Jesus said to the disciples, “Let the little children come to me” Here at Fairmont, we still hold firm to his invitation.
Our youngest worshippers are very important to us, and so we offer a variety of opportunities for the children and their families! From Sunday school to Vacation Bible School and all of the family events in between, our goal is to make “even the least of these” feel welcomed at Fairmont and encouraged in their faith journey.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
9:30AM Children’s Choir (school year only)
At 9:30am each Sunday September through May, children ages 4 through 5 grade are invited to participate in the children’s choir in the Sunday school wing. The choir is directed by Peggy VanDeursen and accompanied by Dee Harvey, and sings about every other month (and of course on Christmas Eve!). We welcome all voices and abilities!
10AM Sunday school (school year only)
All children ages 4 years through 5 grade are invited to participate in this “multi-age” class at 10am each Sunday September through May. The class uses the Feasting on the Word curriculum and is taught by Carol Bussey. The curriculum follows the lectionary, which is also what our pastors use in their preaching. We hope this encourages families to go home and talk about their lessons together, whether they were in ‘big church’ or Sunday school!
10:30AM Sunday school classes (year round)
During the traditional worship service at Fairmont, children are invited to join their age appropriate Sunday school class after the children’s talk in worship. An elementary class is offered for children ages 5 through 5 grade, and a preschool class will be offered for children ages 3 and 4 beginning in June this year. Currently the elementary class uses the All-in-One Sunday school curriculum, which covers a different Bible story each week and involves the kids in hands–on learning experiences. Stay tuned for more information regarding our new preschool class in the months to come!
For our tiniest members (year round)
For the convenience of our loving parents, we have a nursery/toddler room for our littlest blessings, newborns through 2 year olds. It runs from 8am–11:30am each Sunday.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Feasting on the Word
The new Feasting on the Word Curriculum: Teaching the Revised Common Lectionary is an ecumenical, downloadable resource that incorporates the uniqueness of the award–winning Feasting on the Word commentaries. This innovative resource incorporates the Feasting on the Word commentary style to explore one of the lectionary passages in ways suitable for all participants. This curriculum begins with a solid scriptural and theological base for leaders and invites leaders and learners deeper into the rhythm of the church year. It utilizes a common Bible passage for all learners, making it easy for families to learn and live out their faith together. For more information, go to www.feastingontheword.net/curriculum/.
The All-in-One curriculum is organized into seasons, and focuses on God’s lessons that relate to each season. It features hands–on learning activities, interactive Bible stories, life applications, and take–home handouts and crafts so the children can share what they’ve done with their families. It is a fun, simple, inclusive curriculum that focuses on God’s love for each one of us. For more information, visit http://store.grouppublishing.com.