Our new theme for the new 2017-2018 Sunday School year will be God’s Plan. We will begin the year by studying about creation. We will see that God created the heavens and the earth in Genesis 1. These verses show us a detailed description of how God created everything in six days and rested on the seventh day. God spoke the world into being, and it was good. We will then discuss God’s Plan of making man in His own image. We will then learn about the sins of Adam and Eve. We also learn how God’s Plan includes the Savior of the World, Jesus!! Our relationship with God is restored through Jesus. God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for all of us and our sins. Let us remember the blessings that God has given us as we fully rely on Him!!
Rotation Station is a Bible History curriculum but covers the essential Bible Lessons in a thematic approach as opposed to chronologically. Rotations session themes are usually covered for four weeks but sessions can be shorter or longer depending on how many rotations we have connected with that theme.
Opening Station: This is where children gather each week for praise & worship as the lesson is introduced. We sing, tell stories, and begin thinking about our lesson.
Memory Mayhem: Children can get memory books to work on learning essential Biblical truths by heart. Teachers listen to children recite verses and children can earn points for the “Sonshine Shop.”
Samuel’s Storytime: This is the most “traditional” rotation where the lesson is taught directly. Student will cover all 4 points of the lesson in this rotation the week they are there.
Creation Station: A craft that ties into that rotation’s them and reinforces the learning that is taking place.
Bible Book Binders: Student will dress up as characters in the rotation’s lesson for a photo shoot. Then they will create scrapbook pages to retell the main points from the rotation.
Bethlehem Bakery: This rotation involves the children doing a project in the kitchen that, once again, reinforces the lesson of the rotation they are studying.
Galilee Games: In this rotation, children play a game that has a lesson attached that directly connects to what is being taught in the rotation.
Martha’s Movies: A video retelling the lesson complete with been bag chairs, popcorn, and juice!