Union Church of Pocantico Hills Sunday School

 Sunday School Basics

In the fall, winter, and spring, Union Church offers a robust Sunday School curriculum for the children of members, friends, and guests. Lessons are age-appropriate for children in K–6, with varying activities for children of different ages. Lessons take place during the 11 am worship service in the Sunday School classroom in the back of the church house next to the nursery (available weekly for children younger than kindergarten age).

Trustee James Copland, an ordained Presbyterian elder, has developed our 2017–18 curriculum in consultation with Pastor De Hoff. Mr. Copland serves as the primary Sunday School teacher.

Each lesson has an abridged Biblical reading, using the International Children’s Bible translation, and a discussion of the text. We will learn vocabulary words, and there will be an art and/or craft exercise, as well as writing and analysis exercises for older children.

Although Sunday School lessons are cumulative, each lesson is structured to be accessible for students who have not attended previous weeks.


Winter-Spring 2018 Curriculum

The Winter-Spring Sunday School centers on the Easter story and the birth of the Christian church. The three Sundays before Easter cover the beheading of John the Baptist, Jesus at the Temple, and the Last Supper. After a two-week break (Easter and the Sunday following), we resume with five lessons stretching from Jesus’ arrest to the Pentecost.

January and February lessons build on our fall study of the Exodus by following the Israelites in the wilderness back to Canaan. The final three lessons in May and June cover stories from Israel in the time of the judges.

There will be no Sunday School on:

  • February 4 (UCPH officers’ retreat weekend)
  • February 18 (Presidents Day)
  • March 4
  • April 1 (Easter) and April 8
  • May 13 (Mothers Day – UCPH Spring Tag Sale weekend)
  • June 10 (church picnic)

Winter-Spring Term 2017–18

  • January 21

Manna from Heaven (Exodus 16)

  • January 28

The Golden Calf (Exodus 32)

  • February 11

Rahab and the Spies (Joshua 2)

  • February 25

The Fall of Jericho (Joshua 6)

  • March 11

The Killing of John the Baptist (Mark 6)

  • March 18

Jesus Cleanses the Temple (Matthew 21)

  • March 25

The Last Supper and Jesus’ Betrayal (Luke 22)

  • April 15

Jesus’ Arrest and Trial (Matthew 26–27)

  • April 22

The Crucifixion (Matthew 27)

  • April 29

The Resurrection (Matthew 28)

  • May 6

The Ascension (Luke 24, Acts 1)

  • May 20

The Pentecost (Acts 2)

  • May 27

Gideon (Judges 6–8)

  • June 3

Samson and Delilah (Judges 13–16)

  • June 17

Ruth and Boaz (Excerpts from Ruth 1–4)