Theme for 2017-2018 Sunday School Year: Our Family Tree


Every Sunday, from early September through mid-May, our Kindergarten through 5th grade children explore a Bible story or faith theme from one learning perspective (science, art, drama, cooking, etc.). A wonderful benefit to this rotational method is the interaction of so many people of all ages: learning and sharing gifts and time with each other.
Our Middle & High School groups meet  seperately each week to more deeply explore the Bible, topics and issues youth face today, and also play some games and have some general fun!

Sundays, 9:30 AM


We need Rotation Leaders for each section…


We need PreK teachers and assistants for 2017-18:

  • Need 3 — Preschool Lead Teachers who can be flexible to teach at least one week a month. Estimated 4-8 kids per week.
  • Need 3 — Preschool Assistants who can be flexible to assist lead teacher at least one week a month. Estimated 4-8 kids per week.

We need Shepherds (shared responsibility for an age group each week, very little preparation, flex schedule, only 1 shepherd needed per week, goal to get to know kids by learning with them) for 2017-18:

  • Need 1 more — Kindergarten & 1st Grade Shepherd with Rachel Hurd
  • Need 2 — 2nd Grade Shepherds
  • I do not need any more – 3rd Grade Shepherds (Vicki Hasler & Kerri Norick)
  • Need 2 — 4th/5th Grade Shepherds

We need Middle & High School teacher and assistant (shared responsibility for middle school curriculum, goal to get to know kids by learning with them) for 2017-18:

  • Need 1 Middle School Lead Teacher and at least 1 Assistant for the 6th – 8th graders
  • Assistance welcome and occasional subs needed for the 9th – 12th graders with Kath Crumrine & Tim Lockie


This Fall we will try something a little different for the first 4 weeks of the year (Sept 17 – Oct 8) until the school year is underway and some of the fall sports have quieted down by having a one room classroom with  “Abraham and Sarah” with 1 rotation teacher teaching only 1 week for a one room Sunday school classroom:

  • 1 — Art Teacher teaching – Week One Sept 17
  • 1 – Storytelling Teacher teaching – Week Two Sept 24th
  • 1 – Cooking Teacher teaching – Week Three Oct 1st
  • 1 – Science Teacher teaching – Week Four October 8th

October 15th will be a Shepherds Only Activity Sunday building family trees to take home.

October 22 there will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL for the MEA-MFT Teacher Convention Weekend.


First Rotation of the year will be “Moses” an all church study (Oct 29 – Nov 19) for 4 weeks:

  • 2 — Art Teachers
  • 2 – Cooking Teachers
  • 2 — Storytelling Teachers
  • 2 – Science Teachers

November 26th will be a Shepherds Only Sunday following the Curriculum for the “Moses” Rotation.


Dates you all need to know and mark on your calendars:

  • September 6th (Wednesday from 5:30-6:30) is our Sunday School Shepherds Only Training. Training will cover tips for class management, the year’s themes, year schedule and more.

Activities will be available for 0-5th Grade kids.

  • September 10th is Welcome Back Sunday for all students to get registered. The form is online here: and postcards will be mailed out this week.


  • September 13th is our first WOW Team from 3:45-5:00pm


  • September 17th – First Sunday of Fall Sunday School Classes.


The school year is coming quickly and I know you are preparing and planning out your year. I hope you will be able to help make our 


 school a great experience for all of our children at BUMC.

Do not hesitate to call me or email me with questions or concerns.