Sunday School and Christian Education…Important Steps Along
As we baptize our children, we are asked to make promises on
their behalf; promises to teach them to pray and teach them to
be faithful servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. We ask our
congregation to renew their own baptismal vows and assist the
parents and families as they begin their life long journey,
welcoming them into the family of faith at Spotswood Reformed
Our responsibility to our children is to provide them with an
opportunity to learn about the Word of God and what it means to
live a Christian life, and to nurture their faith. We are currently
using an age-appropriate, Bible based curriculum from Spark
House called Spark Activate Faith which tells the scripture stories
and is mindful of the Reformed tradition. In the lower grades,
our goal is to teach the children a few passages, familiarize them
with the Bible, teach them about prayer, and get a taste for God’s
Word. The older students tend to spend more time focused on
Bible Study in preparation for their Confirmation class.
Sunday School runs from Kindergarten through 8 th grade.
Students completing the 8 th grade continue their journey with
All the children join our congregation in the Sanctuary at 10:00
AM for worship. On Sundays without Communion, they are
dismissed to their classrooms after the Children’s Message which
is given by members of the congregation and Pastor Hartmut on
a rotating basis. Classes end at 11:00 AM.
On Communion Sundays (the first and third Sundays of each
month), the children go straight to class for the whole hour.
Classes begin in September after Labor Day and continue through
the Sunday before Memorial Day, however, children are welcome
to join Church School anytime throughout the program year.
Please contact our Church office at 732.251.9277 for further