Education and Programs for Kids and Youth

Sunday School For 2018-2019

We're excited about another year to grow together in our faith as beloved children of God. Our Education Committee and Sunday School teachers are here to meet the needs of the children and our families. Faith is formed in the home and refined when we worship and learn together! Sunday School is one way we share Jesus and help our kids share Jesus each and every day

Sunday School Meets Twice a Month. Here's how Sunday works on those days:
Contemporary Worship 9 am 
(we'll introduce our lesson for the day!)
Sunday School Instruction 9:45 am to 10:30 am (classes, teaching, crafts, song, and more!)
We're planning to spend the year highlighting different ways of giving back to the community this year and excited to support the Tri-Boro Food Pantry located in Park Ridge.

What we learn in Sunday School will begin in our 9am Contemporary Worship. After we celebrate Communion, we'll bless our students, setting the tone for the lessons that follow. Each class will explore what they heard and what these stories mean to them. We're no longer trying to make Sunday School fit between our two services. Instead, Sunday School will meet for 45 minutes, filled with crafts, lessons, and music.  

The first class will begin October 7. Sunday School Registration will begin on September 9. By registering your child in advance, we will be able to make sure to have lessons and a class that work for them. If you have multiple children to register, download this form and return to church. If you have only one student, download this form and return to church. For the last two years, we've had a pre-k/k aged class and older elementary school children. We might have a pre-k/k, lower elementary aged class, and older elementary school this year. Please register as soon as possible!

Class Calendar
October 7 

October 21 

November 4
November 18

December 2
December 16 - Christmas Pop-up Pageant!

Note: These dates were recently updated! 
January 13
January 27

February 10
February 24

March 10
March 24

April 7

May 5
May 19

June 3 - End of the Year Celebration

Who can attend? 
We have currently have two groups (with a possibility of 3!). Our Pre-K/1st group starts at age 2. We invite parents to join their kids in that class. Our Elementary Age Class meets for 2nd graders through 6th. 



Confirmation for 7th/8th graders


What Is Confirmation?

Confirmation is an educational ministry helping the baptized young person participate more fully in their Christian life. In a community of support and acceptance shared with the pastor, volunteers, peers, Confirmation help the young person identify with the church and their own faith. We worship, learn, study, serve, and grow! The two year program is a commitment to walk with the Holy Spirit as we learn that faith isn’t a destination but a journey with Jesus. The culmination of our time together is a public profession of faith called “Affirmation of Baptism.” In preparation for this public statement of faith, students spend time together in Confirmation classes, service projects, and time together. 

Confirmation is more than a membership class; we become members of God’s family and the Church in Holy Baptism. Confirmation is rooted in the theological, testifying to our lived human experiences where the Spirit is identified, named, and shared. Confirmation is an opportunity to say “YES!” to spirituality, faith, and to God’s grace-filled acts which have already been done on our behalf. 

Some quick highlights for 2018-2019!
1) We're partnering with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Old Tappan. Pastor John Holliday from PoP and Pastor Marc will co-lead our combined classes.
2) Classes meet Sunday night 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm (unless noted)
3) First Class is Sunday, September 23 (Orientation). We invite parents to attend if they are able. 
4) Confirmation for 2019 will be Pentecost, Sunday June 9. 

CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE FOR 2018-2019: Making Faith Ours - The Small Cathecism

Classes meet on Sunday night from 6:30pm to 7:45pm unless otherwise noted. 

September 23 
October 7
October 28
November 4
November 18
December 9
December 16
January 13
January 20
February 10
February 124
March 10
March 24
April 7
April 28
May 5 
May 19
June 9 - Confirmation during worship!


Youth Group: Programs for High School Kids



About NNJLY Co-Op: Every month, ELCA Lutheran Youth in Northern New Jersey will gather at a different church to worship in one another’s churches, eat locally,
and do something together. The June gathering will meet at CLC!

Schedule coming soon!


We're sending youth to the ELCA Youth Gathering Minneapolis in 2021. Over 30,000 youths from all over the country will attend. It is an amazing experience that you won't want to miss. All who will be in high school in 2021 (including rising freshmen and those who just graduated) will be able to attend. 



Vacation Bible School

Each summer we host a Vacation Bible School at the church. In 2018, our theme was Peace Lab: Being God's Makers of Peace. Check out more information about that program here.