Church School

The Board of Christian Education is honored to provide opportunities for education and faith formation to our children and youth. Our mission is to teach Christian values and our faith in a fun, safe environment. We passionately believe that the children are our future, as well as our today. We are a very blessed church community with children who are well-loved and eager to learn, and for that we rejoice.

We are fortunate to have a thriving Church School program. We offer special care for children in our nursery program and more formal instruction for Pre-K through Grade 8.

Church School is in full session from the second Sunday of September (Catch the Spirit Sunday) through the third Sunday in May, just before Memorial Day Weekend.

Except for the first Sunday of each month, children are invited to worship with their parents for an opening portion of the 10:00 a.m. worship service. After the Children's Message, they go to their church school classes.

The students enjoy a rotational classroom experience on the first Sunday of the month; they begin in their classrooms and then gather together in Congregational Hall for special activities.

Church School Classes end at 11:15 a.m.

We would be happy to provide you with a Church School Handbook that highlights the Church School calendar, teachers, classroom locations, Youth Groups and choir information. Handbooks are available in the church office and the Church School office.

We begin our Church School Year on Catch the Spirit Sunday!

Catch the Spirit Sunday is our fun way to begin the Church School year.

Church School classes resumed for the 2019-2020 program year on September 8, but if you are interested in registering your child for this year after that date, please see the attached Registration Form below.

If you have any interest in the rewarding experience of teaching or co-teaching a church school class this year, please contact Jessie DePonte or leave a message at the Church Office.

Church School Curriculum

For the 2019-2020 program year, our students will be learning about God's works through a curriculum specifically designed for First Church. Our Acting Church School Coordinator crafts each lesson to meet the needs of the students in the class. In the fall, we will be focusing on the classic stories of the Old Testament, and will transition into stories of Advent for the winter. In the spring, we will focus on the New Testament with parables and stories of Jesus.

We will also be continuing our once-a-month "Rotational Sunday" activities. During these meeting times we will be focusing on community outreach and giving to others. We have plans to work with local groups to educate our students on resources right here in Wallingford.





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