Pilgrim Church offers a variety of Christian Education opportunities for all ages. Children from pre-school through eighth grade spend part of the 10:00 AM service in the sanctuary and are dismissed to Sunday School following the children’s sermon.
Babies and Toddlers
Our littlest children have the caring guidance of Sue Maurice and Jolene Chapski for nursery play. Parents of babies can listen to the worship from the nursery or leave their babies with Miss Jolene for a needed spiritual respite in the sanctuary. For the curious and mobile toddler, we have a playroom with shelves of blocks, plastic animals, a play kitchen set and more. Miss Sue has been enjoying busy toddlers for many years.
Our preschoolers are led by the gentle and sweet guidance of Jane Harrington, learning to recite the Lord’s Prayer in a circle and listen to classic Bible stories, followed by an age-appropriate activity to nurture their understanding of the scripture and their budding faith. Our preschoolers role play, create fine artwork, wear costumes, and even “practice” baptisms as a way of learning.
Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
Using the rotation model, we will have mixed-age classes that rotate through activities to fully learn a Bible story. This year, the scripture we are studying includes: Jesus Feeds the 5000, Jesus Walks on Water, John the Baptist, Angels in the Nativity Stories, Jonah and the Whale, the Parable of the Sower, and the Tower of Babel. We have lesson plans to teach these timeless tales through crafts, drama, storytelling, movies, cooking, games and service. Surely, all of our children will be touched by these scriptures from these different perspectives.
Junior High Youth Group
Sherry Wester will now be our seasoned leader of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade youth group, with a vision to combine current issues that tweens face, reflection of values and scripture, and service. Our Junior High group will delve into the challenging content of our times as they cultivate an interior self and moral compass. We’ll have a team of teachers from Pilgrim and the wider community, plus service field trips, such as the annual visit to Worcester Fellowship to serve lunches, provide socks, and participate in a worship on Worcester Common.
Senior High Youth Group
PCYG is Pilgrim Church’s senior high youth group. We are blessed to have an amazing group of incoming and returning teens this year. Each week we will be meeting in the Parlor downstairs at 10am for youth group meetings. We will discuss faith and topics of relevance and interest to teens. We will do team building and leadership development activities including planning fundraisers for our service trip. Most importantly we will have fun and learn more about being kind, compassionate, members of the world!
Senior High is a great time for teens to become more independent and discover what they are passionate about. No one experience fits everyone at any given time and we are blessed at Pilgrim Church to have multiple experiences going on all at once. Some teens attend Parlor every week and others bounce around to different experiences throughout the church. Pilgrim Church offers lots of opportunities for growth, development, and fellowship. Teens can attend youth group meetings in the Parlor. They are also welcome to go to church service at any time, attend the 8:45am spiritual discussion for a deeper look at the week’s scripture and how it applies to our lives today. Also, they can help out with the service upstairs (reading, greeting, ushering, singing, etc.) or with the Sunday school classes downstairs.
This year’s mission trip will be to New York City July 22-28, 2018.
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Pilgrim Congregational Church Sunday School Registration 2017-2018
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