Christian Development

The Sunday School programs, for children ages 4 to 12, take place in the main floor Lounge
after the opening part of the Church Service.


Infant care for 0 to 3 year olds is provided during the Church Service in a well-equipped Baby
Care Room with adult supervision.


For any questions concerning the Christian Development Program at Parkwoods,
please contact the Church office.


 

We were fortunate in the Fall of 2018 to hire Alana Sprunt and Mardi Roback as our Children’s Ministry Program Specialists.  Both women have used their extensive experience to enrich Christian Development for our children and youth. In addition to regular classes, we had a special Sunday in November when Nancy-Jean Nickel and Floreen Forde led a festive day of gingerbread house decorating.  Our Syrian refugee family joined our Sunday School in this holiday tradition. The children and youth also made lovely Christmas cards for the Christmas cheer baskets sent out in December to church members who are unable to attend regular services. These were very warmly received!

Alana and Mardi have been busy planning for the remainder of the year.  For Valentine’s Day the Sunday School made cards for the homeless who are served by `Hungry Six Homeless Foundation`.  The cards were handed out with packaged meals and clothing during their Valentine’s Day Meal Hand Out on February 17th.  Special activities are also planned for the season of Lent and for Easter, in addition to regular classes. Our sincerest thanks are extended to Alana and Mardi for their time and effort to go above and beyond the curriculum to deliver such a great program to our children and youth. New children are always welcome to join our program!

We must also extend a thank you to our Nursery Caregiver, Nathalie Zeta.  Nathalie joined us in December and has provided care in our nursery for our youngest members.  Nathalie has taken great care to provide a welcoming environment and also provides childcare during special congregational meetings.  Nathalie’s care allows for parents to enjoy our services and participate in our meetings and activities and we are grateful for her support!

Parkwoods has a vibrant Sunday School with a moderate registration of various ages.  The Nursery aged children (infants to 3 years old), remain in the Baby Care Room for the duration of the worship service.  On Sunday mornings, after the Children`s Time in our regular worship service, all the children go to the Lounge for their own Sunday School program.  They have a short worship time together then split into classes. Parkwoods uses `Living the Word` curriculum which parallels the weekly narrative lectionary that is shared with the congregation.  Stories, scriptures and crafts follow what is being preached by the minister.

Sunday School has played an important role in Parkwoods` Outreach programs and we continue to look for caring ways to contribute to the many projects that our church community sponsors.