After you’ve visited us a few times, we ask that all children are registered for our Sunday morning children’s classes. This will help us to get to know your child and keep in touch with your family about important events.
Although we do have paid staff, our program is a cooperative, and our success depends on your participation. Your participation also demonstrates to your children that the CSA is important and valued by your family. Participating families agree to:
- Review our “Keeping Safe” guidelines
- Pay tuition – payment plans / tuition assistance can be arranged through our Clergy Leader
- Volunteer as a closing circle co-leader, a guide or workshop leader or any other volunteer position that directly supports the Sunday School
- Attend monthly parent circles (one hour long)
Parents are an important part of each child’s Sunday School experience. We strive to make the Sunday School experience as relevant to our children’s lives as possible. There is no sense in ethics that the children cannot directly relate to in some way. At our monthly Parent Circles, parents are invited to share ethical dilemmas that their children are facing (e.g. bullying, questions about family styles or gender identity, racism, discrimination, etc).
Our dedicated teaching staff will then work to integrate these questions into a segment of classroom time called “Ethical Questions.” The questions will be presented anonymously so that children can hear and reflect on the questions and the answers of their peers without identifying themselves. We find that once a question is opened, children are able to teach each other without adding stigma or shame.
Our Parent Circles are also a time to check in with each other, to get to know one another and to deepen our own sense of community as parents. These discussions are helpful for identifying needs in the community of parents; everyone is welcome.
Registration fee of $100 for each family plus an additional program fee of $200 for each child.