Christian Ed (June / July 2011 )

posted Dec 18, 2014, 2:41 PM by Henry McTague

As June arrives, most of us are busy making our summer plans. Summer is a time for spending time with family and friends, picnics, summer parties and vacations. It is a time to revitalize and enjoy the warm weather. Enjoy every moment and make lasting memories. For many, it is a time to sleep in on Sunday mornings. I challenge each of you to plan to attend church at least once per month during the summer months. There will be nursery care for children to age 5.

Confirmation: Confirmation class will culminate on June 12th with Confirmation Sunday at the 10:30 AM service. The confirmands with assistance of their mentors are creating the service for their confirmation. It is amazing to see their dedication to the process and their enthusiasm in preparing their special service. Please plan to join us and welcome our newest members to our Congregation.

CE (Children’s) Sunday: CE Sunday will be held on June 12th at the 8:30 service lead by the children. We will recognize the youth with certificates. Book awards will be given to those who have missed three or less Sunday school classes.

Secret Pals: We are in the process of coordinating the secret pal program for this upcoming summer. This has been a great experience for everyone involved each summer. It is a wonderful opportunity for the church youth and adults to get to know one another. The children are also able to send letters to their secret pals through the church office. The postcard or letter must be stamped and a way to know which child is sending the mail. Sally or I will then address the mail to send it to the secret pal. On Rally Sunday, we will have a get together for the youth and adults to meet one another.

Vacation Bible School: Janet Lottman is coordinating Vacation Bible School (VBS) again this year. The dates are July 11th through 15th. If you are interested in assisting with VBS this year, please see Janet Lottman.

Nursery: Julie Wojtkowski and Nancy MacLean are coordinating the nursery for the summer and next year. There is a sign up sheet on the nursery door for the summer, one service nursery program from June 19th through September 11th. Take a look and sign up where you can. It is a wonderful experience. Any questions, please give Julie or Nancy a call.

Teacher Recruitment: Recruitment for Sunday school teachers for next year is beginning. Many of the current teachers will be returning next year. We do have some opportunities for teaching. What better way to support our youth and share you knowledge! If you are interested in teaching, please let me know. Experience is not a pre-requisite.

Mark your calendars: Regular Sunday school will begin on Sunday, September 18th with two services.

Thank you for a terrific year in the Christian Education program. Without all the wonderful volunteers and their dedication, we could not continue to have a phenomenal program. We want to make sure that we continue to meet all of your needs. If you have ideas for ways to improve our programs, please see a CE committee member or myself.


Sheila Bennion, Christian Education Director