GYD (Growing Young Disciples), will begin on Sunday, September 13, Rally Day. Each Sunday at approximately 10:15 am, the children will leave the Sanctuary after time with Pastor John. The preschool and Kindergarten age children will have their own contained classroom downstairs. Children ages 1st through 6th grade will depart and be grouped with their classmates for their Center experience for that Sunday, which could be Art, Science, Story, Games, Cooking or Computers. The Centers will focus on one Bible Story for a 3 week period, learning the story in 3 different learning styles which has proven to be more engaging for children. The 4th week, the elementary age children participating in the Salt & Light Choir will be staying in Worship. September will focus on Bible skills and hospitality.
The preschool/Kindergarten GYD class will be utilizing the new Presbyterian curriculum, “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”, the result of a two-year project that has an emphasis on God’s grace in the Bible stories and our response of gratitude. They are the same Bible stories with a different emphasis, and much more transformational! Our amazing preschool teams this year include: