Sunday School News

The candy sale again was a huge success, although there is still some candy money outstanding.
 
Remember: On Easter Sunday there is no Sunday School—worship is at 9:30 a.m.
 
The children will be having their bowling party on Saturday, April 17 at the Bangor Bowling Center from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.—this includes shoe rental, pizza or hot dog, a drink, and bowling till 6:30 p.m. The children will take home information and permission slips early April. Parents, siblings, or friends who are not in Primary Sunday School will have to pay $3.00 for the above same deal.
 
Upcoming important dates
  • Tuesday, April 27: Christian Education meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • April 30 and May 1: Rummage sale
  • May 9: Mothers' Day—the children will be doing something special for their mothers
  • Saturday, May 15: Family Night at 5:00 p.m.
  • May 23: Pentecost
  • June 6: Teacher Appreciation and Choir Appreciation
  • June 13: Children's Day with their breakfast and Graduate Sunday. If you know anyone graduating high school or college let Pastor Lori know. More information will be in the next newsletter and in letters the children will take home at a future date.
  • June 20: Fathers' Day and summer schedule starts (worship at 9:30 a.m.; no Sunday School)
Tentative dates for Vacation Bible School have been set for June 28 to July 2. If you are interested or can help, please contact Pastor Lori as soon as possible.
 
Most of you are familiar with the second offering the children give in Sunday school, which was to help sponsor our partnership with Native American Child Care Center with All Nations Early Childhood. The daycare has closed due to lack of funding; actually they lost all funding. We have just recently been informed of this happening. We won’t be sending them any more funding, but we are not going to stop this very important part of our outreach program for the Sunday school. It’s very important for the children to realize there are people out there who need help, and we are a big part of the helping. We are changing the name of the program to "Helping Hands Fund." So far, we have decided to send the monies from 2008 to Haiti through the Penn Northeast Conference. We haven’t decided what to do permanently. There are many needs out there that the Christian Education Committee and Pastor Lori are researching. We hope this will not stop anyone from continuing to give. We feel helping others in need is an important program for our children. We will keep you posted as to any and all of our decisions. We are also hoping the adults continue to support the Sunday school children.
 
Another thing to remember is to keep saving those tabs from sodas and other types of cans; they still are being sent to the Ronald McDonald House through Pastor Lori.
 
Thank you,

Lillian Ruch & Christian Ed. Committee