Lighthouse is our Sunday morning program
for children in grades K-4
Workshops are in Andrews Hall from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.
Children will visit a different workshop every Sunday. Over the course of four to five weeks, they will be immersed in a single biblical story as they move through the various workshops. Each fifth Sunday will be an “All Lighthouse” event for the whole group. They will come to know Christ in a whole new way so that they can share his light with others. Please register here
NEW FOR 2017-18!
Our Preschool/Pre-K (ages 3 to 5) class is now called the Little Lambs. The same nurturing, fun class with the same dedicated group of teachers.
November 19: All Lighthouse Event - Mad Science "Fire and Ice"
February 4: All Lighthouse Event - Morning of Mission
March 11: All Lighthouse Event - Tie Dye Earth Day T-shirts (shirts provided)
April 22: All Lighthouse Event - Barn Nature Center
Rotation 3 - November 26 - December 17
"Angels Visit Shepherds"
A brief description of each of the workshops in this rotation follows:
ART: Children will create a “Bursting-In Art.”.The students will work in small groups to trace around one child’s body who is demonstrating the terror and shock the shepherds felt when the angel appeared to them. They will then use sponge paint to fill in the tracing of the shepherd, using only colors that would match the feelings of the shepherds. Finally, kids will create speech bubbles of what the shepherds may have said in response to the angel’s news. One or two child-size shepherds will be created per class, depending on how large the class size. Look for these shepherds to be on display throughout Andrews Hall.
DRAMA: Students will get dressed up in costumes to create five still scenes from the portion of the story where the angels visit the shepherds. The teacher will take photographs of each scene and they will be combined into a video using Movie Maker software. Classes will see their finished work at the next All Church School Event, online and maybe at the Family Christmas Eve Service.
VIDEO: Children will watch A Charlie Brown Christmas and talk about the true meaning of Christmas. While they watch the movie, kids will assemble “Love Bags” including toiletry items and snacks for the homeless guests of Code Blue, and decorate paper hearts to put inside the bags.
GAMES: Students will follow clues in the “Follow That Star Nativity Treasure Hunt” to read the story in sequential order and find a sweet treat at the end. Back in the classroom they will discuss their journey and what kept them going and how it might have felt to be the first to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
CONNECT ... just for 5th & 6th graders!
CONNECT is moving up!
Class will be in Andrews Hall Room 203 on the second floor.
This year we will focus on the Old Testament with Units such as Beginnings, which is a journey through Genesis from Creation to the Tower of Babel, The Promise, which continues in Genesis and focuses on stories such as the Covenant and Joseph. Freedom takes us to Exodus with stories including Moses, Commandments and Promised Land. Kings and Prophets will take us into spring where we will study stories such as David and Solomon's Temple.
Every Connect lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make. Each week, tweens focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a witty video, exploring biblical text, and creating projects that range from games to art and more.
Connect explores the themes found throughout the Bible’s greatest stories and encourages preteens to see the narrative arc of the Bible—from Creation to New Creation.
Connect grows with preteens, helping them make sense of the Bible, and encouraging them to ask questions, make connections, and reflect.
Each lesson begins with a video that blends witty, slap-stick humor with solid theology, in a way that’s accessible to preteens.
Please register here