Education

Education

Click Christian Nurture Opportunities to view class offerings for 2016-2017 for adults and youth.

All children are welcome in worship! However, some parents prefer to keep infants with them during worship, which is certainly allowable. Childcare is provided, beginning at 9:30 (during Sunday School). One and two-year-olds meet in the nursery on the second floor of the Education Building, room 203.

The FPC Child and Youth Protection Policy requires two caretakers in each classroom. These caretakers are able to contact ushers during worship, should parents need to be reached.

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Infants and Toddlers

Nursery care for children birth – 6 years of age is provided during worship on the second floor of the Education Building, rooms 203 and 206. The older children join worship following the sermon for the remainder of the service. Childcare for infants – 2 years continues in the toddler room.

There is a changing table in the narthex behind the sanctuary, and reading books on the pews in the narthex. Worship bags and interactive bulletins for children are available in the foyer, and youth bulletins are available for older children.

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Young Children

This age group meets on the second floor of the Education Building. Older twos – fours meet in the playroom, room 206, and will use the Growing in Grace and Gratitude curriculum.

Kindergarteners, first and second graders also use the Growing in Grace and Gratitude curriculum. Third, fourth and fifth graders will study Following Jesus stories, with workshops on alternative Sundays of maps and measurements, music and movement; and yoga and mission. We’ll be getting our hands dirty using all our senses. Guests and friends are always welcome. Second graders will join for some of the workshops.

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Middle School and High School

Middle School (grades 6-8) and High Schoolers (grades 9-12) meet downstairs in the church basement in the designated youth rooms. Middle Schoolers will be using the Augsburg Echo curriculum; and High Schoolers will be using the lectionary study guide, Feasting on the Word, to learn about the texts for the day being used in worship. Visitors are welcome here, as well.

Confirmation begins this year for our 8th and 9th graders.  Mentoring will begin Sunday, October 23 (room 208) and in February, students and mentors will begin traveling to observe other faith communities.  Confirmation Sunday is May 7, 2017.

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For more information, contact Reverend Marilyn Hedgpeth: 919-682-5511, or m.hedgpeth@firstpres-durham.org

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