Education

Education

Click Christian Nurture Opportunities 2018-2019 to view class offerings 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-with-Application 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 3-6-year-old 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 narthex.

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Young Children

Our youngest children meet 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.

3rd – 6th graders will follow a Rotation Model of study this year, which allows the children to experience one Bible story a month in a variety of ways.  Using the Godly Play curriculum for the foundational stories of the Old Testament, children will express and experience these stories through maps, LEGO models, drama, music, games, gardening, feasting, and prayer. Guests and friends are always welcome.

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Confirmation (grades 7-9, and up)

It’s a confirmation year for our 7th – 9th graders at FPC.  Together with their adult mentors, our confirmands will spend the first semester of this year visiting and observing other faith communities in Durham to notice what we have in common, and how we differ.  We will be learning to be good guests in our pluralistic neighborhood.  Then after Christmas, we will spend some classroom time together exploring what it means to be a Christian in the Reformed Tradition.  Most classes will take place during the Sunday School hour.

High School (grades 10-12)

High Schoolers meet downstairs in the youth classroom, below the sanctuary.  They start by discussing The Apocrypha.  Visitors are always welcome.

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For more information, contact Rev. Marilyn Hedgpeth: 919-682-5511, or [email protected] or Rev. John Weicher at [email protected]