Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known

Children’s Education

Children’s Class begins Sunday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m.

The Children’s program for ages 8 – 12 will be the same as last year –  the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month in the church library, located in the lower level of the Parish Hall. The format of these sessions are approximately a 10 minute reading of the scripture and 15 minutes of discussion beginning at 9:30. Dismissal should coincide with the end of the Sermon. At that time the children will be escorted to the service to join their parents.

For the introduction, we will use this verse (Jeremiah 31:3) to welcome the children and discuss how they view God and how they believe God views us. The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness.

Regular weeks:

10/2 – Genesis 1:2 – 25; Who is God? Cover the power of God; God as creator and the source of all life

10/16 – Genesis 3 – The Fall; Sin as disobedience to God and how can we recognize deception / temptation; simple examination of how we  respond

11/6 – Genesis 11:1 – 9 – The Tower of Babel; Discuss the difference between seeking God’s glory and showing-off to build your own reputation

11/20 – Isaiah 7:13-16 – The Sign of Immanuel; Example of prophesy from the Old Testament; how do we respond in faith

12/4 – Luke 2:4-14 – The Christmas Story; Meaning of Christmas as prep for the Pageant

1/1 – Jonah 1 – 4 ; Jonah’s disobedience and repentance (1&2) and the grace, mercy, and forgiveness of a loving God

1/15 – Daniel 3:1-30 – Daniel & the Fiery Furnace; Example of bold, steadfast faith that does not seek to argue with its adversaries, but trusts in God always

2/5 – Exodus 7-12, The 10 Plagues and Passover OR

2/19 – Exodus 20:1-17, The Ten Commandments

3/5 – Luke 4:1-13;  Jesus is Tested in the Wilderness

3/19 –  Matthew 5:1-20; Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes

4/2 – John 13:1 – 20; The Last Supper

4/16 – John 20:1-18; The Empty Tomb

5/7–Acts 2:1-42; The Day of Pentecost

On those Sundays when there is no Children’s Education, 8 to 12 year olds attend the service with their families.