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Church School Information

We use a variety of curricula and resources to share the stories of the Christian Church and to encourage learners of all ages to grow in their faith journeys.

Children are welcome to join a class any time during the year.

Can’t attend church school in person? Virtual Children’s Chapel videos and reflections to encourage faith at home are posted (and archived) at www.cotcchildandfam.org.

  • Our Preschool classes learn with an Episcopal curriculum called Weaving God’s Promises. Each class includes a story, a hands-on craft or activity and an allergen-free snack. You can learn more at www.weavinggodspromises.org. The preschool classes meet in the “new” building, on the ground floor beneath the parish hall.
  • Our Younger Elementary children (Kindergarten – Second Grade) learn with Godly Play. Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum that invites children into the stories of our faith with special but simple materials.  Children are encouraged to wonder and reflect on both Old Testament and New Testament stories during the year. Each class ends in a “feast.”  You can learn more about Godly Play on the Godly Play YouTube channel. Our Godly Play class gathers on the second floor of the Yates wing, which overlooks Spencer Dorm.
  • Older Elementary students (Third – Fifth Grade) learn with Weaving God’s Promises supplemented with Godly Play stories, Holy Moly videos and Legos®.  This “hybrid” approach engages many different learning styles. The class meets on the second floor of the Yates wing, overlooking the Coker Arboretum.
  • Middle School students engage with the Faith Lens curriculum and topical discussions about issues relevant to their lives. This approach seeks to meet tweens and teens where they are and to engage them in meaningful, authentic community. The middle school class meets on the third floor.
  • Senior High youth are offered three options during Sunday morning Formation. They are invited to assist with leading children’s Formation classes, can attend Adult Formation, or are welcome to the Youth Room for hang-out time, informal chats, and games (air hockey, table tennis, etc.). Youth are encouraged to return for EYC in the evenings for an extra serving of fun, formation, and fellowship.

To join the Families, Youth and Children email list, contact Boykin Bell.

To register a child for Church School, follow this link.