Character School


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.

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 second floor, where you'll find an information table and staff who can respond to any questions you may have. There is a live video feed of the 10:00am service available in the Resource Room, which is also on the second floor.

From September through May, there is programming for all grade levels. Character School meets on the second floor during the 10:00am 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 third-floor courtyard. Tower Club (grades 7-8) and Fountain Club (grades 9-12) also meet at 10:00am during the program year. More information can be found in the weekly Friday Flash and monthly Chimes newsletter.

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. 220 or

For information about child and family dedications, held in November and May, please contact Conor Bardallis at either (616) 459-8386 ext. 223 or