Sunday school happens during the regular service in the narthex at the back of the church. Parents often stay with the younger children and join in with the activities and worship. The older children stay while their parents go into church. The aim is to introduce the children to a simple faith. Our hope is that they get to know God. They know they can talk to Him and know how much He loves them. We do craft, sing, say prayers, tell a Bible story and have a snack. We try to differentiate and have some activities more appropriate to older children.
We join with the main church to take communion and then enjoy telling the congregation the different things we have learned. On the third Sunday each month there is a family service. The children are integral to this service. They take the bread and wine to the altar before communion. They do the collection and collect the prayers. The older ones play in the Sunday school band to help lead the worship.
There are no real age restrictions. There is an area where Mums and Dads can sit with toddlers and babies. They can join in with the crafts and singing in whatever way works for them. Then play when they need to.
Hopefully, Sunday school is a relaxed environment where children and parents are very welcome to come whenever they are able.