Deep Sea Discovery: Diving into the Bible”

. . . is taking a short break for the holidays. There will be no Sunday school lessons on the website for Sunday, December 27 or Sunday, January 3. I will be finding some new and fun curriculum for the winter months, so stay tuned!

We finished our lessons on “The Gifts of Advent” with the Go Fish Guys. We learned about what each candle in the Advent wreath means and how it relates to the Christmas story in the Bible. We made our own paper advent wreaths, joyful stockings and peaceful people chains to help us learn about the birth of Jesus. We also enjoyed some great Christmas music videos from the Go Fish Guys!

Preschool/Kindergarteners learned about the story of Christmas as well.  They heard various parts of the story including the angel bringing the special news to Mary, a special baby being born, shepherds hearing the news and wisemen coming to worship. We made “Share the News” microphones, played a “Spin and Be Happy” Game and made “Thankful Hands”, “Lift-a-Gift Surprises”, and “A Star Story”.  We will read some special Christmas books too!

We had a lot of fun with 2 Pajama Sunday school zoom classes (due to a mailing glitch). We had fun making Christmas ornaments, drinking hot cocoa, and watching a Lego video of the Christmas story! It was so fun!

We also organized treats & advent calendar projects for the families to pick up. A huge thank you to Lorie Juno for helping me put the treat bags for the advent calendars together & the Pajama Sunday mailings as well!

Also, I would like to thank all the kids and parents that helped make our zoom recorded Christmas program possible! With all the challenges of this year, they were willing to try something new and do a Zoom Christmas program! I would also like to send a special thank you to Mike Suchecki who can make miracles happen with technology! Others who were so important the worship service were Joel Matthys, Chris Wray, Allison Wray, Damian Russell, Caitlin Proffitt and Rueck Ruecktenwald. Thank you for providing us with special music! You are all wonderful musicians and we so appreciate you sharing your gifts.

Thank you also to our wonderful youth: Brodie Jones, Colton Horbinski, Jenna Knoll and Caitlin Proffitt for being our liturgists! Whether in person or via video your messages were appreciated!!

Thank you to the Wray family for lighting our Advent wreath and Pastor Bob for providing the worship materials. I would also like to thank my wonderful husband, Greg Proffitt, for drawing all the wonderful pictures used in our Christmas program! Once again, my vision became reality through his artistic talents and patience! Thank you to the congregation for always supporting and encouraging the kids of our church and all that they do.

Finally, I pray that during this Holy season and all throughout the year, may God quiet you with His peace, comfort you with His presence, and bless you with His love. Peace and grace to you all!