In-person Sunday School
We are VERY excited to offer in-person Sunday School for children in Kindergarten-5th grade!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Please reserve a spot for each child when you complete the RSVP for in-person worship, which opens each Monday for the following Sunday's service. We have limited capacity for Sunday School, so please cancel your reservation in advance if your plans change.
If we reach capacity before you reserve a spot, we welcome you to attend worship together in the Sanctuary as a family. We have a special worship gift for each of your children.
You may enter the church building from either the east or the west side. Due to the Children's Wing construction, we will meet in Oerter Hall. A Grace Commons KIDS team member will be outside Oerter Hall at 9:50am ready to welcome children into the room. Before check-in, please make sure your child:
✔ is healthy ✔ has a mask
✔ is prepared to be outside (as weather permits) ✔ has used the bathroom
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children will be assigned a special “spot” on the floor. Siblings will be grouped together to help minimize risk and exposure. Each child will have a worship bin with items to enjoy. During the hour, we will play an active game together and then enjoy singing and dancing for Jesus followed by an engaging Bible lesson and discussion. If the weather allows, we will play outside in the Courtyard, where we have planned individual activities.
SAFETY COMES FIRST
Health Check: Before entry, families will answer a series of health questions for their child. Hand Sanitizer: Upon entry and exit of our space all children will sanitize their hands.
Masks: We ask that all children wear a mask while inside our church.
Social Distance: We will do our best to set kids up for success to socially distance from one another while in our programs and minimize the sharing of common toys/resources. We understand that not all children are suited for socially distanced Sunday School. If a child has too much difficulty "staying in their spot and maintaining social distance," he/she will not be able to attend during this time.
Bathrooms: If a child needs to use the bathroom during our program, a KIDS team member will walk the child to the bathroom, making sure it is not in use by someone else. The team member will wait outside the bathroom to help the child sanitize their hands and walk back to class.
Cleaning: Our space and all toys/supplies will be disinfected before and after each Sunday School class to assure a sanitized experience for all.
NURSERY & PRESCHOOL KIDS: 5yrs OLD & YOUNGER
We have not forgotten about you!We prioritize the safety of our children and volunteers. Due to the construction of our Children’s Wing and the difficulty of this age demographic not being able to sit still for very long and safely monitor items going into their mouths, we are unable to provide nursery & preschool care at this time. We truly miss our little ones so much!
We know worshipping together in the Sanctuary can be challenging when small children need to move. If you need to step out, you are welcome in the Narthex, where you can listen to the sermon. We also have a comfortable Parlor with a few toys available for your child to enjoy, staying socially distanced of course!