When a child is baptized at ULC, the congregation is asked to care for the child, teach the child the Word of God, and guide the child in being a faithful witness of the love of God.
To fulfill this covenant, we have developed a contextually and developmentally appropriate religious education curriculum for children at University Lutheran. The curriculum utilizes the strengths of congregation members and actively engages parents and teachers in planning lessons that will be both fun and formative for our children.
Sunday School classes are taught throughout the school year (September through early June) from 11:00 a.m.. – 12:00 p.m.. Each class includes time spent learning biblical stories, engaging in spiritual practices, creative play, and a closing blessing. Each year, our Sunday School program also chooses a local non-profit to engage with and support through a children’s offering and service projects. For the 2016-17 year the children are working with the Sanctuary Arts Center (SAC), a safe space for homeless youth to explore art, music, and drama. As SAC is housed in the church, the children are especially enthusiastic to offer their support.
The children also enjoy singing songs during the church service, assisting with the service on Children’s Sunday, performing in the Christmas Pageant, and experiencing the Walk of the Magi each Epiphany.
We currently offer two different classes for our children:
- Pre-Kindergarten to First Grade (ages 4-6)
- Second Grade to Fifth Grade (ages 7-11)
For questions regarding our Sunday School program or any other part of our ministry with children, please contact Kathy Lachata-Oakley, Education Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.