Sunday School Curriculum

We prayerfully strive to nurture our children in the Christian faith.  Children’s Sunday School classes are listed below:

Prekindergarten Class (3 & 4 year old)

Gospel Light’s Movers and Shakers
Bright Beginnings Room

The prekindergarten class begins with playtime that allows the children to build relationships with each other that will last throughout their time at Hopewell. After playtime, the children enjoy circle time that includes singing, a flannel graph Bible story and prayer. Next, they work on an art project related to the Bible Story and share a snack together. It is important that you talk about what your child learns in Sunday School each week and partner with us in their Christian nurture.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

RCA’s Children and Worship
Room E

Our Kindergartners and first graders get to know Christ in a worship environment that cultivates the imagination and invites children to experience the wonder and mystery of God’s love. The children begin in their special worship circle with singing. Next, they listen to a Bible story told withwooden figures. After the story, the children are asked to respond to “I wonder” questions. On the first Sunday of each month, the children share a feast together that is symbolic of communion. After this worship time, the children do an art project related to the story. Finally, they return to the worship circle, the teacher lights the Christ candle and reads the Bible story from the Bible. Their worship time ends with prayer. Often, the parents are invited to join the class for prayer time. As each child is dismissed, the teacher whispers a special blessing in his or her ear.

2nd & 3rd Grade

Faith Alive – Walk With Me
Rooms H

Our second and third grade curriculum is biblical, Reformed and very kid- friendly.  It is designed to help children:

  • Grow in faith
  • Build community
  • Understand the salvation message
  • Extend God’s grace to others

We believe that children learn best when they are having fun. Walk With Me lessons include games, drama, music and art in addition to strong biblical teaching. The 2nd and 3rd graders spend one year learning Old Testament stories and the next year learning New Testament stories. Throughout their journey, they will discover God’s love for us and his plan to send his Son to save us.

4th & 5th Grade

Faith Alive – Walk With Me
Rooms B & C

Our fourth and fifth grade curriculum is biblical, Reformed and very kid- friendly.  It is designed to help children:

  • Grow in faith
  • Build community
  • Understand the salvation message
  • Extend God’s grace to others

We believe that children learn best when they are having fun. Walk With Me lessons include games, drama, music and art in addition to strong biblical teaching. The 4th and 5th graders spend one year learning Old Testament stories and the next year learning New Testament stories. The stories are different or more in depth then the stories they learned in 2nd and 3rd grade. Throughout their journey, they will continue to discover God’s love for us and his plan to send his Son to save us.

We intentionally strive to help our 4th & 5th graders prepare to transition into HRC’s strong youth program in 6th grade. Through 4th and 5th Grade Game Nights, teachers that are involved in both Children’s and Youth Ministry and opportunities to visit the Youth House, we hope to help them bridge successfully into the youth program.