Sunday School meets each week throughout the year. During the school year, there are three classes: Preschool/Elementary, Middle School and High School. All of our volunteers comply with Meadowbrook’s Child Protection Policy.
In the Preschool/Elementary class, we use Spark Rotation as our curriculum. In this program, children explore one Bible story over two weeks. Each class begins with reading or hearing the story from the Bible and then learning more about it through games, crafts, drama and cooking.
The Middle School and High School classes use Rfour curriculum. The students learn about a Biblical person or theme over three class periods. Each week they focus on a different aspect and talk about the relevance to today’s world. Video clips and fun activities are used to engage the students.
Several times a year, the children and youth use their class time to work on service projects including making blankets for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, assemble care packages for Meadowbrook’s shut-ins and write letters/cards to our sponsored child overseas.
Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers. The children have free play under the supervision of adult caregivers. All volunteers are required to comply with Meadowbrook’s Child Protection Policy.
Middle/High School Youth Group
Pilgrim Fellowship or PF is the name of Meadowbrook’s youth group. All 6th through 12th graders are invited to participate. PF meets at least twice a month for dinner and discussion meetings, field trips, and retreats. The meetings are held at the church from 5 to 7pm. The discussion is led by Rev. Ritter and is followed by dinner and games. Field trips have included playing laser tag, raking leaves for a shut-in, Christmas shopping for a family in need and Christmas caroling at a nursing home. Retreats are held three times a year at various Congregational churches throughout Michigan. Additionally, the high school youth are able to participate in the National Association of Pilgrim Fellowship annual conference.
Adult Education: Mayflower Café
The Mayflower Café is an evening gathering of faith exploration and discovery. The Café (which stands for Casual Attire, Faith Explored) meets on Tuesday at 7 p.m., usually from September through June. The Mayflower Café features DVD presentations and discussion of readings that challenge our faith and encourage us to dive deeper into questions of personal theology. Previous topics at the Mayflower Café include: Living the Questions, Science and Religion, Forgiveness, Prophets in Contemporary Culture, Saving Jesus, and Jesus’ Last Week in Jerusalem. Of course there is always coffee available to enjoy!