FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND YOUTH PROGRAMS Amy Grella — firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW CHILDREN’S WORSHIP PROGRAMMING KICKS OFF SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 The Children’s Programs for the new school year kicks off on September 9. The meeting locations are a bit different this year to accommodate both our own growth and to better share space with our neighbors. The 3rd – 5th graders will now meet in the youth/family promise lounge (room 113) downstairs. Class will take place the full duration of worship service, so kids will go directly to the youth lounge on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Parents should pick up their children in the lounge following worship.
Children from preschool (potty-trained) through second grade will start in worship. Following the Children’s Sermon, kids will be escorted to Children’s Worship. This year, we will use the Noah’s Ark (room 207) and room 204. Children will experience Bible stories through seeing, hearing, and hands-on activities. Parents should pick up their children in the classroom following worship.
Grades 6 and up will attend worship at 9:30 a.m. with their families as usual.
NEW PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH THIS SCHOOL YEAR! All-new youth programming during second hour kicks off September 9. Following worship and coffee hour, grades 6 and up are invited to take their snacks and head to the youth lounge (room 113) for XP3. This year we have acquired a curriculum designed for both high schoolers and middle schoolers. The content will be similar in both classes, but we will split into groups (MS and HS) from the beginning to foster an improved experience for the youth. Want to know what XP3 stands for?? Come and find out! Both classes will run the full duration of 2nd hour (10:45-11:45 a.m.).
YOUTH GROUPS KICK OFF IN SEPTEMBER —New this year, we have started a Senior High small group. Led by Alan Hohlfelder and other volunteers, this group will schedule meetups that will include fellowship and mission experiences. —The Middle Schoolers will meet for Sunday Night Live (SNL) once a month, typically on the 2nd Sunday. We will have an additional special outing each month, focused on mission and fellowship opportunities. September SNL will be September 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the church.
CROP WALK — SAVE THE DATE The Youth Group will participate in the South Hills CROP Walk, scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, October 21. Stay tuned for more details on how to get involved.