CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

At Redeemer, we make learning about Jesus fun! The children start out in church with their parents, participate in the Children’s Message and then they are dismissed to Sunday School. Parents pick their children up from their respective classrooms following the worship service.
 
 
 
 
The curriculum materials used in our Sunday School are following Group’s Hand’s on Bible Curriculum. 

Our classes include: 

  •      Infants and Toddlers 
  •      PreK – Kindergarten                                 
  •      First Grade – Second Grade                            
  •      Third Grade – Fourth Grade
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The children also participate in a variety of programs and activities throughout the year. These include Palm Sunday portrayals and a special Christmas Program. Additionally, the children enjoy special Easter activities, including a “Journey to the Cross” and the Annual Fall Picnic. Promotion Day & Blessing of the Backpacks, held in September, is the time to celebrate the achievements of the year, as well as classroom promotions and to kickoff the beginning of a new school year.

KIDZ 4 CHRIST – CATCH THE WAVE

 
On September 8th, we celebrated Promotion Day together with the Blessing of the Backpacks and the launch of the rebranding of our Sunday School – “Kidz 4 Christ”. And, it was a big success! The children started out in Large Group singing and dancing followed by special treats, art, crafts and games. Next, to their classrooms to learn about God. 
 
If you haven’t already, please take a moment to come downstairs and see “The Scripture Wall” and what’s happening in our Sunday School.
 
For more information or if you would like to volunteer in our Sunday School Program, please contact Rhonda Sutherlin, Sunday School Director at rhonda@redeemerbythesea.org
 

Sunday School Children’s Christmas Pageant

 Join us on Sun. Dec. 8th at the 10:45 am Contemporary Church Service. This year we will be featuring our special guests, the Redeemer Kindergarten & Preschool Children. Contact Rhonda for more information! 



OUR TEACHERS
JANICE BITNER – TODDLERS & 2’S
Janice has been working with children since moving here from Brazil in 2004. She has been part of the Redeemer Sunday School Staff in the Nursery where she cares for the children during both church services and also teaches Toddlers & 2’s. In addition, she is a Preschool Teacher at Redeemer Kindergarten & Preschool. She is married and has 1 daughter.
GRETCHEN BOLTON – PRE-K / K
Gretchen teaches the Pre-K/K Sunday School class. She is married to Blake and has two wonderful daughters, Reese and Audrey. Prior to staying home with her children, she taught Kindergarten and First Grade in the Bonsall Union School District. They have been members at Redeemer by the Sea since 2013 and truly enjoys teaching in the Pre-K/Kindergarten Sunday School class. “I’ve always loved teaching little ones, as they are so eager to learn and always make me laugh and smile”.
SARAH AND ANDREW TOCHTERMAN – PRE-K / K & GRADES 3 & 4
Andrew & Sarah started attending RBTS in early 2013, after moving to Carlsbad from New York City. They were married in 2005 and have 3 children, Dylan (9), Jacqueline (6) and Luke (4). Sarah grew up in San Juan Capistrano, CA and attended college in Santa Barbara. Andrew grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and attended college in Terre Haute, Indiana. Andrew and Sarah joined the Sunday School teaching staff this Fall; Andrew teaches Grades 3 & 4 and Sarah teachers Prek/K.
  
BONNIE SHANAHAN – GRADES 1 & 2
Bonnie has been a member of Redeemer by the Sea Lutheran Church for 25 years and has taught Sunday School for 20 years; she currently teaches Grades 1 & 2. In addition, Bonnie has been a Preschool Teacher at Redeemer Kindergarten and Preschool for the past 13 years. She is married and has 2 sons and 1 granddaughter.
SUZAN COLGAN – GRADES 3 & 4
Suzan has been a part of the Redeemer Sunday School for the past several years. She started out as the Large Group Leader and then moved in to teaching Grades 3 & 4. Suzan is married and has a daughter, Gabriella. She led the MOPS Program and Fellowship Program at Redeemer for the past 2 years.
TANYA FINNERTY – EVENT COORDINATOR
Tanya has been a part of the Redeemer Sunday School Teachers for the past several years in Grades 1 & 2. She now assists the Sunday School Director with check-in registration, and event coordination.