Education at Emmanuel

Helping people meet God, know Christ, and live the Word!

“I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old – what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done….so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.”

- Psalm 78:2-4, 6-7

Elementary Sunday School


Sundays 9am-9:45am


Ages 4 – 6th Grade


Our Elementary Class learns through music, Bible reading, crafts, games, and more! Each class starts with a song and a group Bible reading. We then break into smaller groups for age-based activities that reinforce the week’s Bible theme.



NEW this year will be Bible memory challenges and service projects that will allow us to share Jesus’ love with our community.


Service to the Church:


- Collecting prayer requests papers during the worship service.


- Acolyting for children in 6th grade.

Special Events throughout the year include Rally Day, Advent Faire, Christmas Program, Lenten Faire, Children and Youth Sunday and more!


Additional Information:


TEACHERS: Jillian DeJohn & Sarah Pitzrick


ROOM: 2nd floor, Room 203


DISMISSAL: Children will be escorted to the front hallway in front of the new Gathering Room to meet their parent/guardian.






1st & 3rd Sundays 9am-9:45am


Grades 7th – 12th


Groove is our NEW Junior/Senior High Sunday morning group which is intended to invite teens to learn the essentials of their faith, own their story, and engage the world in serving Jesus. Daily readings and reflections are also encouraged.



NEW this year will be a rotating snack schedule for youth to bring a morning treat for the class. A schedule will be developed after the first meeting.


Service to the Church: Acolyting is available for all youth in this class who have been through the training.


Special Events throughout the year include Rally Day, Advent Faire, Christmas Program, Children and Youth Sunday and more!


Additional Information:


LEADERS: Kristin Foster with alternating assistants


YOUTH LEADER: Duane Barrow


ROOM: 2nd floor, Youth Room


DISMISSAL: Youth are dismissed from the classroom if parents have signed the consent form.





Sunday Mornings 8:45 – 9:30am


All are welcome!



Disciple Fast Track: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study


Leader: Judy Johnson-Paonessa


Room: Basement, Large Meeting Room


Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity


Leader: Pastor Darryl Barrow


Room: 1st floor, Pastor’s Office









Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am


All are welcome!


Christian Believer: Knowing God With Heart and Mind


Leader: Joyce Hromowyk


Room: Basement, Large Meeting Room



Our mission as the Education Ministry Team is

to create and develop an environment where relationships form which allow all persons to:

  • Experience and learn about the love of God,
  • Enter into and be nurtured in a personal faith relationship with Christ, and
  • Be equipped to use their spiritual gifts to live as Christian disciples, serving God in and out of the church

We envision education at Emmanuel presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ:

  • With love and enthusiasm in a warm, caring and exciting atmosphere which is contagious and generates growth and excitement;
  • With integrity by offering well-planned and organized events and classes that are true to God’s message and relevant to everyday life;
  • With respect by providing a physical environment which is comfortable, safe, clean, and attractive, inviting to all; allowing for the best possible sharing of the gospel message!

Service Times

  • Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday Class (September - May): Adults – 8:45 a.m.
  • Sunday Class (September - May): Children – 9 a.m.
  • Monday Evening Prayer & Healing Service (2nd Monday each month) - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday Adult Bible Study (September - May) - 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

75 East Ave.
Lockport, NY 14094