IPC is looking forward to welcoming the children back to a new year of catechesis on Sunday mornings starting on August 27.
This first day is always filled with much anticipation and excitement as we help our 3-year-olds slip off their shoes for the first time to join their 4-and 5-year-old Kindergarten friends on the soft carpet in the Level 1 atrium. Our 1st grade children will be moving up from Level 1 to the Level 2 atrium to work with the 2nd and 3rd grade children on many new works examining sacred history, moral parables and the Holy Bible cabinet. This year, we are thrilled to offer our older elementary children (our 4th, 5th and 6th graders) their very own space and lessons to meet their changing needs with the opening of our Level 3 atrium.
In Level 3, the older children will enjoy working on large tables together or individually if they choose. The hands-on, active lessons allow them to explore sacred history in the context of other peoples and cultures, spend time with the Old Testament stories and contemplate how these Biblical stories and moral teachings can help us grow our own faith. The Level 3 atrium will remain open during the week to other church groups, including the STAIR students and tutors, so we invite you to experience this beautiful space.
We are fortunate this year to also have a new focus on music and worship as Beth Middleton, our Children’s Music Director, will rotate visits to each of the atria on Sunday mornings. All this growth would not be possible without the sharing of talents and time from our IPC church family. Many thanks to all of our IPC crafts people who helped in building lessons and to all of our 26 catechists who continue to train and share themselves with the children each Sunday morning! We are always looking for more catechists and atrium volunteers to be a part of this ministry. Thank you to everyone for all the prayers and support as we begin a new year and grow our faith in the love of the Good Shepherd!