September 8, 2015
Welcome to the 2015-16 church school year this Sunday, September 13! Students and families will be welcomed by teachers' smiles and open hearts. They have planned wonderful, engaging lessons for our children.
Infants, Toddlers and Pre-K (TPK): Our warm and inviting TPK classroom is led by loving, experienced teachers including Carol Mooney, Carol Jackson, Adele Reynolds, Scott Fetz and a host of amazing volunteers! Seasons of the Spirit curriculum provides structure as children engage in story time, crafts, prayer and play. They are joined each Sunday by Jamie Shilling who leads singing and movement activities. Infants and parents are welcome in our quiet, restful crib room during the morning. Classes are located in 1st floor classrooms; Childcare available 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Sunday school program 10 am to noon.
New this year: K-5 grade students will use the new Sparks! curriculum which focuses on Bible stories and how they apply to our lives. During September and October, students rotate between stations as they learn and experience lessons about Creation. This inviting, inclusive format allows children to experience art, audio/book, science, cooking, snacks and scripture as they engage in different aspects of the Bible story. Lead teachers Kristin Ford and Angela Deppe offer a consistent presence to ensure children connect and are known. 9:45 am - 10:50 am, Room 221; Parents pick up at 10:50 am; service in Sanctuary 11 am - 11:15 am; Faith Arts - 11:15 am - noon. Students attend full hour of worship with their families on first Sunday of the month.
Middle Youth Forum (MYF) for 6th and 7th graders will be taught by Anne Kiemle and Beverly Buehler, both experienced and deeply faithful teachers. MYF will also use the Sparks! curriculum to explore social and political issues and engage in dialogue and creative activities around questions of faith. 9:45 am – 10:50 am, Room 221; 10 am – moves to Room 222; service in 1st floor Sanctuary 11 am -11:15; Faith Arts – 11:15 am – noon, Rooms 221 and 222.
Faith Arts, with Kristin Ford and Rosemary Hashimoto, Coordinator of Youth and Family Ministries, includes singing, art, movement, drama and hand chimes. Welcoming new families, we will provide a variety of experiences rather than the more formal children’s choir model. Interested students will share music, art and drama in worship throughout the year. 11:15 am - noon, Room 221. Confirmation will be led by Kyna Shilling, a spiritually grounded, passionate and creative young adult Plymouth UCC member. Class will meet both on and off site to explore their faith. Our 8th graders will be paired with mentors who will follow them on their faith journey this year. Together with Kyna, they will delve into what it means to be a Christian in a complex, changing world.
Youth Forum (YF) for high school students begins Sunday. Led by David and Robin Mallory, whose faith, compassion and presence provides support for students, helps students navigate high school years. YF begins 9:45 am, Room 221, moves to Room 322 from 10 am - noon.
This year’s mission trip is Guatemala. Robin and David are organizing now for the Guatemala trip. Interested in learning about the year's activities and programs? Welcome to lunch and informational meeting after church in Hildebrand Hall this Sunday. You may also email them at DRMallory@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org.
Special Note to Parents and Students: We are so blessed by your presence and participation. We hope you will “come and see” and invite friends and neighbors so we can meet them too. We look forward to being with you as we learn and grow in love and faith together. —Rosemary Hashimoto
Sunday School Schedule
Childcare available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Infants/Toddler-PreK – 10 am to 12 pm – 1st floor classrooms
K-8th – 9:45 am in Room 221
(6th – 8th move to Room 222 after opening)
9:45 am – Intergenerational opening in Room 221
11 – 11:15 am – in worship with families
11:15 am – noon – Faith Arts in Room 221 and 222.
YF – 10 am to noon – Room 322
Lunch and informational meeting after church this Sunday in Hildebrand Hall