Program Year: September 13, 2015 - June 12, 2016

Plymouth’s vision: Children and youth in our church school grow in love and faith, following the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe it is essential that children and youth be known, nurtured and mentored with consistent, weekly presence by caring adult teachers to build relationships.

9:45 am
Sunday School
grades K-8 (room 221)

10 am
Youth Forum (rm 322)
Infant/Pre-K Sunday School *
(first floor classrooms)

11 am
Worship in the Sanctuary
K-8 Faith Arts program available
(11:15 in rm 221)
Pre-K Sunday School continues
Youth Forum continues

12 pm
Hospitality Hour - Lounge

*Childcare available 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (1st floor classrooms)

Learn more about childcare and grade level Sunday School classes here.

GROWING FAITH

Toddler – Pre-K
Children participate in Seasons of the Spirit curriculum, enjoy music with our music specialist and engage in art activities and free play.

Kindergarten – 5th grade
K-5 students learn Bible stories using Sparks curriculum. Explore creation and see how we, too, are creators and caretakers of all we’ve been given. Begin the hour in small groups, check in and build relationships. Choose activity centers and rotate through ‘stations’ to expand knowledge through reading the Bible, creating, cooking, science experiments, art and music. Class culminates in small groups.

In November, study the parable of Jesus feeding the 5,000 and engage in outreach justice projects. In December, prepare for Advent and Christmas and make gifts.

6th – 7th grade
What does it mean to be Christian in a
complex, ever-changing world? Sparks curriculum includes immersion in social and political issues. Explore faith and interact with each other in creative ways. Experience lively discussion and dialogue around questions such as,
“Is it okay to be angry at God? Is believing in Jesus really the only way to get to heaven?” Join us!

Confirmation
Here, 8th graders consider theological issues including discipleship, God, Jesus, grace, sacraments, worship and practicing faith, UCC, Plymouth Church and world religions. Students are invited to write Faith Statements, participate in Rite of
Confirmation and become church members. Confirmation classes begin September, 2015. For more information, please contact: KynaGrace@gmail.com.

PRACTICE FAITH

Faith Arts (K – 8) NEW!
11:15 am to noon (room 221) Students are invited to attend 11 am worship with parents or participate in Plymouth’s Faith Arts program. Faith Arts includes hand bells and chimes, xylophones, ukulele, art and craft projects and singing. Sunday School themes and lessons are practiced and integrated through music and arts.

Worship Leadership
Sign up to assist in worship in a variety of ways including: lead the Call to Worship; light candles; help with offering; assist with communion; play or sing a solo or duet. Contact Rosemary: 206.290.0502 or RHashimoto@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality & Faith (OWL)
United Church of Christ sexuality education curriculum includes components for all ages. Individuals are invited to learn about sexuality in an affirming and supportive church setting. OWL is offered every other year for middle schoolers.

Camps
Plan for summer 2016! United Church of Christ and Plymouth offer wonderful camps including N-Sid-Sen, camp for all ages at Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Grade level camps are also available at Plymouth, Pilgrim Firs
(Port Orchard, WA) and N-Sid-Sen.

Safe Church

Plymouth Church is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment where young people can learn about and experience God's love. To ensure this, we require all volunteer leaders in the Sunday school program submit a completed disclosure form and are cleared by Washington State Patrol “WatchPass” program.