- Children and Youth Ministries this Week!
Sunday School This Week: Creating a “Prayer and Watch” Board
This week we’ll be finishing our month long study of the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids. The kids will create a “Prayer and Watch” Board that we will use to note all of the ways that God is present in our lives throughout Lent. The wonderful Carrie Troester will be leading as Karl will be leading Youth Formation. Sunday School takes place from 10:25 – 11:00 in the Undercroft.
Whirl! This Week!
Whirl is a Sunday School program for pre-Kindergartners and Kindergartners, and takes place from 10:25-11:00 AM in the Nursery. Children watch a video, hear a Bible story, and help to illustrate it. Some kids will prefer going to the regular Sunday School class in the Undercroft no matter what their age, and they’re more than welcome to do so! And you’re welcome to stay with your little ones for Whirl if you’d like.
Save the Date: Vacation Bible School 2018!
VBS 2018 will have the theme of Flawed Discipleship, and will take place on the four Mondays in June, the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. We chose the theme of Flawed Discipleship because we think that it’s important for kids (and adults) to know that they will be loved despite, or sometimes because of, their failures. Most of the disciples failed at one time or another as they were following Jesus. Peter, the rock of the church, failed spectacularly after Jesus was arrested, denying him three times. Many of the stories in the Old Testament and many of Jesus’s parables are about failure, apology, and continued love and acceptance. This cycle of failure and forgiveness became part of the life of the church, in our continued practice of repentance and absolution, and in the lives of the saints who have led and inspired the church throughout the centuries. For VBS 2018, we’ll examine the life of four of these Holy Screw-Ups through games, activities, and song.
Karl will lead Youth Formation this Sunday
On the last Sunday of every month, Karl is leading Youth Formation and giving a crash course on the Bible. Last time we went all the way from Genesis to 2 Kings. This Sunday we’ll look at the Wisdom writings and the Prophets. Youth Formation takes place from 10:25-11:00 AM in the Carriage House.
Youth Group Event: Cooking and Games Night on Friday, March 2nd
We’ll make dinner together in the kitchen and play games in the Undercroft from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Let Karl know what you’d like to eat (or learn to cook) and which games you’d like to play!