Sunday School for Children's Ministry
Children ages infancy through the sixth grade are welcome to participate, 9:15 am - 10:15 am. We strive for a small group approach in our Sunday School program. Teachers provide biblically-sound activities and lessons that are learner-based, active and planned to make a lasting impression on our students. We also include various mission projects both inside and outside our classrooms throughout the year.
For questions on any of these classes or our Children's Ministry, contact Chris Schaeberle by email or phone at 717-244-6375 x108.
Children Age 3 & Under:
Infants and children up to age 3 are lovingly cared for in our Nursery area. We use a beeper system so that parents can be notified quickly and easily if their child requires parental attention. We always have age-appropriate equipment and toys to make the ideal environment for the children to begin learning about God and his son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. During nursery time, we share Jesus through Bible stories, music, coloring pages and age-appropriate activities.
Pre-K to First Grade Class
Goals for Pre-K to First Grade children include teaching each child stories of the Bible from Creation through Jesus’s time on earth. Bible lessons are reinforced with hands-on activities, crafts, and visual aids. The goal is for students to obtain a basic knowledge of the Bible and its message of love for all people. The Pre-K to First Grade class meets in Room #6.
Second to Third Grade Class
Second through Third graders are invited to explore the Bible and relate it to their daily lives. Students receive their very own Bible in the 1st grade. Bible lessons are enhanced with handouts, crafts, and visual aids. Students will learn how to apply the Ten Commandments to their own lives and grow in understanding God’s grace through His instructions for living. Goals include encouraging each child to include prayer in their daily lives, learning Bible verses and applying them to their life, and learning ways to help and encourage one another by sharing Jesus’s love. The Second to Third Grade Class meets in Room #3.
4th – 6th Grade Class
Students share in reading the lesson and the Bible, and they participate in discussions about the topic for the day. Teachers encourage the students to talk about things in their daily lives and how it relates to their relationship with Jesus Christ. Prayer time provides each student an opportunity to share joys and concerns. Goals for the class include communicating what it means to be a Christian, learning where the Bible came from, and exploring the role of the Spirit of Christ in a person’s life. 4th – 6th Grade Class meets in Room #B5.
Nursery and Child Care Ministry
Infants and children up to age 3 are lovingly cared for in our Nursery during our Sunday 10:30 AM service. We use a beeper system so that parents can be notified quickly and easily if their child requires parental attention. We always have age-appropriate equipment and toys to make the ideal environment for the children to begin learning about God and his son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. During nursery time, we also share Jesus through music, coloring pages and age-appropriate activities.
We also offer child care during special times throughout the week so that parents can be involved in a small group themselves and know that their children are being well cared for during this learning time.
Chapel Children’s Church
Chapel Children’s Church is a special time for 4 year olds through Third graders to experience God through kid-friendly worship activities during the 10:30 service. After the opening Praise songs, please take your child to the back of the church, and the leader will take children to the Pre-K to First Grade Sunday School room. Please pick up children in this room after the worship service.