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 the church office, or anyone who serves on the Christian Education Committee.
INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND TWOS
Children’s Sunday School at St. Giles is joyful celebration. Our goals are to offer the Bible narrative in many ways and to build relationships and belonging among all participants. Being with children of all ages (3K to grade 5) fosters relationships more akin to family than school. Each week, leaders are provided with all they need to offer a challenge to a multiage group of children. All children enjoy a three-minute lesson video featuring animated characters who encounter fun, adventure and surprises at their church and in their community. The videos show what it means to live out faith in a wide range of situations. Older elementary children are learners and often come mentors to younger children as they learn. They assist preschoolers as they experience the Bible story, talk about Bible characters, put on puppet plays, do arts and crafts and pray together. Sunday mornings also include special events: a walk in the memorial garden on a beautiful morning, making gingerbread houses at our holiday party, working hard to complete a service project in the community. (Location: 2nd floor of the Taylor Education Building)
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Children Engaging Worship: a new class for elementary children, coming in February 2020.
There are many ways that children learn to worship. Some learn well sitting in the pew, being quietly instructed by an adult. Some learn individually through the ancient art of catechesis: the adult asks questions and the child gives memorized responses. Another way is through a season of formal instruction in which the child learns about sacraments, symbols, holy seasons, corporate prayer and other aspects of worship in the Reformed Tradition. We will be offering this worship instruction each Sunday morning during February and March. Registered elementary children (grades 1 through 5) may leave worship after the Word for Children and attend class with Ms. B in the Taylor Education Building. There will be a parent/child information meeting in Taylor Education Room 115 on January 19, right after worship. Interested parents will need to register children by January 30, by contacting Beth Burris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLE SCHOOL (6TH-8TH GRADES)
Through a variety of activities, this class explores biblical passages 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)
While there are no formal classes planned for high schoolers this year, we are excited to launch a new year of youth ministry! High schoolers are invited and encouraged to participate in youth group study and fellowship on Sunday nights from 5:30-7:00pm.
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.
Location: Taylor Ed. Building Room E102
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.
Location: Taylor Ed. Building Room E107
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
Location: Taylor Ed. Building Room E119