Children and Youth

Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love.

Ephesians 5:1-2

CHILDREN & YOUTH ACTIVITIES

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING . COME BE A PART OF THE

COOPERATIVE MINISTRY PROGRAM FOR OUR  CHILDREN

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NEWS

 *******************

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD PACKING PARTY

On Sunday, November 11th, following worship at Zion’s we will have our Annual packing party as a kick off for the National Collection Week. We will also be lifting prayers for hearts to be opened to hearing the Gospel, and that where there are closed country borders, those distributing boxes will be protected and safe. You are invited to bring items for boxes and pack your box or come and pack boxes with supplies that have been donated. This is a really nice event for all ages.

 *********************

LEARN & GROW WEDNESDAYS

Learn & Grow on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 p.m. is our alternative to Sunday School for all of our parish children 2 years through 5th grade. These classes have been fun-filled and busy with laughter as we learn Bible stories and how we can follow Jesus. Classes take place at Zion’s coinciding with the same time as Confirmation. As Sunday mornings may be too busy with other extra activities for children and youth, this Christian Education activity is being offered.

As a reminder a Quiet Communion service is offered on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m..

Thank you to Maria Stampahar and Denise Tanyer.

 *********************

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m. we will have Sunday School for children 2 years through 5th grade at Zion’s.

Thank you to MaryAnn Wiser and Emily. These classes will follow the Learn & Grow curriculum-Deep Blue. Sunday School classes will coincide with the Adult Conversations and Coffee.

 *********************

G.O. F.I.S.H.

Our new Kids Club kicked off in September. G.O. F.I.S.H. (Going Out Faithful In Serving Him). This is a nice opportunity to develop friendships among our children as well as children from other church groups while having fun together and growing in faith. Children are invited and encouraged to bring their friends from school or their next door neighbors.   At our first two meetings, in addition to the crafts, stories, and snacks we also completed 50 Appreciation Bags for our First Responders filled with treats and 20 Kids Bags for Operation Smile. These bags will be given to children receiving surgery to help with their anxiousness regarding the surgery and recovery by providing both personal hygiene and small toys and activity books. Our November meeting is Monday, Nov. 12th, at Zion’s from 6:00-7:00PM. We will be assisting at the drop off center for Operation Christmas Child and make something special to place in boxes for the children receiving one of these OCC Shoe Boxes.

 

 

 *******************

 

DEEP BLUE ADVENTURE APP

The children’s Christian Education curriculum for Learn & Grow and Sunday mornings is Deep Blue. Using scripture stories, active games, crafts and music it takes the children through the Bible; all combined into a living faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today.  One of the features of this curriculum is a FREE Downloadable App that will continue the lessons through the week as the children engage in mini games with Scripture jumble, trivia, Break Out, and a glider game.  In addition, they will find videos, customizable aviators and fun mini-weekly quests.  There is also a parental dashboard, that will let you know what lessons the children are learning and guides to help reinforce these lessons at home.  The app link for apple or android devices is www.deepbluekids.com/app

  ********************

CONFIRMATION

Catechism classes will resume on Wednesday, September 12th from 5:45 – 6:35 PM with Pastor Steiner.  Classes will be held at Zion’s and include discussions on scripture and the Small Catechism, learning videos from time to time, and occasional hands-on mission projects.  Our first three sessions will be a review of the Sacrament of Holy Communion with the First Communion Class.  Normal ages for catechism are 7th-8th grade.  Please speak with Pastor Steiner if you have any questions.

 *******************

 

 

“What Can We Give God?

“We cannot give God anything; for everything is already His,

and all we have comes from Him.

We can only give Him praise, thanks, and honor.”

……Martin Luther