Christian Education - News and Notes


The Education Committee would like to thank all of the our teachers who have helped and will continue to help during our Summer Serendipity Program. We would like to thank Kim Gold for the tireless work she does daily for our children, especially organizing our Middle and High School mission trips each summer. Thank you to all of the families and adults who provided support for this year’s mission trips. Thanks to all who helped at the Pizza Booth!

Mission Control
This year's theme will be "We're on a Mission TO God". The focus of this year's Sunday School program will be around mission projects to support our community and beyond. We will also focus our lessons this year on upward and heavenly stories found within the Bible.

Rally Day
Please join us on September 15th for our officially RALLY DAY! There will be a special mission project for
all children to join in, and lots of space themed fun! We are so excited to LAUNCH into a great year of giving
and learning as we get closer to our faith and community.

Join Us At Sunday School
We will be returning to our fall program schedule on Sunday, September 15th. Registration day will be held on September 8th. Sunday School classes will be held during the 9:00 am services for Pre-K through 5th grade students. Again this year, 6th and 7th graders will spend the first part of class in worship together and will
then meet in room 1-3. Younger children will start out at the service sitting with their family and then will be
dismissed from Children’s Moment to their Sunday School classes.

PreK- 5th Grade: Pre-K and K are combined with Amanda Payette as lead teacher and Miss Val
assisting. Parents can bring their children down to Room 1-4. Elementary students in Grades 1-5 are
dismissed with shepherds down to Fellowship Hall for gathering time. This year our 1st – 5th grade will be
having Sunday School class as a whole group. We are excited for this time together and we hope that it will be
rewarding for each grade level Children will be dismissed from Fellowship Hall at 10:15 unless otherwise
noted on the bulletin board by the stairs.

6th/7th grade class: This year, the class will start together at the 9:00 worship service. They will then leave as
a class to go down to room 1-3 after the scripture reading with final dismissal at 10:30. We are excited to
provide a high-energy program of team building games, hands on lessons, discussions and reflection that will
help grow your faith. The class will also help to show our middle schoolers how they can participate in our
church and also be mentors and role models for the younger children. This will be an important time of
preparation for Confirmation in 8th grade. On the first Sunday of the month the class will continue to lead in
worship at the 9:00 service and class time on those days will be during that time frame.

8th grade Confirmation class and HS Youth classes run from 10:15 to 11:15 after the 9:00 service with the
following room assignments: 8th Grade Confirmation Class in the octagon room; High School will be held in
the loft.

Please make sure to fill out a registration even if you have registered in the past!

Sunday School is Blasting off into another great year of learning and fun.

Our Theme for 2019-2020 is MISSION TO GOD! In commemoration of the Apollo Moon landing and
curiosity about all things heavenly we are turning our attention upward.

Our theme and focus will be on some familiar Bible Stories we know well, Like the Christmas Star and God's
Creation of the heaven and earth. And we will also find out about some others we may not get to talk about
often. Like, Elijah and the Chariot of Fire, The Wheel in the Sky and Jesus Ascension into heaven. These and
other upwardly mobile stories will take us to the stars and to the heavens.

So, get ready for the Count down and lift off to some exciting stories taught in a special way.

We did say we were on a Mission! Each month the grades 1-5 will focus on one of the bible stories and in
conjunction work on a Mission project or goal that relates somehow to that mission. We will also include in
our schedule some exciting events like a planetarium trip, some star gazing and of course our Christmas
Pageant that will be told from the perspective of the Christmas Star.

This promises to be a year of fun, learning and joyful discovery of what God has done and what we can do in
God's world. Be sure to be ready for lift off, Sunday School Registration day is September 8th. And our Rally Day Launch into mission is Sunday September 15th.

Be sure to be present for the over the Moon fun and service.

Sunday September 8th: Sunday School Registration day.

Sunday September 15th: RALLY DAY Blast off & SERVICE MISSION

High School Sunday School will be mission focused too. Each month your class will create/build and
complete a service project based on a scripture or story of your choice. As the year progresses the you will
impact our community and your understanding of God and of your self will increase.

The first Mission Project will happen away from the church. So come September 15th and register for your
own Mission to God.

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