Children at Immanuel Church, Highlands

An announcement from the Minister for Children & Youth

September 15, 2020
Dear Immanuel Church, Highlands parish family,
As we approach the 2020-2021 program year, we are thrilled to announce that our Sunday school program has grown! As such, we will have two Sunday school classes to better nourish and nurture the needs of our students based on their ages: K-3rd grade and 4th-8th grade.
While we transition into regathering in person, Sunday school will continue through Zoom. Packages with age-appropriate materials will be mailed home prior to the beginning of the month with a “newsletter” so our Sunday school friends can enjoy and participate in the Sunday school experience (safely) at home.
It is not too late to register your child(ren) for Sunday school and/or Youth Programming! For more information, or to register, please reach out to the Minister for Children & Youth. All are welcome.
Anne Alexis Harra, Minister for Children & Youth | 302.658.7326

Sunday School

Children are an integral part of worship and the life of the church. At Immanuel Highlands, all children in grades K-8 are welcome to participate in our Sunday school program. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to gather (virtually)!

Each week during Sunday school, we learn a story, do a craft, practice our prayers, and even eat snack!

Our curriculum for students in K-3rd grade is Holy Moly!, and our curriculum for 4th-8th grade students is re:form — both are divisions of SparkHouse. The week’s craft always corresponds to the lesson, reemphasizing the material. Holy Moly! engages children through the use of fun, brief, animated videos, as well as discussion. re:form features longer videos which engage students through questions such as, “Why does God let bad things happen?” Most importantly, both Holy Moly! and re:form allow for a safe, Christian-centered learning space where ALL of God’s children can learn, love, and grow together.

The 2020-2021 school year has a two-fold goal:

  • Familiarizing children with the Rites, practices, and texts in the Episcopal Church (such as the use of the Book of Common Prayer)
  • A continuing discussion on social justice and our role as Christians in the ongoing effort to make our world better for everybody

Our yearly schedule is as follows:

  • Fall: Old Testament & Advent
  • Winter: Christmas, Epiphany, Lent
  • Spring: Eastertide, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday