Sunday Morning Programs
June through August
In the summer months all children (preschool through 6th grade) meet in room 201-202 at 10 am on Sundays for Sunday school.
September through May
Nursery – Birth through 3 years old Nursery care is available for children birth to 3 years old. Joan and Shelly are dedicated each week to the loving nurturing care of our youngest parishioners. A paging system is available.
Sunday School – 3 years through 6th grade Sunday school begins at 10 am in the Hospitality Center with a special chapel service designed to engage children and introduce the gospel lesson of the day. Our children’s choir director Marilee Olsen leads the music portion of Children’s Chapel.
Sunday School Curriculum
Children 3 years through 2nd grade are taught using Godly PlayTM, this curriculum uses the Montessori method to teach the stories of the Bible through storytelling, ritual, and hands-on activities. The classroom is set up as a sacred space and roughly emulates what happens in the big church. The key to this approach is a worship context for telling and working with Biblical stories, instead of a school environment. Through storytelling using powerful language, through our wondering, through the community of players gathered together, we hear the deepest invitation of all: an invitation to come play with God. This approach was developed and classroom tested for over 25 years by Dr. Jerome Berryman, teacher, author and Episcopal priest. It is currently being used in churches of many denominations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Godly Play offers a creative, child-honoring way of entering into and experiencing the biblical story. To learn more visit: www.GodlyPlay.org The following is a video produced by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford, CT. Godly Play video
3rd through 6th grade children are taught using the curriculum Living the Good News by Church Publishing. The Sunday school lessons feature age appropriate, Christ centered Bible teaching that promote spiritual growth, service projects and lasting fellowship among children.
We have a wonderful collection of very talented Sunday school teachers. Your children’s safety is a priority and each volunteer teacher is required by our diocese to take an online course titled “Safeguarding God’s Children”. I am proud of the requirement that ensures protection of the children entrusted to our care. Teachers teach in teams of two.
All are welcome to Sunday school at Christ Church Cranbrook. If you have a child that would benefit from individualized care while attending Sunday school we have compassionate individuals to support them. Please contact Jessica Neeper for more information.
“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Matthew 9:38
The first Sunday of each month at the 10am service is designated as “First Sunday” an inter-generational worship where people of all ages gather to worship together. The Nursery will be available as usual. Please join us for this family friendly service. Special Children’s Worship Bulletins with stickers will be provided.
Children’s Library Cart
The Children’s Library Cart will be available during Coffee Hour to borrow books and media. This cart has wonderful selections to help your children fulfill their school reading requirements.
For more information please contact Jessica Neeper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-644-5210 ext. 28.