Sunday school news

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Godly Play and Route 52: Grow up in Christ are the two offerings for children on Sunday mornings, beginning at 9:45 am.  Please note that if you are running late, kids are always welcome, so come on down when you arrive at church! 

Every Sunday in October, the combined Godly Play classrooms (3 years through 2nd grade) will be led by Elaine Farrell, Susie Street or Jena Sexton with either Jackie Algermissen, Sally VanWeldon, Emma Blackburn or myself helping.  October’s presentations will be: Jacob on October 7, Joseph on the 14th, Moses on Oct. 21, followed by Ruth on the 28th.  

Elaine Oxenbury and Christina Blackburn (not related to Emma) are sharing their teaching talents in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class over the school year.  A new curriculum was introduced last month: Route 52 Grow Up in Christ.  There’s nothing more important to teach our children than how to build a relationship with God, and there’s no better way to do that than to teach kids the Bible.  Lessons will help kids:

  • understand why they need to grow in Christ

  • build an active faith in God and His Son, Jesus

  • know, understand and remember God’s Word

  • tell about their own hope in Jesus.

The unit for October will be: Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ by believing that Jesus is from God. 

  • Jesus’ power to change things and improve circumstances proves that He is from God (Jesus’ first miracle at Cana) on Oct. 7.

  • Jesus’ power to heal proves He is from God (Jesus heals the official’s son) on Oct. 14.

  • Jesus’ power to heal proves He is from God (Man born blind) on Oct. 21.

  • Jesus’ power to raise the dead proves He is from God (Lazarus) on Oct. 28.

  • Jesus is the Christ, the Son God.

The Pumpkins are coming!  Mark your calendars for our 9th annual church-wide Pumpkin Patch October 6-31.  The pumpkins are scheduled to arrive on October 6 and offloading will occur at 9 am. Lots of helpers are needed and this qualifies as community service volunteer hours for high school.  Groups are always welcome, so if anyone has a group contact (i.e. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, sports teams, etc.) please try to get them to volunteer as a group community service project.   If individuals cannot lift pumpkins, other jobs will be found for them.  Parents and children can work side by side. Everyone is welcome to help and join in the fun!  Lunch will follow the offload.  For the busy families, you can come and go as schedules dictate.  Proceeds go to projects for the homeless and hungry.