CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Tiny Tots will meet Monday, May 15th from 4 -5 PM in the Preschool /Nursery room. We will read the
book If you Give a Mouse a Cookie. Tiny Tots is for children from birth through 5 years old and a
GOD’S KIDS CLUB
God’s Kid Club will meet on Monday, May 28th from 12:30-2 PM. Bring a bag lunch. The theme will be a
surprise. We will meet in the classroom for Kindergarten to 2nd grade . God’s Kids Club is for children in
kindergarten through 6th grade.
Contact Kim Sexton with any questions regarding ERUCC children’s programs: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School will be Aug. 7-11 from 9 AM to Noon in Trinity Chapel, for ages 4 years
old through 6th grade. There is a $25.00 fee per child.
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.
UPDATED ERUCC YOUTH SCHEDULE
Sunday, April 30 Youth 6-7:30 pm General Synod Preparation
Sunday, May 7 Youth Sunday Practice
Sunday, May 14 Youth Sunday
Sunday, June 4 Germany Trip Preparation
UCC General Synod Baltimore June 30-July 4 (All youth are invited and welcome to participate in the Youth@Synod program. Youth at General Synod is an official outreach of the United Church of Christ’s General Synod which is held biannually. The location changes every two years. Youth will be engaged in the wider Synod process as well as activities designated for youth including service projects, special speakers, and engaging programs.)
Germany Trip July 23 – August 6
Youth who are 14 years of age and/or have completed 9th grade are eligible for travel to Germany. Participants need to demonstrate regular attendance at worship and youth group activities as well as fund raising efforts for the trip.
One week will be spent with our partners in Klein Schwechten followed by a week attending an International Youth Camp in Wiitenburg, remembering the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We will talk more about this but this is a BIG deal in Germany.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR DANIEL
11:00 a.m. – Noon
(The Lodge at Willow Ponds (Homewood) – Classroom A)
THE BOOK OF EXODUS: A GOD IS STILL SPEAKING BIBLE STUDY
Through May 9
by Anthony B. Robinson
Why a Bible study on the Book of Exodus? The short and best answer is that if we want to come to know God, the God of Abraham and Sarah, of Moses and Miriam, of Mary and Paul and of Jesus, and the God who is today still speaking, then diving deeply into the Book of Exodus is among the very best ways to do that. The God we encounter here takes risks, is both powerful and vulnerable, and works in surprising ways to fulfill God’s purposes. We study Exodus, as we study all Scripture, to hear God, the still speaking God, speak to us in our own time and place.
May 2 Exodus 33:18-34:9 A gracious God
Last Day: May 9 Exodus 40:16-38 God fills the tabernacle
The Bible Study group will resume meeting in September.
WEDNESDAY STUDY GROUP WITH ESTHER ZIEGLER
The Wednesday Evening Discussion Group will meet Wednesdays at 7 PM in the west classroom of Trinity Chapel. The curriculum, “PAINTING THE STARS…Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith”, will run until May 31st and is from the producers of “Living the Questions”. Celebrating the communion of science and faith it explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality and features Matthew Fox, Megan McKenna, and John Shelby Spong as 3 of the 13 contributors. Reading material and discussion questions will be provided so please contact Esther Ziegler at email@example.com or the office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
TWO SUNDAY MORNING LEARNING OPTIONS (9:30-10:15 a.m.)
Let’s Study the Bible and Prepare for Worship 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
In this class, we will seek to draw out the major themes found in the Lectionary scripture texts on which the sermon will be based. Exploring the lectionary Scriptural texts before the Sunday morning worship (10:30a.m.) service will help prepare participants to more fully involved and more present in worship. Come join us as we seek to accurately anticipate what the morning’s sermon topic will be. Getting it right is a lot of fun.
Facilitated by Stefan Mach. Meets in West Classroom of Trinity Chapel
Let’ s Talk: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Meets in Trinity Chapel
Issues coming Before the UCC General Synod – Facilitated by Jill White