Volcanoes, Save-the-Dates, and Lots of Sign-up Geniuses!

The kids had an awesome time learning about volcanoes from Jake and Lora Bleacher this last Sunday! I took some pictures that I’m sure will end up on the church FB page, so be sure to check that out later this week. The Blessing of the Backpacks was also a very special time, and the kids seemed to love the tags given to them by Pastor Ryan to hang on their backpacks. If you didn’t get a tag let me know and I will get you one!

Jake B taught how volcanoes work and what they do with the older children.

Jake B taught how volcanoes work and what they do with the older children.

This coming Sunday, September 3rd, we will have our intergenerational service. Youth 6 and over will remain in the sanctuary. Childcare will be provided for those 6 and under in the Little Ones classroom. (ICYMI, you can find the blog post on the special nature of our intergenerational Sundays here.)

As we get closer to the start of Sunday School, please consider signing up to bring snacks for the youth on occasion. You can find the Sign-up Genius here.

Dates to remember:

September 10th we will have an end-of-summer party during the Sunday School hour.

September 16th will be our first PNO of the fall, 5pm-8pm, Caton Hall. Send RSVPs to Jamie no later than September 12th, please!

September 17th our new Sunday School year will begin!

Here’s a reminder of how the 2017-2018 Sunday School year will be structured:

This year the classrooms will be grouped into the following age ranges and locations:

Little Ones: 0-3, will meet in the nursery each week. Drop off begins at 10:20. Infants are welcome. The Bishop family has supplied the church with a playpen and infant swing—thank you, Nathan and Michelle!

Godly Play: 4-6, will meet in the Godly Play room after the Children’s Sermon each week. Prior to the Children’s Sermon they will sit in the sanctuary with their teacher. (Teachers are Cathy S. and Michelle B.)

Young Disciples: 7-10, will meet in Caton Hall after the Children’s Sermon all Sunday’s but Communion Sunday, which is held the first Sunday of each month. (Teachers are Jamie C-H. and Anne E.)

NEW CLASS, CX Youth: 11-up, will meet in the Butterfly Room every 2nd and 4th Sunday after the Children’s Sermon. They will walk to the Butterfly Room with their teacher. (Teachers are Monica R-W. and Irish S. If you are interested in volunteering to teach, please let me know ASAP. You can find the calendar for signing up to teach here.)

All children are to remain in their classrooms until picked up by a parent.

There will be a Children’s Sermon each week for the children to enjoy. I hope this makes them feel an integral part of each Sunday’s worship time!

October 7th Blessing of the Pets. Bring your pets to the church for a special blessing from Pastor Ryan! (10am-11am).

Also on October 7th we will have a special day of fun at the beach with some of the families we’ve gotten to know over the last year, such as the Abed and Morales families. More information to come, but mark your calendars now! (12pm-4pm, Hillsmere Beach)

Hope to see you Sunday!

Best,
Jamie