Our Christian Education Department offers classes for ages 0-100+. All our volunteers must be trained in and must follow our Child Protection Guidelines. Each volunteer attends a training session every 3 years and receives a copy of our guidelines every year, a signed copy of which each volunteer must have on file.
Each student must have a registration form on file. Once your form is filed parents then need to make sure the information is up-to-date and initial the appropriate box every year. This is usually done on Rally Day, the first day of Sunday school. If you are new to our program, please feel free to contact us via email at: ChristianEd@1stpreslockport.org
During Sunday school time students learn about God’s word in an age appropriate hands-on setting. Child care is then offered during worship hour as well for children up to age 5.
School Age (Kindergarten-6th grade)
We are blessed with wonderful teachers and an exciting curriculum. Many of our teachers are trained teachers with years of experience. The Sunday School teachers use art, multi-media, music, Biblical study to further the educational experience of our children and to inspire them to have a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition, the children attend fellowship building activities like trips to the Niagara Falls Aquarium, Sky Zone, the Science Museum, and other places throughout Western New York. Our program is growing, and we are always looking for volunteers.
Our confirmation class is a two year program for young people entering sixth and seventh grade. The two year program allows for ample time to explore the curriculum, their faith, other faiths, missions and to be involved with the church. If you are interested in being confirmed you may still enroll in the class – additional coursework will be required to catch-up with the rest of the class.
This class also engages in service activities and visitations to other places of worship, such as a Roman Catholic Church, a Mosque, and a Synagogue to explore the way other people of faith worship.
The young people then join the church together, usually on Pentecost.
Youth have the opportunity to join together each week to discuss various topics. They are also often involved in leading and/or participating in worship and various church and/or community projects.
The Pastor leads the weekly Bible Study an discussion on Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Grigg Parlor. This Bible Study may be on a specific topic, book of the Bible or a book they read together. This year the topic will be “Faith.”
The Youth also hold leadership roles in the church and have served in the capacity of both Elders and Deacons, liturgists, choir members, soloists and even as preachers. The church has established a Youth Bell Ensemble, which rehearses every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The Youth also participate in Presbytery led activities, such as an annual Duffield Youth Conferences, Veterans’ Day Dance, Hunger Banquet, and the Triennium, which is held every three years at the Campus of Purdue University.