Dear parents of elementary Sunday School children,
We hold you all in our prayers during this exciting time of new beginnings as your children return to school and, as a family, you settle into new routines. Your APC family is also excited to be back in person for worship, Sunday School, and mid-week ministries! We have decided to postpone the start of Sunday School in order to allow for the children to return to their elementary schools and we all see how it goes.
During this time of continuing uncertainty, we want to do our best to minister to our children in a manner that feels comfortable and safe. To that end, this is our plan for elementary Sunday School Fall 2021:
* Sunday School begins October 3 and will run from 9:45-10:45 am (drop off at 9:30)
* Drop off and Pick up will be on The Lawn at 81 South Main Street.
Please park in the lot across the street from the sanctuary.
* Classes will meet OUTSIDE as long as it is possible.
Please dress the children for the weather (plus one layer;) and send your child with a towel to sit on (PreK-3rd).
While outside, we will maintain distancing so that masks will not be required.
* Classes will be held INSIDE when the weather outside turns frightful (rain, snow, or just too cold).
Each grade will meet in one of the largest rooms on campus (one grade per room). (e.g. Potter Room, Sanctuary, Music Room, Nursery, etc.)
While inside, we will maintain distancing and masks will be required.
The protocols regarding Covid-19 will be communicated regularly, shared upon request, and updated according to relevant changes in circumstances.
Regardless of the classroom setting (outdoor or indoor), parents are expected to monitor their child’s health and follow CDC guidelines regarding Covid symptoms, exposures, and testing when deciding whether or not to send them to Sunday School or any other ministry event at APC. This is our plan. We ask for your patience and prayers as we navigate this new process.
Parents, I would appreciate your participation in a brief survey. Please follow this link
https://apc.breezechms.com/form/SSsurvey21 or use this QR code….
Thank you for completing this survey. As always, I appreciate your input and I am available by phone or email to address your questions and concerns or to receive your words of support and encouragement.
If it is your desire to have your child/ren attend Sunday School at APC, please complete the on-line registration form now using this link https://apc.breezechms.com/form/ElementarySS21-22reg or use this QR code:
Knowing how many children to expect in our classes will greatly assist us in preparing our lessons and teaching space.
Communion Classes will be held for both the 2021-2022 Second and Third Grade classes throughout the year. Plans are currently underway to have a wonderful, meaningful communion celebration in worship with our 2019-2020 Communion class (current 4th graders) this Fall. Please stay tuned for more details.
Finally, in addition to Sunday School, a regular practice of worship is critical to the spiritual development of our children (and of our own). During the Fall, Sunday School will meet from
9:45-10:45 am followed by OUTDOOR WORSHIP at 11:00 am on The Lawn at 81 (South Main St.) under the tabernacle. We pray that, after spending time learning about God, you and your children will join us in worshiping God, our Father.
Looking forward to seeing you again!
Peace and prayers,
Director of Children and Family Ministry
We look forward to having you and your children join us on Sunday mornings as we go deeper into God’s Word, furthering our understanding of the immense love God has for each one us.
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:14-15