The Sunday School
Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. -
Mark 10: 14 The Sunday school
Children get very special attention at Peapack Reformed. In Sunday worship, after a special message from the pastor, children age 3 and older depart for Sunday school in the classrooms downstairs.
The youngest ones participate in a curriculum designed specifically for ages 3-5. Embraced in an atmosphere of reverence, the children hear Bible stories, ask questions and interpret the stories in creative crafts.
The older children, divided into two classes, use a lectionary-based curriculum Feasting on the Word, to read and study the Bible and to complete a project based on the day’s lesson. First through third graders comprise the “middles” and fourth graders and up are in the “olders’ class. There is considerable flexibility in class assignment.
On the first Sunday of each month, all the children return to the sanctuary to join the congregation for Holy Communion, which they have learned about in their classes. Most children sit together along with their Sunday school teachers; while others choose to sit with their parents.
Once a year, in the spring, the children and youth lead the regular worship service. On this Youth Sunday, we hear the Word of God, the prayers and the singing in the voices of our children, who are so very precious to Jesus Christ.