In an ever-changing cultural and religious context, Sunday School is shifting to better meet the needs of today’s families. LCC provides a variety of ways for children, youth and adults to grow in their knowledge and understanding of God, the Bible, our Christian tradition, and relationships with one another and the community around us.
The weekly pattern for faith education is as follows:
- 8:45/9:00 Weekly Learning activities
- 9:30 worship
- 10:45-noon Seasonal Learning activities
Sunday Morning weekly learning activities:
For children (age 3-grade 5), beginning at 9:00 each Sunday, there are learning activities available in the Fellowship Hall. These activities, based on the theme of the day’s lectionary readings and supervised by Sunday School volunteers, are great ways for children to dig into scripture and learning together. Adults are welcome to participate in these activities, or gather together for their own fellowship and discussion at the tables provided. Grab a cup of coffee and a cookie from the patio, and you have what you need!
For older youth (grade 6-12), the Youth Center is open each week at 9:00 to provide casual space for connecting with one another.
For adults, a Bible study meets each week beginning at 8:45 in the Prayer Chapel. The focus of this study shifts throughout the year and ranges from spiritual themes to books of the Bible. A discussion group for parents and grandparents around topics related to parenting, children’s health/wellness, care-giving, etc is offered at 9:00 in the Library based on interest and leadership.
The nursery is open each week at 9:00 for children age 0-3.
During Worship (9:30) each week, children, youth and adults are encouraged to come together around Word, song, and Sacrament to hear from God, be nourished by the gifts of grace, and be sent into the week in faith and service. Children are welcome to be in worship with their parents and participate fully in the service. Youth are welcome to provide leadership through various aspects of the service as acolytes, readers/lectors, ushers, or sound/projection assistants.
Children’s Time (NEW!)
is offered during the 9:30 am service for children ages preschool through grade 5
Children are excused after the Children’s Message and return prior to Communion.
During the Summer:
Children’s Time breaks during the summer to give children and adults the experience of being in worship together. It resumes with the start of school in the fall.
Seasonal Learning activities at 10:45
Following worship each week is an opportunity for additional learning and fellowship activities. The specifics of this time adjust throughout the year based on leadership and interest. Some groups will meet regularly at 10:45, while other activities happen on specific dates. There is an open invitation for families and groups to make their own plans to connect with one another in meaningful ways after worship.
Check out the updates Spring 2017 Program Calendar for specifics.
- Breakfast Club (for grades 9-12) meets weekly at 10:45. This is a casual discussion group for senior high students.
- An adult Bible study meets weekly at 10:45. This study will focus on the week’s lectionary texts, providing a comfortable space for adults to stop in on weeks when they are available without missing content on weeks when they’re unable to attend.
- Confirmation Instruction (for grades 6-8) occurs twice a month at 10:45. On Sundays when there is Confirmation Instruction and no additional children’s activities, supervision for children whose siblings are in confirmation or Breakfast Club and whose parents are in the Adult Bible Study will be offered in the Fellowship Hall.
- Intentional Activities for all ages: Throughout the year there are a variety of Intergenerational activity days for all ages. These activities generally focus on an upcoming festivity or season and are great opportunities for people to come together around fellowship and learning.
- Milestone Celebration instruction classes: occasional workshops are provided throughout the year for elementary children around specific milestone focus areas. These might include content like Biblical Literacy (“Bible Blitz” for grades 1-2), Communion Instruction (grade 4-5), or others.
Students in 6th, 7th & 8th grades have a unique study time which incorporates prayer, Bible study, and service to the church.
High school students meet for our Sunday morning “Breakfast Club” in the Youth Center. Each Sunday includes activities, a simple breakfast, and Bible study.
For more information, contact the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-525-8364
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