Sunday School

We provide Sunday School for all ages at the 9:30 hour.  Children under the age of two will find a safe and welcoming environment in the toddler room at 9:30 and 11:15.

During the 9:30 hour, children in grades 2-6 will have the opportunity to participate in age appropriate Sunday School classes using the Deep Blue Curriculum developed by Cokesbury, the United Methodist publishing house.  Deep Blue uses the Common English Bible and incorporates a variety of teaching styles to engage students as they learn more about the Bible and God’s plan for them.  Our 1st and 2nd graders, will be using an interactive curriculum developed by Group Publishing to explore the Ten Commandments.  Our third graders will be spending the fall using Learning to Use My Bible.  All third graders will receive a new Deep Blue Bible as a part of the worship service on September 18 and then they will dive into their Bibles for the fall quarter learning how it is assembled, where to find things, and some history of the Bible.

Gathering 139*

Gathering 139* is a great learning opportunity for children whose families attend worship at 11:15 am. Every week (except for Communion Sundays), G139* team members greet families at the main entrance to the sanctuary and register or check in children, ages 4-11, providing them with a name tag. After the first segment of the service, children and our staff transition to the gathering space in Room 116 (Multi-Purpose Room in the east end of the church) for an activities-based session based on the sermon topic or other key Bible stories and passages. The focus is on positive and thoughtful discussion, fun activities, service opportunities and strong relationships – a great program for our community! Families may register at the church or online at https://goo.gl/forms/h4GHfHZW8r2Vxc1n2.

We are fortunate to have a very talented and dedicated group of Sunday School teachers, but if you are interested in helping in this area, please contact Natalie Gray, Director of Children’s Ministries at ngray@fairfaxumc.org to see how you can support children’s ministry.