We believe that even young children can understand and participate in worship. Children's Sunday School meets during the 9:30 service. During the 11:10 service, children aged 4 through Grade 3 sit with their parents until the offering; those that do not wish to stay for the sermon then proceed to Children's Church. Here, in a child-friendly environment, children meet and worship God through songs, prayer and Bible stories. They are encouraged to have their own experience where faith can be nurtured and where they are prepared to join in the full life of the Stone Hill Church of Princeton congregation.
Sunday School (9:30 a.m.)
What's my child learning at Sunday school?
Age 1 – 2 ½: Children are introduced to Bible stories. We cover one Bible story each month. Some of the key themes are God as Creator, God as Protector, God’s great love, and God is powerful.
Age 2 ½ -3: The 2 1/2 - 3 year-old class will be covering the following this year:
Fall - Samuel (prayer & obedience) and God's house (giving & service)
Winter - Jesus 's life (baby, growing boy, and adult),
Spring - Easter stories & gratitude
Summer - Moses stories & various Bible helpers-Scripture Press curriculum
PreK: Children will learn the key stories of the Bible. Songs, playtime, and snack.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Six units this year use Scripture stories to help children: Imagine Trusting God, Working for God, and Seeing Jesus Do Great Things (Dwell curriculum - see DwellCurriculum.org)
2nd Graders: This year your child will consider God's deep love, his creation, God's plan for redemption,and God's care. (Dwell curriculum - see DwellCurriculum.org)
3rd Graders: How Majestic is Your Name - Each week, your child will learn a new name given in the bible for God as a great window into God's character. (childrendesiringgod.org)
4th & 5th Graders: We are in Year 1 of our 2 year sequence. This year, your child will gain new understanding about...
...theology - yes, theology! What we think about God matters, so our 4-5 graders will be studying God as Father, who Jesus is, and more about the Holy Spirit. Between these units, they will begin to look at the big idea in each book of the Bible and what God's doing from Genesis all the way to Revelation. Sometime around late winter, the class will begin a study of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, which culminates in a Seder led by one of our elders. Don't miss this year!
Middle School Girls - After an earlier class of how to study the Bible, the Middle School girls now have a chance to use these lessons as they read and discuss the book of Acts. Come and share prayer and ideas, art and laughter.
Middle School Boys - The Gospel Project. The Gospel Project® is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study for students that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Over the course of the year, your child will begin a journey from Genesis and discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God.
Senior High: What is distinctive about the character of Christ, and what it would look like to live a Christ-centered life? We are using the "Prime" curriculum from LifeBibleStudy. You can see more by going to http://lifebiblestudy.com/shop/students/long-term-studies/topix-studies/prime.
CHILDREN'S CHURCH (11:30 a.m.)
During the 11:10am service, young children sit with their parents to worship together. At the offering, children ages 4 through Grade 3 are invited to Children's Church that meets in our 1st Grade classroom. Music, interactive storytelling, crafts, prayer. Parents pick up their children in the 1st Grade classroom when the service is ended.