This will be a continuation of our popular beginner guitar class from last semester. Students are expected to have basic comprehension of guitar scales and chords that we learned from the previous semester. Our instructors will focus on going more in-depth on chord progressions, scales, and music theory with the goal of being able to equip our students with the ability to play simple songs.
In this class, we will be taking our students through an exciting tour of learning about several, amazing art giants in history. Each week, students will use that artist's style to express their own interpretation and creativity using various mediums!
Explore the fun of playing in an actual orchestra ensemble! Students will learn what it takes to not only improve their own individual musicianship, but also to experience the joy of playing together as a group and performing for different people in our communities! Come check out some videos and pictures of our performances from previous semesters here!
For anyone interested in the wonderful art of sewing come join us! Kids will get hands-on experience and techniques on how to use sewing machines to craft all sorts of awesome souvenirs that they can take home and enjoy with the whole family?
Students work hard all week long to perform well in academics. Hobby Club is designed to provide a safe, nurturing and relaxing place for your child to decompress and enjoy some of their favorite activities with their Elevate friends. Hobbies will include puzzles, geocaching, gardening, board games, and other craft activities. These are designed to encourage your students to improve their social interaction, communication and teamwork skills while having fun with their peers!
Back by popular demand! In this class, we will explore how math can be totally fun by challenging students with brain-teasers, math puzzles, and complex problems. Kids will be encouraged to think outside the box to solve these tricky questions!
Our exciting new class comes just in time to prepare for our big summer theater camp at FCC! Students will learn all of the movie-magic tips & tricks for make-up and costume preparation. Each week, they will be studying how to re-create some iconic and popular costumes that they've seen in their favorite shows or movies of the past!
Adrianne Hays has been teaching science to homeschool students for the past 6 year and more recently to students online from all over the world. She is the mother of two children (Kendall -13 and Kieran - 11). Adrianne worked as a Child Life Specialist at a hospital in Cleveland, OH before staying home with her kids. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development. Adrianne loves connecting with students and helping to inspire an early love of science. Adrianne recently moved to the Bay Area from Chicago and has been attending Fremont Community Church since August of 2021. She loves exploring the Bay Area especially museums and beaches.
Kendall Hays is a 7th grader who loves to learn. Kendall has been serving in the Kid’s Ministry at church for the past two years and helps spend time with younger children while their parents participate in ESL classes at Fremont Community Church. This past summer, Kendall taught science to elementary students at her church’s summer camp. She is excited to pass on her love of learning to younger students.
Alan has lived in Fremont since 1997 and has been a member of FCC since 2010. He’s passionate about kids and has 2 of his own (7-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter). He has 15+ years of experience working in the IT industry in Silicon Valley and is currently employed at NetApp. Loves to teach and help equip students of all ages to become successful in life!
Anita is a dedicated Fremont resident with her husband and 2 daughters. She grew up in the Fremont area and is excited to take a small part of investing in the next generation! Anita has a passion for teaching and having a ton of fun while learning! She has taught English and Storytelling in Hong Kong to children ages 3-12. Her background is in corporate recruiting in the Technology Industry including LinkedIn, Facebook, Tesla, and Google. Graduated from Santa Clara University, BA in Communications.
Elaine and Bruce Choy - ESL instructors - Elaine and Bruce have recently retired and are spending their spare time on small projects around their home and playing with their grandsons. Elaine taught for 26 years and prior to that was a Human Resource officer for Wells Fargo Bank. Bruce was a partner in a law firm specializing in workers compensation and later branched out to Trusts and Estate. Most recently he worked for Veterans Services for Alameda County, retired, and has been called back to a part time position there. The Choys have been members of the Fremont Community Church family for 30 years serving in different volunteer capacities. They have 2 adult children who have families of their own.
Eric has been serving in full-time church ministry since 2004 with a background in youth ministry, worship ministry, and local outreach. He earned a BA in Mass Media Communication from the University of Akron (2004) and a Master of Arts in Religions from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2006). He’s currently working toward a Doctor of Ministry degree from Northern Seminary with a focus on contextual theology and missional leadership.
Some of Eric’s passions include cross-cultural ministry, team-building, relational discipleship, and missional vision for the local church. In his free time, Eric enjoys reading, playing guitar, running, and eating spicy food.
For the past 5 years, Eugenia has been instrumental in the journey of our Children's Ministry, Powerhouse. Creative, fun and quick to laugh, Eugenia loves to live her faith out loud in front of every person she meets. She is a proud mama of 2 wonderful kids, Eliana and Evan and is married to the love of her life, Alan.
Gary has been married to Stephanie for almost 41 yrs and has been an optometrist in Union City for 43 years. He is currently transitioning into retirement and looking to see how he can serve our community in a more significant way. He and Stephanie are Bay Area natives and Gary is a 5th generation Chinese-American in California. Both his and Stephanie’s family immigration stories are quite interesting and they would be happy to share them if you are interested! He is pretty much monolingual in English but knows more Spanish and Farsi words than he does Chinese words!
Jessica grew up in Fremont and has been attending and serving at Fremont Community Church since 1990. She is married and a mother of two boys and works as a bookkeeper. One of her passions is to help care for vulnerable children, especially through supporting foster families.
Jim retired after more than 30 years of teaching upper elementary and middle school grades in private school. He discovered the joy of teaching ESL while working with the I-20 program at our Christian school. Today he enjoys spending his extra time helping out with educational programs such as Elevate and ministering to the youth.
Linda returned to FCC in 2019 and embrace it as her new home church in 2021. She has lived in Fremont since 1982 and has been married to her husband Steve for 38 years and has 2 grown sons. She spent part of her life working at the Fremont Unified School District, as a teaching assistant, resource specialist, and a special education aide. She is now semi-retired and loves tutoring, exploring the great outdoors and meeting & connecting with people from all places.
Stephanie has been an active member of Fremont Community Church since 1982. Although recently retired, she comes with a diverse background as an elementary and middle school teacher, an educational therapist for the learning disabled, and a K-8 school administrator. She is the proud parent of her ever expanding family from her two married sons and wives, her four-month old grandson, Hudson and a new grandbaby due in February 2022. Her youngest son is currently in Korea serving as a Physician Assistant in the US Army. Her passions are working with kids who struggle to learn, and most recently being a grandmother. She and her husband are also hoping to resume their passion for travel post pandemic.