God’s Galaxy: A Mission of Faith
We had a great time learning about Holy Week & hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy the scenes of Holy Week that the kids recreated through photography posted on the wall by the church office! We had a lot of fun!! We also learned about Jesus’ path to the cross in cooking where the kids used Rice Krispie treats to make a map of Jesus’ journey using frosting & candy to mark the important paths & places Jesus traveled. In art, the students made a wreath that also helped remind them of the important events of Holy Week & in games the students completed a scavenger hunt looking for some of the symbols. When they finished, they get to frost a cookie of some of the symbols from the story such as a cross or a donkey.
Our final rotation before summer will be on “Pentecost”. The kids will be learning the outline & key points of the story, where to find it in their Bible, how God’s spirit “feels” & what it may be moving them to do in their lives. They will also be reminded that they are not alone & that our faith is a gift we can grow. They’ll learn this through games, cooking & art!
We’re also working on learning “HO-HO-HO-Hosana!” with Damian Russell which will be sung during the Easter season in worship on Sunday, May 8. Hope you’ll all join us in our singing!
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners will be finishing the year off learning about Moses! They will learn how Moses was rescued by the pharaoh’s daughter, how he talked to God through a burning bush, how God spared the Israelites at Passover & how the Israelites crossed the Red Sea! With the help of a friendly termite named “Tina”, they are learning how God takes care of us! The kids will experience all these stories through interactive storytelling, fun music, videos, crafts & games!
Mission: Thank you to everyone for your donations towards the UCC Disaster Relief Ministries to support the relief efforts in Kentucky & other regions devastated by tornadoes. We raised $100 to help! Great job everyone!
To finish off the Sunday school year, we’ll be doing our worldwide mission! I am excited to “Fill the Ark” with Heifer International!!! The kids & anyone in the congregation can pick up a “Fill the Ark” Giving Calendar at the welcome table! It’s divided into 4 weeks. Each day has a lesson & giving challenge. Set aside a time to read each day’s short lesson. This time can be a special opportunity to connect as a family, to model gratitude for our abundant blessings & to respond to Christ’s call to care for others in need. If your students’ complete chores at home &/or get an allowance, this is a great time to help them start learning about giving some to help others. Create a giving jar as a family to collect your donations & bring it each week to church or on May 22 & we’ll see how much we collect! Maybe we’ll be able to buy that alpaca that the kids always want to buy!
Last Day of Sunday School: The last day of Sunday school, will be Sunday, May 22! We’ll be having our pancake breakfast upstairs for the kids & teachers & during the beginning of worship, we’ll also be celebrating our wonderful teachers & those graduating Sunday school & heading to confirmation! So come hungry! You don’t want to miss this fun last day! But we won’t be done for long as Summer Sunday School for elementary students will begin Sunday, June 12!!! We’ll be going on some Great Adventures with Paul! Hope you’ll join us for some summer fun!!!
Vacation Bible School: “Food Truck Party on a Roll with God!”
Monday, July 11th -Friday, July 15th
6 to 8 pm
Age 3 - 6th grade & all abilities are welcome & it’s Free! This VBS curriculum “invites children of all ages to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer's biggest party! This street party helps children build on the practice of using daily prayer to turn to God for their needs & to serve as the hands of God in ensuring that the needs of others are met.” Put the dates on your calendar & share the link with your friends, family & neighbors!!! You don’t want to miss all this cool, yummy, summer fun! Here’s the link to share & sign up now!!! https://www.myvbs.org/eandr/
Deadline for registration is Sunday, July 3.
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