Sunday School

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 God's 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.

Registration Form

  • New Students: Beginning August 1st, Registration Forms will be available on our website; In the Youth Wall File, Main Entrance; and In the Church Office. Forms will be available on Registration Tables on September 15th and through September. Beginning October, Registration Forms will be in the classrooms.
  • Returning Students: Beginning September 15th and continuing through September, Update Forms will be available for returning students. In October they will be in classrooms.
  • Special Needs Students: We welcome students with special needs! Parents of special needs students, please contact Livvy Steffens before bringing your child to class! We want to work together to make our Sunday School a welcome place for all children!
  • Visitors: please sign a Visitor’s registration Form for your child. Visitors’ Registration Forms will be located in all classrooms.

Special Needs, Enrichment, Servant Projects

At UDLC we believe and embrace the fact that all people are God’s special and dearly beloved children! We all have special needs and we have all been given special gifts by our Loving Creator. We work, with God’s grace, to help all children feel welcome, loved, and safe, and to help them discover how they can use their unique gifts to share God’s love with others.

Enrichment

We are blessed to have a new Sunday School Enrichment Ministry to younger students, enabling them to learn about and experience God’s love and grace through movement, art, and creative drama. The Enrichment Ministry happens during the Sunday School hour in our large Fellowship Hall space, once or twice a month, depending on the numbers of volunteers available and the availability of space. Students in the 3 Year Olds Class through 1st Grade, spend 20 minutes of the Sunday School hour having fun moving, singing, playing, praying while they hear God’s Word and reinforce the wonderful messages shared in the Bible though movement and other enrichment activities.

PALS

For children who have specific learning and developmental needs, we are blessed to have the PALS ministry where loving adults and older youth are buddies to special needs children youth in their Sunday School classrooms and in Catechetics classes. We ask parents of special needs children to contact Livvy Steffens, Director of Education Ministries for Children and Youth, if they feel their children would benefit from having a PAL in the classroom.

Servant Projects

As disciples of Jesus, Sunday school students of all ages participate in Outreach Servant Projects throughout the school year.

Cradle Roll

The Cradle Roll ministry is a ministry for families of little ones from birth to three years of age featuring once-a-month "Splash" mailers, a valuable resource for families with infants and toddlers. This program provides families with materials and resources which educate them regarding normal growth and development of babies and toddlers, provides great ideas regarding age-appropriate activities to do with little ones, and most importantly shares how parents can provide a God centered home for their families. Babies are enrolled in this program as soon as we learn of their birth or date of Baptism. Parents receive monthly mailings of resources from that time until the time of the child’s third birthday. On the child’s third birthdays, Cradle Roll participants “graduate” and are invited to join our Three Year Old Sunday School class.

 

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Worship

7:45, 9:00, and 10:30am