Church School News May 2016


Greetings to all from Church School!

Spark: On May 1st we began our final rotation unit “Jonah and the Big Fish” from Jonah 1­4.  Jonah runs away from God, and a fish swallows him. Pre­K group have joined the rotation and what a delight they are! We are all learning together and having such fun with it. Songs the children will learn at gathering time in the Sanctuary include This Little Light of Mine and I’ve Got Peace Like a River.

Connect: Our 5th and 6th Graders have concluded talking about the the body of Christ and the sacrifices that he made. Their own teacher, Jocelyn Ramage brought in her bread maker and made home made bread for the kids to have to try. Very uplifting lesson and the entire room smelled great!!!

The 7th and 8th grade have begun their study of Testament “ancestors.” In the coming weeks, we will be focusing on the 12 disciples, Simon Peter, Syrophoenician Woman, Sadducees and Pharisees, and last but not least, sheep!

Family conversation questions include:

  • What do you think it would be like to travel inside a big fish?
  • What difficult things have you been asked to do?
  • How does God help us do difficult things?


  • ­ Play a game of Go Fish as a family (while eating Goldfish crackers as a snack) and remember Jonah!
  • ­ Research what large fish might have lived in the Mediterranean Sea during Jonah’s time.

On May 22nd our Church School lessons will all come to an end. The following week on May 29th we will watch movies (one for older kids and one for younger children) and enjoy special snacks and popcorn!

Please encourage the children to join us after for Service. Save the date for Children’s Sunday Rehearsal coming up on June 5th. Then on June 12th please all join us for our Children’s Sunday Service!

Thank you to all of our families and staff that make Church school the wonderful program that it is!


~Liza Placido and Michele Mosca, Church School Co­Superintendents