Children’s Sunday School classes will not meet on weekends when public schools are not in session

on Friday and/or Monday. Also, classes will not meet on a 5th Sunday September 29 and December 30.

Children’s Sunday School


            Hilltop preschoolers, ages 2 - PreK 5, have an exciting new curriculum! With Group’s Buzz we are experiencing the Bible in ways that fit many different learning styles—reading, acting, drawing, listening, singing and playing games. Interactive lessons promote:

  • Building relationships with each other

  • Applying Bible truths to our lives

  • Praying together

The whole family is encouraged to get involved with Faith Buzz at Home cards that are sent home each week. Lessons wrap up with a special craft to help summarize what we have learned.


Kindergartners are having fun as they experience the Bible in ways that fit their learning styles—reading, acting, drawing, listening, singing, playing games—all activities geared to keep kids fully engaged. Group’s Buzz Safari teaches kids about God in ways they’ll remember through creative activities. We’re working on:

  • Building relationships with each other

  • Watching for God Sightings

  • Applying Bible truths to our lives

  • Praying together

Moms and Dads can reinforce the lessons with the Faith Buzz at Home weekly take home piece.

Music Time

Preschool and Kindergarten children love to sing, lead by Hilltoppers Bob & Jean Bush. They learn many of the familiar Sunday School songs as well as some new original songs written by Bob. Occasionally they share they love of singing with the congregation during worship.

New Sunday School Program for our Children This Fall

              Our Elementary children are going to dig deep into God’s Word this fall as we explore a new Sunday School model.   We are moving away from the learning center model of Sunday School and towards an age specific classroom model.   The 2nd and 3rd graders, as well as the 4th and 5th graders will start the year with an intense “Learning to Use My Bible” program that will have them using their Bibles extensively, and the younger elementary classes will meet in individual classrooms and focus in on the key Bible stories of our faith. 

Middle School Gets the “Wild Truth” About Bible Characters

Every day Middle Schoolers are faced with decisions that will impact their day, their week and even their life. “Wild Truth Bible Lessons” were created for this age group. Off-the-wall discussion starters, video ideas, scripts, games with a point and Bible passages lead Middle Schoolers to see the reality of Old and New Testament people and principles and how they apply to their lives today. A sample of the lesson titles —

  • Shad, Shaq and Abe, the Firemen - Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego (standing up for what you believe)

  • Joe’s Bros, the Sibling Sellers - Joseph’s brothers (responding when someone offends you)

  • Moe’s Mom, the Cruise Director - Moses’ mother (trusting God in difficult situations)


Bible Presentation


             The first weekend in September the 2nd grade children will receive a Children's Big Blue Bible imprinted with their name as a gift from the church.  Teachers encourage the children to bring their Bibles every week and incorporate Bible based activities in the lessons to help develop an understanding of how to use and learn from their Bibles  and to encourage them toward a lifetime of Bible study. 

Questions about Sunday School? Email Beth Rygg at

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