Christ Church on the Common

The Episcopal Church in Gardiner, Maine

Sunday School for Children

Sunday school has resumed, but children are wearing masks and meeting in the Parish Hall where there is more space.


Sunday School at Christ Church

At Christ Church, we want kids to grow in their relationship with God through curiosity and wonder.  We teach the biblical stories and search for meaning, without telling kids what to believe.  We ask how a life of faith changes the way we live in the world.  We teach that God loves us all equally–no exceptions.

Sunday School is offered during the 10 am worship for kids in kindergarten and older in the downstairs classroom.  Kids may be dropped off at the classroom between 9:45 and 10:00 am. The teachers will bring them to the sanctuary during the Peace so that they may take Communion with their family. On the fourth Sunday of each month, instead of Sunday School, kids will be invited to participate in the 10 am worship service.

Our Sunday School curriculum is lectionary-based which means the kids hear the same Bible stories that their parents hear in church.  This gives families an opportunity to discuss together what inspired or baffled them in the scripture, and it allows for a common theme to run through the entire church during the liturgical seasons.

In the classroom, the kids will learn prayers and songs and about the liturgical calendar and how the Christian story is played out through the year.  Perhaps the most important component of the curriculum will be the fun projects tied to the biblical stories and service projects the kids will take part in to help the community.  We want Sunday School to be an active and lively experience for our kids!

If you have any questions, please email Kerry at

Christ Church – Gardiner, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion