Children and Youth

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

Ephesians 5:1-2

CHILDREN & YOUTH ACTIVITIES

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COOPERATIVE MINISTRY PROGRAM FOR OUR  CHILDREN

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NEWS

NOISY OFFERING UPDATE

Thank you for your support in our October-December Noisy Offering In-gatherings. In October we raised $340.00  for the CROP Walk to support our members who walked in this event — raising awareness of hunger within our communities and in the U.S.  Our November/December ingathering was designated to purchase items to assemble kits for the Foster Love Project. These kits include PJs, story books, stuffed animal…for younger children and older children receive PJs, journal, coloring book & colored pencils…These are then placed in a backpack or duffle bag.  The Foster Love Project provides these resources to foster children within our communities. Our children and youth will make these kits Wednesday, January 29th as part of our Confirmation and Learn & Grow community.  Look for upcoming announcements for an update.

Our January-March Noisy Offering is Zachary’s Mission. This local organization provides backpacks to parents/caregivers of children who are hospitalized at area hospitals,  or rehabilitation centers.  Parents shouldn’t have to worry about having a toothbrush or notepad while waiting by their child’s side.  Zachary’s Mission was developed out of local parents’ experience.  Zack Packs, named after their son, are filled with toiletries, journal and snack items.  Our Noisy Offerings will go toward supplies needed for the packs. The youth & children will assemble them at a later date.

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LEARN & GROW WEDNESDAYS

 

Wednesday evenings have been busy downstairs at Zion’s with Learn & Grow Wednesdays, our alternative to Sunday School for all of our parish children 2 years through 5th grade.  These classes have been fun-filled with laughter as we learn Bible stories and how we can follow Jesus.  Classes coincide with the same time as Confirmation (5:45 PM).  This Christian Education activity is being offered as Sunday mornings may be too busy with other extra activities for children and youth.  As a reminder, a Quiet Communion service is offered on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.  Thank you to Maria Stampahar for being our lead teacher.

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CONFIRMATION/CATECHISM

Catechism classes continue on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 – 6:35 PM with Pastor Steiner.  Classes are 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.    Normal ages for catechism are 7th-8th grade.  Please speak with Pastor Steiner if you have any questions.

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“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