During School Year: During the school year, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., between the two services, for all ages/classes.
During the Summer: From approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day (see calendar for exact dates), Sunday school is typically at 10:15 a.m., following a single 9:00 a.m. worship service.
Holidays: On the Sundays that follow Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, or are on Memorial Day weekend or Labor Day weekend, we have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by one service at 10:45 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School
Infants & Toddlers – This is a morning-long program in which loving care in a Christian environment is given to all infants and toddlers. Curriculum: Gospel Light.
2 & 3 Year Olds – This is a morning-long program. Several adults alternate as teachers. Curriclum: Gospel Light.Time includes sharing prayers, crafts, and music, learning centers, snacks and outside play.
4, 5 & Kindergarten – This is a morning-long children’s program. Time includes bible story/verse, art, sharing, singing, snacks, games and outdoor play. Curriculum; Smyth & Helwys Faith Steps.
1st & 2nd Grade – This is a fun group of energetic youngsters. Class includes learning Bible skills, singing, stories, snacks and group activities. Curriculum: Smyth & Helwys Faith Steps.
3rd-4th Grade – Class includes Bible discussion with stories and life applications, Bible verses and Books of the Bible. Curriculum: Smyth & Helwys Faith Steps.
5th Grade -Class includes Bible discussion with stories and life applications, Bible verses and Books of the Bible. Curriculum: Smyth & Helwys Faith Steps
There are a variety of adult Sunday school classes to choose from. Need help finding the classrooms? Ask at the Welcome table in the narthex near the front double door entry for directions.
Would you like to study contemporary subjects from a Biblical and historical perspective? Join the Sojourners Class as we share our views from a broad array of backgrounds, reaching a depth of understanding we readily carry into each week. Lively discussion in this intergenerational class is the norm. You are welcome to join us any Sunday morning at 9:30.
This is an intergenerational, family-oriented class that provides committed and well-prepared leadership along with thoughtful support through a directed discussion of a primary Bible passage. The format is Scripture reading, questions, answers and group discussion. Members: Everyone is welcome! Families with children and career men and women all typically attend this popular class.
This open and stable Sunday School class whose name means “always faithful” is just right for the person who desires to learn how the scriptures apply to today’s life as a Christian. The format is Bible reading and group discussion. Curriculum; Smyth-Helwys. Members: everyone welcome! Friendly, mature couples and mid-career men and women typically and regularly attend.
This is an enriching Sunday School class where study is directed from the Bible, with no other books or plans. Discussion is highly encouraged and a prayer chain is maintained within the class itself. Curriculum: Bible. Members: Intergenerational. Everyone welcome, especially earnest seekers!
This is an alternative Sunday School class in which the members share the fun and challenges of seeking to understand God’s word on a variety of issues concerning everyday Christian life. Members: Everyone is welcome! People around mid-life, couples and singles with children, and interested individuals typically attend this class.
Lost and Found
This class is a great fit for graduate students and young professionals. The members of the class are mostly in their 20’s and early 30’s, but it’s also a very intergenerational/age-permeable group. The discussions and conversations are very thought provoking and engaging.
v; to be in a state of wonder; to feel surprise; to feel curiosity or doubt
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Feeling wonder at God’s grace and faithfulness marks all we do, in our welcome, worship and work. We embrace the mystery of God’s work in our world and throughout history. We gather together to wonder together about the questions of our faith. At First Baptist, we welcome questions and uncertainties, understanding that often faith rests in discovering further questions than finding concrete answers. We invite the myriad ways that God is at work in each of us – through our creativity, intellect, relationships.