November Sunday School News
We would like to thank our Boston State Troopers for taking the time to come visit on October 13th with our Sunday school kids, parents and teachers. Trooper Tom and Trooper Torin accompanied Trooper Ben with his K9 officer, Elsie. Trooper Ben explained to us the rigorous training involved with having a K9 and what Elsie’s job duties include. We all got to pet Elsie and ask lots of questions. We are truly grateful for the dedication of our local policemen, women, and dogs! May God bless them!!!
~We will update next month on the festivities of the Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat!!!
Special Dates – and YES!, we’ve gone into December to help you prepare early for all our fun special dates and activities!!!
*All sign-up sheets for special events are posted on the bulletin board, upstairs, next to Ms. Kathy’s office*
-November 10 – Veterans Day Celebration – This morning during Sunday school class, the kids will rehearse for a small program to be performed during Worship service. This short program is meant to honor and thank our Veterans for their dedication to our country and freedom. If you have any friends or relatives that are Veterans, please invite them to this heartwarming special Sunday! Each classroom will have a different part and we will assign and go over those parts that morning. Please try to arrive promptly at 9 am so we have ample time to go over the presentation. The program will take place during Worship service at the “Children’s Time.” There will be a coffee hour following Worship service, please *sign-up* if you are interested in helping out for this event.
-November 24 – Turkey Soup Sunday – This Sunday is very special as it is a long-standing tradition for the kids to help prepare the Turkey Soup for the luncheon being served that day. A few weeks before this day, we will send home a piece of paper requesting your child to bring an item in to help make the soup. A few examples may be carrot, celery, onion, cabbage, etc. That morning the kids will help cut up the vegetables and cut out the biscuits, so don’t forget their aprons! After Sunday school class, please report to the Gathering Room upstairs, 10:15 am, as we gather the children and the canned goods from our food drive. The kids will process during the beginning of Worship service and place the canned goods at the altar. Please note if you plan on attending the Turkey Soup luncheon there is a *sign-up* sheet to help our cooks know how many will be attending from your family. There will also be a *sign-up* sheet requesting items such as butter, jelly, desserts, etc. for the luncheon if you are interested in helping out in this way.
-December 1 - This morning the kids will be decorating and packaging Christmas cookies for shut-ins. If you are interested in donating sugar cookie cutouts and/or frosting please contact Jen McEwan or there will be a sign-up sheet posted in a few weeks on the bulletin board. Your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated to those who are unable to attend church around the holidays. Thank you!!!
-December 22 – All classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall for a birthday party for Jesus. There will be refreshments and party games for all ages!
-December 29 – There will be NO Sunday school classes this day!
“Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, if anything is excellent, or praise-worthy. Think about such things.” - Phillipians 4:8
In this scripture, the Bible tells us to think about the good and wonderful things in our lives. Most of the time, teaching children about being thankful and showing appreciation is a hard task. Truly, they were not born equipped for these expressions and as parents we have to teach them the importance of thankfulness. Honestly, some days it is hard for most adults to be thankful for the little things in life. This Novmeber, I challenge fellow parents to spend 10 minutes a day with their children talking about 1 thing each day that we are thankful for and why. Pray to God, thanking him for these “things” he provided for us. Some examples may be food, water, home, family, pets, church, etc. Who knows, maybe as parents, we might learn a thing or two from our childrens responses. Wishing you a blessed November and Thanksgiving holiday as we reflect on gratitude, humilty and generosity.