Church School

Church School
10am through the Peace
Classes are for those from 3 years old to 6th grade
Meet downstairs
Church School will start up again in September 8th!
To register your children, click here.
For the Church School calendar, click here.

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At St. John’s, our youngest children experience God through Godly play. Our older children use the curriculum Feasting On The Word. Here is some information on both curriculums.
What is Godly Play?
Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language – parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.When Christian language is learned by the Godly Play approach, it is learned as a means to know God and to make meaning of our lives. This approach is quite different from the traditional model in which the teacher tells the children what they need to know. Godly Play is not about things that are that simple. It is not just about learning lessons or keeping children entertained. It is about locating each lesson in the whole system of Christian language and involving the creative process to discover the depths of meaning in them. It’s about understanding how each of the stories of God’s people connects with the child’s own experience and relationship with God. Godly Play respects the innate spirituality of children and encourages curiosity and imagination in experiencing the mystery and joy of God. (From http://www.godlyplayfoundation.org)

Here is a video (not made at St. John’s) that gives a good overview of Godly Play

What is Feasting On The Word?

Feasting on the Word Curriculum: Teaching the Revised Common Lectionary is an ecumenical resource that incorporates the uniqueness of the award-winning Feasting on the Word commentaries. This innovative resource incorporates the Feasting on the Word commentary style to explore one of the lectionary passages in ways suitable for all participants.

This curriculum begins with a solid scriptural and theological base for leaders and invites leaders and learners deeper into the rhythm of the church year. It utilizes a common Bible passage for all learners, making it easy for families to learn and live out their faith together. (From feastingontheword.net)

Here is a good introduction to Feasting on the Word

Questions? Concerns? Contact Kate McKey-Dunar at kemckey@gmail.com