Director of Education Ministries – September 2022


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


Join us for Kick-off Sunday, September 11

Please join us for our fall season kick-off on September 11. Join us before worship for a buffet style breakfast starting around 8:30 a.m. Plan to stay for a special event after worship where the youth mission team will be sharing a recap of their Philadelphia mission trip. Childcare will be available during this special program in room 110 / playground area.


Sunday School Begins on Sunday, Sept. 11

We welcome children and youth for in-person options which kick off on Sunday, Sept. 11. Our nursery will be open for babies and toddlers during worship. During second hour, childcare will be provided in room 110. Please look below for details on the plan by each age group. Also, please be sure to read the updated safety plan article also in this newsletter.


Children’s Worship (Preschool - 2nd grade)

Children preschool (potty trained) up to second grade will start in worship with their families. After the Children’s Sermon, kids will be escorted downstairs to room 103, our Children’s Worship Space. Children will have their very own worship experience, learning Bible stories through seeing, hearing, and hands-on activities. Parents may pickup their children in the classroom after worship ends.


Tweens (3rd - 5th grade)

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


NEW YOUTH GROUP OPPORTUNITIES KICK-OFF

We are excited to share new groups for kids and youth from 3rd through 12th grade. This year, we are happy to offer separate youth group options for two age groups: 3rd-8th grades (aka our tweens and middle schoolers), and our high school. Led by Miss Amy and other volunteers, these groups will meet for Sunday Night Live (SNL) once a month on Sunday evenings at the church. Because we are only meeting once a month, it is vital that you make every effort to have your child participate, so we have enough kids to make these groups meaningful. Kids are welcome to bring friends or neighbors to join us.


Youth Group Kick-off Event for 3rd-12th graders

Youth in grades 3-12 will meet at Forsythe Park in Carnegie for a picnic lunch next Sunday, Aug. 28 from noon - 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. We will eat, hang out, and play some yard games. Bring $7 for mini golf, and extra $$ if you want a snack bar treat - they have AMAZING home-made ice cream sandwiches! Please RSVP here so food can be arranged. We are also in need of adult chaperones – so please let me know if you’d like to join us.


Tweens and Middle School (3rd - 8th grades) will meet the first Sunday night of each month.

All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. We will meet in Fellowship Hall. NOTE: Since this first date falls on a holiday weekend, we will start our first meeting in October.

October 2, November 6, December 4 – White Elephant Party


High School (9th - 12th grades) will meet the third Sunday night of each month.

All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. We will meet in downstairs in room 105.

September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 4– White Elephant Party


SAVE THE DATE – Youth Fall Retreat

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to meet at Camp Ligonier with other area churches for our annual fall Retreat the weekend of November 11-13. Details to follow, but plan to leave Friday ea