From Omar Reyes, Christian Ed. Director for Youth & Families
Another Church Year has come and gone, and we are excited to announce information about our Sunday School program at St. C's. Last year we successfully implemented the Holy Moly and the RE:Form Sunday school curricula for ages 5-11. We received good feedback from parents and children and it was a positive step forward. Building on last year's foundation, we now begin a new journey with the Whirl Sunday School curriculum produced by Augsburg Fortress Press.
This curriculum is lectionary-based, which means that every week children are hearing and learning the same Bible stories in Sunday School as adults are hearing and learning in Church. Our goal is to offer children a vision of our faith that is not only worth holding on to, but also passing on to others. This Sunday we will kick off the school year by teaching a unified lesson about the role and importance of Scripture, and then on the 28th of September we will roll out our new curriculum with a lesson from Matthew 21:23-32 - two sons in the vineyard. I look forward to reconnecting with all of you and your children. Invite a friend to join you! Together we are building a strong Sunday School and a thriving Christian education department for youth and families at St. C's.
From the Whirl website: Every Whirl lesson follows a four-part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch (WHRL!). Each week, kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video to set up the lesson. Next, they dive into the Whirl Story Bible together, respond to the scripture lesson with creative leaflet activities, and circle up to review the lesson and pray before being sent out.