SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION 2021-2022–Holding Plans Loosely Edition

Click here for the registration form: 2021 Sunday School Registration

Click here for the 2021-2022 Calendar: 2021-2022 Children’s Ministry Calendar.docx

For children who are 3 years old by 9/1/2021 through and including those in 4th grade.

Sunday School?

Based on the results of the survey that was sent out, the majority of families support their child coming to Sunday School with masking and social distancing in place. If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so ASAP. Contact Elizabeth for another survey if you need one.

Since we are following the Madison School District guidelines, if we meet in person, we will require masks and distancing. We will not sing, nor will we be eating together, at least to start the year. Registration forms are available in the office and will be emailed soon, but remember that things may change significantly between now and then, for you or for Messiah. The mantra continues to be “Holding Plans Loosely.  If we do indeed have Sunday School, we will start with registration day on Sunday, October 10.

Teachers and Assistants Needed?

We currently have no teachers for the 1st grade class and need co-teachers for 4K, K, 3rd and 4th grades, as well as adult and youth assistants for all grades.

We are starting late this year because we are going to first focus on First Communion for children who would have prepared and received last year. Registration and meet and greet is October 10 and classes will begin October 17. Our last class is May 1. We have six weeks off, over the course of the year, for Christmas/winter break and Easter/spring break.

You will be very supported as you plan and teach. You will receive a lesson calendar, a teacher guide and a binder with additional activity ideas. You are free to pick and choose what you do from the guide and binder as you will not have time to do everything. You can choose what speaks to you and you will get an idea about what the class likes to do, some classes are very into crafts, some are into discussions, some like physical activity, etc. An hour a week prior to class should be more than enough time to prepare. Teachers tell Elizabeth ahead of time what materials they need for crafts and activities and will be all ready and waiting for you on Sunday mornings.

First Communion?

Typically special instruction and preparation for First Communion takes place over five weeks in 2nd grade. This fall we will have abbreviated classes for 3rd graders and any 4th graders who have not yet received the sacrament on September 12, 19 and 26. First Communion will take place on Saturday October 2 at the 5:00 pm service or Sunday, October 3 at the 10:30 am service (your choice.) Stay tuned for more information. Children do not need to attend Sunday School to participate in the classes and the services. Please email or call Elizabeth if you are not already on the Sunday School email list.

Contact Elizabeth Crummy at familyministry@messiahchurch.com or call 608-235-6910 to register for these events, volunteer to teach or if you have questions.