Church School

(ABOVE: The Summer Church School packed lunches for the Young Women’s Resource Center middle school camp.)

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Children are always welcome in worship. We also understand that sometimes children learn best in a group of their peers. For that reason, we offer church school for 3-year-olds through sixth grade, as well as childcare for infants through 2-year-olds, during the 9 a.m. worship service. Childcare is also offered during the 11 a.m. service for infants through 5-year-olds.

Our Christian Education staff, leaders and teachers look forward to being a partner with parents so that our children grow in faith. Our goal is to work alongside you to help your children develop a relationship with God that will be a firm foundation throughout their lives.


First Floor (ground level) of the education wing in the southwest corner of the church building:
Nursery, toddlers, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds and kindergarten rooms

Third Floor of the education wing in the southwest corner of the church building:
First grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade classrooms.


Sunday Morning Church School

First Sunday after Labor Day through the end of May.

9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.

For 3-year-olds through Sixth grade

We invite you to begin in worship as a family. Children will be released to church school or childcare after the Scripture is read.

11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Childcare is offered for infants through kindergarten.

Year-round Sunday Morning Child Care

Available from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Nursery for infants through 14 months
Toddler Room for 15 months up to 24 months – and up to 36 months in the summer


Vacation Bible School

The Third week in June, evenings, 3-year-olds through sixth grade.
Childcare for infants through 2-year-olds available.


We follow the public schools’ cut-off date, September 15, to determine our age groupings. We offer church school on Sunday morning for children who are 3 years old through sixth grade.

Plymouth Church School classes use the “Living the Word” curriculum by Spirit and Truth Publishing. This curriculum uses the same Scripture passages as our worship services, allowing our children to learn what the rest of the congregation is learning on age-appropriate levels. Children will explore, question, and grow together, guided by gifted and dedicated teachers.

In addition to the curriculum, children have the opportunity to participate in monthly service projects that benefit those in need in our community. Children also take part in topical lessons such as anti-bullying and peer pressure.

If you are visiting our church, feel free to bring your children to church school. If your children haven’t attended in a while, they can come back anytime.

Worship and Arts

The arts—especially music and the visual arts—are essential ways of growing closer to God. Art helps unlock children’s imaginative capacities, opening them to discuss faith in new ways. We also integrate prayer, silence and instruction to reflect the flow of worship. Be sure to visit the Children and Youth Music page for information about musical opportunities for children.


Each year, our third graders each receive their own Bible. Our Church School curriculum for third graders focuses specifically on the Bible and helps the children become comfortable using it. Our Church School classes also use the Good News Bible, Today’s English Version, and various children’s Bibles. All third grade children are invited to receive a Bible, regardless of their participation in church school.




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