CLASSES and BREAKFAST BAR START SEPTEMBER 17th

MIDDLE SCHOOL – Grades 7 & 8

Middle School youth spend the Sunday School time diving into the story where they engage with the text and learn how the story of the Bible is part of their story.  Each year the class uses the follow curriculum—alternating each year—for their journey through the Bible.  Join us for an adventure that is not to be missed.

For the 2017-2018 Program Year:  Echo the Story

Experience the biblical narrative through storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. In Echo the Story, you will delve even deeper into the biblical narrative. From creation to Revelation, youth will find meaning and identity in the stories of the Bible.

Each session follows a six-part sequence for participants to encounter the Bible in a variety of ways:

  • Rewind – The Story So Far video begins with a two-minute interaction for the group. Following the interaction, the video will show a fast-paced, animated review of the previous sessions’ stories.
  • Prepare – Participants draw a version of the story symbol in their Sketch Journals. Then, a participant will read a section from the Sketch Journal that helps ready the group for imaginative listening.
  • Imagine – The leader tells this session’s Bible story. A carefully-crafted narrative script of the story is provided in the Leader Guide.
  • Capture – The leader will ask a different person to do a second telling of the story. During this telling, participants will use their Sketch Journals to capture aspects of the story that stood out to them.
  • Remix – Participants will be invited to choose from two REMIX activities that guide them to retell part of the Bible story in their own unique way.
  • Connect – The leader will guide a group dialogue where participants are asked to share their observations and insights from the story. Dialogue questions are provided in the Leader Guide.

Class Dates, Fall 2017:

On the weeks that we don’t have Sunday morning youth activities, we’ve been asked if we want to help
with the youngest class–2/3’s Bible in a Box.
They could use an extra set of hands and this is a fun way to get involved!
Just head to the bottom floor, classroom behind the nursery if you’d like to help.

  • September 17
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 15
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • December 3
  • December 10

TeachersLibby McConnell and Jim Tenney
Class Location:  Youth Center, 3rd Floor

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation 2017-18 will be combined with next year’s class (no class this year). All 9th graders will join the Senior High Sunday School class for the program year.

SENIOR HIGHS – Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

Staying on God’s Path: Once a month, we will host a member of our community to share his or her journey through life and how faith has led them to where they are today. We will dig deeper into what it means to stay on God’s path for each of us.

Breakfast Gathering:  Once a month, we will gather for breakfast during this time for fellowship and catch up. Meet at Lewinsville and we’ll grab breakfast together!

Schedule:

On the weeks that we don’t have Sunday morning youth activities, we’ve been asked if we want to help
with the youngest class–2/3’s Bible in a Box.
They could use an extra set of hands and this is a fun way to get involved!
Just head to the bottom floor, classroom behind the nursery if you’d like to help.

September 17: Breakfast – we’ll meet up at church (St. Andrews Hall) and then head over to Chesapeake Bagel Bakery for breakfast (or meet us there at 10). We’ll be back for worship.
September 24: class:  Pastor Scott will join us to share about his life and faith. He’s also ready and willing to answer questions, so if you’ve been wondering about something in life/faith, come ready to ask!
October 8: breakfast
October 15: class – Meet in St. Andrew’s Hall This month we will welcome our own Evan Ayars to discuss his life, faith and how the two come together. It will be interesting to hear from somebody who is a product of this youth program!
November 12: breakfast
November 19: class
December 3: class
December 10: breakfast

Dates for class + breakfast changes monthly—check the monthly Youth schedule for details!

Teachers:  TBD
Class Location:  Youth Center, 3rd Floor