Welcome to another year! During the summer, though some of us have scattered in all directions, others have participated and enjoyed some of the summer programming these past summer months.
The Religious Education/Family Ministries has also been busy categorizing our wonderful book collection and organizing our matrials for Homecoming Sunday and the new church year.
This year the lower grades will use the curriculum, Moral Tales, which explores moral dilemmas and paths to goodness and justice through a variety of cultural and religious lenses. The upper grades will continue with the curriculum from the spring term, Windows and Mirrors. The curriculum nurtures children's ability to identify their own experiences and perspectives yet seek out and respect those of others. The sessions unpack topics that lend themselves to diverse experiences and perspectives—for example, faith heritage, public service, anti-racism and prayer.
We look forward to welcoming your child to this year’s learning adventure!
Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
About Our Program for Children and Youth
The philosophy of our Religious Education/ Family Ministries Program at Community Church is to give our children the tools to live spiritually, to live justly, and to live with meaning in the world. We want our program to encourage children and youth to make their own decisions and to think their own thoughts, to nurture in them a search for truth, a respect for all people, and a wonder for the universe.
Our Sunday morning sessions are inclusive and welcoming to all children no matter their abilities and interests. Our volunteers and staff; along with the children, parents, and friends work together to make engaging community.
More details will be listed soon.
Here is a Special Musical Opportunity for Children:
Classical Vocal Arts for Children
Orientation/October 18, 12:45 – 2 pm, Gallery
Regular Sessions – 2nd and 4th Sundays
Cheryl Warfield, Artistic Director of Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble, known as MOREOpera, will offer a year-long series of classical vocal arts for children and youth, including music appreciation and chorus training program open to all children aged 6-14 (some flexibility) so invite family, friends and neighbors too. There will be no tuition fee. For more information contact Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 19. Flyer