story could teach us about faith.
- "Jesus Calls Disciples" (based on Matthew 10:1-31) was the focus of the second unit in the fall of 2007. The children learned about the fish symbol and the first twelve disciples. They also learned that Jesus sent his disciples out to proclaim the good news, to cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers and cast out demons.
- "Jesus the Teacher" (based on Matthew 5:1-16) was the focus of the first unit in the fall of 2007. The children learned about the Beatitudes and what it meant when Jesus asked his disciples to go out into the world and be like salt and light to the people
- "Hidden in the Bushes" was the focus of the rotation during Pentecost 2005.
- The "Good Samaritan" was the focus of the rotation in the fall of 2005.
- The "Journey to the Cross" was the focus of the rotation during Lent 2005.
- The story of the "Woman at the Well" was the focus of the rotation during the winter of 2005.
- The New Testament stories of Miracles, particularly, the "Feeding of the 5000, was the focus of the second rotation during the fall of 2004.
- The story of "Noah and the Ark" was the focus of the first rotation during the fall of 2004.