Theme for Christian Education this year: Be Loved! Be Kind! Be You! In a year like no other, we will be gathering together—apart on Zoom for children, youth and adult Sunday School. In Mark 12:29-31, answering the question which commandment is first of all, Jesus answered “The first is, “Hear O Israel; the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” In a world where compassion seems to be rare, we want to help our church family remember that we are called to have compassion for our world, for our family and for ourselves.
Preschool and Elementary:
We believe that learning songs helps shape the faith of children and with that in mind, Sunday school zoom will begin with singing and music promptly at 9:30 a.m. with Susan Kimmel. At 9:45 a.m. we will have a short story and lesson using the PCUSA curriculum Growing in God’s Love, a Bible story-based curriculum. Each session shares a Bible story that reveals God’s love for us. Through fun, interactive story-telling, children and their leaders will:
pause to let each story find its way into their hearts and minds;
engage their curiosity and imagination with the Bible story through wondering questions and activities exploring God’s presence, actions, and grace in the story; and
wrestle with how they fit in the story, what God is calling them to do, and how they follow God’s way of loving and living as disciples of Jesus Christ.
— Teachers are Stephanie Wittman and Mary Todd Peters with assistants Rosemary McNeil, Joann Case, JoAnne Woodruff, Janis Burklin and Cindy Mouton
The youth meet together in one class. We will be zooming together at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Topics we will cover are from the website Bible Project https://bibleproject.com This is a video based website that has topics like “The Divine Council”, “Books of Wisdom”, and “How to Read the Bible” to name a few. Our hope is to continue to develop a community that has good discussions, shares our joys and concerns, and learns and grows together in faith. Teachers are Andre’ Pierce, Clint Burklin, and Randy Sellers.