Children

Thanks for another great year of Sunday School!  We were able to welcome all of the children back to class and all went well except for the six weeks we had to shut down during January and February.  But we were able to mask up and resume in mid-February and had good attendance each Sunday.  The children enjoyed popsicles and receiving their awards pins and certificates on Awards Sunday on June 12th.

Thank you so much to Donna Kellett, Sarah Dockweiler, Tracy Blechner, and Jeanna Shepard for giving of their time on Sunday mornings to teach the children about Jesus and his teachings. Many thanks also to our teen helpers, Amanda Blechner, Ellie Clark, and Lila Muller.  And thank you to Pastor Dave, Margy Tillistrand, and Linda Bohlk for their support throughout the year.

We collected $175.00 in the Lenten boxes this year!  Bravo to the kids for sharing what they have!  The church council voted to match their contributions so we were able to purchase a goat, a hen and six chicks, and twelve mosquito nets from the ELCA catalog.  On the last day of Sunday School, we discussed with the children what they thought would be helpful to children less fortunate than they are. This was a learning experience and we were very impressed with the thought that they put into the decision!

If you have a child who is 3 years or older and would like to register for Sunday School, please let me know so I can add them to the roster.  I believe there are some young children in the congregation and we look forward to helping them as they grow their faith.

We are in dire need of more teachers and helpers for our Sunday School for next year.  Please think about volunteering to join the staff for September.  One idea is to have two teachers per class so they could alternate Sundays and be able to attend church on their “off duty” week. It doesn’t require that much work and it is so much fun to work with the children and watch as they learn. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about the role.  The more help we have, the easier it is for everyone.  I will be setting up a meeting of the teaching staff in August so stay tuned.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.  You can reach me directly via phone at 914-715-9546 or by e-mail at epting.susan@gmail.com.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support of the Sunday School program. Watch your e-mail for information about Rally Day on September 11, 2022. Have a wonderful summer creating new memories with family and friends!  See you in September!

God Bless and stay safe,

Sue Epting

 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.  You can reach me via phone at 914-715-9546 or by e-mail at epting.susan@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful summer and try to attend church as a family when you are around town!  We’ll be meeting outside for services so you can enjoy the fresh air.  Stay safe and we’ll see you in September!  Take care!

God Bless,

Sue Epting, Superintendent