Sunday School

Our Sunday School classes run from September until June – there is a class for everyone!  Celebration Sunday, held the first Sunday after Labor Day, celebrates our new year of Sunday School classes!  Our adult class meets year round!

Below: Celebration Sunday gathering in the courtyard – September 11, 2016

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The following prayer was read at our “Blessing of the Backpacks” on Celebration Sunday, September 11, 2016.  

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9-10 am Sunday Mornings at St. John’s UCC

Children, Youth and Adult Sunday School takes place at 9 am between our 8:00 and 10:15 am worship services. Our Sunday School classes are a great place for children, youth and adults to learn and grow! Our Sunday School teachers are enthusiastic about helping children learn about God’s love for all people. St. John’s low student/teacher class ratio is inviting, so you will feel comfortable and accepted regardless of where you are on your faith journey. We look forward to meeting you and your children as you grow with us in Christ!  Our goal is to ensure everyone feel God’s LOVE and realize it is FUN to be a CHRISTIAN! Our innovative teaching team brings much experience and excitement to the classroom and will guide your children to find a deeper understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ.

Classes for Children & Youth:  Note: These classes do not meet in the Summer.

Ages 2, 3 & 4: Meet in the Nursery – Barb Fretz, Teacher

Kindergarten & Grades 1 & 2: Meet in the 1st Upstairs Classroom – Mary Billy, Dejon Salmon, Karen Filson, Teachers

Grades 3,4,5, & 6: Meet in the 2nd Upstairs Classroom – Megan Diehl, Teacher

Junior/Senior High Class: Grades 7-12: Meet in the Fireside Room – Janet Morton, Rev. Sue & Pastor Addie, Teachers

Adult Classes:

Church Library – a ‘traditional, formal’ Bible Study with rotating teachers/leaders from the group –  this class meets all year long including the Summer months, when it may move to the Assembly Hall area to enjoy the air conditioning there. 

Activity Room: a more informal discussion group relating contemporary topics to church teachings.

Below: From the St. John’s archives: From May 6, 1928, our JJ Rothrock Men’s Bible Class.  Our classes are no longer this large or formal, but like our classes generations ago we still are seekers and learners who study the Bible for God’s Word to us!

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1937 St. John's Sunday SchoolAbove: St. John’s Sunday School children about 1937 – photo donated by Richard Drissel.

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Above: Adult St. John’s Sunday School class – 1970’s? Note the women on one side of the room, the men on the other.  The Corner Classroom is now called the church Library.