by Miss Jacki

We are about one month into our 2011-12 education program year at Trinity UMC.  I thought you might be interested in what’s happening so far…

In PreK through 5th grade the Live BIG curriculum started at the Beginning with stories in Genesis.  Throughout October we will be studying different Kings in the Old Testament.  Thanks to the McGowan family for donating royal cloaks the PreK children can wear as we learn together.

Kids Hang Out between services in room 202 with Miss Carmen Talbott, Sylvia Haas and Lori Eyre.  This group of various ages explores the Live BIG lesson for the week through art projects and Readers Theater, and helps prepare Communion each month.  Look for the final Noah’s ark project in the hallway outside Pastor Dan’s office.

Students in our confirmation class, Credo 2 had a lot of questions during our first two meetings as we studied the Creation stories in Genesis.  It’s hard to wrap our brains around how God can have no beginning, no end and can be so GREAT.  We also have a lot of questions about the existence of hell and the devil.  We realized that most of our ideas about hell and evil come from the media rather than from church.

Our youth in junior and senior high are in the process of creating a Trinity Youth Covenant,  so we are exploring the idea of Covenant: How do we take care of ourselves? others? our community? our world? and our relationship with God?  What is God’s covenant with us?  Not engaging in gossip is one way to take care of others and to live the Christian way. We realized we are so busy, that we actually have to schedule time for God!

Senior High youth and their parents have been invited to seriously consider what is their commitment to Christian education this fall.  We are collecting suggestions from individuals and families about when we might come together for sr. high study and fun.

Youth acolyte, usher, liturgist, Communion server and greeter schedules are being put together now.  Expect to see more of our young people leading in worship again this year.

Parents and teachers who interact with young people are finding it more convenient to comply with Trinity’s Safe Sanctuary Guidelines by registering themselves and their children online.  Grandparents of visiting youngsters are asked to register their grandchildren, too.   Forms for children, youth and adults are available on this web site. See the forms tab on the right sidebar.

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