Sunday School

Sunday School classes offer RMC’ers a place to learn and grow together. Join us at 9:30-10:15 in the Fall, Winter and Spring.

For Younger Children

Melissa talking with children up front during RMC worshipChildren age 0 through second grade are invited to a time of fellowship and play from 9:30-10:15. On nice days we often go to the playground, and when the weather is not good we play in the indoor nursery. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend adult education during this hour.
Part way through worship younger children are welcomed to Order of the Mustard Seed, our children’s worship and formation time. Children learn Bible stories and songs, do crafts and interact with their faith alongside our Intergenerational Minister and other church volunteers.

For Older Children

Young people creating at the art table during RMC worshipChildren in third grade through high school are welcomed to participate in Christian formation from 9:30-10:15. Throughout the year we offer both intergenerational classes and age-specific classes. These change each quarter of the year.
During worship, older children are invited to participate in worship through reading Scripture and poems, lighting candles, playing instruments, and through sharing time. We also offer a hands-on table for people of all ages to interact with the worship service through art.

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday school class at RMCAdult classes during the Winter Quarter:
Take This Bread book discussion. Take this Bread is our Year At the Table all-church book. Each household will receive a copy of the book. For those who would like a place to discuss the book with others, this third quarter will provide an opportunity for questions, reflections, and connections to our Communion practice.

Non-Violent Communication
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been described as a language of compassion and as a tool for positive social change and spiritual practice. NVC is based on a fundamental principle: Underlying all human actions are needs that people are seeking to meet and understanding and acknowledging these needs can create a shared basis for connection and cooperation. The NVC language provides tools for improving our ability to express ourselves to others and to empathetically hear others.  The tools allow for better understanding of our triggers, taking responsibility for our reactions, and deepening our connection with ourselves and others, thereby transforming our habitual responses to the way we interact with the world. During the class we will explore components of NVC and, as a group, practice implementing the skills in our interactions with others.