About Our Christian Education Programs
The Reformed Church of New Paltz offers several programs for Christian Education which include church school on Sunday mornings, Children in Worship and Bible Study classes on Wednesdays, Accolyte Club, Summer Sundays for Kids and Confirmation classes. Care nursery is available for infants through 2 years old during our Sunday Worship.
Please contact Nancy Owen: Director of Christian Education for more information about any of our programs.
About Our Church School
The Reformed Church of New Paltz believes that children are the future and they must be nurtured spiritually. Church School seeks to have children become familiar with the Bible and its stories and to appreciate the community of Christian friendships.
Children from birth through eighth grade are invited to attend. During Sunday Worship, the children are escorted to the Church School, in the Wullschleger Education Building. A variety of learning experiences, creative and varied, provide knowledge and understanding of Christian faith. During this process there are opportunities for fellowship, teamwork, hands on experiences and spiritual enrichment. Each year, both local community based mission projects as well as worldwide projects are also incorporated into the learning experience.
Creative, knowledgeable and dedicated persons lead our programs from pre-K through adult. The Care Nursery for infants through 2 year olds is available during Worship Service, with a special program for 2 year olds.
Children in Worship
A Children in Worship class meets every Wednesday afternoon. All children ages 3-6, in our community are welcome. Held in the Fireside Room of the Wullschleger Education Building across the street from the church at 4:30 p.m. The program is designed to introduce the younger siblings of Junior Choir members to the Bible and the structure of the church service.
The Reformed Church offers a comprehensive Confirmation curriculum to all youths and adults ages 12 or over who wish to prepare themselves for membership in the church. Classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9am, starting September 16th. Please contact Rev. Howard Major.
All students 3rd grade and above are welcome to join our Acolyte club by attending the September or January meeting. Acolytes participate in the worship service every 6 weeks or so by lighting the altar candles, opening the Bible and ringing the bell. They may help with Baptisms and carry the cross for processionals.
The first meeting will be September 12, 2012 at 5:30pm in the Sanctuary. S'mores will follow!
Women's Bible Study
Starting Wednesday, October 3rd from 6-7pm. Meeting in upstairs in the Education Building, childcare will be provided. If interested, please contact Krisha Stoever (633-6202) or Stephanie Kelly (255-0840).
Summer Sundays for Kids
This is a casual, multi-grade program that runs from mid-June through August on Sundays at 10:30 am. A new theme is chosen each summer and includes storytelling and hands-on projects. Children of all ages can participate.
KIDS KARE is open to interested 2nd - 8th graders who want to make a difference in our community and beyond. This past year we sponsored an animal food drive, collected and sent two boxes of supplies to our soldiers in Afghanistan, made and sent get well wishes to those in need, made stockings for our adopted family and much more. Please contact Nancy Owen if you are interested in participating in Kids Kare.