Sunday Church School begins

Sunday, September 10, 2017

9:45 – 10:40 a.m.

Classes for all, birth through age 100+

Wanting to register for Sunday Church School? Fill out our Sunday School Registration (download it from document library) and bring it with you to church! 

All are invited and welcomed to attend classes. Families are encouraged to attend a worship service and Sunday Church School together. We look forward to seeing you!

SCS is designed to help children, youth, & adults know and interpret the Bible, understand the church’s teachings, strengthen ties of Christian fellowship in the family of God, explore current issues and develop attitudes and skills in living the Christian faith.

Key areas of learning for each age group are: the Bible, Lutheran doctrine, faith and life, health and wholeness, home and community and the world. All materials are age-appropriate, progressive, structured learnings.

Saint Matthew’s Sunday Church School begins with our Nursery class for those children from birth to age 2. We continue with classes for each age/grade up through our High School Class.

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL TEACHERS 2017

3 & 4 year olds                                        Barb Bell, Emily Carr

Kindergarten & 5 year old                   Dave & Barb Carr

Grades 1 & 2                                            Kim Lawton, Tessa Wise, Joan Schoof

Grades 3 & 4                                           Doug Baumgardt & Helen Baumgardt

Grade 5                                                    Andrew & Beth Malakoff

Grade 6 – 8                                              Janelle Jampole

High School                                            Sarah Wright, Karen Moler

 


Sunday Church School ~ Adult Classes

Family Life and Parenting ~ 

More Than Words by Erin Wathen

As a parent or caregiver have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

  • What skills or talents does my child have that could be used to demonstrate compassion?
  • How can I teach my child about compassion for others, especially with the busy schedule that we have?
  • If I slow down the pace of our lives, will I still be a good parent?
  • How should I talk to my child about the violence and injustices in today’s world?
  • How can I help my children understand people who are different from themselves?
  • How can I teach my child to be authentic in an era when cultivating an “online presence” is so important?

Join the Parenting Group to discuss these and other timely issues as we read, “More Than Words, 10 Values for the Modern Family,” by Erin Wathen.  In the process, you will discover the support and fellowship of other parents, grandparents, and caregivers who are all navigating the challenges of raising children in today’s world.

Betsy Minihan and Mary Catherine Deadman ~ 2nd Floor Education Wing


 

The Bible ~ A History of a Book ~

Mark Victorson  ~ 2nd Floor Education Wing

Although since our childhood we have learned and know Bible stories, few of us know the story of the Bible as a book.   This class will outline the current historical research and theories on how, when, and why the Scriptures developed, were set down in writing, were collected, and became canon.  We will also tell the story of biblical translations, interpretations, new technologies, and controversies, as the Bible crossed the boundaries of cultures and time.   


Luther’s Small Catechism ~  

Pastor Zimmerer and Linda Mazzucchi~ Conference Room

Join Linda Mazzucchi and Pastor Zimmerer as they will facilitate a Lutheran Discussion class centering on the 500th anniversary of The Reformation.  The resource for conversation and study will be Luther’s Small Catechism.  Join us in the Conference Room Sundays 9:45~10:45 as we discuss various topics including: Core Lutheran beliefs; Lutheran worship and practices; and of course Reformation history.