Hope you’re having a good summer! Many of us chilled with some amazing kids at Polar Blast VBS where the Bible Point was Jesus Will Always Love You. COOL! Before the month is out, I hope you are able to experience some Hershey Park Happiness, our annual Church Picnic at Halfway Park (be on the lookout for the VBS “cool cubes”), and/or the Gospel Dinner Show. As you prepare at home for “Back-to-School,” remember to pick up extra supplies when doing your school supply shopping! There is a container near the chapel door waiting for your donations. With the help of the congregation our children and youth hope to donate a lot of needed items to a local school! At the same time they are being encouraged to help restock the Micah’s Backpack Pantry shelves and to contribute new or gently used books for children ages 0 to 11 to the annual HARC Community Book Drive. August is definitely a month in which we can serve in our local community!
In preparation for the Fall Quarter that is fast approaching, our Christian Education Ministry would welcome teachers and/or helpers for our Children and Youth. Please prayerfully consider joining a teaching team for Sunday School or Just Kids Church. Our children will continue diving into the “Deep Blue” Bible adventure curriculum. User friendly materials are provided; we need you to share your time and talents! The Nursery can always use volunteers to help with our younger children during the worship service. If you are willing to help in any of these areas, please see Sheila. There will be a Safe Sanctuary Training available on Sunday, August 19th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 110. Come check out the new space for our Children’s Sunday School/Just Kids’ Classroom (It’s air conditioned!). If you only need to be recertified for the new program year, please stop in between 9:00 and 9:45 a.m. to pick up and/or complete your forms! If you would like to complete Safe Sanctuary Training, and another time is better for you, please contact Sheila.
We will continue the summer Sunday School schedule through Labor Day weekend. Children will be dismissed to summer Sunday School from the worship service following the Children’s Message. All children are welcome in the worship service, however, a nursery is available for younger children. As always, our youth are encouraged to attend worship with their families.
“The People Jesus Met” is the theme of the August study unit and includes Bible stories entitled The Man in the Synagogue, Mary and Martha, The Woman at the Well, and The Man by the Pool from the Books of Matthew, Luke and John. The Anchor Point for August is, “We can follow Jesus’ example.” August’s Bible Verse is, “I have given you an example, just as I have done, you also must do.” John 13:15.
A special thanks to everyone who participated in our Polar Blast VBS and to those who have volunteered to teach or help me with Summer Sunday School!
In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. Luke 1:47.