SS was a joy for everyone (including Ramona) last Sunday! The children finished their heritage trees, starting with Adam and Eve, continuing with current relatives!! Each family designed their own Advent theme wreath, with heart changing words for each week--HOPE (anticipation), LOVE (giving), JOY (belief) and PEACE (action). We use these advent weeks to prepare our hearts for Jesus coming (again). Today Advent begins! Children are invited to our church NEW YEAR'S party in the Guild hall during the sermon.
Ramona has discerned that it is time for her to step back from her ministry in teaching Sunday School. (Please see her letter below.) We are very thankful for all the love, time and energy that she has given to this ministry. Change and transition is often challenging but it also opens the door for growth and new possibilities. If you are interested in working with children, youth ministries or feel called to these ministries, please speak with me. We will be having a forum on Sunday December 13th following the 10:00 service to discuss the needs and desires for these ministries and begin to
Our Youth Group is once again collecting items for Operation Christmas Child. This is a wonderful opportunity to donate much needed items (see list) or fill a whole shoebox that will bring so much joy to a child somewhere around the world. Please see our table in the guild hall for more information and to grab a box. We will be collecting them November 15th. A $7 dollar donation per box is appreciated to cover shipping costs. Any questions see Tammy.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a formation program offered in our Preschool and Sunday school for 3–6 year olds. It allows our youngest children to build deep, lifelong relationships with Christ and His Church. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd emphasizes quiet contemplation and "the enjoyment of God." The children hear Bible stories and watch them acted out with simple materials; they learn songs and prayers, and are encouraged to play quietly with simple and meaningful objects.
We need more trained catechists to support this well loved program in both our Sunday school and Preschool