Sunday School Kick-Off:
We will have our first Sunday School classes tomorrow (September 23) for children ages pre-K through 5th grade. They will go upstairs for Sunday School directly following the time of confession and assurance of pardon. Tomorrow morning we will also commission all teachers and students (including the K-12 and college teachers in the congregation) for their work of ministry in their places of study and teaching prior to sending the young ones to Sunday School.
and Potluck Lunch:
We will have our congregational meeting to elect new elders and deacons on September 30 following the service of worship. Following the meeting we will gather upstairs for a potluck lunch.
As communicated last Sunday, the elder nominations are: Tim Brown for a three year term (if the slate is accepted he will be automatically accepted to his term); Leslie Vermaat and Charlie Huizinga for one year terms (if the slate is accepted we will draw out of a hat for the one year term elder). The deacon nominations are: Beth Blake and Michael Corgan (if the slate is accepted, both Beth and Mike will be accepted as deacons).
Faith Formation Opportunities:
Beginning in October we will have regular faith formation opportunities on Sunday evenings.
- On the evening of the first and third Sundays of the month during the school year the high school youth will meet. On October 7 teens and their parents are encouraged to meet to discuss plans for the year at 6:00 at the church building. Everyone is invited to bring ideas for curriculum and study.
- On the evening of the second and fourth Sunday of the month during the school year we will gather for an inter-generational faith formation opportunity. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.