CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

SUNDAY SCHOOL

WHAT TO EXPECT
At Redeemer, we make learning about Jesus fun!  Check-in your child(ren) using the computers in the lobby before the 10:45 worship service. Then take them downstairs to the Fellowship Hall. After worship, you may pick up your child(ren) in the classroom. 
WHAT WE TEACH
The curriculum materials used in our Sunday School: 

Our classes include: 

  • Infants and Toddlers 
  • PreK-Kindergarten
  • First Grade – Second Grade                            
  • Third Grade – Fourth Grade
REGISTER FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL HERE!
This summer, in Sunday School, students are learning about men and women of the Bible. Some are Old Testament leaders, and others are people Jesus met who we read about in the Gospels. Each month, we are focusing on two people and making a diorama to showcase his/her story. 
 
Some key points that the children are learning…
  • Jesus cared for all people and taught people about God.
  • Jesus showed love to people no matter what they had done.
  • God chose leaders in the Old Testament who showed people how to love and serve God.
  • Leaders learned to show mercy and love like God does. 
 
The children have done an amazing job so far! Check back to see their creativity. 
June: Mary & Martha (Preschool – 1st)
Bartimaeus (2nd – 4th)
July: Zacchaeus (Preschool – 1st)
Ruth (2nd – 4th)
August: Jonah (Preschool – 1st)
Esther (2nd – 4th)
Mary and Martha's Dinner Guest
Jesus Heals Bartimus
SUNDAY SCHOOL AT HOME
Below are links to Sunday School videos with songs and lessons that you can do at home. Activity sheets can be downloaded and printed using the links in the video notes on YouTube. For links and more information about our worship services visit our Online-Worship page!
 
 
 
OTHER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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.

PAST EVENTS
Click on the image to see more pictures of these events on our Facebook page!
Pancakes and PJs
Christmas Pageant
Promotion Day
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 she 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 previously led the MOPS Program and Fellowship Program and currently serves as Recording Secretary on the Church Council.
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.