Fauntleroy Church Sunday School and Intergenerational Programs
Sunday Christian Education is available to children from preschool through high school and is taught by volunteer teachers. We have designed our program so that a child growing up in the church will know the love of God, become familiar with the stories of the Bible and know the importance of faith in their lives. All children and youth begin Sunday morning in 10:00am worship and go up to their classes after the Children's Story.
Nursery: We provide care for infants and toddlers during worship. Our nursery is staffed by Yessika Yoncee-Czesbleka and volunteer caregivers, all of whom are passionate about caring for our precious babies. Parents who would like nursery care may bring children to the nursery as early as 9:45. There are signs from the main doors to the church up to the nursery, or just ask and we will gladly help you find your way.
Preschool & Kindergarden: "Seasons of the Spirit" is a lectionary-based, ecumenical curriculum that helps children understand and interpret Bible stories at their age level and in their own words. Lessons include art, music, drama and movement activities. Our teachers create a fun and safe environment where even the more tentative children easily become comfortable.
Elementary: The "Potter's Publishing" curriculum focuses on a theme or story from the Bible for 5 - 6 weeks at a time. The curriculum follows the seasons of the church year and helps children to better understand the stories of the Bible. This rotation model uses drama, dance, science, games, Bible study, etc. Our elementary teachers are engaging and fun, creating a rich learning environment for our older children.
The children and youth of Fauntleroy Church, and often adult guests, lead 2 worship services each year: an Advent Pageant, and a Spring Program, centered around a Biblical story or theme.
Middle School: The "Seasons of the Spirit" curriculum, a lectionary based, ecumenical curriculum, helps youth make connections between the scriptures and their lives. The youth do group building, weekly ritual, discussion and activities. Our teachers are seasoned, dedicated to our younger youth and do a great job of fostering this community of young people.
Children stay in the service once a month for Festival Sundays, our participatory, intergenerational worship time. After a 45 minute service we often gather in Fellowship Hall for an intergenerational conversation or activity.
High School: Our team of volunteer teachers uses a variety of approaches to engage the youth, including comparative religions, films (on our big screen tv), youth-led discussions and conversations with older church members about journeys of faith. The youth are invited into leadership, self-expression, questioning, ownership of their faith and moving into action. Our teachers are excellent role models and mentors for our older youth and are committed to walking with them on their journeys of faith.
Each spring, at the end of May our church creates Family Camp at YMCA Camp Colman on the Kitsap Peninsula. From Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon there are many activities: boating, rock climbing, archery, crafts, and the GIANT swing. We have campfire in the evening and a fun, interactive worship on Sunday morning. Come join us, young and old!
Updated: 8/11/11: J. VanGilder