While March had a few days that felt like a “LAMB”, I think there were definitely more LION days in this past month! Who else is ready for Spring??! I know I am!
March was a busy month in Sunday School. We started the month with two of Jesus’ parables- The Prodigal Son and The Good Samaritan. We then moved into Holy Week and the preparation for Easter. It’s always fun to stop into our classrooms to see what the kids are working on. Last Sunday was an especially great day to see the Pre-K kiddos making palms, the K-1 classroom acting out the Journey Into Jerusalem with palm branches and cloaks, the 2 and 3 graders making Ukranian Easter Eggs with Easter symbols, and the 4—6 classroom experiencing the Last Supper. The 10:00 am class is preparing for FOUR new students to receive Bibles on Easter Sunday! Our teachers put so much into preparing for and teaching their classes each week, it’s such a joy to watch our students learning and growing in their faith.
After Easter, we start moving through some of the ways we engage in faith in our daily lives. Discussions on Prayer, The “Red Words of Jesus”, and Heaven are all on tap before we end the Sunday school year in May.
Don’t forget that May 1, the kids will bring their “church” banks in for the Capital Appeal offering— what a great way to see the impact our kiddos are having on the Building Expansion.
Check out the Camp Bulletin Board in the Narthex! There are some great church camps offered in our area- with camperships available for those who need financial assistance. Please let me know if you have any questions—or a camper attending an UMC camp this summer.
A blessed and joyous Easter season to you all.
Mandy Moellering, Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Director of Children and Youth Ministry