Mark 13:31 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."
The Church's task is to lead children and adults to faith and to nurture that faith to maturity. Therefore, attending Sunday School must be recognized as a priority for all members. As a church community, we want to ensure that each member has a broad biblical knowledge and that this knowledge becomes biography.
2017-2018 Sunday School
September 10, 2017 - June 3, 2018
No classes on: Feb. 18, April 1 and May 27 for school breaks
Children's Tithing Project: Each week, students are encouraged to bring a small offering to support their annual tithing project: goats. The gift of a goat starts a cycle of hope in an community in need.
Kindergarten & Grade 1: The children will take a walk through the Bible using stories from both the Old and the New Testament, using songs, stories and crafts to "imagine " how the people in the Bible learned to trust, work and see God's power and creation. Teacher: Heidi Zinkand
Grades 2 & 3: The 2nd and 3rd grade class will be studying the life of Jesus. We will begin with the birth of John the Baptist, followed by the birth of Jesus. We will study his teachings and parables,all the way through his death, resurrection and ascension. We will sing songs, do crafts and act out some of the stories. It will be an exciting year ! Teacher: Sue Frelier
Grades 4, 5 & 6: This year the class will study in the New Testament, beginning with the teachings of Jesus in the parables of Matthew, Luke and Mark. The second part of the year will be spent in Acts, with stories that show how the Holy Spirit worked in the lives of the apostles and the first Christians to enable them to obey Christ's Great Commission. Teacher: Jim Leunk
Grades 7 & 8: The Junior High Sunday school will spend the better part of the year moving through history discovering where the church came from. We start our journey in Acts and end with our place in the Christian Reformed denomination. We will discuss how that history impacts our lives, how people suffered and died for their faith - and are still suffering and dying for their faith today. We will learn how politics and religion collided and intertwined, and continue to do so today. This history includes the creeds that appear in the backs of our hymnals, why they were written, and what people sacrificed to write them. We will learn a great deal about why we are a part of this church, and in the last few months bring that faith down to a personal level - what do we do because we are believers? How and why do we pray, read the Bible and behave as members of this family of God? Thank you for entrusting your children to me- it has been my honor and joy to work with them.
Teacher: Mary Steemsma
Grades 9 - 12: We will use the Bible, the Heidelberg Catechism ( a summary of what we believe) and other materials (books and videos), as we endeavor to know God and His will for our lives. This study is a means to an end, the end being a deeper, more intimate and joyful relationship with our Triune God. Come prepared to learn together.
Leaders: David Dill and Russ Aizer
Book Study Group: This group for adults will have reading and sermon listening during our shared time, followed by discussion. There will be no homework, but expect to be enriched and challenged by excellent material and the encouragement of your fellow believers. Leader: Susan Gilbert-Collins
Bible Study Group: This group of active and committed learners studies a book of the Bible in depth. They use R.C. Sproul and other audio resources to supplement their study. There is no homework: simply show up with your coffee in Room #2 for an exciting, as well as rigorous, survey of God's word.
Teachers: Woody Johnson and Michael Carney