CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
We take Christian Formation for children seriously, but have fun doing it. Our Sunday school classes begin with 3 year olds using the Godly Play curriculum. What is Godly Play? Godly Play is a Montessori based curriculum that engages children in learning through storytelling, ritual, and hands-on activities. Classes follow the shape of the Eucharist: Hear a story, respond through art or activity of choice, pray and feast together by enjoying a snack, and then dismissed to parents. Children learn and engage in stories of the Old and New Testaments while also learning how to listen, how to treat sacred space, how to treat one another, and how to begin to be self-directed. Children come into the presence of the mystery of God during class by hearing God’s stories, responding to the story out of love in the following ways: verbally during wondering time after the story, working with the story objects, and by creating individual works of art.
As students progress through the Godly Play Curriculum they begin with the Creation story all the way through the story of Jonah. They get hands-on experience with the church calendar and get an in-depth look at Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, and Pentecost. In addition, all ages get exposure to parables, stories about the Holy Family, and baptism. As children progress through the classes, they learn more about individual people of the bible from Abraham and Sarah to Paul, learn more about the Holy Eucharist, and gain exposure to the Saints.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
All classes take place at 10:00am on Sundays. Classes meet on the 3rd floor.
Program Coordinator: Katie Wilzcek
3 years through Kindergarten: Classroom 2
Story Tellers: Jacque Swanston, Elizabeth Edwards.
1st through 3rd Grade: Classroom 3
Story Teller: Kristin Jablonski & AJ Smith
On The Edge (5th & 6th Grade): Classroom 5
Leaders: Becky Moseman and Steven Southard
The classes are seasonal and serve to enhance the Christian Formation experience for youth outside of traditional Sunday classes. Classes begin in January. Contact Becky Moseman at Becky@TrinityTulsa.org to express interest. Dates and times are listed with each class
First Communion Classes:
(5 years old and up) Classroom 2
Leader: Deacon Deborah Underwood
This hands-on and interactive class is intended to help children understand the significance of Holy Communion. January 12th, February 9th, March 15th & April 19th from 4:45-6:00pm
(5th through 7th) Conference Room
Leaders: Becky Moseman and Hannah Middlebrook
This one-day course is required for any young person who wishes to be a leader at events such as Vacation Bible School. Students will learn about the characteristics of good leaders, small group management and CPR. This class should be taken annually to renew their skills for the new year. This group will assist with the Easter Egg Hunt and the Stations of the Cross in the Church Down Under. March 29th, 12:30-3:00pm, lunch included.