St. Giles Presbyterian Church offers a variety of active, Christ-centered classes and experiences for every age! Our Sunday School classes meet from 9:15-10:15am on Sunday mornings (September-May), and most of our classes meet in the Taylor Education Building. If you'd like to learn more about our ministries of faith formation, contact Rev. TJ Remaley or anyone who serves on the Christian Education Committee.
INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND TWOS
Nursery caregivers participate in the nurture of our youngest children by providing a safe and loving environment as a beginning church experience. On the second Sunday of each month, parents join their infants, toddlers, and twos for a hands-on Sunday School experience called Frolic!
Location: Preschool Building
[Members: sign up as a childcare volunteer]
SPARKS PRE-READERS (K3-K5)
In a caring and secure environment, the children ages 3-6 in K3 through 1st grade begin concrete learning experiences built around age-appropriate Bible stories using the Sparks curriculum published by Sparkhouse. The children are taught about God’s great love and are helped to see themselves as children of God.
Location: The Blue Room (1st Floor of the Taylor Education Building)
SPARKS (1ST-3RD GRADES)
This early reader class is designed to activate faith using the Spark Classroom curriculum published by Sparkhouse. Children will study Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments using engaging resources and activities.
Location: The Red Room (2nd floor of the Taylor Education Building)
CONNECTS (TWEENS: 4TH-5TH GRADES)
Using the Connects curriculum, preteens will engage in God’s big story through videos, Bible exploration, and hands-on projects. It takes tweens on a journey through the Old and New Testaments, exploring the connections between several stories each week.
Location: The Green Room (2nd floor of the Taylor Education Building)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (6TH-8TH GRADES)
Through a variety of activities, this class explores biblical passages (using the Feasting on the Word for Tweens curriculum) as a launching pad for conversations about life as a middle school teenager.
Location: The Orange Room (1st floor of the Taylor Education Building)
HIGH SCHOOL (9TH-12TH GRADES)
Our high school youth share their gifts in a variety of important ways. Some serve as paid childcare staff in our nursery. Others participate in our music ministries. Still others serve as teaching assistants in one of our children's classes. While there is no formal Sunday School class planned for high school youth this year, high schoolers are warmly invited and encouraged to learn and grow in faith as they participate in the wider ministries of the congregation. There will also be occasional Sunday morning youth group breakfasts prior to worship.
Using The Present Word uniform lesson series, the Friendship class studies a variety of theological themes in scripture. All ages are welcome in this, our longest running Sunday school class.
Format: lecture and discussion.
STARTING POINT CLASS
This discussion-based class uses the Bible as its “starting point.” Each week Scripture and commentary are read and class discussion centers around the passage and its application to “real life” using Serendipity curriculum.
Format: text and commentary with discussion.
Through thoughtful and engaging discussions, the Connections class uses a variety of DVD-based and topical curricula designed to inspire curiosity, deepen faith, and explore the 21st century world.
Format: DVD & Discussion