Greetings Sunday school families,
It’s that time of year, again. Fall is in the air and backpacks are full! This Sunday at church we celebrate Rally Day, the day which marks the beginning of a new church year. Following a brief hiatus, i.e. Summer, the choir resumes their singing, council members are installed, and our students return to their classrooms.
To celebrate the many activities that take place at our church, and to celebrate the members of our congregation, we will share a meal and work on a special activity together.
The activity is one in which all members are invited to participate. Everyone will have an opportunity to decorate a 6″square piece of fabric with a drawing, a scripture, a hymn verse, a prayer, a blessing, anything that is meaningful to you as an individual or a family. Later, these squares will be sewn together to reflect the connection we have with one another.
Although fabric and fabric pens will be provided, feel free to bring a favorite fabric scrap that is solid (i.e. not printed fabric) from home or extra fabric squares to share if you have them. The other items we might need more of are primary color fabric pens that are not too thick or too light. Also, if possible, bring a dish to share at the potluck!
Prior to lunch and the group activity, your children will spend ten to fifteen minutes in the classroom where they will visit with their fellow students and teacher(s). In class, they will hear about a practice new to Peace called The Faith 5: Faith Acts in the Home (and Classroom). These five faith acts are:
SHARE your highs and lows of the day
READ a verse of scripture from the Bible
TALK about how the Bible verse relates to your highs and lows
PRAY for your highs and lows, for your family, and for the world
BLESS one another
During the parent meeting scheduled for next Sunday, September 27 at 11:00, I will speak more about Faith 5 and intruduce other resources that will help you support and encourage your children’s faith formation throughout the busy weeks ahead.
I look forward to seeing you and your children in Worship service and Sunday school during the upcoming year!
“The Christian education program at Peace, where your child can experience God’s love through worship, learning, and fellowship.”