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CHILDREN AND YOUTH

TINY TOTS

Tiny Tots will meet January 22 at 4 p.m. in the preschool Sunday school room. We will talk about snowflakes. Note this is a date change from the schedule.


GOD’S KIDS CLUB
Join us on January 29th from 1 to 5 p.m. for Space Day. We will have games, crafts, snack, and a movie, all space related. Bring a gently used item for bingo prizes. Please sign up in advance so we know how many to plan for!

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CHANGES FOR NURSERY AND CHILDREN’S CHURCH DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

The Nursery will now share space in the back right classroom of Trinity Chapel with the Preschool Sunday school class. Sherry will still be available from 9:30 to noon.

Children’s Church will meet after The Thought for the Day in the back left classroom of the Kindergarten to 2nd grade classroom. The students will meet the teacher in the narthex of the church and head as a group to the classroom. The teacher will escort the children down to the cross walk and across the street to Trinity Chapel.

Parents will need to come pick children up from both the nursery and Children’s church.


ERUCC YOUTH – January 2018 – July 2018


Sunday, January 7                1:00 – 2:00     Franklinton Center Trip Prep Meeting

Saturday – Monday,   January 12 – 15     Work Trip to Franklinton center  

$75 per person.  (See Pastor Daniel for more detailed flyer.)

Sunday, January 28                   Catawba College Concert                3:00 pm

Saturday, February 3                Sub Sale       8-10:00 am 

Sunday, February 18                  Harry Potter Event

Friday -Saturday, February 23-24             New York – Night Watch with Confirmation Class   

Saturday March 3                       Overnight at the church

Bread baking and movie night. We’ll bake bread to sell for a fund raiser and bake bread for communion as well.

Sunday, March 25                        Youth    6-7:30 pm                                                                                           

                Supper and planning for German Visit

Sunday, April 8                              6-7:30                Planning for Youth Sunday

Sunday, April 22                           Youth Sunday 10:30 Service

Sunday, May 6                              Youth

Sunday, May 20                            Confirmation 10:30 Service

 4:00 pm Dedication of New and Renovated Buildings            

Sunday, June 3                             German Visit Prep and Fun Activity

Sometime in the Spring – A Talent Show Fundraiser   (Alyssa and Autumn)


GERMAN VISIT – JULY 12-26


TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR DANIEL

11:00 am – Noon                   The Lodge at Willow Ponds (Homewood)—Classroom A

The Book of Romans
Paul’s Letter to the Romans is the first of Paul’s letters in the New Testament canon, the longest of them (16 Chapters), and, in many
respects, the most significant. The Letter to the Romans is written to a congregation Paul neither founded nor knew, but was hoping to visit soon. For this reason Romans both introduces Paul and also the major themes of his mature thinking about what God has done in Jesus Christ.

In making his case to the Romans, Paul addresses some of the great themes of the Christian story: sin and
grace, salvation, election, and the trustworthiness of the promises of God. Paul also writes at length about
what the implications of the Gospel and the new life in Jesus Christ are for Christians and their congregations.

Tuesday, January 9                                     Romans 9: – 10:13

Majestic Mystery: God’s Continuing Story and Promise Tuesday,

January 16                                                  Romans 10: 14-11:36
Majestic Mystery: Adopted in Love

Tuesday, January 23                                   Romans 12: 1 – 13:4

The Transformed Community: How We Live Within and Without Our Community

Tuesday, January 30                                    Romans 14: 1-23

The Transformed Community: Can Those Who Share the Same Lord Share the Same Rules?

Tuesday, February 6                                     Romans 15: 1-33

The Gospel Test Part 1: Extending the Welcome of Christ

Tuesday, February 13                                   Romans 16: 1-27

The Gospel Test Part 2: Communal Connections and  We have copies of the Romans Part 2 books available. You can stop by the church office and pick one up, pick it up on Sunday, or receive it during class.


WEDNESDAY STUDY GROUP
FACILITATED BY ESTHER ZIEGLER

We will continue watching a DVD of lectures by Professor Amy-Jill Levine on “Great Figures of the New Testament.” Amy-Jill Levine is an Orthodox Jew and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. She is a gifted lecturer who combines deep academic knowledge of the New Testament texts and the culture of the time with a subtle sense of humor. In the first session, she will focus on her rational for choosing the 20 persons included in the series, as well as introducing some of the tools of critical biblical study and the vocabulary related to it. Some of the people/characters we will learn about in the following weeks are John the Baptist, The Virgin Mary, The Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, Judas Iscariot, and Paul, the Hero of Acts. The approximately 1 ½ hours we spend together on Wednesday evenings combines watching a lecture and discussing it. There is no set text to read ahead but I do sometimes send additional material to participants via email.


SUNDAY MORNING LEARNING OPTION (9:30-10:15 a.m.)

Let’ s Talk: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Meets in Trinity Chapel


THE CHALLENGE OF PAUL

Theme 1: Paul & Jesus

January 7                             Prologue             In Search of the Historical Paul

Session 1             An Appealing Apostle

January 14                           Session 2            How to Read a Pauline Letter                (Richard Torian)

January 21                           Session 3             The Romanization of a Radical

January 28                           Session 4             Jewish Covenant vs Roman Empire       (Richard Leslie)


Theme 2: Paul & Luke

February 4                          Session 1            The Future of Roman Christianity

February 11                        Session 2             Vision & Vocation in Damascus

February 18                        Session 3             The Long-Distance Apostle

February 25                        Session 4             The God-Worshipers