June 27-30 - Vacation Bible School
September 12th - Sunday School Kickoff with Blessing of the Backpacks and Ice Cream Sundaes
Great Truths from Small Children
Our Sunday School program is offered year-round!!
The youth will be sharing what they are learning in class with readings, song, music and creativity. I will be looking for several older youth to read The Tale Of Three Trees, retold by Angela Elwell Hunt. All students will create ornaments for the church Christmas tree. I also welcome young singers or musicians to contribute a song they would enjoy sharing. This is tentatively planned for December 23rd during the regular Sunday service.
Sunday mornings 9:15-10:30.
Age 3 - 12th grade: We have 5 classes which are grouped by
9:15-9:30 Begin with worship including children's moments with the
Children's Breakfast - The teachers cook for the
Sunday School Report
by Dawn Trusty
Laura Preston, Cindy Mattia and Courtney Richert have joined us in our quest to reach out to young people and encourage them to follow Jesus and grow in faith at North Salem UMC. I am pleased to have them join us in teaching the word of God.
The spring curriculum "Exploring Faith" has arrived. It speaks to our children/youth by relating to their lives. Activities like puzzles are a fun and educational part of their learning. Unit 1 is titled "Alleluia". The students will learn God send Jesus and how much he loves us. Unit 2 is "Paul". The focus is on Paul, a follower of Jesus. Much can be learned about following Jesus' example from Paul's letters.
Let's learn about Easter The teachers will have a meeting March 14th. We will discuss improving attendance and how to best utilize our curriculum. Our focus will be to bring the Easter message to the youth. On Easter Sunday, we will share a storybook of the Easter story. They will come away knowing Jesus has risen. Young students will enjoy an egg hunt. Older classes will be challenged by puzzles or trivia based on the events leading up to and including Easter Sunday.
Youth get involved in worship Singing "Clap Your Hands" in the fall was a special moment from many students of our Sunday School. Currently we are working on learning the song "Beneath the Storytelling Tree." We look forward to sharing their lovely voices with you so stay tuned.
Liturgists I am pleased that the youth have been encouraged to be Liturgists. You can look forward to hearing Jessica Mattia, Jenny Barber, Kelly Lavallee, Christopher McDonald, Kathleen Stacey and Amanda Keeler who are our newest readers. New readers are welcome.
Children's Sunday Tentatively set for June 13th. That's right around the corner. We'd like to encourage all the children to come to Sunday School often. Our goal is to give out as many pins and year bars as we can. Pins are earned by students with good attendance. We also reward several students with best attendance ribbons.