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

NOISY OFFERING

The Noisy Offering for July through September is going to purchase items to make Lutheran World Relief School and Personal Hygiene Kits. Our children and youth will assemble the kits in September, which we will then be able to track which country has received our kits. Education is one of the strongest tools a community has for breaking the cycle of poverty. Ensuring that girls attend school, especially in places where their access is deprioritized, has even stronger results. School Kits contain essential supplies to help children continue learning in the face of serious obstacles. That learning leads to a better life for them, their families, and their communities. Cleanliness may not actually be next to godliness, but it certainly helps a person feel more human. When families find their homes destroyed, or must flee for their safety, soap and a towel rarely make the cut for what they can carry. Arriving in a refugee camp or other place for safety, they are scared, vulnerable, and dirty from the travel. The simple items in a Personal Care Kit provide much-needed self-care, critical germ fighting, and the chance to regain dignity amidst situations of fear and uncertainty. The children hope to make 25 of each kit. More details to be provided about items that are included in the kits and stories of how they have made a difference.

 

 

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD CRAFT NIGHT

All are invited, children through adults, to join us in making items for our OCC shoeboxes. No special skills are required. We meet monthly at Brush Creek at 6:00 PM and spend an hour enjoying fellowship and discovering our creative side.

Wednesday, July 10 – spinning tops and various jewelry options  

Tuesday, August 13 – shakers

     (Note this will become our regular schedule of the 2nd Tuesday of each month.)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE — FOR VOLUNTEERS

ACT 33/34 CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCES

It is necessary for the safety of all of our children, and to meet the requirements of our insurance policies, that each person who works with any child in any of our church programs has his/her current Act 33/34 Child Abuse Clearance on file in the church office. Clearances are free for volunteers. Please speak with Pastor Steiner or Gwen if you need help applying.  Other professionals such as teachers and nurses in our congregations who already have their clearances only need to bring a copy of their current clearances.  In case anyone is wondering, Pastor Steiner has his clearances on file through both the state and the FBI.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

We had an awesome week of VBS in June and are looking to build upon these activities to continue to provide opportunities for our children. A HUGE THANK YOU TO MARIA AND CINDY for your leadership and to all the helpers who jumped in, as needed or provided snacks! It was a great week for all!

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BOOK BUDDIES

We are starting a Storytime called Book Buddies for our young children and their friends. We will meet each month on the Third Saturday from 10-11 AM at Zion’s, starting August 17th. Children ages 2 years and up are invited for this time of stories, activities and snack.

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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.  Classes resume in September — watch for date.

Thank you to Maria Stampahar, Gwen Steiner, Denise Tanyer,  for sharing their time and  talent with the children.  Job well done!

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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.  Will resume in September – watch for date.

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Additional  Children and youth happening

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS

Children and youth are invited to bring their backpacks and/or lunchboxes to church on Sunday, August 18h . Pastor will have a prayer and blessing as you start back to school.

 

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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