Sabbath School classes

As a church, we invite children of all ages to be a part of the growing, thriving ministry of our church. With spaces for newborns, toddlers and classes for preschoolers and elementary school every Saturday morning, we welcome your entire family to take part in learning and growing towards Christ as a part of our faith-community. 


The heart of children's ministry at our church is to teach kids about who God is and how His word applies to their lives in creative and memorable ways. Through engaging teaching and supportive environments, we guide kids towards a better understanding of what it means to have a real relationship with God. We want kids to know that the Bible is full of interesting stories that matter in their lives today, that fun is allowed at church, and that there are adults in the church who truly want to love and lead them closer to Jesus. In other words, we want them to know that where God is, life is a lot more fun!  Activities are carefully outlined to teach to the stated point of the lesson. The entire lesson focuses on one carefully determined objective for the day.  The Jesus centered themes are based on grace, worship, community and service.


We have two time frames for our children's Sabbath Schools, 10:00 & 11:20.  Please scroll this page to find the Sabbath School and time that best fits your child.

    volunteer Safety procedures

    Children's Ministry needs the most loving, talented, Jesus passionate leaders to disciple our children. This is why we just don't accept every person to join the ranks of the leadership team. At Forest Lake Church, we want to ensure children experience Jesus and parents have peace of mind that the adults who help out are fully devoted Christ followers (NOT PERFECT) and that the kids are safe. We require all our assigned leaders to complete a level-2 FBI background check, in addition to a training and background process called Verified Volunteer. There are 3 steps that need to happen before you become a great children's leader.

    • Fill out THIS application to help us understand your passion for children's ministry, and it allows us to make sure this is the right ministry that God is calling you to be a part of. Email it to Pastor McCoy.
    • Go to VERIFIED VOLUNTEER
    • And follow THESE INSTRUCTIONS to go through the online training that Verified Volunteer provides.

    10:00 a.m. Sabbath Schools

    Classes begin at 10:00 and dismiss at 11:05.  Parents are required to pick their children up from their departments. 
    • Cradle Roll - Birth-3 years

      Special programs have been created around God's love for us and our love for God. We encourage you to come to Sabbath School on time so your child will not miss any of the wonderful lessons and activities. Parents are required to attend with their children.

      Where: Lower Children's Wing

      Department Coordinator: Becky Becker

    • Beginners - 3 years

      Special programs are planned on a monthly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service Parents are required to attend with their children.  

      Where: Lower Children's Wing

      Department Coordinator: Katherine Fonseca

    • Pre-Kindergarten - 4 years

      Special programs are planned on a weekly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service.  

      Parents may leave their children but are asked to be part of the volunteer team. 

      Where: Upper Children's wing

      Department Coordinator: Alicia Parker

    • Kindergarten - 5 years

      Special programs are planned on a weekly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service.

      Parents may leave their children but are asked to be part of the volunteer team. 

      Where: Upper Children's wing

      Department Coordinator: Amy Lambeth

    • Primary A - 1st & 2nd grades

      Special programs are planned on a weekly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service. 

      Parents may leave their children but are asked to be part of the volunteer team. 

      Where: Upper Children's Wing

      Department Coordinators: Robert Darroch & Connie Hamilton

    • primary b - 3rd grade

      Special programs are planned on a weekly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service. 

      Parents may leave their children but are asked to be part of the volunteer team. 

      Where: LowerChildren's Wing

      Department Team Teachers:      

      Carille Etienne, Heather Hilliard, Wendy Ottati, Liliana Parra, Luis Valentine

    • primary c - 4th grade

      Special programs are planned on a weekly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service. 

      Parents may leave their children but are asked to be part of the volunteer team. 

      Where: LowerChildren's Wing

      Department Team Teachers:  

      Aliette Alvarez-Charlot, Vikki & Kevin Ives, Jani & Steve Meekma, Laura & Evandro Viana

    • Juniors - 5th & 6th grade

      Grapple curriculum will help Juniors OWN their faith. This curriculum helps preteens grapple with bewildering, tough questions.

      Where: Lower Youth Center, back classroom

      Department Coordinators: Cindy & Jay Pratt


      Junior Baptism Class - click here for more information


      Junior Socials - click here for more information

    11:20 a.m. sabbath school classes

    Classes begin at 11:20 and dismiss at 12:30. Parents are required to pick their children up from their departments. 

    • cradle roll- birth - 3 years

      Special programs have been created around God's love for us and our love for God. We encourage you to come to Sabbath School on time so your child will not miss any of the wonderful lessons and activities.  Parents are required to attend with their children. 

      Where: Lower Children's Wing

      Department Coordinator: Linka Farrell

    • beginners - 3 years

      Special programs are planned on a monthly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service Parents are required to attend with their children.  

      Where: Lower Children's Wing

      Department Coordinator: Patti Daughtry

    • kindergarten - 4 & 5 years

      Special programs are planned on a weekly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service.  Parents may leave their children but are asked to be part of the volunteer team. 

      Where: Upper Children's wing

      Department Coordinator: Vanessa Thomas

    • primary 2 - 1st - 4th grade

      Special programs are planned on a weekly basis around the themes of grace, worship, community and service. Parents may leave their children but are asked to be part of the volunteer team. 

      Where: Upper Children's Wing

      Department Teaching Team