Updated May 22, 2014
Theresa Reiter, Director of Children’s Ministries, and Susan Fisher, Director of Discipleship, are rolling out schedule changes to parents.
Here are the changes:
Promotion for 5 year olds – 5th graders will take place on the first Sunday in June.
“In the past, promotion was not done until the first Sunday in September (Labor Day Weekend), but this has tended to cause confusion for parents when trying to register for summer activities, since as soon as elementary children finish a school year they consider themselves already in the grade they are promoting to,” explained Susan. “Our desire is to facilitate a smooth transition for families.”
The Nursery/Preschool Ministry (0-4 yrs.) will not promote until September.
Download the list of room numbers for each grade here: Children’s Sunday Morning Rooms.
Sunday Morning 8:00 Hour
Theresa explains that Frazer has been experiencing changes in our 8:00 Sunday school attendance for over 2 years. “Many Sunday’s at 8:00 there may be 1 – 2 children with 2 teachers, and often those children also attend Sunday School at a later hour, where they hear the same lesson again. We need to maximize our classroom volunteers.”
The Children’s Ministry is making 8:00 a “Rise and Shine” hour with breakfast snack, worship songs, and a lesson based on the Veggie Tales video curriculum. So, we will offer children’s ministry for families who come at that hour, but not a full-out Sunday School class.
Sunday Morning 9:30 and 11:00 Hours
The Children’s Ministry is swapping Children’s Church and Sunday School, so that Sunday School will be offered at 9:30 and Children’s Church at 11:00.
“We believe having Sunday school at 9:30 will enable more families with Tweens/Teens to worship together if they so chose at 11:00,” says Susan. This change will also align Children’s and Student Ministry since they already offer Sunday School at 9:30.
“We will still offer the same great curriculum for Children’s Sunday School and the same great worship experience for Children’s Church, just the times will be swapped.”
The schedule change does not affect the Preschool Cherub Church at 9:30 a.m.
So, the Sunday Morning Schedule for K5-5th Grade will be:
8:00 – “Rise and Shine”
9:30 – Children’s Sunday School
11:00 – Children’s Church
Susan and Theresa say their doors are open, and they are here to help you in your journey as parents and time you have feedback or questions about our Children’s Ministries. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.