Under the direction of Teresa Shaffer, Christian education is a great strength at First Church. The children’s education program is outstanding at every level. The “Uptown District” Sunday school program is very popular with both children and teachers. You can’t imagine how cool our Children’s Sunday School is. It’s probably unlike any you have ever experienced. You have to see it to believe it, so why not stop in some Sunday morning at 9:30 and experience it for yourself?
The “Uptown District” is the name for our Sunday School area. Each room is decorated as a building in an “uptown” setting. There is an internet cafe,(Pe@ce.com – where children use computers in learning the lesson); a chapel (Christ Child Chapel, where oral storytelling is the means and audio learning is the style); a library, (St. Paul’s Library – where a reading learning style is promoted and the library is full of interesting books and written lessons to help reinforce the Bible stories we study); a theater, (Starlight Theater features a 32 seat theater where videos, slide shows, and plays are used to teach students about God through visual learning and popcorn is served); a hardware store, (Joseph and Son Hardware – teaches the Bible lessons with a hands on learning style and crafts help the students relate to the stories they are learning); and a dance/music studio, (Studio One – music and movement are wonderful learning tools as students enjoy singing and dancing about the lessons they are learning). Students rotate from “building” to “building” each Sunday. Each room features, not only a different “motif” but also a different learning style. Children from kindergarten through third grade attend the Uptown District at 9:30 on Sunday mornings.
Sunday School Classes – 9:30 a.m.
Cub Scouts – Mondays, 6:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts – Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
Weekday Preschool – 3 and 4 year olds, Monday – Thursday, am 8:30-11:30
Mustard Seed Sessions – (Wednesdays 3:30-5:00) 2 sessions, Fall and Winter