Sunday School begins Sept 8
Sunday School is officially beginning September 8th! Bring your children/grandchildren/and youth or just swing by and ask us what we’re up to. We are still happily accepting special donations to Perking Up Pilgrim to continue to make improvements, just note it on your memo line or select it when donating online. Additionally we now have wish list items posted by the nursery as well as via this link.
We are trying a new model for Sunday School this year! We will typically have Sunday school 3 Sundays a month. The first Sunday we meet, we hear the story for the month, inspired by the Godly Play/ Montessori philosophy, where we encourage children to wonder and reflect on biblical stories in a personal way. The second Sunday we review the story and make connections to real places and people in the Middle East using the Holy Lands curriculum. On the third Sunday youth are invited to artistically tell the story back to their teachers. After the story part of each lesson there will be a “feast,” followed by a craft that either allows the child to further reflect on the story and/or directly relates to one of the ongoing missions of the church. This is done in a one room classroom model with 3-12 year olds learning alongside each other and 13-18 year olds invited to participate as teachers.
At least one Sunday of each month we intentionally do not hold Sunday school, so that young people can be even more fully included into worship. On these Sundays we have a children’s area in the sanctuary, more singing and movement, as well as consistent involvement of young people into the flow of the service itself.
ALSO Parent Coffee Meet-Up– Parents/grandparents interested in getting to know other parents and grandparents are invited to Pilgrim on September 21st for coffee and conversation. Feel free to bring any rugrats.