Northside United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday School

~ August Calendar for our Children & Youth 2017 ~

 

Summer Sunday School: will run until Sunday September 3rd during our 10 o’clock worship service. This is a great class for our Nursery-4th Grade Students. 5th Grade and up are invited to enjoy the worship service with their families.

 

Canobie Lake Park: We’ll be heading to Canobie on Thursday August 3rd for a fabulous day trip! Please meet at Northside at 8am, we’ll carpool to the park and be back around 9pm! Cost is $40.00! Bring extra money for food! Invite a friend! Sign up on the Sunday School Bulletin Board!

 

Movie Night for our children at our Community Dinner: Enjoy a FREE Dinner here at Northside on Tuesday August 15th from 5-6:30pm! Then join us for a movie and crafts in the library! Friends welcome!

 

Women of Faith: are you a lady of Northside? Then we invite you for a fun evening with the ladies of Northside for a night of laughter, appetizers & fellowship! Ladies 18 -100+ years of age are welcome to join! We meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in someone’s home. Make sure to sign up in the Narthex & let us know what you can bring to share! We’ll meet this month at Trish Crosby’s home on Wednesday August 16th. Please email Evy at evy@northside-umc.org to get directions to Trish’s lovely home.

 

Vacation Bible School

 

Would you like to volunteer this summer at our Vacation Bible School? We would love to have you! Our program is for our Pre-K-5th Graders from Monday August 14th to Friday August 18th at Brewster Baptist Church in collaboration with Northside UMC & Cape Cod Covenant Church. We need volunteers Monday-Friday for our Morning VBS Program from 8:30am-12:00ish. Please see Evy to lend a hand! We are in special need of Pre-School Teachers!

 

Vacation Bible School Leadership Meeting: Tuesday August 8th from 6-8pm at Brewster Baptist Church! Join us for dinner and we’ll discuss all of the fun & amazing details of VBS this summer!

 

Vacation Bible School Decorating Party: Come on Sunday August 13th at 12:30pm at Brewster Baptist Church where we will be transforming the church into a wonderful VBS program for all of our children. Make sure to sign up on the Sunday School Bulletin Board and to see Evy to help out!

 

 

Young Adult Ministries:

 

We have opportunities for our College Age students that are not quite 21 to serve in leadership as Junior Chaperones. Interested in joining? Please see Evy! You can also check out our events and other activities online at www.northside-umc.org!

 

Food for Thought for September!

 

Would you like to serve as a Sunday School Teacher for the NEW school year?

We will be meeting at the end of August after church to begin planning and preparing Sunday School for the NEW year. Interested in being 1 of 3 teachers for a class?

Please see Evy, we would love to have you!

 

Rally Day

Sunday September 10th!

Join us for a Fabulous First Day of Sunday School! We will also be having a Blessing of the Backpacks and after worship we will be having a Church Family Picnic with a Bounce House! Make sure to sign up to bring a side dish or dessert!

 

Scripture

 

“Be Joyful in Hope, Patient in Affliction, Faithful in Prayer”

~ Romans 12:12

 

Announcements  

 

Parents and Guardians: Please make sure to pick up your precious cherubs from Sunday School right after worship, before you get your goodies and coffee in the Fellowship Hall. We ask that all students Nursery-4th grade get picked up by a parent please, for their safety, well being and being accounted for. Our volunteer Sunday School Teachers are graciously giving of their time and talents to plan and teach lessons this year and would also like to join their church family in the Fellowship Hall. 

 

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!

 

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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.

 

Making a donation to the Sunday School Wing? Please see Evy before leaving your donation in our Sunday School. Without letting anyone know that you have placed an item back here, we won’t know it is available to use. Also, we just need to double check to make sure it is appropriate for our needs and use for our Sunday School Children. Thank you for your understanding. It is greatly appreciated.

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.
 
Confirmation is held for a 12 week program every other year. Our last Confirmation Sunday was in May 2016. The next one will be held in the Spring of 2018 for our 7th & 8th Grade students.
Older students are also welcome to join us if they would like to do Confirmation Class.
 
We have a Youth Mission Trip every other summer.
 
Vacation Bible School is held every summer for Pre-K (potty trained please-5th Grade Students) with Brewster Baptist 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.
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    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.

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    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. 

 

Acolytes

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.