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CHILDREN'S OPPORUNITIES

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

Sunday School returns Sunday, September 10. Here's a look at what we will be offering

in the fall.  

9:45 to 10:50 am unless otherwise noted

3 years old through fifth grade

The nursery will be open for those under 3 years old. 

Click here for important September and October dates.

Click here to see weekly lessons for September.

For more information on our Christian Formation offerings, please email christianformation@christchurchnewbern.com.

Godly Play (children ages 3-4)

Godly Play is a class centered around storytelling and work time, which includes crafts and play. We will focus on teaching basic stories and what it’s like to spend time in a Sunday School class. This class will meet in the Godly Play room, next to the nursery. 

Whirl (K-2nd grade)

This class is using the Whirl curriculum — the same curriculum as the older Whirl class. Students will watch videos and follow up what they’ve learned with worksheets. The best part of Whirl will be the craft each week! This class will meet in the room next to the vesting room. 

Whirl (3rd-5th grade)

This class uses the Whirl curriculum — the same curriculum as the younger Whirl class. The discussions will be different because of the age difference, but these students will see similar videos and work on slightly different worksheets. The best part of this class will be what the students will learn about the Bible and the church. We will meet in the the Purple Pineapples room. 

Pathways of Discipleship (POD, 3rd-5th grade)

4 pm, the first Sunday of the month

For our 3rd-5th graders, this group meets once a month to play games and share our faith. POD meets at 4 pm, the first Sunday of the month in the Purple Pineapples room.

WEEKDAY PROGRAMS

T-Ball

Christ Church has a t-ball team through the New Bern Sunday School League. The team is open to children from three years old through Kindergarten. We play in April and May. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Camp Trinity

Camp Trinity is the Episcopal Camp of the Diocese of East Carolina. Many members of our parish have not only attended camp as campers there, but have also worked on staff. There are week-long sessions available for rising 3rd-12th graders and a starter camp for 2nd-4th graders. There are scholarships available. To learn more about Camp Trinity, click here.

Vacation Bible School 

Vacation Bible School is in June every year. All children, ages 3- rising 5th grade, are invited.  

VBS is a great way to serve others, mentor a younger generation, and get to know other people at Christ Church. We have a major need for volunteers. Volunteers are in rising 6th grade through adults of all ages. Volunteers can help lead a station (art, science, snack and games) and groups (broken up by grades). Volunteers can help all week or for just one day. Volunteers will need to be up to date on Safe Church Practices. 
Can't make it that week? We'll need help with decorations the week before. We'll also have a donation list. You can drop the items off at the church and we'll use them during VBS. Also, your prayers for safety and more knowledge of God's love will help tremendously. 

 

Gospel & Prayers

During the summer, we take a break from Sunday School and invite the children to join us in the library during the sermon for a hands-on application of the Gospel reading and time for prayers.

SERVING IN WORSHIP

By playing an active role in worship services, our youth learn how we celebrate our faith throughout the liturgical year. By serving at baptisms, confirmation, weddings and funerals, they learn how we care for the faithful through our Christian sacraments. In the process, they learn both responsibility and leadership skills that help prepare them for the roles they will play as leaders of the church in adulthood.

Acolytes

All school age boys and girls are encouraged to join the Acolyte Guild. A young person can become an acolyte at 8 years old if mature enough to carry a lit torch and can sit and focus through a service without supervision. They begin training as a torchbearer and progress to crucifer and then server. Contact christianformation@christchurchnewbern.com to learn more.

Youth Lay Readers

Readers can be 8 years old and older. You sign up to read when you're available. Readings are sent in advance. Youth readers are guaranteed a chance once a month.

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