Planet 56

Planet 56 is a special place just for 5th & 6th grade kids… for kids from our church and kids in our community. It continues to be a great bridge between our elementary program and the junior and senior high youth group.
All are welcome!


When We Meet and What We Do

Throughout the school year, we meet together several times a month. New this year, we are meeting every Sunday morning except for the first Sunday of every month. (This is family Sunday when communion is served.) Fifth and sixth graders sit with their family for the beginning of the service, and then they come up to the Planet 56 room in the back of the balcony during greeting time (around 10:30 am). The class lasts until the end of the service (around 11:15 am). We are teaching the kids valuable and interesting skills and techniques in reading, understanding, and applying Scripture to their everyday lives. Various games and activities are also a part of the class. We are using a book by Kay Aurthur and Janna Arndt called “How to Study Your Bible for Kids.”

Planet 56 meets for two hours in the evening on two Sundays a month – at the same time the junior and senior high youth group meets. During this time, the Planet 56 kids participate in an ice-breaker activity, enjoy a snack together, participate in a Bible lesson and discussion, and play group games in the gym. We will be teaching the kids detective skills to help them investigate the Bible. We’ll be using two books/curriculum this year – “Cold Case Christianity for Kids” and “God’s Crime Scene for Kids” by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace. The kids will learn how to investigate creation and investigate Jesus with a real detective. J. Warner, a former atheist, is a cold-case detective who has been featured on Dateline, Fox News and other crime-related TV shows.

Special Events
We hold special events throughout the year such as:
  • a fall kick-off event
  • a black light dodge ball event
  • a Christmas party with fun games
  • a bowling event at Paramount Lanes
  • a movie night
  • a game night
  • an end-of-year party

Please view our calendar to learn when we will be meeting for AM classes and PM youth groups. Special events are announced to parents via email, our private Facebook group, and the church bulletin. Feel free to contact Julie Burgess at with any questions or to join our mailing list.