Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
Starting September 13, 2020, Pre K-2nd grade RE and Families Together will be offered each Sunday over Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, sign up for the RE Weekly News.
Pre K-2nd Grade RE, Sundays, 9:15-9:45 a.m.
During the 2020-21 church year, First Church early childhood coordinator Mariah Groshek and nursery coordinator Lindsey Porter will lead virtual RE for children in pre K-2nd grade. Mariah and Lindsey will provide a time for our youngest students to connect with one another through ritual, story, and play related to the church’s monthly theme. Religious education for this age group will be action and object based, including embodied meditations, artistic expression, and the wonder box ritual. Lindsey and Mariah will also introduce activities that employ treasure hunt and “find & show” strategies. Offered before 10:00 a.m. worship, we hope to provide a warm and welcoming way for families with young children to begin church on Sunday morning.
2nd graders may choose to attend this program or 2nd-5th grade RE, depending on which is the best fit for the individual child.
Families Together: All Ages RE, Sundays, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
During this family ministry time, we will explore our faith and the church’s monthly themes, and connect with other families in the church community. Kimberlee will guide these interactive sessions, offering ministry and sharing ways for families to build religious education into their home life.
Each week, we will invite families and church members to participate as featured guests, by lighting the chalice, sharing a story from their life, or leading a song, game, or activity. We know that families are children’s primary religious educators, and that faith formation is grounded in the home; Families Together will offer a medley of ways for families to enrich their daily lives and stay centered in their values.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson
414-273-5257 x 204