8 am Sunday Service Returns

We are resuming our 8:00 am Sunday Service this Sunday, October 29. We offer a spoken services of Holy Communion every Sunday at 8:00 am and Choral Holy Communion of…

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The Big God Story for Preteens: Sundays at 9:15 am

Jacob and Esau

by Jennifer Underwood, Director of Children’s Ministries This year, for our 4th through 6th grade Sunday School class, we have selected a new curriculum designed for Preteens, called Rio.  Like the Tru Curriculum we use for the younger two age groups, Rio makes use of the Big Bible Panorama and the Big God Story,* but takes the lessons a little deeper and encourages the children to think on a higher level, while providing them the opportunity, through journaling, to open up and share their thoughts and questions surrounding the lessons at an age when they are facing the impulse to become increasingly closed down and private.  It does a wonderful job of answering the question of relevance that starts to percolate in children of this age, “This stuff happened and these people lived thousands of years ago, how could I possibly identify with this?”  As the parent of a sixth grade boy, I love reading these lessons each week and thrill at the questions I know he will be considering in Sunday School and the issues he will discuss. This…