Children's Sunday School

     Children's Sunday School is a Bible-based Christian education program offered every Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exception: When the 8:30 and 10:45 services are combined into a single service there is no children's Sunday school.

     Children's Sunday School is for children ages 3 through fourth grade. Children's Sunday School is on the third floor of the church.  Enter the church from one of the two lower Gay Street entrances. Follow the stairs to the third floor - when you reach the top, go straight. Younger infants and toddlers may go to the nursery on the second floor where two attendants will care for them. While Children's Sunday School is in session middle school, high school, and adults attend their own classes.

     All children are welcome on any Sunday. Our program makes it very easy for a visiting grandchild or cousin to participate. You will be asked to fill out an emergency form if your child is likely to be a regular.

     At 9:30 the children gather in one group for an opening. At about 9:45 they are divided by age and taken to one of three workshops. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the total group has a special activity. Instead of going to a workshop, the Early Learners often go to their own room with one or two highly qualified early learning specialists. On some Sundays they participate in a workshop with the kindergarten and first grade group.

     The children go to a different workshop each week. Schedules are posted and the adult travel guides make sure children get to the assigned workshop.

     Parents may check the posted schedule and then go directly to the classroom to pick up their child at 10:30. If it is more convenient, the travel guide will bring your child tot he red parlor just outside the sanctuary to meet a parent or other designated person. If you have special instructions, tell the travel guide.

Adult Sunday School

Adult Hospitality and Prayer

Red Parlor - 9:30 a.m. Education Hour

     During our Sunday morning hour, folks share together while working on prayer shawls and having "God Talk" in our Red Parlor. Some knit, some crochet,and some loom, while others join us for the conversation. We are so grateful that we have been given the gift of a skill that allows us to create and share with others standing in the need of caring and prayer.

     While we are gathered and working with our hands, we begin to talk and share with one another - cares, worries, joys and blessings. IMany find that while creating and praying for the person or persons that may receive the shawl, they personally grow spiritually in the process - becoming more aware of all that God does in life each moment.

     Our circle is open, come join us in the parlor on Sunday morning. You do not have to knit or crochet - just come and join in as we "be" and as we continue to discover God's pattern for our lives.

Wired Word

     We are all somewhat "tuned in" to the 24 Hour news culture and the Wired Word curriculum provides a way for us to take a look at what is current and making headlines in our world, through the lens of scripture.  This curriculum arrives via the internet each Thursday and includes a summary of the news story, biblical references related to the topic and questions from the staff at Wired Word.  Alternative stories are also included.  The class at Gay Street then engages in discussion each Sunday morning, sharing and growing in their understanding of God's presence in the midst of our time and the struggles throughout the world.

     Classes are held on Sunday mornings, 9:30 a.m. in Room 103 on the first floor.

     Want to be involved?

  • Come and join the class!  Be sure to provided an email address to Jan at jtalbott@gaystreetumc.org so that you can receive the summary/scripture and questions in advance.

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Gay Street United Methodist Church

18 North Gay Street

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

740-392-6626       Fax: 740-393-3492

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