Character School Candle Lighting Prayer

We light this candle for truth.
May the light of truth always be with us.
We light this candle for love.
May the light of love always be with us.

Character School is a community where we cultivate open minds, loving hearts, and welcoming hands. Character School is the Fountain Street Church version of "Sunday School" or "Church School," where we come together on Sunday mornings to learn and explore, play and discover, serve and connect with others. Children delight in being part of kind and caring classroom circles where they are invited to share their highlights and challenges of the week, (also known as  “roses and thorns”),  with their Fountain Street friends. Through a diversity of program offerings, children explore the teachings and practices of many world religions and spiritual traditions from across our community and the planet.

If you are visiting FSC with your family for the first time

All families are welcome at Fountain Street Church. We invite you to learn more about our educational programming for all ages. On Sunday mornings, an Usher or Greeter will be glad to show you the way to the 2nd Floor where you'll find an Information Table about offerings, as well as staff who can respond to any questions you may have. There is also a live video feed of the 11:00AM Worship Service available in the Resource Room, which is also on the 2nd Floor.

Every Sunday morning, there is Nursery Care available for infants and toddlers in Room 206. All new families are asked fill out a visitor form during their first visit and all returning families need to fill out a registration form. For the safety of all, parents are asked to sign-in their children when they arrive and sign-out when they depart their classrooms. 

From September through May, there is programming for all grade levels in addition to Nursery Care. Character School meets on the 2nd Floor during the 11:00AM hour. During the summer months, children in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten also meet in Room 206. During July, children in Grades 1-6 gather in the 3rd Floor Courtyard. Tower Club, (Grades 7-8) and Fountain Club, (Grades 9-12) also meet at 11:00AM during the program year. More information can be found in the weekly Friday Flash and monthly Chimes newsletter. To sign up to receive these publications, please contact Virginia Anzengruber at either (616) 459-8386 ext. 216 or or fill out a communication card in the backs of the seats in the Sanctuary or Chapel.

If you are interested in visiting us or getting more information regarding our programs for children and youth, please contact Christopher Roe at either (616) 459-8386 ext. 226 or


To stay up-to-date with all things Character School, be sure to read Rev. Roe's weekly newsletters HERE.

For information about our Dedications for Children and Families, (held twice each year in November & May), please contact Kim Ras at either (616) 459-8386 ext. 237 or

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