Our Sunday School for students in Kindergarten through 7th grade uses the multi-age curriculum, Feasting on the Word, which parallels the Bible readings used in the worship service. We are blessed with caring teachers who delight in sharing the message of God’s love with our children. Children head to their Sunday School classroom during our 10 a.m. worship service, except on the first Sunday of the month, when they attend the Communion service with their families. We end the school year on Sunday, June 18th with Youth Sunday when our children lead the service.
Our Sunday School has participated for over 20 years in the Souper Bowl of Caring, a nationwide program that uses the energy around football’s biggest celebration to mobilize and inspire people to tackle hunger across the country. In 2022, we surpassed our fundraising goal and collected a record $1,245 + 40 items for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. We collected this year via an online link and at our church service on Super Bowl Sunday, February 12, 2023.
Baa, oink, quack-quack and thanks! With your generous help, our Sunday School class raised over $500 for Heifer International, a non-profit which provides farming and entrepreneurship training worldwide to fight hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. The children voted to donate an alpaca, a sheep, a pig, a goat, two flocks of ducks and two flocks of chickens!
Our children enjoy Christmas Pageants, Youth Sunday, and other special events throughout the year. In 2020 we presented a virtual Christmas Pageant.
We offer Confirmation Class every other year, for youth in 8th grade and up. Our Confirmation Class is held on Sunday mornings, utilizing denominational curriculum. We enjoy creating new relationships with Confirmation Mentors and engaging in service projects as part of our learning. We celebrated the completion of last year’s confirmation class on June 12, 2022
Our youth are important to the ministry of our congregation. They assist with our live stream, design cards to send to our congregation and to Meals on Wheels, sing in the choir, and are integral to our church events. Our youth help make ministry happen at CPC and we thank you!