Northside United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sunday School

Children, Youth & Church Family Ministries :: October 2018



Bus Stop Ministry: Thank you so much for all of your snack & monetary donations this year! Would you like to lend a hand and cover the Bus Stop on a day that staff is unavailable? Make sure to sign up in the Narthex!  

Movie Night for our children & youth at our Community Dinner: Enjoy a FREE Dinner here at Northside on Tuesday October 16th from 5:30-6:30pm! Then join us for a movie and crafts in the library! Friends welcome!



Sunday School Teachers Needed! Interested in serving as a Sunday School Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year? This year we are using a new Rotation Station Curriculum and teachers only teach 4 times a year and help with Children’s Sunday! We would love to have you! If you would like to volunteer, please see Evy. And FYI: This fall we will be having a Sunday School Teacher Dinner where we can get together for fellowship & get to know one another better!


Church Family Day :: Apple & Pumpkin Picking : Saturday October 20th:  Everyone is welcome to join us as we head to Keith’s Farm to go apple picking (& if they are in season, pumpkins!) Please make sure bring a bag lunch to eat. We will meet here at Northside at 10:00am and we will take a school bus (if there are enough of us) to Keith’s Farm in Acushnet Mass., rain or shine! Please make sure to bring snacks with you (there will be a place at the farm to buy snacks and beverages). We will leave the Farm by 4:30 and be back at the church by 6pm. Please bring your own money for purchasing your harvest day items (pumpkins = .55 cents per lb & apples = $1.30 per lb) and for the Hayride ($3.00 per person) This is a family event and ask that kids are not sent on their own. Make sure to Sign Up today so we can accommodate the bus :)


Trunk or Treat: On Saturday October 27th from 12:30-2:30 pm we will host a Trunk-or-Treat in our front parking lot! We’ll have a Halloween Bounce House, Amazing Animal Ambassadors, Crafts, a Welcome Station, Snacks & a Balloon Maker! What is a Trunk-or-Treat you ask? It’s where members of our church family decorate their trunks and kiddos come from the community to go trick or treating safely! It’s going to be a grand time as we are working with other local churches in the community! Make sure to sign up in the Narthex or on the Children & Youth Bulletin Board to decorate your trunk, volunteer and spread the word! 11:30 am set up time for the Trunks! Sign up to attend too! Please no scary or gory costumes!


Trunk or Treat Candy: Would you like to help our Trunk or Treat but can’t make it? Help us by donating a bag of candy! Please avoid nuts and peanuts. Please leave in Evy’s Office.


Youth Group


YOUTH GROUP MEETINGS: (For our 7th-12th Grade Students) We meet Sunday’s after church until 2pm. Make sure to sign up on the Children & Youth Bulletin Board and let us know what you can bring to share.

·       Sunday October 7th: Join us at the Pastor’s house at 67 Leland Road, Brewster, Mass. 02631 for fun, fellowship, food, games and more! We’ll be having a BBQ for lunch. Make sure to get picked up at the Dobb’s home at 2pm.

·       Sunday October 21: after Worship! We’ll be enjoying a pizza lunch from Buncey’s and then making cookies for the local police and fire departments! Interested in being a chaperone that drives? Please see Evy. Event should wrap up by 2pm.

·       Sunday October 28th: College Care Packaging: We will be having tacos for lunch and then making care packages for our High School Grads. Invite a friend!

White Water Rafting for our 7th-12th Graders: Friday October 12th-Saturday October 13th. We will be spending the night at First United Methodist Church in Greenfield Massachusetts and rafting in Charlemont, on the Deerfield Fife Brooke Section on Saturday. Make sure to fill out the permission form and to sign up on the Children & Youth Bulletin Board by October 7th with your payment of $80.00 handed in. Everyone is welcome to bring a friend! We’ll meet on Friday October 12th at Northside UMC at 3:30pm and should be back Saturday around 6pm.


College, Military & Young Adult Care Packages: On Sunday October 28th our Youth Group will be putting together Care Packages to be sent to all of our High School Grad students. Before the 28th, we will have boxes in the Narthex for our Church family to add to the Care Packages. Please bring items for about 20 Care Packages. Items can be from the dollar store and you could get packs of gum, chips, snacks, candy, and quarters for laundry and/or writing special notes to them. Our grads names, college they are attending and other information will be on each box. Packages will be sent to Military, those studying in college and to our other graduates that are exploring their dreams and aspirations in the working field and starting their own families. If you know of another graduate of Northside, please let us know so we can also send them a package of love.


Announcements, Announcements, Announcements


In need of some financial assistance to attend a trip or event? Have multiple kids in your herd and want to make sure they all can come? We want to make sure that any child/youth wanting to attend any trip or function has the opportunity to go. We can always work out payment plans, help with scholarships and much more. Please do not hesitate to ask. We love all of our children and youth and want all of them to enjoy every program and event that is offered with our church family. We offer scholarships, payment plans and cap-off amounts for families. Please see Evy for more information.



“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.” ~ Psalm 107:1


With excitement for the Halloween season,

Evy Sirignano

Director of Children, Youth & Church Family Ministries :: :: 1.508.385.8622




Thank You Notes to our Church Family

Dear Evy and our NUMC Church Family,  

Thank you so much for your generosity in giving Jamie a scholarship for camp. She made new friends and enjoyed time with old ones, she also got to experience many fun off-site activities. Because of your generosity, she got to have a boat-load of fun and I was able to work.

Thank you all!

Much Love, Jamie and Kim 

Jamie attends our Sunday School Program and was baptized this past year by Rev. Clint Parker. Her mother Kim, serves as a chaperone on many of our children events and also shares her talents and gifts as one of our Sunday School Teachers. 




Sunday School Offering: Did you know that an Offering Can is passed around during Sunday School? Their offering goes towards Sunday School Projects & Mission!  
There are offering envelopes located in the Narthex!




In need of some financial assistance to attend a trip or event? Have multiple kids in your heard and want to make sure they all can come? Worried that they might not be able come to all of their events? Those are all things your Northside church family does not want you to be concerned with. We want to make sure that any child/youth wanting to attend any trip or function has the opportunity to go. We can always work out payment plans, help with scholarships and much more. Please do not hesitate to ask. We love all of our children and youth and want all of them to enjoy every program and event that is offered in our church family.


Some Fun Facts about Sunday School

The Sunday School year begins in September after Labor Day with a Rally Day Celebration and ends in June with our Children's Sunday Service! 
During the summer, we provide Summer Sunday School during our 10:00 am worship service for our Pre-K through 4th grade students.
Nursery Care is available all year long with our hired Nursery Attendant.
All of our Sunday School Teachers are CORI checked and CPR/AED certified.
Vacation Bible School is held every summer for Pre-K (potty trained please-5th Grade Students) with Brewster Baptist Church, Grace Church & Cape Cod Covenant Church of Brewster.


Ways you can support our
Sunday School Program?

  •  PRAY: Pray for our Sunday School Teachers and their families. Ask for God's protection for their health and family life, for His blessing on their weekly lessons of the Gospel as they teach our children and youth. Pray for our students that they are able to explore their curiosities, learn about their faith and grow into a deeper relationship with our church family and our Lord.

    MODEL: Teach our children and teens to honor and respect their Sunday School teachers and God's house. And teach what it means to be a Member of our Church Family. Show your desire to grow closer to God by attending a Bible Study, event or activity at church. Make family devotions and prayer a daily family activity.

  •  ACT: Get involved in Sunday School as a Teacher, Substitute or Assistant. Offer to chaperone events or lead activities for Sunday School Events like at our Halloween Event, Advent Workshop or Easter Workshop. Ask our Sunday School teachers if there is a classroom item you could provide.

  • INTRODUCE YOURSELF: Get to know our Sunday School Teachers and our students by name, learn about who they are and give them the opportunity to get to know you. Say “Hey” to them in the hallways, at coffee hour, offer to help them sing out of a hymnal during worship, and/or ask if their families would like to sit with you for Worship. 




We need two acolytes every Sunday! Please sign up on the Sunday School Bulletin Board to participate in our morning services.

If your child has never been an acolyte before, Evy is more than happy to meet with you and your child to practice! Each autumn season, an Acolyte Class will be held where children learn how and why we acolyte in our congregation as well as receive a certificate.