The Children's Christian Education Program is a source of pride for The Peoples Church. There are many opportunities for our children in from infants through 5th grade to be involved in worship, fellowship and education! We invite your family to be involved in any of the programs we offer.
Below is a list of our regular, weekly offerings throughout the school year. We also have several special events, and an annual Christmas Pageant. Julie Bills, Children's Christian Education Director, will happily answer any questions and provide more information! She can be reached at email@example.com or 517-908-4448.
9:30-10:15 a.m.: Carol Choir Rehearsal - Our children's choir, directed by the talented and warmly welcoming Elizabeth Reed, is for students ages 5 years through 5th grade. Carol Choir performs in worship about 5 times during the school year. No singing experience needed to join! Rehearsals take place on the third floor of the church.
10:30 a.m.: Sunday School - Sunday School is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn age appropriate lessons related to the worship service topic. This year, our children are using the Deep Blue curriculum.
Children through 5th grade are invited to participate in Sunday School following the Children’s Moment during service. If your child is 3 years through 5th grade, please be sure to check-in your child at one of the kiosks located in Friendship Hall, prior to worship service, to receive a name tag for your child. Following the Children’s Moment, Julie Bills, Children’s Christian Education Director, will lead the children to the classrooms on the third floor for Sunday School. At the conclusion of worship, you may pick up your child on the third floor; please show the security code you received at check-in to the teacher. Infants and toddlers can be checked in and taken to their classrooms prior to church starting. The infant and toddler room is staffed with childcare professionals and is located on the second floor; an usher can help guide you!
Children are also always welcome to remain in worship. Noises and wiggling are signs of a church that is alive and growing; your entire family is welcome!
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Dance 149 - Dance 149 is faith-based dancing for children ages 4 years - 5th grade. All skill levels welcome and there is not charge to participate. The dancers lead the Call to Worship several times throughout the school year. Dance 149 is choreographed and taught by the talented Jodi Cook.
Wednesday Night Live! is our mid-week programming option with something for everyone!
5:30 p.m.: Community Meal - Church members and community members alike gather in the Snider Social Hall on our lower level for a delicious meal. A free will offering is accepted but certainly not required.
6:00 p.m.: Children's Program - Julie Bills takes children up to the third floor to experience the Virtual Bible gaming curriculum and other activities. Their programming ends at 7:30 p.m. when adult programs also wrap up. There is free, professional childcare available for infants-preschoolers during Wednesday Night Live as well.