Christian Education (April 2012)

posted Dec 18, 2014, 2:44 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:

4-5: Sunday school classes packing Easter Baskets

4-8: No Sunday school, Easter Sunday

4-29: CE Volunteer appreciation coffee hour

5-27: No Sunday school, Memorial Day weekend

6-3: Practice for Children’s Sunday, both services

6-10: CE (Children’s) Sunday– at 1st service and Regular service at 2nd service

Lent Mission Project: For Lent, CE has chosen to collect items and pack Easter baskets for those in need in our community. We will be packing the baskets on April 5th. If you have taken any eggs from the basket on the CE bulletin board, please bring them back by Sunday, April 1st.

Secret Pals: Have you ever wanted a secret pal? Sign-ups will begin in late April for our ninth 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 20nd. Please return them to Sheila Bennion or leave them in church mailbox #25.

No Sunday school: There will be no Sunday school classes on April 8th and May 27th.

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.

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 see Linda Martin.

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

Blessings,

Sheila Bennion , Christian Education Director

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