Children’s Ministry

Sunday School kids packing up kits for Lutheran World ReliefGood Shepherd offers a variety of educational opportunities for children.  A description of our Sunday School is below.  Please use one of the following links to learn about our other opportunities.

Sunday School Helpers Needed
Our Sunday School is growing and we need helpers.  The teachers do all the prep and leadership.  The official Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program formally adopted by the congregation in 2018 mandates that two adults need to be present in the room.  This requires a teacher and an assistant to be present in all Sunday School and Youth Forum classes for 40 minutes of time a few times a year.  Sign up on the Sign-Up Genius link below or see the sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.

Sign-Up Genius Sunday School Helpers

Sunday School
We welcome all children to join with us for community and faith formation within our Sunday School program. Parents or caregivers do not need to be members of Good Shepherd for their children to attend.  

We meet most Sundays from September through May from 10:45 am-11:30 am. Students gather in the Fellowship Hall for snacks and conversation in the 10-15 minutes between church and Sunday School. Then, a chime rings to alert students that Sunday School is about to start.  The 4-year old-4th grade class will meet in the Sunday School room by the small kitchen.  The Youth Forum (Middle School and up) will meet in the Annex.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to come to Sunday School with their children, but are not required to do so.  Friends are always welcome!

Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program:  At the Annual Meeting of the Congregation on February 4, 2018, a Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program was formally adopted by the Good Shepherd congregation.  The program was recommended by the ELCA as well as Church Mutual, the Good Shepherd insurance company, and ratified by the Congregation Council.  Legal counsel was also consulted.

Abuse Prevention Program

 

First Communion/Confirmation