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.
Nursery- Pre-school We will provide nursery care for babies and bible stories and crafts with pre-schoolers designed for joyful discovery of God’s love. Leaders: Kelly Hooge, Becky Hughes, Amber Teitsma and Julie VandeBrake.
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 & 3rd grade class will “wonder at God’s plan” using stories from the Old Testament. In each class session the students will be using Old Testament stories, music and crafts to learn about how God worked through creation and his people.
Teacher: Sue Frelier
Grades 4, 5 & 6 The 4th and 5th grades will study the Old Testament this year, beginning with the story of David and Goliath and continuing through Israel's return from exile in Babylon. Each lesson will enable us to see God's faithfulness to his people, to understand his urgent pleading for them to accept his love and favor, and to consider the relevance of Old Testament history to our lives today.
Teacher: Jim Leunk
Grades 7 & 8 The Junior High will study worship, our liturgy and sacraments, and what it means to be a covenant child of God. We will then look at creation from a reformed perspective and what God expects from us concerning his creation and his kingdom. Finally, we will examine the gifts God has given us, how we can use them and end with a short look at end times.
Teacher: Mary Steensma
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!
Teachers: Russ Aizer and Dave Dill
Children’s Tithing Project
Every 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 a community in need.
*New Adult Class Fall 2018 Led by Pastor Anthony This class will be based on the book Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee by Mark L. Strauss. The book examines the paradoxes in the ministry and teaching of Jesus and challenges us to wrestle with our preconceived notions of who Jesus is. The following chapter titles from the book will give a sense of what we will be discussing in the class: Revolutionary or Pacifist? Environmentalist or Earth Scorcher?, Racist or Inclusivist?, Sexist or Egalitarian?, Hellfire Preacher or Gentle Shepherd? Each week I will teach the main substance of these chapters and then use the discussion questions from the book as a way of fostering a dialogue on these issues. I hope you will consider being a part of this class and, more importantly, part of the discussion. Bring your coﬀee, take a seat, and engage with other Christians as we wrestle with the identity and teachings of the “the man from Galilee.”
SUNDAY SCHOOL CALENDAR
9:00 AM WEEKLY FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 TO JUNE 9, 2019 PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN OR ADULTS ON: Oct. 7— Columbus Day
Nov. 25 — Thanksgiving
Dec. 23— Christmas
Dec. 30— New Years
Feb. 17— Winter Break
April 21 — Easter Sunday (we will hold classes the ﬁrst weekend of spring break as Easter lands on the second weekend of the break)
May 26 —Memorial Day