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... so his story may become their story!

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 walking with children on their discipleship journey. 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

Infant - Age Two
Nursery Care is provided during all worship services, including the Sunday School hour. See a virtual tour of one of our nursery rooms.

Younger Children
2 Year Old Sunday School (Room C 107) Age Two as of September 1 of current school year.  Toddlers connect with God and discover more about Jesus through the Deep Blue Bible Curriculum. A monthly focus contains lessons 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 111) Age Three as of September 1 of current school year, and Pre-K (4 year olds) (C 113) 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 and sing in worship 2-3 times a year.

Kindergarten (C116) 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 in the fall and leads a worship service for their families in the spring.

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. It is an exciting and meaningful way to learn about Jesus and experience God.

Testament Travels Rooms:

Isham Building:  
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
Children's Building:  
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 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. 



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