At First Church, we offer nursery care and Sunday School through grade 8. Children attend the first part of the worship service and then proceed to class after the Children’s sermon and scripture lesson. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in all aspects of our life together as a community.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
Thank You to all who donated supplies to the Church School! Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
For those families that have not registered their children for Sunday school, or are still in possession of a registration form, please complete the form and return it to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Also, if you have not registered your infant/toddler for the Nursery, see Mary for a registration form. We would also appreciate a picture of the family—your child(ren) plus whoever is going to be picking your child(ren) up from Sunday school class, so that we can safely send your children back to you.
We are suspending our Children’s Music and Prayer Service for November and December. On the first Sunday of each month, all children will be meeting in the sanctuary, per usual, and going down to Sunday school after we hear the word of the Lord.
Beginning November 3rd, we will be collecting for Heifer Project for approximately 6 weeks, dedicating our Children’s Offering during this time for this cause. We did this last November, opening it up to the congregation. Our goal this year is again 1 heifer, which costs $500.
We have discontinued the “Trim A Tree” coffee hour, in favor of a “Children’s Christmas Tree” where the children spend part of class decorating our Christmas tree as well as sugar cookies. We will be looking for donations of sugar cookies and/or frostings/sprinkles come November 24th. If you are willing to contribute, please contact Lauri.
We are always looking for volunteers to teach the Sunday School classes, and will be in need of teachers come the first of 2014. Our new curricula is fun for the kids and easy on the teachers. We are asking for a small commitment of one Sunday per month. Please contact Lauri Osip, Reverend Sarah or a member of the Board of Christian Ed if you are interested.
The following is our Sunday School Calendar for the balance of 2013:
November 3 - Begin collection for Heifer Project
November 9 - Bible-Palooza; for grades 7-9. From 9am-12noon at First Church Hadley.
November 24 - “Children’s Christmas Tree” Children will decorate our Christmas tree during class time.
December 1 - Advent begins; Acolytes for Advent begins.
December 7 - Pageant Rehearsal morning; rehearsal for grades 3-8, from 9am-11am.
December 8 - Christmas Pageant Sunday. Pageant during church service. Children are asked to arrive at 9am. The church service will be followed by a Birthday Party for Jesus at our “Special” Coffee Hour.
December 29 - No Sunday School
January 5, 2014 - Three Kings Day!