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“Parenting with God by your side”
Our Sunday School warmly welcomes everyone up to age 20, regardless of denomination, religious background, belief, or non-belief. We meet for an hour each week during our church service on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. The Christian Science textbook states:
”The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity.”
What happens in Sunday School?
We meet from 11 to 12 every Sunday morning. Sunday School with singing a hymn and praying the Lord’s Prayer together. Next students go to their classes, which range from preschool- to college-age.
What is taught?
In their classes students study the teachings of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and discover together how these teachings can guide their everyday decisions and actions. For example: How can you be kind and caring to someone who hates or hurts you? “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy helps explain how Jesus taught his followers to turn to God for healing for every problem. Our teachers focus what and how they teach to meet the spiritual needs of each student and answer their questions.
All students are given a solid foundation in learning these and other basics of religious education:
- There is only one supreme, infinite, good God.
- Genesis 1: God is good and made us in His image and likeness.
- The Ten Commandments.
- The Lord’s Prayer.
- The Golden Rule and the Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount).
- That God is Love and ever-present.
We have a cheerful, well-equipped nursery and loving attendants to care for infants and toddlers during our church services.
During Sunday School:
- The youngest kids listen to Bible stories and often draw, build, and play learning, listening, and helping-each-other games.
- The older kids read and study weekly Bible lessons, explore ideas, and discuss what’s on their mind.
- Together we consider tough questions and share answers and experiences.
- We emphasize love and respect for parents, teachers, our community, and each other.
Learn more about what’s going on in each class and other student/parent resources:
- College and High School
“Who Is This Me?”
A poem by Laura Lapointe
- Middle and Elementary School
- Preschool – K
The youngest students learn and act out Bible stories. They play learning, listening, and helping-each-other games. Everything relates back to the using what the Bible teaches in our daily lives. Your pre-schooler will enjoy this “How David Became King” coloring book.
Some other things we do:
- The Sunday School supports Our Daily Bread by giving monthly “Food4Thought” packets for Fairfax County Public School families.
- We help a needy family with their Thanksgiving and Christmas needs.
Resources for Kids and Teens
Mother Church resources for kids, teens, and the people who love them.
Christian Science Organizations provide a forum for college students to meet and share how they’re using CS while a student. CSOs exist on many campuses around the world.
The Principia is independent of The Mother Church in Boston. The Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools are located in St. Louis, MO. The Principia College is on the Mississippi River on the Illinois side, in Elsah, IL.
Summer Camps for Christian Scientists
|Adventures Unlimited Ranches (AU)
Buena Vista, CO
|Camp Bow Isle
Bowen Island, BC, CANADA
|Crystal Lake Camps
|Leelanau and Kohahna
Maple City, MI
|Newfound and Owatonna