Re-cap of September activities
Last month, on Sunday, September 8, we gathered for Rally Day, to kick off the beginning of Sunday school and welcome back the congregation from Summer! We were so blessed to see so many familiar families and new faces! Thank you to all our Sunday school teachers, helpers, donors and parents who volunteer make our Sunday school program so wonderful!
On Sunday, September 15 we shared Bring a friend to church day! Thanks to all who brought a friend to introduce to our church family and building. A big THANK YOU to all who helped with the ice cream social as we had a great turnout and lots of smiling faces!
Sunday School News
What a blessing our church has in receiving so many children in our Sunday school program each and every year. It surely is wonderful to have them join us during Worship service when they are able. Worship service should be a place where both young and old feel welcome and know they belong. Children play an important role in the life of the church. Hearing the children in church shows that the church is alive and well. I saw this post on Facebook and thought I would share as we enjoy their little faces each Sunday!
Rules for children during Worship service:
(from CB Beal, JusticeandPeaceConsulting.com)
- One. If you find that you're sitting in front of a child and they can't see, lean to the side.
- Two. If the children seated behind you are rustling papers, hand them a crayon.
- Three. If there is a baby that is crying, offer to take the baby from their parent and walk to the back of the church and rock the child for a while. The parent really needs a break.
- Four. If the teenagers are whispering give them some Smarties. The rustling and crinkling will replace their whispering.
- Five. If an adult complains to an usher about the noisy children near them, offer to trade seats with that adult.
- Six. When a child is running around giving everyone high-fives during the time of passing the peace/greeting your neighbor make sure to give them an extra fun high-five, and then high-five the next five adults that you see.
- Seven. If a child has worn tap shoes to church and is dancing on the wood portion of the floor, slip the sheet music for "The Entertainer" to the pianist and roll with it.
- Eight. When the children can't hear because an adult around them won't take off their puffy jacket and it keeps squeaking and distracting the children, offer to help them off with their jacket and go hang it up for them where it goes.
- Nine. When the three-year-old insists on standing on the front pew turned backwards looking at the rest of the people, give the child a pair of very dark glasses. That will prevent the child from catching any adult's eye, which would lead to distracting them. This will protect the adults who as we know have very short attention spans and are easily distracted.
- Ten. When a child in front of you is very squirmy, and then they finally turn around and you realize suddenly, "Oh, it's Jesus!" take it in stride and play Got Your Nose till he turns around to the front again.
(CB Beal, JusticeandPeaceConsulting.com)
Sunday October 13 – This morning, during Sunday school class, Trooper Tom will be making a visit to the church with the detection dogs in order to show and explain to the kids the role of these magnificent police dogs!
Sunday, October 27 – There will be a Sunday school Halloween Party in the Fellowship Hall at 9 am. Please have your children wear their costumes as they enjoy the morning with games, crafts and fun! And as always, please bring a friend to enjoy in the festivities. During the Worship service, there will be a blessing of the costumes by Pastor Ted and the congregation. After Worship service, there will be our annual Trunk-or-treat in the church parking lot. This is a great event where the congregation joins in to hand out candy to the kids. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!
Sunday School Superintendent