Children

The second year of pandemic Sunday School is now over and we are looking forward to resuming “in person” classes in the fall.  Rally Day is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 12th so please mark your calendars.  As long as the pandemic is under control, we will be welcoming the children back in grand style!

Thank you so much to Donna Kellett, Tony Susi, Robin Muller, and Tracy Blechner for giving of their time on Saturday mornings since November in order to provide the children with “Saturday School.”  Many thanks to Pastor Dave and Linda Bohlk for their help, too. The children enjoyed the sessions and had the chance to meet their teachers and peers “virtually.” And thanks to the parents for taking the time to help the kids log into the zoom calls!

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.

Because of COVID, we missed First Holy Communion for the 4th graders for two years now.  We are planning for it to take place in October and will include those children in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades since the children in the older two classes missed having it.  More information will be sent out over the summer.

Again, because of the pandemic, we were not able to award the attendance pins for last year and this year.  On Rally Day, all of the Sunday School children (including those who completed 7th grade in 2020 and 2021) will receive their pins and certificates so please try to attend.

I will continue to send e-mails with some puzzles/coloring sheets for the children to work on.  For the summer months, I will be doing so on a monthly basis.

We are in need of more teachers and helpers for our Sunday School for next year.  Many thanks to Tony Susi for teaching the 7th grade class.  We will miss him greatly but wish him and Laura a happy retirement in Delaware! Please think about volunteering to join the staff for September.  It doesn’t require that much work and it is so much fun to work with the children and watch as they learn about Jesus and his teachings.  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 and the next Sunday School year! Have a wonderful summer creating new memories with family and friends!  See you in September!

God Bless and stay safe,

Sue Epting