sundays: children & youth
We offer childcare and Sunday School for children and youth, ages (birth - high school seniors).
Children: Birth - Kindergarten
Drop your child(ren) at their appropriate room (Nursery, Toddler, Preschool/Kindergarten). These classrooms are available during the early and late worship services, as well as the Education Hour (8:30am-12:00pm). Each classroom has a GCPC staff person and a volunteer. During the Education Hour, Preschool classes will have a Godly Play session in the Preschool classroom.
Children: First through Fifth Grade
Drop your child(ren) off in the Temple Room upstairs at 9:15, when Education Hour begins. Each week they will have a Godly Play session focusing on the sacred stories in our faith that includes a work time for them to interpret the story as they see fit and a closing feast. Special "Service Sundays" will also be scattered throughout the year for us to put our faith into action. Please pick up children by 10:10am.
What is Godly Play? This is the curriculum we are using with our preschool and elementary aged children. It is based upon the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. All they lack is the appropriate language to help them identify and express it so it can be explored and strengthened. The Godly Play approach teaches classical Christian language in a way that enhances the child's authentic experience of God so it can contribute to the creative life of the child and the world. To learn more click here.
Youth: Middle School (grades 6-8)
Youth can head on up to the Middle School Room when the Education Hour begins at 9:15am. The middle schoolers are using the interractive curriculum, re:form, by Sparkhouse, which explores theological questions with over 40 animated shorts and interactive activities. Delicious breakfast snacks are provided. Class ends at 10:10 am.
Youth: High School (grades 9-12):
Youth can come up to the Senior High Room when the Education Hour begins at 9:15am. Guided by the Echo the Story cirriculum, each week, the class discusses the Bible through storytelling and rich conversation. Delicious breakfast snacks are served. Class ends at 10:10am.
- For more information about Children's Sunday School, contact Marcia Mount Shoop
- For more information about Youth Sunday School,
contact Samantha Gonzalez-Block.