First United Methodist Church of Hurst is committed to teaching children the stories of Jesus so that his story may become their story. Sunday School provides an opportunity for children to learn the stories of our faith in fun and interesting ways, led by volunteers from the congregation who are committed to providing this ministry to children. Sunday School is 9:45 to 10:40 a.m. Teachers welcome students beginning at 9:40 a.m. Please pick up your child at 10:40 a.m. (no later than 10:45 a.m.).
C = Children’s Building • I = Isham Building • A = Anderson Youth Center
2 Year Old Sunday School (Room C 107) Age Two as of September 1 of current school year. These toddlers discover through Deep Blue Bible Curriculum. Lessons are related to the Christian church year — learning Bible stories and simple Christian faith concepts literally becomes child’s play. A paid childcare worker assists volunteer Sunday School teachers with changing diapers and assisting potty-training children. Please be sure to bring an extra diaper/set of clothes for emergencies.
Three Year Old Sunday School
(C 113) Age Three as of September 1 of current school year, and Pre-K (4 year olds) (C 114) Age Four as of September 1 of current school year. These younger children’s classes enjoy the Deep Blue Bible Curriculum following a traditional, self-contained classroom setting. They experience the stories of our faith through story time, crafts, hands-on activities, and worship, led by Sunday School teachers. These two classes also make up our Promises Children’s Choir as they participate in fifteen minutes of music each Sunday morning.
Kindergarten (C110) As of September 1 of current school year. The Kindergarten class enjoys the Deep Blue Bible Curriculum experiencing the stories of our faith through story time, crafts, hands-on activities, and worship, led by Sunday School teachers. Additionally, this class has a worship unit and leads a worship service for their families during the spring quarter.
Older Children (Grades 1–5)
Testament Travels, our rotational Sunday School model, is a spiritual journey from past to future. Instead of graded classrooms, "workshops" are set up in the Sunday School rooms. Each week the children rotate to a different room where they explore the scriptures in creative ways. Instead of introducing a new scripture each week, children work with the same Bible story for several weeks in a row, allowing the story to be reinforced in their memories. See a virtual tour of the Covenant Courtyard room.
Testament Travels has six stations, each with leaders who have gifts and interests in that particular area. The workshops include Cinema on the Mount, Carpenter’s Workshop for arts and crafts, Covenant Courtyard for cooking and science, Good News Productions for acting out Bible stories, Isham Chapel for music or storytelling, and Circuit Riders with 12 computers each named for the disciples.
This rotation model was created on the premise that different people learn in different ways. With Testament Travels, our children will know the stories of Jesus and will experience them in a variety of ways. And... it’s fun!
Testament Travels Rooms:
|Carpenter's Workshop:||Arts & Crafts – I206|
|Cinema on the Mount:||Movie & Discussion – I204|
|Covenant Courtyard:||Storytelling & Cooking/Science – I205|
|Good News Productions:||Drama & Video Producing – I202|
|Isham Chapel:||Music, Worship, or Missions – I208|
|Circuit Riders:||Computer Publishing & Games – C109|
Sixth Grade Sunday School (Anderson Center Room A102)
Sixth grade is a special year for our students. Promoted on the first Sunday in June, sixth graders meet in room A102 led by teachers who are committed to helping the students connect their faith and their lives. The class spends the year on an overview of the Bible, placing the stories they have learned (or are learning for the first time!) in the context of the entire Biblical narrative. This happens through fun, hands-on learning as well as class discussion.
In addition to Sunday School on Sunday mornings, Sixth grade students participate in Confirmation on Sunday evenings.