United Methodist Church of Gales Ferry
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Led By The Spirit, We Seek, Share, Serve...
Christian Education - Sunday School
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Mt. 19:14)
Christian Education is the foundation of our faith. We believe in providing our children and youth with a strong Christian background using scripture-based curriculum, stories and song. Lessons are engaging, interactive and creative. We supplement core studies with mission and service , nurturing and supporting faith in action. We love music at GFUMC! Each Sunday, children ages 4 – Grade 6 begin their morning as a group to learn and sing traditional and contemporary songs of faith.
Sunday Offerings For the Whole Family !
Grow, Proclaim, Serve!
PreK-K Heidi Todd
1-2 grades Amanda Snowberger
3-5 grades Joan Orowson
Unit Memory verse: The Community of Believers was one in heart and mind. (Acts 4:32)
May Theme: As a Christian, I am called to care for others.
May 5 The Community of Believers Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35
May 12 Peter and Cornelius Acts 10:1-28
May 19 Planting in the Mission Garden
May 26 Memorial Day
June 2 Children & Youth Service
Grades 6-8 under the leadership of John Courbin continue to be myth busters. They will be studying the history of Christianity by studying individuals and groups who have dedicated their lives to Christ.
Senior High under the leadership of Christy Wright and Santo Silva will be focusing discussions on the current week’s sermon scriptures.
Adult Bible Study Class meets in the Yellow Room and is under the leadership of John and Robin VanHausen. The class is continuing their study of Acts.
Footsteps is a contemporary adult fellowship class that meets in Room 5, lower level of the Christian Life Building. They will be continuing to work on Adam Hamilton’s “Christianity and World Religion”. Join the conversation and share the fellowship. For further information contact Heather Shipley (860 381-5402 or email@example.com).
Sunday Conversations Class meets in Koe Hall and takes on a variety of topics and programs. In May the class will be completing “Three Simple Rules” under the leadership of the Rev. Jim Hensley.
Daytime Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 1:00 PM in the Yellow Room. For further information contact Frank Denton or Joanne Moorehead (firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study meets in Koe Hall at 7:00 PM. This group is using techniques learned in “40 Days in the Word” to continue to study scripture. Contact Robin Stogran (email@example.com) or John VanHausen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
CHILDREN’S NURSERY: nursery with child care is located downstairs below Jo Ann Koe Hall in room 3/4. This room is supervised from 9:00 until church is over. The room in the Narthex is for parents to take their children during the service if they need quiet time. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need directions to either room.
CHILDREN AND WORSHIP: Worship bags are located in the Narthex for young children to use. Parents with infants may use the crying room (just off the Narthex) or take their child down to the nursery (room #4 in the Christian Life Center) which is attended by our nursery staff. This room is for infants through three-year-old children. All children from age four through 2nd grade are invited to go down to room #7 of the Christian Life Center following the Children’s Message. There is also an activity sheet for older children (ages 7 – 12) located in the Narthex. Please pick up your child prior to going to coffee hour.
WORSHIP SCHEDULE - JUNE
2 Second Sunday after Pentecost
9:30 Worship- Children/Youth Celebration
9 Third Sunday after Pentecost
16 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Father’s Day/Graduate Recognition
9:30 Morning Worship
23 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
9:30 Morning Worship