Director of Education Ministries – December 2021


Update from the Director of Education Ministries -- Amy Grella - 412-801-3723


Deck the Halls this Sunday, November 28th Many hands make light work! Please join us immediately following coffee hour on Sunday, November 28th to help prepare the church for Advent and Christmas. There will be no second hour classes that day so everyone can help. Childcare will be available in room 110.


Upcoming Youth Group Meetups (check email for full details)

Sun, Dec. 5th - 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Tweener (3rd-5th grade) Youth Group - room 110

Sun, Dec. 12th - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - MS/HS combined White Elephant Christmas Party - room 110. Bring a silly present (less than $10 value) and prepare to have fun!

Nativity Wonderland - Saturday, December 4th Something wonderful happens each year when a nativity set is carefully unpacked to display for the holiday season. The delicate figures of the Holy Family, Shepherds and Magi invoke cherished memories of holidays gone by and instill hope as we prepare anew for the birth of our Savior. In lieu of a children’s pageant this year, we invite you to participate in Nativity Wonderland. Stop by for a sweet treat, share your nativity set with others. Whether you display a nativity set or not, don’t miss this fun event in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 4th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. If you plan to display a nativity, please complete this on-line form so we understand how many tables to setup. We are also seeking donations of small, preferably homemade cookies for this event. Cookies can be dropped off in the kitchen the morning of the event.


Children's Worship with Godly Play (PreK-2nd grade)

Children preschool (potty-trained) up to 2nd grade will start in the worship service with their families. After the Children’s Sermon, kids will be escorted downstairs to our children's worship space (room 103), where children will have their very own worship experience using the Godly Play format, learning Bible stories through seeing, hearing, and doing hands-on activities. Parents may pick up their children in the classroom after worship ends.

Tweens (3rd - 5th grade) The 3rd – 5th graders will meet during worship using the ever-popular Sparkhouse Holy Moly curriculum. This class takes place during the entirety of worship service, so kids should go directly to room 105 on Sunday morning. Parents may pick up their children in the classroom after worship ends.


Middle and high school students will remain in worship with their families.


Sunday Morning Childcare

During worship, Kathee and Amanda will be offering childcare in the nursery for infants and toddlers. During the second hour, they will move to room 110 where childcare for preschool through elementary aged kids will be available so kids may use the playground area.


Second hour options for Sunday, Nov 28th There is no second hour this week so everyone may help Deck the Halls.