Sunday School for the children of CUCC - during 10:30 worship

After preparing Halloween snacks
for fellowship, the children mug
for the camera.
During Lent (February. 14 to April 1)

Children gather for Sunday School each week after the Children’s Mes-
sage in 10:30 worship. They study Bible stories, practice with the Children's Choir and pray for each other and for the word.

February 25  Children will sing in 10:30 worship.

Palm Sunday, March 25  Children will enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt immediately after worship.  Remember to bring a basket!

Nursery  Children from birth to age 3 (birthday after Aug. 31) enjoy playing and napping in the nursery with our caregivers.  They can begin their morning in the nursery or be brought at any time from worship by their parent.  A rocking chair is available for nursing moms or bottle-feeding parents.  (The caregivers are in the nursery from 9AM until the conclusion of 10:30 worship to allow parents to participate fully in adult classes and worship.)

Sunday School:  Experiencing Wonder and Mystery  Through age-appropriate learning activities and loving interactions with adults and each other, children are given opportunities to experience the wonder and mystery of God and to live their faith.

Children age 3 (birthday before Aug. 31) to 5th grade participate in Sunday School under the direction of Children's Coordinator "Mrs. Anne Bailey" Zschau.  Starting fall 2017 we are using the “Seasons of the Spirit” curriculum.  Activities may include crafts, games, music, cooking, or going outside.  Dress to get messy.

Children attend the beginning of 10:30 worship with their parents, participating in worship.  After the Children's Time, the children go to the elementary classroom for their opening ritual, then divide into two classes - preschool (3 years by Aug. 31 to kindergarten) and elementary (1st grade to 5th grade).  "Ms. Kat" Myers  is the lead teacher for the preschool class and "Mrs. Anne Bailey" Zschau for the grade school class.  Other CUCC adults assist in the classrooms.  Parents pick up their children (nursery through 5th grade) in their classrooms after worship.

If you have a skill you'd like to offer in the classroom or enjoy working with children, talk with "Mrs. Anne Bailey."
An informational meeting for parents and Sunday School volunteers will be held on August 27 at 9:30AM in the elementary classroom.

Sunday School Registration and Photo Permission Form 2017  (download, sign and return to Anne Bailey Zschau)

2017 Schedule of special activities
August 27:  Training for preschool volunteers
September 10:  Welcoming Sunday
September 17:  Kick off for the new Sunday School year; presentation of Bibles to 3rd graders
October 15, 4PM:  Blessing of the animals, courtyard
October 22:  Cooking with Ms. Susan
October 29:  Provide fellowship snacks
November 26:  Make ornaments for church Christmas tree during Sunday School
December 3, 5PM:  Family Advent Workshop, fellowship hall
December 10:  Christmas pageant

Garden Update
Each year our children plant and tend a vegetable garden. Our crops are donated to Plant a Row for the Hungry. Our goal this year is to donate more than 130 pounds in order to beat our total donation from last year. Our crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, peppers, okra, watermelon and  pumpkins.  The children invite home gardeners to donate their vegetables, too.  Here's how.

Counting our offering
Service Project
For 2017, the children voted to contribute their offerings to the National Wildlife Federation.  To supplement the curriculum, the children vote on a service project to support the church and larger community.   Past justice service projects

Safe Church
As a sign of our commitment to love the children in our care, CUCC follows a Safe Church policy.

In an effort to care for those living with nut-allergies, Community UCC strives to maintain "nut-free zones," meaning that we do not provide or offer nuts during our regularly scheduled fellowship gatherings or in children's spaces.  However the kitchen and rooms are used by the larger community throughout the week, so we cannot fully guarantee the absence of nuts or nut residues on all surfaces. Please let us know if you or your child(ren) has allergies and we will support a safe experience for you in our community.

Talk to "Mrs. Anne Bailey" if your child has particular needs.

- submitted by "Mrs. Anne Bailey" Zschau, Children's Coordinator