We have had an average of 48 children attend Sunday School for the months of December and January and they have collected $53.06 for both months. Keep up the good work.
First Holy Communion All 5th Graders are eligible to receive their First Holy Communion this year. Banner making will take place March 10th during their Sunday School class in the Fellowship Hall. On March 17th and March 24th they will have their First Holy Communion classes with Pastor Carbaugh during the Sunday School hour. One parent will need to be present during the 2 sessions. First Holy Communion is set for Thursday, March 28th. A letter will be mailed to your 5th grader with more details in February.
Upcoming Dates To Remember
February 10th – Synod Representative will provide information for parents to help their children grow in their faith.
March 10th – 5th Grade First Holy Communion Banner Making
March 17th – 5th Grade First Holy Communion class with Pastor Carbaugh
March 24th – 5th Grade First Holy Communion class with Pastor Carbaugh
March 28th – 5th Grade First Holy Communion
March 31st – No Sunday School/Easter Break
April 7th – No Sunday School/Easter Break
MAKE TIME FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (FOR ADULTS)
1) The “Let’s Talk” Group meets Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the couch room in the Education Wing to share discussion and support related to our day-to-day challenges and spiritual lives. All are welcome.
2) Adults are invited to come and join in a study from 10:00 to 10:45 in the fellowship hall downstairs. We will be exploring the book: Loving Jesus by Mark Allan Powell. Our conversation will help us deepen our relationship with Jesus and grow in our faith journey. Books will be available. All are welcomed!CONFIRMATION MINISTRY
Our confirmation program is a 3 year program, with the Confirmation Service: Affirmation of Baptism coming at the end of the 9th grade.
During these 3 years, students learn about the Bible, about Luther’s Small Catechism, about the Church – but mostly, students learn about their faith and what it means to be a Baptized child of God.
Classes will be held during the Sunday School hour at 10:00. Regular attendance will be important and necessary for those wanting to be confirmed.
Mid-week Bible Study - Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Welcome Hall, we meet for Bible study and faith conversation. We are currently reflecting on the book Know Doubt by John Ortberg. The theme focuses on the importance of embracing uncertainty in your faith. If you have ever struggled with questions about where God is and what God is up to in your life, this study will give you an opportunity to explore those questions with others. Come and join us. Books will be available.
For further information, please contact the church office at (540) 373-5087 or email the Christian Education Director.