Sunday School Returns to Bethany

Sunday, March 12!
 

Rebecca Anderson does a craft with the Bethany children in preparation for Advent

Rebecca Anderson does a craft with the Bethany children in preparation for Advent

We are fortunate to have several young children in our congregation, and we want to give them the care and spiritual nurture they need to discover and live their own life of faith as they grow. So, on March 12th we will relaunch Sunday School at Bethany!

The plan is to offer Sunday School for ages 4-2nd grade twice a month, on the first and third Sundays, and to encourage parents to keep older kids in worship on the other Sundays. This gives our children the best of both worlds – an experience of being part of the larger congregation in worship and time to learn and explore with their peers.

Sunday school will be taught by teams of two, and we can still use a few leaders who would be willing to lead class about once every three months. If you’re interested, please contact Vince at vince@bethanychicago.com

The curriculum we propose to use is Spark Lectionary from Spark House. It is published by the ELCA, the progressive mainline arm of the Lutheran church. Each week’s lesson includes time for prayer, for a bible story, for small group conversation, and for fun age-appropriate activities. Each week the children will also receive a family activity sheet which gives questions for family discussion and suggestions for follow-up activities at home. For more information you can visit http://wearesparkhouse.org/kids/spark/lectionary/

We are excited to offer this opportunity to our children, and we hope you will find ways to join us as we care for our kids and make room for others.