Our Sunday School journey is moving fast. It’s hard to believe that March is right around the corner. By the time this news article comes out, our 1st & 2nd graders would have led us in the Lord's Prayer during first service. It is such a pleasure to see their faith journey moving closer to God step by step, prayer by prayer!
On March 12th, let’s welcome our junior high class in second service. Shhhh - It's a secret! They haven't even let us know what they are doing yet. But whatever it will be, I am sure it will be amazing!
“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
And he said: Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”
(Matthew 18: 1, 5)
I want to give a huge “shout out” to our third to fifth Sunday School class! During January, we challenged our congregation to see if the adults could place the 10 Commandments in the correct order. I wasn't keeping score or anything, but I believe our children just might have stumped the congregation! We are so proud of all of you, both young and old, for learning the 10 Commandments. Be on the lookout! During February, our first and second graders lead our congregation in the entire Lord’s Prayer!
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here - February 5, 2017... A perfect time to get all the Sunday School classes together for some fun and excitement (PreK-12th grade). We hope all our children will come out and see what we have in store for them—hint, hint: it will not involve football. The adult classes are also welcome to join in the fun!
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
Sunday School Christmas Play
"Oh What a Glorious Night" will be offered as an act of praise to the Lord and for family and friends on December 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm. We are looking forward to a glorious night with the children. The price of admission is an unused roll of toilet tissue (or pack) that will go to our Hope Mobile Food Bank, our monthly food distribution for residents in need that is held every third Saturday. There will be refreshments after the play in Faith Hall. We hope everyone can come, relax and enjoy the wonderful message of Christmas. On Sunday, December 25th, the Sunday School and church will combine together in one celebration of Jesus’ birthday at 10:00 am in the church sanctuary. We want to wish our children and parents a very Merry Christmas!
Joel Osteen wrote, “Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.” Be sure to invite a friend to the Christmas play and to our special services.
Our Sunday School children are still traveling down Roman's Road in children's time with Mrs. Tilden. It is always a pleasure to hear the children sing praises to God through song. Their energy and love for God is amazing to see and hear. In Sunday School class, they are learning about Moses' adventure and how God guided his journey. A reminder that Christmas Play practice is right after Sunday School during November, from 11-11:30a and choir practice is Sunday nights from 6-7:00p. Mark your calendar for the dress rehearsal on December 4th from 12:30-2:30(ish). Christmas Play is December 10th. The Sunday School education meeting has been scheduled for November 7th at 7:30p.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it
The Sunday School Great Adventure is on its way! Each week we come together in song and fellowship each other as we learn about Joseph and his brothers; as well as Moses and his life's adventure. Mrs. Tilden is teaching the children "Roman Roads" during children time. There is a new scripture everyone month from the book of Romans. We encourage the parents to help the children to memorize these four easy keys to God’s plan of salvation. And… who wants to admit Christmas is right around the corner? We are getting excited for our Christmas Program... children are eagerly signing up. Play practice begins immediately after Sunday School on October 9th from 11:00-11:30 am. Choir practice for children in the children and youth choir, will be on Sundays from 6:00-7:00 pm, start date TBA.
Adventure Sunday School year begins on September 11, 2016, (Rally Day). All ages are invited to attend. We have nursery for our little tots, Pre-k through Senior High School, and let’s not forget our adult Sunday School Classes. There is a class for everyone! Bring a friend, and get ready for an adventure you wouldn't want to miss.
I opened up the Bible,
And I read about me.
Said, I'd been a prisoner
And God's grace had set me free
And somewhere between the pages
It hit me like a lightning bolt
I saw a big frontier in front of me
And I heard somebody say
--Steven Curtis Chapman
“For the LORD is watching over your journey.”
Let's Go, Let's get ready to LOVE, GROW, and SERVE! See everyone on September 11, 2016!
Children and adults—Welcome back to Sunday School! We look forward to a great journey of growing and living in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. We especially thank our dedicated Sunday School team, our teachers, helpers, and volunteers that we have listed below. Please pray for them on daily basis as they reach more children, youth and adults with the love and truth of the gospel.
Superintendent: Dee Dee Huffman
Secretary: Janet Thomas
Events Coordinator: Sandy Reidy
Kids Time: Sandy Tilden
Nursery: Alex Kirchner
Pre-K – Kindergarten: Sharon Boffo, Kristina Wegmann, Co-teachers
Chrissy Furniss, Helper
Sharon Branco, Helper
Grades 1- - 3: Becky Bertino & Karen VanHouten, Co-teachers
Sandy Cox, Helper
Grades 4-6: Tina Hegeman & Joy Shaffer, Co-teachers
Tiffany O’Connor, Helper
Grades 7–9: John Reidy, Teacher
Jamie Godwin, Helper
Grades 10–12: Russell Fuscia, III
Adult Class I: Bill Jennings, Teacher
Adult Class II:Gerald Furniss, Teacher
Substitutes: Joanna Campbell, Russ Fuscia, Dee Dee Huffman, Shirley Jennings, Jeff Merritt, Lori Ritz, Lillian Stuhltrager, and Sandy Tilden
Nursery: 8:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Coordinator, Dee Dee Huffman