Our Sunday School runs from 10am to 11am from the first Sunday in September through to the end of June each year.
Children are taught faithfully each week from the Word of God by a small band of dedicated teachers, who have a burden to see children reached with the message of Salvation through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our classes run from pre-primary through to year 8 and then years 9 – 12 join the Junior Bible Class. Children aged 3 to 16 are most welcome.
The Sunday School commences with chorus singing and an opening prayer before children join their class at 10:15am. Children are encouraged to memorise Scripture verses and also to learn and recite from the Child’s Catechism. The children are taught a Bible lesson from the Word of God and each class follows a series of lessons from the Free Presbyterian Church curriculum. The curriculum teaches the main themes of the Bible from year 1 to year 5, starting with creation through to the life, work and death of the Lord Jesus Christ. From year 6 to year 8 the children are taught in more detail about the main themes previously covered. The Junior Bible Class vary their Bible studies from year to year.
We have special events throughout the year such as:
Prizing Giving – held in November where the children receive prizes for the previous year’s attendance and scripture based learning. Parents are most welcome to attend making this a very special day for the children.
Christmas Party – held on the first Saturday afternoon in December is always good fun that includes a special visit by Santa!
Sunday School Excursion – this takes place on the last Saturday in May and is always much anticipated by the children. Our plan is to return to Carnfunnock Country Park, outside Larne, where a BBQ lunch is followed by activities throughout the park with light refreshments in late afternoon before heading home. Parents must attend with their children which makes for a fun family day out.
Children’s Day – the highlight of the Sunday School year is Children’s Day held towards the end of June. There is always a theme to the day with the children all taking part in singing, Bible readings and other recitals. The children and teachers practice for many weeks and we are always encouraged by the large number of visitors in attendance.