Sunday Church School

With the safety and well-being of all of our members top of mind, Brick Church will hold all fall 2020 Sunday Church School classes virtually. Over the fall we will continue to evaluate what the remainder of the school year will look like. We are working hard to provide a strong online curriculum while developing new ways to engage virtually. 
 

NEW THIS YEAR!!! Because all the children will be learning at home this fall we are excited to be providing Spark Story Bibles to children 2 years through 3rd grade registered for Sunday Church School this year (3rd graders will still receive complete Bibles later in the year).  Please be sure to register below so  we can order a bible for your child.

Toddlers through 2nd grade will receive weekly lessons to be done as a family this fall. Additionally, a group zoom call will take place the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. Teachers for these grades will be asked to sign-up to record a video of themselves reading the weekly Spark Bible story which will be added to the weekly lessons. Additionally, teachers will be asked to sign-up to join the monthly zoom call to help lead a simple craft, story, activity, or song for their grade. 

3rd through 7th grade will meet virtually over zoom each week at 10 a.m. for 30 minute lessons. Teachers will sign-up to lead these weekly discussions and will continue to teach in pairs. Kiah and a seminarian will be available prior to lessons for any questions you may have.

 
 
 

Sunday School Online Registration

PLEASE NOTE: 3rd Grade - 7th Grade are allowed to leave the classroom unaccompanied at the end of SCS each Sunday.

Sunday Church School is a thriving ministry at Brick, involving 300 children each year and over 100 adult and youth volunteers! We provide Sunday School for infants through 7th graders. Infants through toddlers may be taken to the nursery on the Youth Floor, where paid sitters and parent volunteers supervise. Children age three through seventh grade attend Sunday School.

Our wonderful Sunday School teachers and volunteers are parents, retired people, single people, and high school students who are members of The Brick Church.

Protecting our Children and Youth is a priority. 2018 Brick Safe Sanctuary Policy

In keeping with the commitment we make to each child at their baptism to raise them in the Christian faith, Sunday Church School is one of the ways we guide and nurture our children. This is a thriving ministry at Brick and one of the largest urban Sunday School programs in the country. From the youngest of ages, we want our children to become familiar with and know the stories of the Bible and God’s love for them. As they grow and become more familiar with the stories of Scripture, we hope to encourage and challenge our children and youth in their faith, helping them to apply the teachings of Scripture to their daily lives. In all of this, we invite our young people to learn the rhythms and seasons of the church year, allowing worship to shape their understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus.

In keeping with these goals, we use Wee Believe early childhood, Spark for preschool children, younger and middle elementary, an Old and New Testament Survey for fourth and fifth grades, and Faithfully Asking Questions for sixth and seventh grade youth. These curricula, in combination with music for our younger children, foster Biblical literacy, spiritual development, and faith application.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Sunday School will take place virtually. When we are able to fully return to the building, Sunday School will resume the schedule and practices outlined below. Please register for Sunday School to receive regular updates and access to virtual materials and classes.

The Sunday Church School schedule offers consistent classroom time to all children, while allowing families to worship together and children to participate in Communion.

Regular Sunday School Days

11:00 a.m. – Infants, Toddlers, 2 and 3 year olds begin class and do not attend the worship service.
11:25 a.m. – Children 4 years old through seventh grade go to class after the children’s message during the worship service.

Family Sundays

On Family Sundays, usually the first Sunday of the month, children in first grade and above remain in worship for the entire service. This way they can participate in worship and partake of the Lord’s Supper.

Please register for Sunday School to receive regular updates and access to virtual materials and classes.

PLEASE NOTE: 3rd Grade - 7th Grade are allowed to leave the classroom unaccompanied at the end of SCS each Sunday.
 
Our Sunday School program depends upon the dedication of more than 100 high school and adult volunteers who serve as teachers, assistants, and music leaders.
Lead Teachers commit to teaching one Sunday per month. They go through teacher training and plan lessons using our chosen curriculum. Teachers are provided with notes for each lesson as well as craft preparation and older grades have a seminarian-led teacher study each Sunday.
Parent Volunteers assist in the classrooms with craft projects, snack distribution and crowd control. We ask that parents enrolling their child in Sunday School commit to assist at least one Sunday during each semester. You will be contacted by the Lead Teacher before your teaching date arrange a meeting time and place.
Music Leaders work with the Interim Director of Children’s Music Ministries. They visit the nursery and Sunday School classes through 5/K and lead the class in song.
High School Assistants are members of our youth groups who help with craft projects, snack distribution and crowd control.
If you are interested in lead-teaching, or in assisting as either a parent or high school student, please email Jeffrey Shayne
 
Protecting our Children and Youth is a priority. 2018 Brick Safe Sanctuary Policy
  Due to the ongoing pandemic, Sunday School will take place virtually. When we are able to fully return to the building, the classroom assignments will be as listed below. Please register for Sunday School to receive regular updates and access to virtual materials and classes.
 
Age/Grade Location Directions Meeting Time
Infants Youth Activity Room Take the main elevator down to “Y.” Parents may bring children before 11:00 a.m. worship
Toddlers Youth Floor Take the main elevator down to “Y.”
Threes 2 West
Take the main elevator/stairs to the 2nd floor.

Fours

2 North
Take the main elevator/stairs to the 2nd floor. After the Children’s Message, 4 year olds meet their parents by the side door of the sanctuary to walk to their classroom.
Five/K 4 North Take the main elevator/stairs to the 4th floor. After the Children’s Message, all children process out of worship following the Order of St. Paul leaders. They will meet their teachers in the Chapel or Garden Room
1st Grade 4 South Take the main elevator/stairs to the 4th floor.
2nd Grade 2 South Take the main elevator/stairs to the 2nd floor.
3rd Grade Carnegie Room Take the main elevator/stairs to the 3rd floor.
4th/5th Grade Dining Room/Living Room Take the main elevator/stairs to the 3rd floor.
6th/7th Grade Anderson Library Take the back staircase up from the lobby to the first floor.

Click HERE to access weekly Sunday School Links and Materials.