9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Sundays
Contacts: Ages 2-5 - Gwen Whiteman (staff)
Grades 1-5 - Lynn Springfield (staff)
Church School classes for children take breaks on these four holiday Sundays:
• Labor Day weekend
• Christmas Day
• New Years Day
• Memorial Day weekend
• Sunday after Independence Day
Classrooms Created with Care
To best serve our children, we create class rolls by considering boy-to-girl ratios, classroom size, special learning needs, and a cross section of schools and neighborhoods. Children must reach the appropriate age level on or before August 31.
- 2 year olds: L203, L205
- 3 year olds: L216, L220
- 4 year olds: L200, L201
- Kindergarten: L301, L300
- 1st grade: L307, L311
- 2nd grade: L309, L310
- 3rd grade: K303, K305
- 4th grade: K304, K306
- 5th grade: K307
White Memorial has a history of strong Christian Education programs for children
Curriculum is Key
Teachers of two-year-olds use Toddlers and Twos, from the Deep Blue resources. This is thoughtful curriculum that nurtures the educational and spiritual lives of our youngest church-schoolers through Bible stories, songs, prayer, and play.
Ages three through fourth grade also enjoy Deep Blue. Deep Blue is the new awe-inspiring resource for children which includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games-all combined into a living–faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!
An excellent website for Deep Blue is available to parents and Church School teachers.
Fifth graders begin a two-year study of the Bible using Connect curriculum to prepare them for Confirmation. They journey through the Old Testament, reviewing familiar stories and learning new ones. Our goals are for them to:
- deepen their biblical background, learning Old Testament stories and seeing the connections between them
- experience the God of the Old Testament as their God, with relevance to their lives, exploring the bigger picture of God’s action in the world
- build relationships that help them feel connected to each other and to their church.
Parents are Partners with Teachers in Christian Education
There are many ways to partner! For example, know the names of your child's teachers and help your child learn them. Attend regularly. Develop a time to review the weekly handouts with family - in the car as you go home on Sunday, at a meal, or at bedtime, for example. Make family prayer a priority. Read the Bible together. Bring a weekly Church School monetary offering as well as supporting the various service projects. Parents who are not serving as teachers are encouraged to volunteer to be extra adult helpers in the classroom from time to time.