Children's Sunday School
Children gather at 9:30 a.m. when public schools are in session. The Sunday school experience for children is designed to be interesting and to increase their knowledge of our Christian traditions. Over the months, children will engage in several kinds of learning experience.
At times a class may meet in a relatively traditional way to learn about Bible stories (often told as stories with a morale, not as history). Or they may study the faith implications of current events. Or they may learn about the lives of recent historical figures such as Albert Switzer, Nelson Mandella, Mother Theresa, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sing and Swing
Sing and Swing in the basement provides a place for music, dance, and movement. Children learn songs about Bible characters and sometimes create their own song and dance to tell the stories.
The kitchen in the basement is a place to learn through food. Children may bake bread or other food to teach them about Bible foods. Or they might prepare treats to be served in Fellowship after the worship service. Or they may bake for a small bake sale during Fellowship to raise money for a worthy cause.
The Holywood Theater on the second floor is a large-screen theater that can seat about 30 people. Children and youth often use this space for movie nights and other events.
Our Whole Lives
Our Whole Lives curriculum is offered approximately every 3 years to grades K-1 and 4-6. Please see link for additional information. http://www.uccmanhattan.org/our-whole-lives.html
The Creation Station on the second floor is a classroom dedicated to arts and crafts. This is another place where children are encouraged to let their creative juices flow. Here they may learn that their own creativity is a reflection of God who created them in God’s own image.