Immanuel Lutheran Church
Monday, July 16, 2018


One Plus* Room Sunday School
9:15 am in the Fellowship Hall
Plus* activities and lessons designed for younger children
There will be no Sunday School during the summer months, but we will resume on
Rally Day, September 9th!!!
                         David Meets Goliath          

One Room Sunday School
     This year Immanuel will be engaging in our fourth year of intergenerational Sunday School. This will be our third year in our Walk through the Bible journey.Two years ago we studied Genesis and the stories about the beginnings of our faith.
     Last year we explored the Exodus journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. This year we focus on Judges, Kings and Prophets during the Settlement and Kingship periods. Lots of amazing stories await us. Even if you have missed previous years or lessons, you can easily join in and be part of the journey.
     This method of doing Sunday School allows us to learn together as a whole community.  Often it is the youngest among us that have the deepest insights and teach us the most. We try to make active learning (drama, crafts, table discussions, etc.) a part of every lesson so that we learn the stories in ways that aid us in remembering. Having fun and building relationships with each other is one of the strengths of our time together.      We usually work in table groups that allow some groups to dive more deeply and maturely into the lesson.  Other tables are designed to help our elementary children and youth explore at their level of interest and skill.  
This year we are adding a preschool area that will provide activities for the little ones. These activities will focus on roughly the same stories but use play activities and learning centers as the teaching method. The strength of our Sunday school programming is that it allows families and all ages to learn together so we are hoping that more parents and little ones will join us this year. You can feel free to join your little ones in the preschool room or in the main room, whichever works best for you and your family.
     We are also expanding our Sunday School leadership team so that we have more leaders trained in this methodology and in the biblical and theological themes for the coming year.  Let me know if you are interested in being part of this team. 
     As the coordinating teacher of this program I sincerely hope everyone will join us for the coming year. Our regular participants have seen their Bible knowledge expand and deepen. Cross generation friendships have blossomed. And, as always, food, fun, and fellowship are available for all. Come join us !
Pam Gonzalez