During COVID-19, Sunday school kits are distributed to families. Our family-based program follows the lectionary (the scripture readings, children’s sermon, and Pastor’s sermon you will hear on the designated Sunday). Set aside approximately 30 minutes to participate as a family on Sunday morning before you watch our worship service to follow these FAITH5 steps:
CLICK HERE for instructions, lectionary readings, and your sticker chart!
Our Faith Milestone Program is also part of our program. Each packet is specific to the age of your children and their particular milestone or age. Look for those instructions separately. This will help your younger children stay occupied during worship and will provide your older children incentive to keep up with their Faith Milestones.
Family Faith Time
Together in Faith - a milestone based curriculum where each class has a milestone to reach by the end of the school year. Each class has a chance to participate in worship during our "Milestone Worship Service" at the end of May.
COVID-19 Home Sunday School Assignments:
We wanted to help 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students become better acquainted. We named this group “The PACK” – Pre-comfirmation Activities at Church for Kids.
P.A.C.K. is on hiatus during COVID-19. Watch for other opportunities!
Our goal is to provide an opportunity for our students to build relationships with one another, God, and their church family. Many students in our Sunday School classes attend different schools. We want to give them the opportunity to really get to know each other, as it is hard to do in few minutes we have of Sunday School each week.
We have planned gatherings once a month October-April that run from 6:30-8:30pm here at English Lutheran Church. This is designed for our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students.
6:30-6:45 Prayer/Devotions from one of our Pastors
6:45-8:00 Activity planned for the evening
8:00-8:25 Snack and “social hour”
8:25-8:30 Closing Prayer
We also like parents to volunteer as chaperone and provide snacks/drinks.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Every year we start our summer with Vacation Bible School. We offer a morning Pre-School program for children ages 3-5, and we invite Sugar Creek Bible Camp staff to work with children entering grades 1-5. The week is filled with energy, new songs, and a great Bible study curriculum. VBS provides a wonderful ministry to children! Vacation Bible School for 2020 will be June 15-19 and it will be Camp on the Go!
Due to the current circumstances, we are doing things a little different this year. VBS will still take place the week of June 15-19. We will provide four days worth of stories, crafts, games, science experiments, and music for you to participate in with your child. We'll record a YouTube video to correspond with each day's activities (they are going to be SUPER fun!). Kits are available to pick up with easy instructions on June 10-11-12.
VBS is for ALL ages this year and is a great way to enhance faith conversations in your home and something "pre-planned" for your kids. There will be two programs offered - 1) 3 years-Kindergarten with videos produced through English Lutheran and 2) 1st grade an older with videos produced through Sugar Creek Bible Camp. This offers families flexibility to participate in this program with your kids any time of day or have an activity ready for babysitters. The kits are free!
We encourage you to consider this opportunity to bring faith into you home in such a fun way! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 3RD!
Click here to register online!!
SUGAR CREEK BIBLE CAMP
We are so fortunate to have Sugar Creek Bible Camp just a few minutes away. Sugar Creek offers many camps for many people! There is Summer Bible Camp, Confirmation Camp, Family Camp, Explorer Day, and others!