Church School Children's Church School Classes
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

Church School Combined Classes for Summer
From June 4 through August 27, children’s Church School classes will combine as follows during the 9:30 a.m. hour.

- Two-Year Class (Rising 3’s): L205
- Three-Year Class (Rising 4’s): L220
- Four-Year Class (Rising K): L201
- Kindergarten/Rising First Grade: L301
- Rising Second Grade: L311
- Rising Third Grade: L309
- Rising Fourth Grade: K305
- Rising Fifth Grade: K306
- Rising Sixth Grade: C100


White Memorial has a history of strong Christian Education programs for children 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!

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.