Central seeks to provide a welcoming place for families with children, to help children know and feel the love of God, and to help parents guide their children in developing their faith.

Children's Summer Series - Inside Out

Sarah Paulsen

Children’s Summer Sunday School

“Inside Out!”  - Summer 2016



June 12, 1st Sunday - Introduction and movie viewing



June 19, 2nd Sunday - Finish movie and have discussion

Activity: Watch movie and make list of emotions from movie to discuss as well as other

emotions, handout-emotion chart



June 26, 3rd Sunday - Disgust 

Text: Exodus 7-12 (The Ten Plagues)


July 10, 4th Sunday - Anger

Text: Cain and Abel? Jesus turning the tables over in the temple? Joseph and his brothers?



July 17, 5th Sunday - Fear 

Text: Moses and the burning bush? Noah’s Ark? Good Samaritan? Jonah in the Whale?



July 24, 6th Sunday - Sadness

Text: Crucifixion? Moses being sent in the basket?



July 31st, 7th Sunday- Joy

Text: Easter Story, Jesus birth story, creation story



August 7, 8th Sunday - What Are Our Personality Islands? 

Text: Fruit of the Spirits

Activity: Create your own islands - what are your personality islands? Will need cardboard rolls

(toilet paper, paper towels etc) and cardboard small boxes (square shaped)





Sunday Mornings

Childcare - Central provides a nursery staffed by professional childcare workers for children age 3 and under during the Sunday School hour. There are separate rooms for infants, for walking toddlers, and children age 2 and up. All rooms are located on the first floor of the Campbell-Eagan Building and open at 9:30 a.m. Parents are given pagers so that the nursery staff can notify them if their child is upset or ill.

Sunday School - Children age 3 and older may attend their own Sunday School classes on the second floor of the Oglesby Education Building.

We use the Godly Play curriculum.

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Godly Play 2012




Extended Session - During the worship hour, when more children are present, volunteers from the congregation assist the paid childcare staff. Extended Session is open to children age 6 and younger.

All parents of children in this age group are assigned volunteer Sundays. An online schedule is posted and parents who cannot serve their designated Sunday can trade Sundays with another parent and notify the childcare coordinator.

Children in Worship - Central is committed to welcoming children as full participants in our worship services. Children of any age are always welcome in worship with their parents. Families often serve together as ushers and greeters, by ringing the church bell, and bringing forward communion elements. Older children also enjoy serving as lectors offering the Scripture readings.

Sunday Lunch - Lunch is served in Tull Hall each Sunday immediately following the worship service. Families with young children are expected and encouraged to “cut in line” and get their food earlier. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children over age 2.


If you are a member of Central, please consider volunteering your time to spend a Sunday caring for some of our younger members. This experience is a great way to fulfill your baptismal vow to help nurture the children of our congregation as they grow in the faith.