Children’s Ministry News

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September 8 is the Sunday set aside to commission all the Sunday school teachers and helpers.  Please plan to attend so you can show your support and appreciation for all those who come alongside your kids every week to help them learn about God and how much He loves each and every one of us!

Did you know that we have returned to our space downstairs?  We are so excited to have our space back!  The 3rd-5th graders have moved to the room next to the Godly Play room and are enjoying a fresh new, much larger space to call their own.

As we prepare for the next family service on September 29th, we are offering a youth & children's choir, led by our Choir Director, Connie Branton.  Rehearsals are Sundays from 12-12:15 on Sept. 8th, 15th, and 22nd in the Sanctuary.

Please keep in mind that Sunday school will meet the first four Sundays in September at 9:45 and since September has five Sunday’s, on the 29th we have a special family service focusing on angels.  For this Sunday only, the kids will not meet downstairs, but enjoy this special service in its entirety with their families.  On the first four Sunday’s in September, at approximately 10:35, we will process into the sanctuary so the kids can rejoin their family at the Peace, followed by the celebration of Holy Communion.

The combined Godly Play classroom is for children aged three years through 2nd grade.  The presentations for this month are as follows:

·         September 1:  Calendar

·         September 8:  Chasubles and Church Colors 

·         September 15:  Creation

·         September 22:  Creation: The Falling Apart

·         Family Service, so all kids will attend the entire service

The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class is using Living the Good News which is liturgically based, meaning it follows the church service liturgy.

·         September 1:  Humility and Love (At a banquet, Jesus teaches the meaning of true family…Luke 14:1, 7-14…Parable of the Great Banquet). 

·         September 8:  Call to Commitment (Jesus calls us to love Him with all our hearts…Luke 14:25-27).

·         September 15:  Found by God (Jesus tells stories of God’s persistent love of those who are lost.  We may give up on God, but God never gives up on us!...Luke 15:1-10…Parable of the Lost Sheep and Parable of the Lost Coin).

·         September 22:  Faithful in All Things (Jesus tells the story of the dishonest steward who begins to take his life more seriously than his money…Luke 16:10-13…Parable of the Shrewd Manager).

·         Family Service, so all kids will attend the entire service

We hope that the school year is off to a great start and we look forward to seeing all the children on Sunday mornings.