Sunday School - WPC Kids

Sunday School is provided for children in preschool through middle school. WPC Kids is for ages 4 through 10. Middle school students meet in the Youth Room on Sunday mornings. High school students are welcome to enjoy worship with their families or are welcome to help out with the younger kids.
 

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Parent's Corner

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Hi Parents,


Welcome!  Please check back frequently to learn about upcoming events, announcements, family activities and opportunities to help out in your child's classroom. If you would like to learn about what we are studying or if you missed a week, below are our lessons for this term. If you are interested in teaching one of our grade level classes, please click on the button below to sign-up online. For more information about teaching in our Sunday School, please  contact Coral Kisseberth, Sunday School Coordinator at: or Pastor Bethany Nelson at: .  

 

Sunday School Sign Up

 

Sunday School Curriculum - Fall 2018

This fall we begin our new curriculum for our youngest students that teaches biblical stories in an engaging way using simple figures, wooden pieces, and sand, not so the kids can so easily tell you what they learned that day, but so that the stories can get inside them and become a reservoir from which to draw throughout their lives. This curriculum offers a powerful form while maintaining a spirit of openness; plenty of room to explore while also establishing a foundation of who we are.  Its philosophy delicately balances form and freedom with the following principles that are to be expressed implicitly to all who come into our Sunday School classrooms: 

 

    • We welcome you.
    • We value you.
    • We love you.
    • We respect you.
    • We honor you just the way you are.
    • You are capable.
    • You are our primary concern during this time.
    • We trust you to make choices.
    • This is a safe place to wonder and find meaning.
    • The community is important and will be supported.
    • We will set clear limits and expectations.
    • This is a place of imagining.
    • A different language is spoken here.
    • The stories have value.
    • We love the stories.
    • You can use the stories to make meaning.
    • We love God.
    • God is present in this place.

 

Our PreK - 2nd graders will experience this program called "Sacred Stories". Every week they are told a Bible story by specially trained story-tellers, and given time to respond to the story through art and play. 
Our 3rd-5th graders also hear a Bible story each week as part of their "Shine" curriculum including various activities designed to help them relate the story to their own lives.

 

Throughout the year, there are a number of family events including the Harvest Festival, Advent Workshop and Jerusalem Marketplace. There is also a variety of children's seasonal mission projects such as collecting food items, warm socks and Christmas gifts for Ritter Center families and donations of canned food for the Marin Food Bank during Lent. Check our Events/Calendar for latest events.

 

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Ideas for Family Worship

Some worshipful experiences for families:

 

DAILY

  • Mornings, share with each family member the plans, hopes, and projects for the day. Pray for each other and leave the house knowing the prayers of the others are with you.
  • After School or Dinner or Bedtime, share the events of the day - was there a time when you felt God's presence - the sense of the prayers of your family with you.

WEEKLY

Set aside some time when all family members can be present. Learn a church song, write a prayer, read some scripture, share a special event during the week when God's presence was felt. Use silence so each membe can share his or her most personal fears, desires, and thank yous with God.

OUTDOORS

When on drives, at the store, the ballgame, while on vacation, working in the yard or garden - look around, closely examine a plant, tree, flower. Look around at the hills, meadows, ocean, and forest, to see the wonders. Lie on your back and look at the stars or clouds in the heavens. Worship God in nature.

SEASONAL

During Advent, Lent, do something special for another family member. As a family do something for someone else - an elderly person shut-in. Plan a worship service for the family. Include God in birthdays; thank God for the special person, using song, poetry, prose, and prayer.