Christian Education (June / July 2012)

posted Dec 18, 2014, 2:45 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.   

CE (Children’s) Sunday: CE Sunday will be held on June 10th 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.  There will be a regular service at the 10:30 AM service with the Praise team leading the music and I will be giving the sermon.   

Secret Pals:  We are in the process of coordinating the secret pal program for this upcoming summer.   This was 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 will then address the mail to send it to the secret pal.  In the fall, we will have a get together for the youth and adults to meet one another. 

Vacation Bible School: Linda Martin is coordinating Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year.   The dates are June 25th through 29th.  If you are interested in assisting with VBS this year, please see Linda Martin. 

Nursery: Please consider helping in the nursery during the summer.  There is a sign-up sheet on the nursery door for the summer, one service nursery program from June 17th through September 9th.  Take a look and sign up where you can.  It is a wonderful experience.  Any questions, please give Jill Pare or Krista Butts a call.    

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

Mark your calendars:  Regular Sunday school will begin on Sunday, September 16th with two services.   

Thank you for a terrific year in the Christian Education program.  Without all the wonderful volunteers and dedication, we 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.   


Sheila Bennion

Christian Education Director