CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them: for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.

Matthew 19:14

Here at Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren we value our Faith Formation for Children and Youth. Not only do we provide fun and exciting opportunities for all ages but we abide by a comprehensive Child Protection Policy. Every few years we also provide age appropriate lessons for all children and youth about child sexual abuse prevention.

Faith Formation Classes All Children Ages 0-5th Grade

  • Nursery (ages 0 to 2) 9:15-11:30 am (end of worship)

  • Early Childhood
    Ages 2 to 3 years, 9:15-11:30 am (end of worship)
    Ages 4 to 5 years, 9:15-11:30 am (end of worship)
    These classes offer a mix of fun, music, a bible lessons and free play during Sunday School and throughout the morning Worship Service.

  • Elementary (grades K-5) 9:15-10:15 am
    Children gather together in Fellowship Hall at 9:15 am for an introduction to the daily theme before splitting up into classes by age group. BLAZE offers a variety of opportunities and a “Special” rotational activity.

Children's Church (grades K-3) 10:30-11:30 am, every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

This session is held during the Sunday morning Worship Service.

Curriculum

Shine: Living in God's Light is the type of curriculum we use for our Pre-K through Jr. High students, is a dynamic Sunday School curriculum that engages Christian communities and families in their life together by:

  • Calling children to experience the transforming power of God's love

  • Nurturing trust in God and invite children to follow Jesus

  • Encouraging imaginative, interactive biblical storytelling

  • Exploring the meaning of the Bible within the gathered community

  • Cultivating the inner life of the Spirit through spiritual practices

  • Expressing faith through lives of compassionate peacemaking and service

Our commitment to children is to:

  • Welcome each one as a child of God who is unique and special

  • Listen to and hear each child's voice

  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment

  • Help children learn to know, love, and follow Jesus

  • Encourage questions about faith and beliefs to assist spiritual growth

  • Help children develop an understanding of God's love and forgiveness

  • Partner with parents to nurture the spiritual needs of their children

Two adults are always present in each class or gathering for children. There is a comprehensive Child Protection Policy in place to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all children who enter our church.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Haldeman, Pastor of Faith Formation.

CONTACT US

Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren

777 South Mt Joy Street

Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Tel: 717-367-1000

info@etowncob.org

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