The Current Plan for Summer Sunday School: (Occasional) Godly Play
Right now we have two Sunday School teachers--the amazing Patty and Diane! I'm so grateful that they are willing to keep teaching. We have not yet set the schedule, but they are up for teaching once or twice a month.
-Ages: 4yo-2nd grade or so
-Location: From now until Pentecost (June 5th), the group will meet outside. From June 12th onward, they will meet on the patio.
-Timing: From now until Pentecost (June 5th), children will be dropped off with the group outside at the start of the service and will rejoin the congregation at the peace, before the Eucharist. From June 12th onward, this group will meet after the service, during Lemonade Time, with the rest of the church around.
-Frequency: Diane and Patty can teach once or twice a month. We will publish this schedule as soon as we have it.
-Rain Plan: Because we do not yet have a HEPA filter for the Chapel, there is currently no rain plan. If the Finance Committee/Vestry approve the purchase of an appropriate filter, the group will meet in the Chapel if it rains.
The Hoped-for Plan for Summer Sunday School: Storymakers
To make this part happen, we need you! You do not need to have children in your household--you just need to enjoy young people! Ali and I have also purchased for the church a new stop-gap curriculum that requires very little prep from volunteers.
-Ages: 1st-5th grade
-Location: same as above
-Timing: same as above
-Frequency: Whenever Godly Play is not happening and whenever we have 2 volunteers!
-Rain Plan: This depends on who is volunteering and what they would be comfortable with.
What We Hope for Sunday School in the Fall & Future
Rev. Nick, Diane, Patty, and I all hope that the parish will be able to build again a strong Godly Play program. It is an excellent curriculum that teaches our young people so many things--not just Biblical content but Biblical interpretation, not just liturgy details but the rhythm and sense of the liturgy, and so much more. (See below for a chance to learn more about Godly Play.)
Learning about Godly Play!
Want to learn more about Godly Play? This
is a 1.5hr virtual introduction to this magnificent curriculum. It will be on May 10th and taught by excellent instructors. Learn more and sign up here.