Children's Rotation Sunday School
Sundays @ 9:30am
Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1
Theme: Anointing of David
October 8 through October 29
Theme: Psalm 23
The 23rd Psalm is a classic piece of scripture that has spoken to people over the centuries. The agrarian culture, the fight for survival, the presence of enemies: these were realities during Biblical times. The images spoke to the people reading them; the customs were familiar. The affirmation of the presence of God in some tangible form was a much-needed litany. The words still speak to us as we enter the third millennium, but we need some education abut the images. While we can picture the scene, it is pastoral, in contrast to the way that many of us in America live. Nevertheless, to know this psalm by heart is to carry with us a scripture that will speak to us in our times of need. While this lesson is based in the Old Testament, there are many allusions to Jesus Christ being the Good Shepherd. This is an image that we want to pass on to future generations so that rich, graphic metaphors for God and Jesus Christ can still ring true to our hearts today.
Garden of Eatin’: Food is used as metaphor and memory aid as kids learn the 23rd Psalm.
Moved By the Spirit: With the psalm written on paper footsteps, kids walk the psalm.
Good News Games: The psalm in Olympic game format.
Disciples’ Drama: While a narrator reads the psalm, reporters and people react.
In Rotation Sunday School, children age 4 through grade 5 focus on the same theme or Bible story over the course of four weeks in a different workshop each week. They explore the story through art, drama, cooking, games, video, and other workshops that help them engage with the story in different ways. Each class has an adult “Shepherd” who accompanies them through the year and builds relationships with the children. Schedules are posted around the church building so you can easily know which room your child’s workshop is in on any given Sunday.