Christian education is an important mission of the church and we offer programs to meet the needs of all age groups.
Our goal is to broaden understanding of the bible and what it means to be a “Christian.”
All of our programs are open to members and non-members alike. All are welcome to attend.
Our Sunday School program serves children from pre-school through 8th grade. It is open to all children regardless of church affiliation or membership. Classes meet on Sunday mornings during the school year from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. We follow the Cokesbury curriculum. Throughout the year, the curriculum is complemented by other activities including; Advent and Lent programs; serving as greeters & ushers; and missions projects.
For 9th through 12th graders we offer a Sunday School class with a discussion group format. The program consists of a 10 to 15 minute video followed by a discussion with an adult moderator. We use the Nooma DVD series which tackles topics such as forgiveness, discipleship, and unconditional love, allowing for meaningful discussion on how biblical concepts relate to today’s generation. The classes meet on Sunday mornings during the school year from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Prospective confirmands will attend confirmation class during 8th grade. Classes meet every Sunday afternoon throughout the school year. The pastor leads the students through an in-depth study of our Christian beliefs, what it means to be a “Christian,” and what it means to be a member of a church. The confirmation ceremony takes place on Pentecost Sunday. Confirmands will also complete a special confirmation project, and each student will have a volunteer mentor from the congregation to assist them in this effort.
Vacation Bible School
For one week every summer, the church holds a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program. All children from preschool through 5th grade – regardless of church affiliation – are invited and welcome to attend. The program is run by adult volunteers with plenty of youthful volunteer assistance. The 2017 program will run from Monday, August 7th through Friday, August 11th, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The students are involved in bible lessons, crafts, music and science. For more information (or to volunteer) please click here. There is no charge for our Vacation Bible School program, however, free will offerings are always greatly appreciated! Click here for the VBS Registration Form.
We offer several opportunities for adults to broaden their understanding of Christianity and the bible.
Disciple Class: The Disciple curriculum is an in-depth bible study series aimed at broadening participants’ knowledge of both the Old and New Testaments, and making disciples of Jesus Christ. Disciple Courses 1, 2, and 3 are offered on a rotational basis. Classes meet once a week in the evening during the school year and are led by Rev. Karen McMartin (Retired Pastor in Residence). This is a rigorous course, with homework, but very rewarding!
Video Course: The video class meets once a week during the year, and consists of a half hour video lecture by a college professor followed by a question/discussion period led by Rev. Karen McMartin. This is a more casual course, with no homework.
Adult Discussion Group: The group meets on Sunday mornings during Sunday School time (9:00 – 9:45 a.m.) and is a casual, free-form environment in which participants discuss bible questions and topics relevant to modern Christian living.
The Preschool of The Whitehouse United Methodist Church is a self-supporting, non-profit Nursery School that has been a mission of our church since 1969. We seek to provide for the social, emotional, and academic growth of the community’s children regardless of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, or religion. We strive to provide the best educational experience for the community’s smallest members in a safe, secure, loving environment guided by Christian principles. For more in-depth information click here, or contact the Preschool Director Chris Scheick.