Sharing Our Hobbies

Sundays, 11:15 to Noon, June 2 to August 25

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People who take time for hobbies report higher happiness, build community with other artists/practitioners, and develop skills that benefit their full lives.

Sharing these experiences with children not only expands their horizons but it helps them develop a more balanced idea of what their adult lives might be.

Each Sunday, older Emersonians (teens and adults) will share a hobby – sessions may include a story or brief demonstration, then a hands-on way for children to try on the skill.

This offering is geared to ages four to eleven. Younger children may need parental assistance, and we welcome older youth to help with sessions!

Our Summer plans are currently under development. Email Katy if you’d like to contribute a talent.
To get on the schedule as an assistant or family greeter, click HERE.

Date Hobby to explore
6/2 Tasty Treats (with Katy Carpman)
6/9 The Books of Eric Carle (with Sarah Boyd)
6/16 Drawing (with Chloe Lee)
6/23 Painting rocks for penguins! (with Cynthia Miller)
6/30 Hands-on solar kits (with Dori Wolfe)
7/7 Holiday weekend—no classes!
7/14 Percussion (with Connor Loftin)
7/21 Shrinky dinks (with Zachary Engle)
7/28 Subway Tile Art (with Beth Hammer)
8/4 Tissue Paper Stained Glass (with Florrie Snively)
8/11 All ages attend worship service (with Katy Carpman)
8/18 Lego building (with Jenny Lockhart)
8/25 Go: The Ancient Strategy Game (with Michael Bloom)

How can you help?

Experts (hobbyists) and assistants bring lessons to life as we share our joys and our values with the next generation! We welcome all to help, and request parents contribute an hour or two on a summer Sunday.


  • Work with Katy to develop your hobby into a project to do with the children.
  • Before Sunday, read the background information and session plan.Summer Sunday School teacher and students
  • Come to church by 10:40 to make sure the classroom and supplies are arranged as you like.
  • Lead the first twenty minutes of the class.
  • Facilitate the hobby experience
  • We will support you with materials and pointers.

Class Assistants

  • Before Sunday, read the provided materials and touch base with the lead expert.
  • Leave the worship service @11:15 and proceed with the class to Room 108.
  • Assist the lead teacher with the start of the class.
  • Facilitate a learning activity as needed.

Minion Support (Preschool Helper)

  • Before Sunday, read the provided materials and touch base with the lead teacher.
  • Leave the worship service at 11:15 and walk with the class to Room 108
  • Assist the lead teacher with the start of the class.
  • Support preschoolers with age-appropriate extension activities

Want to help? Get on the schedule.