Education

The Church of the Dunes is enriched with a robust education program – beginning with activities for toddlers in the Nursery, for children, youth and adults.

Sunday School is offered for all ages, September through May:

Ongoing classes for adults are offered on Sundays, including:

  • FaithLinks Discussion Group
  • Book Discussion Group (Basic Beliefs and Questions; BBQ)
  • Video Discussion Group
  • Other specialized classes are offered throughout the year

Ongoing classes for children and youth

  • Children in Worship (C.I.W.) is for children (young) 5 yrs. through 5th grade.  Children leave from the sanctuary at 10:45 a.m. and meet in the lower level until 12:15 p.m.:
    • K – 2nd grade meet in rooms 8 & 9, called “The Emmaus Room”
    • 3rd – 5th grade meet in rooms 11 & 12, called “The Hosanna Room”
  • Junior High (6th – 7th grades) meets at 11:30 in the lower level, room 7, called “The Pit”
  • Senior High (8th – 12th grades) meets at 11:30 in in the lower level, rooms 1 & 2, called “The Youth Room”

Coffee and fellowship time complements our educational programs and is available following the worship services every Sunday.

Sunday Evenings for Youth

  • The Dunes’ Youth Group, for students in 6th through 12th grades, meets on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. September through May.

Educational activities for adults are available throughout the week.

  • Once a month, on Monday evenings, adults come together for the popular “Book Club” discussion group at 6:30 p.m.
  • On Wednesday evenings from September through April our “Wednesday Night Dinner” program for individuals and families is available at 5:30 p.m., followed by a variety of classes and choir rehearsals.
  • Also on Thursday evenings from September through May a “Creativity, the Arts and God” class is offered at  7 p.m. for adults.
  • And Thursday evenings also provide time for a women’s book study.

Plus, seasonal Advent and Lenten studies are offered on various evenings during the week, providing many opportunities to explore Biblical themes and topics for further spiritual growth.  New member inquiry classes and Disciple Bible Study classes are also available periodically. Retreats, guest lecture programs and panel discussions round out our education offerings, as well.