September to May

Sunday School, K3-4th Grade:  Kids grow into the life of the church “Whirl” lectionary-based curriculum. Every lesson follows a four part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch. Each week kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video to set up the lesson. Next they dive into the Whirl Story Bible or the Whirl NRSV Bible together, respond to the scripture lesson with creative activities, and circle up to review the lesson and pray before begin sent out.

Sunday School, Grades 5 & 6:  Our tweens will be using a Bible-centered curriculum, “Connect” that uses quirky videos, hands-on activities, and Bible exploration. Connect helps preteens make the transition from kid to confirmation. They also have a video each week to set up the lesson and then spend time in other activities to further their learning in fun and creative ways.

7th and 8th Grades are our Confirmation age youth. We’re using the Augsburg Fortress

Confirmation material called “Here We Stand”. The curriculum focuses on The Here We Stand Student Handbook, the Old and New Testaments, and Small Catechism. Classes meet in Holmer Hall. Youth do not need to be enrolled in the Confirmation program to attend Sunday morning classes.

High School Youth Ministry:  Our High School meets in “The Shack” on Sunday mornings.  They use a variety of Bible study materials including Spice Rack, NOOMA, and Faith Lens to keep things interesting. Discussions focus on living out their faith.

Adult Forum We offer a variety of topics and speakers.  Most classes run for 3-4 weeks.  You can join a class any time.  Watch the Sunday News and bulletin boards for class topics.  Classes are at 9:45 in Grace Chapel.

Adults with Special Needs meet in Holmer Hall at 9:45AM on Sundays.  The curriculum is geared to the learning abilities of the students.  Janette Johnston leads the class.  Call the church office for more information and directions.  813-961-8747.


Nursery is available for children through age 4 during the worship services and the Sunday school hour.   Children older than 3 years are encouraged to attend their Sunday school classes.