Summer Sunday school ends with Labor Day. The new Sunday school year will begin on September 8th and we’ll continue to use the Growing in Grace and Gratitude curriculum published by PCUSA. It has many appealing activities to accompany the stories. Lillian, Matthew and Anderson Joiner helped hand out Bulletins on August 18th and we thank them, and their parents for bringing them in time to do that. Mickey and Minnie came too!
That was also the day we bid farewell to Ashley Adams who is moving on to college. She has been our faithful Nursery Coordinator for the last 6 years. I couldn’t believe it had been that long! Ashley is choosing to continue her work with children and says GPC helped her make that decision. We wish her the very best at Long Beach State and hope she will return to this area when she is finished.
By now many of you have met our new pastor, Jim Pazan and his lovely family, Katie, Evie and Everett. Somehow those meetings involved a lot of ice cream and cookies! They have much to do to prepare for their new lives in our community so we won’t see them until the beginning of October. It has been decided that the Homecoming celebration, which I thought would be in September, should be postponed until they are here, sometime in October. Stay tuned for the date!
Your students are now at their various schools and becoming used to a more structured routine, some in a school new to them. Everett will be entering a 3rd grade classroom when he returns and I know he would appreciate company during Sunday school. Evie will be in 8th grade. I’m looking for someone to fill Ashley’s position, so please, if you have a neighbor or grandchild who might be interested, let me know. I would be happy to send you the job description. I will be gone September 15th - October 5th. If you have any questions please contact Sue Kremser, chair of Christian Education, at email@example.com.