Children’s Christian Education
Wapping Community Church offers a complete Christian education experience for children age 3 - Grade 8 through our GOD’S GARDEN Church School Program. God’s Garden is held each week during the 10:00 a.m. service through the church school year (mid-September through Children’s Sunday in early June).
Lil’ Sprouts - 3 years old
The preschoolers and kindergartners start their Sunday morning in the Sanctuary with their families. Children of all ages leave the Sanctuary during the Passing of the Peace. They meet up with their teacher in Fellowship Hall, directly below the Sanctuary. From there, the Lil’ Sprouts go to their classroom located on the 3rd Floor. Each week the Lil’ Sprouts sing songs, play games, and do activities that teach them about God’s love. These reinforce the Bible story of the week. Parents may pick up their children after the 10 a.m. service.
Children in Grades 1-8
Children in Grades 1-8 start Sunday worship in the Sanctuary with their families. During the Passing of the Peace, children and teachers leave the Sanctuary through the Gathering Room.
These grades are segmented into 3 groups :
1st and 2nd Grades
3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
6th, 7th and 8th Grades
Grades 1-5 attend classes that focus on a Bible lesson reinforced by craft activities, discussion/sharing and prayer.
Grades 6, 7 and 8 meet in their own classroom (A.T.T.I.C.) A.T.T.I.C stand for Always Together Trusting In Christ. This class participates in numerous service projects during the school year. Often visited by guest speakers, the class learns about Wapping Community Church and its many missions. Youth read and discuss Scripture, engage in sharing and prayer, and enjoy activities that reinforce the message of God’s unfailing love.
Communion Sundays for Children Grades 1-8
Grades PreK-8 attend God’s Garden Church School weekly, except on the first Sunday of every month (Communion Sunday). On the first Sunday of the month, the children worship in the Sanctuary with their families.
Faith Chest Presentation
Children are given a faith chest in the fall of their first grade year. Each chest is personalized on the inside cover. A faith chest is a place that you can store keepsakes of meaningful moments along your lifelong faith journey.
Children in 3rd grade receive the Adventure Bible to keep and take home. This fun edition has interesting facts and activities throughout. Our hope is that children will page through it often and explore God's word.