Sunday School

School-Year Schedule
| Registration Form | Three-Year-Olds
Special Needs
| Children’s Choir | Photos
Contact Information

No Sunday School

Sunday, December 27 and Sunday, January 3    

Please note that we will be taking a two-week Christmas break from Sunday School, choirs, and Tunes for Tots on December 27 and January 3 in order to give our volunteers a well-deserved break. Sunday School will resume again on Sunday, January 10.

If you have a child aged 5 or under, please know that the Nursery will still be operating during both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services on those Sundays, and your child is absolutely welcome to attend the nursery on those Sundays. Children ages 6 and up are encouraged to attend worship with their parents.

Sunday School Registration

We ask that parents register their children for Sunday School each year to ensure updated records and attendance sheets. The Sunday School registration form is available here.

There are two sessions of Sunday School during the school year for three-year-olds through fifth graders: one at 9:30 a.m. and the other at 11:00 a.m. Your child may come to either session according to your family’s schedule. While it is best to stick to one session so your child gets to know the children in his or her class, you may bring your child to either session any given Sunday if your schedule has changed that week.

Those in sixth grade and above participate in Sunday morning youth programming.

Children in Sunday School participate in a brief communal worship service of their own (“Children’s Chapel”) in the Buchanan Chapel before they disperse to their grade’s Sunday School classes.

Children who attend the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services are dismissed to Sunday School prior to the sermon during the Gloria Patri. Activity bags for children in worship are available outside the south transept doors. More information about children in worship is available here.

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School-Year Schedule

An updated map of Sunday School classrooms during the school year and other information for parents is available here.

9:30 a.m.

Room 4A, Gratz Center

Room 4B, Gratz Center

Room 4D, Gratz Center

First grade
Room 4H, Gratz Center

Second grade
Room 4J, Gratz Center

Third grade
Room 4F, Gratz Center

Fourth and fifth grade
Room 4E, Gratz Center

11:00 a.m.

Three- and four-year-olds
Room 4B, Gratz Center

Kindergarten and first grade
Room 4D, Gratz Center

Second and third grade
Room 4F, Gratz Center

Fourth and fifth grade
Room 4E, Gratz Center

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So You Have a Three-Year-Old!

If your child turns three by September 1, he or she is ready for a new adventure. We have two Sunday School classes for three-year-olds: the 9:30 a.m. class is just for three-year-olds, while the 11:00 a.m. class combines three- and four-year-olds. Your child may attend either class.

If you have a two-year-old turning three during the year, experience has shown us that it is best to wait until the following fall to begin class. Developmentally, your child will be better able to leave you and enjoy the class. Your child has a lifetime to learn the stories of the Bible. As parents, you can do so much more than any Sunday School class by reading the Bible stories from a children’s Bible, which has stories appropriate in length and content for a preschooler and can introduce him or her to Jesus and his love for us all.

Exceptions are occasionally made for children ready for the three-year-old class, but these are handled by Matt Helms, Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministry. on a case-by-case basis. If you have concerns about your child’s placement, please contact him (312.573.3362) before taking your child to class.

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Children with Special Needs

Does your child have special challenges or physical limitations? There is a place for him or her in Sunday School. More information is available here.

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Children’s Christmas Pageant 2013 | December 24, 2013

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2013 | December 22, 2013

Thank You, Sunday School and Youth Leaders! | September 22, 2013

Children and Youth Are Off to a Great Start! | September 8, 2013

Children’s Easter Service 2013 | March 31, 2013

Children’s Good Friday Service | March 29, 2013

It’s Souper Bowl Sunday! | February 3, 2013

Children’s Christmas Pageant 2012 | December 24, 2012

Sunday School in the Catacombs | September 16, 2012

Christmas Pageant 2011 | December 24, 2011

Children and Youth Kickoff Sunday | September 11, 2011

Christmas Pageant 1937 | December 24, 1937

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For more information about Sunday School and worship opportunities for children, contact Matt Helms, Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministry (312.573.3362).