FAQs about Calvary Sunday School:
What curriculum do you use?
We use the ECC curriculum developed at the Virginia Theological Seminary. This year we are using the "Shell" year. You may learn more about the curriculum and download materials at click. For an outline of topics for the year please click.
Why do you begin with Children's Chapel every week?
We want all our young people to begin their Sunday together, as one group, and we want them to learn that our study and learning all begin with prayer - expressed in song, liturgy, and storytelling. We also want them to learn the basics of our liturgy, so that they will become comfortable taking liturgical roles in worship with adults as they get older.
What if we arrive after 9:30? Should we wait for our child's class to begin?
You and your children are welcome to come into the chapel at any time. Even if it's just for a few minutes, it will help them to feel part of the group and to be ready for their class.
What is there for me to do between 9:30 and 10?
You are welcome to visit your child's class, or any other class before worship begins in the church at 10. We also have coffee available in the Sunday School area, and places where you can sit and relax, catch up on news, texts, or email (free wifi is available), or visit with other adults. Weather permitting, you may choose to spend a few quiet minutes outside in the courtyard or the churchyard, where there are benches or room for a short walk. You are also welcome to go into the church and listen to the choir prepare for the service. Some parents like to go for a short walk in the neighborhood.
What if there is no parking available in the lot and the village lot is too far for my child, or we are running late?
There is a "drop off" lane by the entrance off the parking lot where you can leave your car for a couple of minutes while you walk your child into the Sunday School area. Then you can drive to the village lot (across Cayuga), and return to the church in plenty of time for the 10 am service.