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ERUCC CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

GOD’S KIDS CLUB BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT MONDAY MESS HALL

God’s Kid’s Club will meet on Monday, December 16th from 5:30-7:30 PM in the Community room. The Deacons will make a dinner of breakfast foods and Santa will arrive at 7 to spend time with children and have pictures taken. If you don’t normally come for Monday Mess Hall please send an e-mail to Kim Sexton at ksexton@erucc.org so we know how many to plan for.

TINY TOTS
Tiny Tots will meet on Monday, December 16th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM in the Nursery. We will share the Christmas story through songs, books and a craft. Children birth through Preschool and a caregiver are invited. Questions contact Kim Sexton at ksexton@erucc.org.

COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES
Thank you to all who donated to the Care Packages. The Youth and God’s Kids Club had a great time filling them and I know the college students and those in the military look forward to them.

CHANGES IN SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHILDREN’S CHURCH ROUTINE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 22: No Children’s Church: Children are to stay with their family for the service of Lessons and Carols.

December 29: There will be one multiage Sunday School class in the Community Room at 9:30

God’s Kids club and Tiny Tots Schedule 2020

1/31/20                            FCPS No school Harry Potter Day *
2/16-2/17                        God’s Kids Club sleep over ?*
2/24                                Tiny Tots and God’s Kids Club Shrove Monday***
3/16                                Tiny Tots Theme: Dr. Suess books **
4/6                                  Egg Hunt***
4/20                               Tiny Tots Earth Day**
4/28                               FCPS No School Day 275th History Day 9-2*
5/18                               Tiny Tots Final Music Mess Hall
5/31                               Last day of Sunday school
6/15                              Tiny Tots Theme: Outside fun**
7/20                              God’s Kids Club Reading Day 9-2*
8/3-8/7                          VBS***

* God’s Kids Club activities are geared towards children in kindergarten thru sixth grade. Time and day vary based on activity. Watch the newsletter and           bulletin for further details and how to sign up.
** Tiny Tots activities are geared towards children birth thru Kindergarten. Tiny Tots meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 4 to 4:50 in the nursey
*** Birth thru sixth grade activities

 


ERUCC YOUTH SCHEDULE


Sunday, December 8                               Dress-up Christmas Dinner — 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Put on your finest and come for a special dinner. Renea Kline is organizing this evening on behalf of the parents.

Friday, December 13                                 Babysitting 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

This is a combination service and fund raising project as we offer an evening out for parents. We’ll be babysitting at the church and inviting parents to give a donation to the youth group towards our summer trips. (6th Graders are welcome to help with this event.)

Sunday, January 5 1:00 – 2:00                    Franklinton Center Trip Prep Meeting

Paige Coffey is planning a fun activity for after the trip meeting.

Saturday — Monday, January 18-20 Work Trip to Franklinton center

$75 per person. Leaving the church at 6 am on Saturday morning. Returning early evening on Monday the 20th.

Saturday, February 1 Sub Preparation and Sale 9:00- noon

This will be one of our major fundraisers for summer trips and activities. Joe Adkins and Trish Coffey have agreed to organize this activity.

Sunday, February 16 Harry Potter Event

Back by popular request, Lucy Adkins and Alyssa Kline will plan this event with help from others.

FRANKLINTON CENTER WORK TRIP: January 18-20, 2020
Open to Adults and Youth (6th through 12th grades)

Franklinton Center, Bricks, North Carolina $80 per person (includes housing and meals) Housing Hospitality Houses #1 and #2 (This trip is being subsidized by budgeted funds for mission trips.)

The Franklinton Center at Bricks is a conference, retreat, and educational facility in eastern North Carolina with a focus on justice advocacy and leadership development. Franklinton Center is an historic center of transformation where issues affecting the marginalized, the oppressed, and the poor are addressed.

A former plantation, Franklinton Center traces its beginnings to the founding of Franklinton Christian College in 1871 and the Congregationalist Bricks School in 1895. A merger of those two schools in the 1950’s formed Franklinton Center at Bricks. The Center is related to the United Church of Christ and is managed by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries.

As with all church buildings, the more work a volunteer group can provide to maintain facilities, the more funds that are available for programs and meeting the direct needs of people.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 18
6:30 a.m. Leave ERUCC
Noon Arrive Franklinton
Lunch
Work Projects
6:00 pm Dinner
Evening Reflections
Sunday, January 19
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayers
9:00 – Noon Work projects
Noon – 1p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Work Projects
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Free time
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Reflections

 

Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast at the Center

Finish Work Projects/ Leave for Home by 11:00 a.m.

 


SUNDAY MORNING ADULT EDUCATION


TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
11:00 – Noon in the North Meeting Room
December 3, 10, and 17
The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene
(Led by Richard Leslie)

 


TUESDAYS WITH TED
Church Offices

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. The group watches a TED Talk and then discusses the ideas raised in the presentation

Tuesday, December 10 6-7 TED Talk

Brian A. Little, “Who Are You Really?”

Are human beings just a group of traits? Brian Little speaks on personality at TED2016. Brian Little is one of those professors everyone adores. He turns to the “Big Five” personality traits, usefully acronymed as OCEAN: Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism.

Tuesday, January 14 6-7 TED Talk

David Brooks, “The Lies Our Culture Tells Us About What Matters – and a better way to live”

Our society is in the midst of a social crisis, says op-ed columnist and author David Brooks: we’re trapped in a valley of isolation and fragmentation. How do we find our way out? Based on his travels across the United States — and his meetings with a range of exceptional people known as “weavers” — Brooks lays out his vision for a cultural revolution that empowers us all to lead lives of greater meaning, purpose and joy.

7-8:30 Book Discussion

For those who wish to have a deeper discussion of David Brooks’ work, join in a discussion of his book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life.


 

WEDNESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP

We are watching and discussing The Great Courses series of lectures called The Book of Genesis. The lectures, given by Professor Gary A Rendsburg, begin with a lecture titled “On Reading the Book of Genesis” which sets the guidelines for how he will address this epic book that sets the foundation for Jewish and Christian scriptures.

Nov. 27 and Dec. 4- No class

Dec. 11 -An Overview of Ancient Israelite History. This will cover the period from the story of Abraham, about 1400 B.C.E, to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 333 B.C.E. Addressing this long period of time will be useful in understanding issues to be raised in later lectures.

Dec. 18 -The Ancient Near East. This basic introductory material about the nations surrounding ancient Israel will enhance understanding of the biblical stories to be read in future sessions.

Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 -No class

Jan. 8 -The Flood Story. Read Genesis 6-8.

 



ERUCC BOOK GROUP 2019

 

No Meeting in December
Group will resume meeting in January

 


MEN OF ERUCC – COME JOIN US

The Men of ERUCC will meet for breakfast to socialize and grow in faith on the first Sunday of the month at 8 AM. It’s “Bring Your Own Breakfast.” We will gather in the Liz Coffey Conference Room. Feel free to drop by as you are .

 


GREEN TEAM NEWS
It is time for a new step on the journey to reducing our carbon footprint. Each step may seem small but when we change habits over time, those small steps add up.Step 1 was to use sustainable beverage containers. Thanks to everyone who made an effort to carry a reusable water or coffee container, or used a mug at church. We applaud your efforts. Keep it up!Step 2 is to use sustainable bags. How many times have you been at the check-out counter and realized that you forgot your reusable bag? This is the month to make using sustainable bags a habit. Whether you are at Giant, CVS or Home Depot, you can use a sustainable bag IF you remember. So for step 2, form a new habit by remembering your bag!

T-Shirts Needed! YOUTH GROUP PROJECT

Are your drawers full of t-shirts you no longer wear? The youth group needs them for a sustainable bag
project. Bring in your t-shirts so they can get started. We will collect them in the community room on Sunday