Sunday School News – Fall 2016
Our first graders milestone class, held on Sunday, October 2nd, had them learning “The Ten Commandments”. The children had fun and were even reciting some of “The Ten Commandments” on their own towards the end of the class. On October 16th they recited “The Ten Commandments” in the 8:30 a.m. worship service and should be proud of themselves for a job well done!
The next milestone is the third graders learning “The Lord’s Prayer”. The class will be held on Sunday, November 6th with the milestone on November 13th at the 8:30 a.m. worship service.
Sunday School children are already starting to prepare for our Sunday School Christmas program. Auditions have been held and children have received their parts and are practicing for the program which will be performed on Sunday, December 11th at the 10:00 a.m. service. In getting ready for the program, we will need some volunteers to help us with serving the children lunch on Sunday, December 4th, the day of the dress rehearsal. Please contact Gayle Newell at 303-758-2820 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping.
Director of Children’s Ministries
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CONFIRMATION: A Faith Milestone
This very special Faith Milestone is the culmination of 2 years of study and preparation that ends in the rite of Affirmation of Baptism for our 9th grade youth. The weekend begins with a Dinner of Honor for all our confirmands and their families, including godparents, grandparents and other faith formers in their lives. It ends with the Affirmation of Baptism service at 10:30am in October, where the youth reaffirmed their faith as adults in the church.
FIRST COMMUNION: A Faith Milestone
LOOKING AHEAD: Sunday, April 2, 2017: First Communion Learning Session. First Communion class is for any child three years and up, who would like to begin receiving communion or have been already receiving communion and would like to take the learning session. This session is for the parent (s) and child together (siblings are welcome) and will include lunch, learning stations and rehearsing the milestone on Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017. Please contact Pr. Brigette for more information.
Preparing for and receiving a driver’s license is a rite of passage for our youth. It is a sign of growing up, increasing responsibility and taking another step towards independence. Connecting this rite of passage with faith gives youth a sense of deepening connections with family, congregation, and God rather than the impression that growing up also means growing away. We want to claim this life event as a faith event, and give our youth a small gift to serve as a constant reminder.