Everyone May Participate
You (and your children) do not have to be members of Drayton in order to fully participate in any of our educational programs.
Children: September – June
The preK- 4 children begin their education in worship and are dismissed to their classes following a children’s sermon that precedes the main sermon. From a time perspective, the children are in class from about 10:20 a.m. to about 11:00 a.m. Education for Mid-Highs, grades 5 – 8, takes place before worship from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Classes for preK – 8 are held every Sunday from September to June. However, there are no classes for preK – 4 on some (but not all) Sundays in which communion is provided in worship (this happens about once a month).
On Sundays when no classes are offered children have the option of participating in our adult led craft and learning time (described further below) that occurs at the rear of the sanctuary during the pastor’s sermon.
Supervised Activity for the Summer and Communion Sundays
There may be no classes for preK – 4 on some Sundays in which communion is provided in worship. Please check the online calendar for dates. When classes are not provided an adult supervised activity is provided during the sermon for the preK – 4 children at the rear of the sanctuary. The supervise activity lasts for the duration of the sermon (about 15 – 20 minutes) and participation is entirely optional. Once the sermon is over, children return to their pew and participate in the remainder of the worship service.
The Drayton Avenue Youth Fellowship Groups strive to expose students to Christian values. Senior Highs are made up of those in grades 9-12, and Mid-Highs include those in grades 5-8. Throughout the year, the groups experience a variety of community outreach projects, service to the church, and social activities, all with an emphasis on respect for self and others.
The Senior High group travels on a weeklong mission trip each year to a different state to give of themselves to neighbors in need. Activities on these trips may include any number of projects, such as serving the homeless and hungry, working with at-risk children, home repair for the less fortunate, or clean-up and beautification of neighborhoods. The list of possibilities is varied, but always engaging and often transformational for the participants. Each project is unique, but all bring unforgettable changes both to those who give and those who receive the gifts. Education for Mid-Highs and Senior Highs, grades 5-12, takes place before worship from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Classes for preK-12 are held every Sunday from September to June. However, there are no classes for preK – 4 on Sundays in which communion is provided in worship (this happens about once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month).
Sunday morning adult education for 2013 – 14 features a class taught by Pastor Miller. The class begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:45 a.m. Each week the class reads passages from a book or other materials selected by the group or Pastor, and then engages in a discussion lead by the Pastor.