Children’s Ministry News for May, 2017

May Sunday school lessons are full of drama.  First comes the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who choose fire rather than worshiping a false god.  Jonah tries to run away from God and encounters a whale and a bush.  Esther is called to speak out bravely and help save the Jews.  The final lesson encourages children to do what is fair and right, to welcome all no matter how different.

Sandy Adams taught most of April’s Sunday school lessons with Sue Kremser taking over at the end of the month.  Thank you to both of them.  Please be thinking about which Sunday you might teach during the summer.  We will need your help.

India, Paloma and Zane Longo were prepared to help with Bulletins on Palm Sunday, a very busy day indeed!  Palm Sunday also brought us Teddy as the donkey, courtesy of John and Genny Bolton, and Christopher Pagliaro as Jesus. Teddy was popular before the service and long afterwards as he and his owners patiently accommodated all who wanted to ride or walk him. A big thank to them, and to Bob Ruppel, for making that a special day.

PalmSun-entryEaster Sunday was wonderful.  We were introduced to the Flowering of the Cross, four adults and baby Ewan Baird were baptized, we enjoyed an Egg hunt on the back “lawn” (thanks to Ben and the youth for hiding them beforehand) and then a delicious brunch.

The end of the academic year is rapidly approaching and I’m planning teacher appreciation, presentation of bibles to 5th graders, summer Sunday school and of course, Villa Week in July.  You can see details about this elsewhere in Tidings.  If you have children or grandchildren (and their friends) who might be interested, please let me know as soon as possible.  Contact me for enrollment forms or to ask any questions.

Continuing spring blessings to you,

-Alison Alison