Children’s Sunday School
Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade start their Sunday School time in the sanctuary during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. After the Children’s Sermon, the teachers take the children to their classroom for the day’s lesson. Class is over when church is out, about 10:30 a.m. They meet in the Sunday School wing and utilize various styles of learning such as crafts, song, games and storytelling to learn the lesson.
During the Christmas season, the Sunday School has a book drive to put a new book in the hands of the 500+ children, ages birth to 17, in the community whose families receive Christmas Baskets during the Christian Help Association’s holiday distribution.
The Education Committee invites the children to wave palm branches on Palm Sunday and usually has an Easter Egg Hunt. They host a Trunk-or-Treat event for the community in October and provide a small token of thanks to the women of the church on Mother’s Day and the men of the church on Father’s Day.
Adult Sunday School
The adult Sunday School class is held on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:15 during the school year. They use a book study that continues for several weeks.
Confirmation classes are held for students in 8th grade to prepare them for making a decision about following Christ and becoming a member of the church. Classes are held during the school year and a Confirmation ceremony is held in the spring.
Classes for prospective new members, or anyone wanting to know more about the church, are scheduled quarterly. Talk to the Pastor to learn when the next one is scheduled.
Community Vacation Bible School
The Methodist church participates in a combined Vacation Bible School for a week in the summer with the Lutheran, Presbyterian and Catholic churches in the community. The location rotates between churches. The week concludes with a musical program to share what the students learned with their families and the community. Daily offerings are collected for several missions.