Every Sunday morning at 9:00 am, First Wayne Street has four levels of Sunday School for children aged preschool (beginning at age 3) through 5th grade, two levels for Youth (6th through 12th grade), and three Sunday School classes for adults.
Sunday School for Children & Youth
Our Sunday School teachers love kids, and we can almost guarantee you that your kids will love our Sunday School. Loving, caring teachers will help teach your child about God’s love, not just through telling Bible stories or sharing planned lessons, but also through the very people they are: adults who are committed and loving themselves. Your child or young adult will do, learn, and have fun. We also practice strict child protection guidelines in all of our programs.
The children’s curriculum incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, videos, & games into a full faith experience for children. They will develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds. Colorful, engaging, theologically-sound materials invite children to explore the Bible in fun, age-appropriate ways, capturing their attention and ensuring that God’s message is taken to heart. Middle schoolers will be using Core, through Youth Ministry Partners. High school kids will be using Groove, also from Youth Ministry Partners.
- 2 year olds and younger meet in Room 105 (the nursery).
- Children ages 3 to five years old meet in Room 230.
- Kindergarten through 3rd graders will meet in Room 229.
- 4th & 5th graders will meet in room 304.
- 6th, 7th & 8th graders will meet in room 305.
- Senior High will meet in Room 307.
Sunday School for Adults
We currently offer three different adult Sunday School classes that are diverse in both age and interest. Our adult Sunday school classes plan special fellowship opportunities in addition to their Sunday morning gatherings and some have mission outreach projects they support as a class. All are open and welcoming of newcomers.
R.O.C.K. Class (Raising Our Christian Knowledge)
This class is a diverse group in terms of age, socio-economic group, political & theological leanings, and life experiences, and the class welcomes adults of all ages. R.O.C.K. values open, informed discussion on current & relevant topics, and aims to enrich their understanding of God’s Word, the life and message of Christ, our Methodist heritage, and apply what they learn to their daily lives and their witness to the world. Leadership is shared among class members. Children of First Wayne Street and members of the ROCK Sunday School class join with the Christmas Bureau each year to organize the annual “Giving Tree” mission project. Class meets in Room 219 (the Parlor).
Koinonia Class (Koinonia means “friendship”)
The Koinonia Sunday School Class is comprised of adults who enjoy a variety of topics and outreach ministry, and has shared leadership. Class covers a diverse set of interests, with most weekly classes focused on a “stand alone” subject. For instance, in recent years the Koinonia class held a series of classes focused on “Prayers of the Faithful,” which studied the prayers of Mother Theresa, John Wesley, and Norman Vincent Peale, among others. This class occasionally also hosts speakers from community social agencies. This class is also involved in tutoring at Indian Village Elementary School, supporting families during the Christmas season, and other endeavors. Class meets in Room 115.
Our new Adult Sunday School class began in the spring of 2018. What’s the appropriate age for this class, you might ask? It’s for Seniors! And for Millennials! And for Boomers! And for anyone in between. Why should we come to this class, you might ask? To get acquainted! To learn from each other! To build fellowship! And to grow as disciples! This class is supporting the college ministry with care packages during finals and is considering other ways they can be supportive.