401-232-7575   office@orelc.org    54 Cedar Swamp Road  |  Smithfield  |  RI  |  02917
    Worship: 9:15 AM  |  Sunday School: 10:30 AM   

Christian Education

What is A.B.C.?

Adult Bible Class follows Divine Worship at 10:30AM in Martin Hall and is led by Pastor Stinnett or Elder Keith Jager. It is a time for the adults to become more involved in Bible study, conveniently at the same time as children’s Sunday School.

Convenient nursery care will be available so parents can attend Adult Bible Study. It is so important for us to be studying God’s Word, and ABC is such a wonderful opportunity to do that with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

The Social Board always has a pot of coffee ready and delicious treats to snack on. Come, grab a cup of coffee, and meet with your friends, or make new ones, as you Grow in Christ too!

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16)

ORELC Sunday School Calendar

NURSERY CARE

The church nursery is available for children under 3 years during Adult Bible Class (following 9:15AM Service)

The room is located past the sitting area of the narthex on the right side.

(If you need help locating the nursery, please ask an Usher or Greeter for assistance.)

Sunday School & Confirmation 2022-23

Sunday School is for children from age 3 through High School. Confirmation is for grades 6 thru 8. Our education hour is held after Sunday service from 10:30AM until 11:30AM.

Sunday School begins on Rally Sunday, September 11, 2022, with opening at 10:30AM in the sanctuary. Children will then split into their age-appropriate classrooms until 11:30AM. During that time parents are encouraged to join the ABC (Adult Bible Class) for an in-depth study of our faith, to make it a true education hour for all. Nursery care available. 

Our Christ-centered curriculum, Growing in Christ, covers the Bible in three years, creating a biblical foundation for lifelong learning. Growing in Christ follows a same-age classroom model, so students are divided into three classes: Pre-K/Kindergarten, Grades 1 - 3, and Grade 4 & 5. As they grow in faith alongside their peers, the children explore the Bible, draw connections to the Small Catechism, and learn the traditions of the Lutheran Church.

Our classes are team-taught by adult (and some great, post-Confirmation teens) volunteers who are passionate about teaching our children the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

The Sunday School year runs from September through June. Weekly classrooms open from 10:15AM -10:30AM, and run until 11:30AM, with a calendar noting special classes or events.

Please reach out to Katie Vincent, Sunday School Director or Kelsey Day, Christian Education Chair at (christianed@orelc.org) with any inquiries/question. Or please call the church office at 232-7575.