The Sunday School Year begins with Registration on Rally Sunday in mid September and culminates with our congregational picnic in late May or early June. Please remember that the children come into church for the first part of our worship service together before departing for their classes after the children’s time (10:45).
St. Mark’s Sunday School curriculum is titled “Faith Quest”. It is a rotation based Sunday School Curriculum.
Grades Kindergarten through Grade 5
Faith Quest – This rotational model is a “learning by doing” approach.
Each lesson set is presented through colorful, bright, and exciting workshop rooms which will be chosen from:
- Apostles Playhouse-Drama
- Praising Puppets-Puppets
- Creation Station- Art
- Antioch Arcade- Bible Temple and Games
- Good News- Storytelling and Story making
- Bread of Life- Kitchen Workshop
The same Bible story or concept is taught in the workshops over three weeks. Each Sunday, the group of children rotate to a new workshop.
Each Sunday morning the Faith Quest children gather together for the collection of offering, taking of attendance, and any other full group announcements.
The children then adjourn to their workshops for the remainder of the time. The children are grouped according to their ages, with children of similar ages together.
These workshops create opportunities to learn by doing. A goal is to ensure familiarity with key Bible stories. Along with these rotation based lessons, there are full group lessons for special occasions (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) and each year the Sunday School presents a White Gift Play, and an End of Year Recognition Service. These services are inter generational and happen all together in the main sanctuary.
Pollywogs – is a program for children who are not yet in Kindergarten. The group of children will meet each Sunday in the preschool room. There will be a variety of activities from coloring to crafts to snacks.
We have a quiet room that is available to families with young children and infants.