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

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NOISY OFFERINGS

The children and youth select and promote a special mission project each quarter called “Noisy Offering.” Our January-March Noisy Offering is designated to purchase a rickshaw through Lutheran World Relief for $150. A rickshaw is more than for transporting people. It has been used by farmers to save time and back breaking efforts to get their crops to market. It’s a means to provide support not only for their family but also the village, as it can haul to market, and serve as a taxi, or ambulance. The children and youth are still deciding our April-June Noisy Offering. Updates will be posted in upcoming bulletins. Any questions, please contact Gwen.


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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.

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

Thank you to Maria Stampahar and Denise Tanyer.

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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.

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Children and youth activities

 All children are invited to our annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event will be held in Penn on Saturday April 20th (time to be determined.).   The children look forward to this event each year. If you are interested in donating or contributing to the Easter Egg Hunt, please contact Wendy Fait or Jamie Grant.

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LUTHERLYN

Registration is now open for children and youth who want to go to Lutherlyn. Penn-Zion’s Parish Council provides support of $250.00/camper to help defray the registration fee for camp. You are encouraged to speak with Pastor Steiner about registering your child or if you have any financial concerns. Lutherlyn is a place for “Life Changing Adventure in Faith” and no child is to miss camp due to finances. in

 

APRIL-NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Our congregation will be participating in “Pinwheels for Prevention” and displaying pinwheels at both sites. Pinwheels are a symbolic reminder of childhood. All children should have a childhood where they are safe and loved. So, the pinwheel has become that symbol. On Sunday, April 14th we will have a special blessing for our children and youth

 

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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

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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.

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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