SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
February 14 will be a special day this year. It is both Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent. The Sunday school will focus on the meaning of love throughout the month with special projects, lessons, and prayers. We have several surprises in store for our church family.
January was a cold and snowy month. The Sunday school recess lasted through December 31. On January 7, the temperature plummeted below zero and we cancelled lessons for the day. Many of the children were also recovering from various illnesses that weekend, but two of the older children braved the cold with their parents to attend services that day. On January 14, we were back in session and it was great to see each other once again.
The pre-confirmation class has begun an in-depth study of the Bible. They are working on their Bible knowledge and how the historical events in the Bible align with the study of ancient history in their social studies programs at school. The middle school class is continuing to study the Old Testament and will be learning about key figures and how their work impacts our Christian lives today. The younger children are focusing on the life of Jesus. The upper elementary class will begin to learn about what it might have been like when Jesus was a young boy in Israel. The youngest children in preschool through grade one will also explore the life of Jesus as they learn about what they would have to eat, where they would live, and what they might do without all the possessions they have at home.
We will kick off our “Feed My Starving Children” ministry on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4. As we partake in all the wonderful food and snacks on game day, take a moment to think about children who are much less fortunate. All of our Sunday school collections for the month of February will be dedicated to this ministry. We hope you will find it in your hearts to help us collect funds to feed 26 children for 365 days in honor of the children and teachers from Sandy Hook as we have done over the last several years. We will also have some fun community fundraising events to help us with this ministry.
From all of us in the Sunday school, we wish you a February of love!
In His Service,