I am very excited about children’s Sunday School for this fall! This year, starting in September, we will be exploring the theme of what it means to be a family. Our lessons from Deep Blue Connects: At Home with God help families grow in faith together as children take what they've learned in Sunday school and dive deeper into the stories at home with their families. 


This year’s stories focus on the role of families—siblings, parents, friends, grandparents, foster families, church families, the list goes on—and what we can learn about God from these close relationships. This new format is designed to teach children about faith by exploring how families work together, communicate, and worship God. Children will explore families in the Bible, learn how today's faith families care for children as they grow, build loving relationships, and find out what it means to be part of God's family!


I invite all children and families to participate in this transformative program. If you have never attended Sunday School, this is a great time to start! Children learn about God in age-appropriate ways, they meet friends to join them on their journey, caring teachers share the love of God with them in tangible ways, parents have an opportunity to learn and connect with others in adult classes, and the entire family can grow together in their faith. Sunday School meets from 9:45-10:45 every Sunday except for 5th Sundays. Children’s classes are divided into 4 classes by age, 2-3 year olds, preK-K, 1st-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade. For more information, contact Eric Prenshaw, eric@aldersgate.org.


Pastor Eric



SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING

All volunteers with children and youth are required to attend a Safe Sanctuary training and be current with a background check (within the last 3 years).  Our Safe Sanctuary policy exists to ensure the safety of our children, youth, vulnerable adults, and all volunteers who work with them.


As it states in our policy, “Aldersgate United Methodist Church welcomes children and youth knowing that for some it may be the only place where they will experience God’s unconditional love and grace. Aldersgate UMC is committed to providing as safe and secure an environment as possible for all children, youth and those who participate in the ministries and activities sponsored by our church.”


The Safe Sanctuary task force has recently met and asks all volunteers to attend one training.  


WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE FOR KIDS!  Each Wednesday 6:15 - 7:30 pm

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES &  COORDINATORS :

2-3 year old: Charlotte O’Brien

PreK-K: Evelyn Johnson

1st-2nd grade: Lara Rowland

3rd-5th grade: Sandra Reynolds


CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS


Children’s Sunday School

October Theme: “We are Family”

 

“Look at how good and pleasing it is when families live together as one!” Psalm 133:1

 

Oct 7: Family Blessings, Genesis 25:19-34; 27

Oct 14: Joseph and His Brothers, Genesis 37, 42-46

Oct 21: Moses and His Sister, Exodus 1:8-2:10

Oct 28: Sisters, Luke 10:38-42