Christian Ed (April 2011)

posted Dec 18, 2014, 2:41 PM by Henry McTague
Spring has arrived, the birds greet each day with song, flowers are beginning to bloom and the trees will soon have their new leaves. What an exciting and renewing time of year. It is nice to enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine with our family and friends. In the next few weeks, the congregation will have an opportunity to support the youth of our Church as the 2010-2011 Christian Education year comes to a close.

Upcoming CE events:

4-10: Undie Sunday- Collect underwear and socks for Mastway School

4-20: Confirmation class packing Easter Baskets

4-24: No Sunday school, Easter Sunday

5-1: CE Volunteer appreciation coffee hour

5-29: No Sunday school, Memorial Day weekend

6-5: Practice for Children’s Sunday, both services

6-12: CE (Children’s) Sunday- 1st service and Confirmation- 2nd service

Confirmation: The Confirmation classes are progressing on their journey. For their mission project, the Confirmation class will be collecting items for Easter baskets for those in need in our community. On April 20th, they will be packing the baskets. Please look for the Easter basket and eggs on the CE bulletin board in order to donate items for this important project. The confirmands and mentors have begun planning for the service for June 12th at the second service. These youth are looking forward to the congregation’s participation and support in their celebration of this important step in their faith journey. Please join and support the Confirmation class and welcome these new members to our church community.

Lent Mission Project: For Lent, CE has chosen a mission project to collect underwear and socks for elementary children at Mastway. We will celebrate “Undie” Sunday on April 10th. Please bring in packages of socks or underwear for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Please have all items to the church by Sunday, April 10th. Thank you for the support for our mission project.

Secret Pals: Have you ever wanted a secret pal? Sign ups have begun for our eighth annual Secret Pal Program. Any youth through 8th grade may participate in the secret pal program. We also need adults to volunteer to be a youth’s secret pal. This is great opportunity to become better acquainted with a younger member of our Church family. The process is simple: you send a few postcards or letters to your secret pal. The youth can also return letters to their secret pals through the Lee Church Congregational office. Deadline for submission of forms is May 22nd. Please return them to me or leave them in my church mailbox #25.

No Sunday school: There will be no Sunday school classes on April 24th and May 29th.

CE (Children’s) Sunday: It is very important for as many of the students as possible to attend their Sunday school classes on June 5th, especially any who plan to participate in the Children’s Day service. During the class time on June 5, the classes will practice for Children’s Day. On June 12, we will celebrate the youth at the first service (8:30 AM). The children and teachers will be creating the service.

Teacher Recruitment: Teacher recruitment for next year will begin soon. You do not have to have previous teaching experience to volunteer. The Church does require all adults who work with our young people to complete our Child Safety Training. We plan to hold a training session in conjunction with our Teachers workshop during an evening in early September, before Sunday school resumes. If you are interested in teaching, assisting with a class or substituting, please let me know.

Nursery: Julie Wojtkowski and Nancy MacLean are scheduling volunteers for the Nursery coverage during the summer. Starting Sunday, June 19th through September 11th, there will be one service each week at 9:30 AM. If you can volunteer to help out in the nursery one or more Sundays, please see Julie or Nancy.

VBS: July may seem a long off, however preparations for Vacation Bible School are well on the way. The Bible school depends on donations for supplies. Again this year, there will be a poster on the Christian Education bulletin board for the items needed for VBS. If you can help out by taking a few slips and donating the items, it will assist in providing another wonderful program. Every this program grows and often after their first introduction to our Church the children and their families return in the fall. If you are interested in volunteering for VBS, please e-mail Janet Lottman at jglottmann19@comcast.net.

As always I welcome your comments, questions or concerns regarding CE.

Blessings,

Sheila Bennion

Christian Education Director

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