Whether your children have never been to church or have been going for years, they (and you) are welcomed with open arms.
Greenpoint Reformed Church Sunday School
The faith lives of our kids are just as important as the faith lives of the grown-ups.
Sunday School kicks off for the new school year on Sunday, September 10 during the service at 11:00 a.m.!
Greenpoint Sunday School offers a class for younger kids who are 3-9 years old and a class for older kids who are 10-16 years old. We follow Safe Church policies by having 2+ adults with our youth, open doors to allow for further safety, and kids who take leadership in their classes. Masks are highly encouraged as there are many in our community who are immunocompromised or have other chronic illnesses.
In our younger class, children follow a guided lesson with coloring pages telling a biblical story and asking questions relevant to our current little lives, and we encourage child-led creativity through playtime, games, and snacks. In our older class, pre-teens and teens learn about the difficult stories of the Bible and our world today, ask about why things happened and what we can do to make a better world, discuss calendar-based histories and holidays of marginalized groups, and encourage artistic expression in response to the weekly topic. In both classes, attention to intersectional identities of oppression are present, especially race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability.
Monthly, both classes come together on the third Sunday of each month to celebrate intergenerational worship. These are opportunities for the kids’ theological ideas and questions to be present, and the children lead various parts of the service. The two classes will combine for months with a fifth Sunday for a shared lesson.
Additional programming includes Confirmation for kids who are 10-16 years old in August and September of 2023 and in-church and off-site activities for children of all ages.
We strive to serve our kids and families by teaching our kids about God’s love through relationships, lessons and through supporting families to nurture God’s love in one another. If you are interested in learning more, as a parent, please contact us via email.
Parents are always welcome in school to see what we have happening! We follow a “Safe Church” policy as well,which means all staff and volunteers are being trained on how to best keep our kids bodies, minds and souls safe in our church. This includes our Covid-19 precautions! We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all of God’s children.