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Our Sunday School offers Christian Education programs for infants through youth in 12th grade.

All classes meet every Sunday, so we can have continuity with our lessons, with the exception of a few Christian holidays. The Nursery for children birth - 4 years old can be brought to their classrooms starting at 9:45 am. Students attending the Kindergarten class and older should go directly to the Sanctuary for the Worship Service which begins at 10:00 am where we encourage you to sit as a family.

Church School children will attend the first part of the Worship Service and will be dimissed to their classes as noted in the Sunday Bulletin.

Download our Sunday School Schedule of activities and events here.

Download the Board of Christianed Education Handbook for Parents/Guardians regarding our Sunday School programs.

For more information on our Sunday School program, contact Sybil Higgins, Director of Christian Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The 3 year olds through 6th grade are taught their lessons with Groups Hands-On Bible Curriculum. These materials are based on active learning - the same method Jesus taught. Children will experience spiritual lessons and learn how they can be applied to their daily lives. Our 7 - 12th grade classes have a more open method of teaching to include scripture readings, mission work and discussion groups.

We encourage each family to take time from their schedule to ask their child what they learned in Sunday School. It not only reinforces the importance of religion at home and strengthens the family, but it truly provides a learning opportunity for all.

Each year we ask that a registration form be filled out for children attending Sunday School so we can keep pertinent information up-to-date. Please answer all questions on both sides of the form before submitting. We are asking parents and students to sign the Community Covenant on the back that simply states “children will support one another in efforts to be Responsible, Respectful, Prepared, Safe and Kind in all relations and interactions with others”. Click here for a registration form.

We always have open registration at DRCC! If you still need to register your child or would like to be part of our Sunday School program, please stop in and see Sybil. Family registration forms are available in her office or on the Sunday School bulletin boards located near the Nellie Prann Room and in the Fellowship Hall. Be sure to pick up children's offering envelopes in the office and the Sunday School hand-out sheet.

Our Sunday School is very proud to offer classes for youth in the 7th-8th Grade and 9th-12th Grade.

The junior high youth discuss various topics relating their life to the teachings and understanding of our place in the world as Christians. The class will participate in many different projects including community missions, sermons and developing skills on how daily situations can be handled in a Christain context. This class meets every Sunday at 10:15 am in the NPR with Amy Grillo as your teacher.

Our high school age youth focus on current topics and issues facing teenagers today. They also work on service projects and activities of their choice, which are decided upon and carried out as a group. This class meets every Sunday at 10:15 am in the Upper Room.

We ask that all children be supervised by an adult while on the playground that is located on our Church property. If you allow your children to use the playground during Fellowship hour, please accompany them outdoors to watch them while they play.

The playground belongs to The Church Street Child Care. Since it is unlocked most of the time to allow use by Child Care students, as well as Church members and their families, we are concerned about the potential liability if anyone is injured while using the playground. Having an adult present to oversee activity will be reassuring to us that the children will be safe.

When finished using the playground, make sure your children pick up any Sunday School materials, paper cups or food. We also ask that the equipment be left in a tidy manner prior to leaving so that we can continue our privilege of using the playground during Church hours.