At Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, we focus on being God's dearly beloved children – that is our identity! We celebrate the wonderful and unique gifs God has given to each of us and discover how we can use our gifts to share God's love – in our homes, schools, church, community, and world. We celebrate being a part of God's family all over the world as we learn, play, share, and grow together in our relationship to our loving God and to His people!
Themes for Each Stage of Faith and Life
Preschool (3 and 4 year olds) - “Who am I?....I am a beloved child of God. God loves me.” Includes stories and songs of faith, making use of the SPARK Story Bible and resources.
Kindergarten - God and me, My family and me, My church and me. I talk with God and share God’s love with my neighbors.” Includes Bible stories and introduction to The Lord’s Prayer.
First Grade - Bible based study of Old and New Testament stories emphasizing God’s love and faithfulness to His people. (Includes a beginning look at why and how Lutherans worship)
Second Grade - The Story of God and His People. Bible stories are explored in chronological order, Old & New Testament, as children experience the history of God’s relationship with His people.
Third Grade - Bible based study of the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer. Students regularly use the Bible in their studies, as they learn about the Bible and the wonderful story of a loving, caring, faithful God, His relationship to his people, the gift of His law, and the Good News of His grace and forgiveness.
Fourth Grade - Study of the New Testament with emphasis on the Gospels, the Epistles, and the Apostle Paul. Enrichment learning includes grace, forgiveness, and redemption.
Fifth Grade - Study of the Sacraments, the Creeds, and worship. Includes, “Meet Martin Luther”, and Luther’s explanations of the Sacraments and Creeds with emphasis on God as Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer.
Sixth and Seventh Grades - The Bible, its history and content. Alternating Years of study: Year A: Old Testament; Year B: New Testament. Interactive resources make exploring the Bible a great adventure. As Disciples in Action, this class coordinates the Souper Bowl Sunday Collection for world hunger.
Eighth and Ninth Grades - “Mixing It Up” with alternating weeks of activities and sharing makes this class fun for all – especially for these students who spend time on Thursday evening in Catechetics. Game Week; Movie Week – popcorn and all; Servant Project Week; Group Discussion Week are but a few of the plans for this class as we focus on building community, using our gifts, and staying connected with Jesus.
Tenth Through Twelfth Grades - “Hang Time” with Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues in a relaxed and open discussion format, with donuts! Bible based resources help raise awareness of how our faith is so relative to all aspects of our lives – with emphasis on how our faith can help us make safe and good choices.