"Everywhere Fun Fair" Vacation Bible School - August 5-9
We are already busy planning this year's Vacation Bible School that will be held August 5-9 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Every year we team up with St. Paul’s Lutheran and Faith United Church of Christ to plan an exciting and fun-filled week-long Vacation Bible School. This year Faith UCC is our host!
Plan to join us the week of August 5th as we learn about our "neighbors" who live in Japan, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. We'll also discover ways to love and serve God in our world with Everywhere Fun Fair.
So mark your calendars now for a week of fun and learning!
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Vacation Bible School Leaders and helpers are needed in the following areas:
- Teachers and helpers for our preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grades,
and 4th through 6th grades
- Leaders and helpers for our craft, recreation, and science stations
- People who are crafty, imaginative, and who
would like to help with our decorations and
Please let Barbara Manhardt or Denise Barham know if you are able to help either by e-mail or phone (firstname.lastname@example.org; 634-4800).
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DECORATIONS NEEDED
We are looking for items from Japan, Zimbabwe, England, Mexico, or Australia to help decorate for VBS. If you have any items such as:
OR any other items you may have from one of these countries. You can drop items off at the church or give them to Barbara Manhardt. *Please be sure that anything you want to be returned is marked with your name.
Junior High Sunday School
Shelley Kayne and Tony DelGobbo
Our Junior High Sunday School, 5th through 8th grades, is located in a comfortable 2nd floor class room, at the top of stairs from the Main street entrance. Shelley Kane and Tony DelGobbo are the junior high teachers; both are long-time church members and have children who attended our Sunday School program.
This year we have an enrollment of 13 children and each Sunday class usually has 6 to 9 youths in attendance. We provide a caring, learning environment within our safe sanctuary, building faith and developing an understanding of God through bible study, prayer, and learning about Jesus. Our teaching basis uses the two Sunday bible readings, showing how they apply to our contemporary daily lives. We teach Stewardship, our church and its history, and the mission of our church. Short, curious and funny videos are shown that reinforce the teachings of Jesus.
Our students are a lively bunch; they pay attention, ask questions, and enjoy the refreshments provided. We always welcome friends and new students to the class. At the end of each class we hold hands in a circle and pray, especially for folks who are in need.
In summary, we encourage and enjoy discussions about applying Jesus' teaching in our everyday lives and use examples and our own experiences to reinforce a Christian life style. Please join us!
Stewardship for Children and Youth
Offering envelopes will be offered to each child ages three through 8th grade during the first few weeks of Sunday school. Every year, our children and youth Sunday school classes discuss the different ways we can help our church, community and global ministries, either through our time, talents or treasure. The set of offering envelopes sent home is to aid them in the treasure stewardship, if they so choose. During Sunday school a collection basket will be passed, much like we do in our regular church services. Parents, please take some time each week to discuss what your child was able to share that week . . . whether it be time, talent or treasure! Together we’re always able to make a difference.