Sunday School Program
(September – May)
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Children’s Sunday School meets at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level of the church. For children up to age three, we have a nursery staffed between 9:30 a.m. until the end of the Worship Service. Trained volunteer teachers and youth assistants engage the children in Bible stories, activities, crafts, music, and more. Sunday School is coordinated by Noanie Geistert, our Director of Children’s Ministries.
The Early Childhood Class for ages 3 through kindergarten, meets every Sunday during the school year in Room B-26, from 10:00 a.m. to the end of the Worship Service.
The Early Elementary Class for children in first through fourth grades, meets in the CE Center most Sundays during the school year. Approximately one Sunday a month the Worship Service is intergenerational, allowing the children to experience the Worship Service with their parents. The class studies one Bible story each month, with a three-week unit encompassing literature, art, and drama. The final 25 minutes of every class session is devoted to music.
The Middle Elementary Class for children in Grades 5-8 meets in room B-22 most Sundays during the school year. Approximately one Sunday per month, the children join their parents in worship. These intergenerational Sundays allow the children to experience the Worship Service with their families.
Vacation Bible School 2017 begins on June 19 and runs through June 23. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with an optional extra hour for “lunch bunch”. VBS campers will share what they have learned throughout the week at the worship service on June 25.
Children’s Choirs (September – May)
The Cherub Choir is for preschoolers. They practice during their Sunday school class and sing in services twice a year during the family Christmas services and on Teacher Appreciation Sunday.
The Revelation Singers, a choir for children in grades one through seven, practices at 9:00 a.m. before the Worship Service in which they perform, as well as during their Sunday School class sessions during the school year. The choir is led by Frank Perko III and volunteer children’s choir director, Heidi Thomas. The Revelation Singers sing five times a year.
Bible Class for children in third grade and older is offered for six weeks in the fall.
An Advent Party is held on the first Sunday of Advent. Children enjoy games, crafts, decorating, treats, and music and is held following the Worship service in Plymouth Hall.
Communion Class is offered for first graders and older in the fall. It runs approximately 6 weeks after which time participants take communion with the Congregation in a Worship Service.
LOFT is our family fellowship group that meets to do “kid friendly” service projects every other month. In addition to these projects, LOFT also participates in two community brunches at Denver Inner City Parish at College View during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings is also held on the Monday before Thanksgiving. People of all ages are invited to help plan and prepare the brunch and to come enjoy a meal and activities with our friends at Denver Inner City Parish. Click here to learn more about LOFT.
Children’s Ministry Staff
Noanie Geistert – Director of Children’s Ministries
Noanie joined the First Plymouth staff in June 2010 as the Director of Children’s Ministries. With her Elementary Education degree, she taught Early Childhood for 20 years, including co-founding and co-directing Circle of Friends Christian Preschool. Prior to becoming director, Noanie served First Plymouth’s children before, co-directing Children’s Ministries with Janeen Stubbs. Noanie has been a member of First Plymouth since 2004 and has served on Fellowship and Parish Life, the Learning Center Board, and as a Sunday School teacher, usher, and member of LOFT. Noanie and her husband Doug have been married since 1977, and reside in Centennial. She enjoys reading and her work with the Denver Inner City Parish (DICP). Previously she was employed by Littleton Public schools working with special need students, and still substitute teaches in special education classes when time permits.
Katie Haas, Nursery Co-Manager
Katie joined First Plymouth as a member in 2000 and has been a dedicated volunteer in the nursery ever since. Prior to volunteering in the First Plymouth nursery, she led the children’s story each Sunday for nearly a year at her prior Indiana Congregational church. While Katie is involved with many business opportunities in the Denver metro area, she is equally dedicated to sharing the nursery duties around the halls of First Plymouth as a member of the staff.
Whitney Andreasen, Nursery Co-Manager
Whitney is a Colorado native who attended Metro College here before switching to Cornell College in Iowa where she met her husband, Austin. They have two sons, Tyler and PJ (Preston) . Whitney is actively assisting PJ in getting his non-profit launched. Whitney was baptized in the Methodist church but grew up Augustana Lutheran. Whitney and Austin became First Plymouth members in 2015.