Northside United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sunday School

Children, Youth & Church Family Ministries :: September 2018

A HUGE THANK YOU to our Vacation Bible School Volunteers!

Thank you to our fabulous volunteers and leaders that came out for an awesome week of VBS! We had 123 volunteers share in an awesome week with 154 kiddos in attendance! We had a ball each day exploring how God Rescues Us, through Bible Story Time, KidVid Cinema, Science, Snack and Games! It was a week filled with love, joy and praise for our loving God! Thank you for giving our kiddos a week they will never forget, for sharing your enthusiasm and energy and for sharing your time to make sure our program was a huge success!


Bus Stop Ministry: Our Bus Stop Ministry starts Thursday September 6th! We usually need coverage for the Bus Stop on Fridays, if interested, please see Evy!  

Movie Night for our children & youth at our Community Dinner: Enjoy a FREE Dinner here at Northside on Tuesday September 18tt from 5:30-6:30pm! Then join us for a movie and crafts in the library! Friends welcome!



Last day of Summer Sunday School: Sunday September 2nd.


Rally Day Sunday September 9th! Our Sunday School Registration table will open at 9:30am for all of our children and youth to register for the NEW school year! After Worship, we will have a Church Picnic to celebrate the beginning of a new year with everyone in our church family! Make sure to sign up in the Narthex so we know how many scrumptious burgers and hotdogs to make & everyone is welcome to bring a side dish! Plus, we will have a Bounce House!


Blessing of the Backpacks: On Rally Day, Sunday September 9th we invite all of our students attending school to bring their backpacks with them to worship. During our service we will have a “Blessing of the Students”, Pre-School through college, as they start a new year of studies. Each student will be given a little memento to carry with them throughout the year.


Sunday School Family Event: For all ages! Come join us after church on Sunday September 16th, for a scrumptious pizza lunch! Then we’ll head out and go Geocaching, where we’ll find local treasure nearby! Make sure to sign up on the Children & Youth Bulletin Board! Friends welcome and we are in need of chaperones to drive! Please see Evy if you would like to lend a hand!


Please volunteer to be a Sunday School Teacher this year! Interested in being a Sunday School Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year? Please see Evy for details! We would love to have you!




Christian Concert: We invite our 7th-12th Graders to a FREE Christian Music & Outreach Festival called the, “Connect Festival”. Join us on Saturday September 8! We will meet at Northside at 6pm after the Church Conference and head up together to the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. Make sure to bring snacks and to sign up today! We should be back to Northside around 11pm. We only have ten tickets to attend so make sure to RSVP!


Back to School Party: We invite our 7th-12th Graders to attend a Fun, Free, Faithful night with local students from around the Cape, at the Church of the Nazarene in Dennis from 6-8pm on Saturday September 15th. (Drop off and pick up at the Church of the Nazarene.) Join us for Pizza, Games, Music and more while we discover how to make this the best school year yet! Make sure to sign up on the Children & Youth Bulletin Board.


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.



“Encourage one another and build each other up.” ~1Thessalonians 5:11


With peace & love,

Evy Sirignano

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



Appreciation and Thanks to our Church Family

Dear Evy and my Church Family,

      Thank you for giving me the scholarship to go to summer camp, to be honest it was (like they said) the funnest week of my whole summer! Between making cool friends and playing non-stop four square I had a blast. I can’t not find the words to truly describe that week but as an experience; one I won’t forget in a long time. Until next time.

       Sincerely, Sebastian E.

Sebastian Eldridge, son of Doug Eldridge, attended Camp Calumet, a Christian based camp in New Hampshire for a week.


Dear Evy & the Christian Education Committee and of course, the members of Northside,

 Thank you for the generous scholarship that helped send me to the National USA Futures Field Hockey Tournament in Manheim, Pennsylvania! It was an INCREDIBLE Experience! My team ended up winning a gold medal! Once again, thank you! 

Much Love, Carly Dimock

Carly Dimock, daughter of Craig Dimock our sexton, attended a USA Field Hockey Tournament where she scored the winning goal! Craig also shares his sincerest thanks for supporting his daughter to achieve a dream come true!


Dear College Scholarship Committee Members,

Thank you so much for your generous scholarship to help further my education at the University of New Hampshire. The money will be put towards my Spring Semester books for my classes. Thank you so much for your support! I appreciate everything you and Northside does, for not only me but our whole community! Thank you!

Love, Emily Eldridge & BooYA! (Emily’s horse)

Emily Eldridge, daughter of Sue Eldridge, head of the SPRC Committee, attends the University of New Hampshire and is entering into her Sophomore year.

Thank you UMC so much!


Dear Northisde,

Thank you so much for making it possible for the three of us to play tennis! Words cannot explain how grateful we are to have a family like you! Your generosity was incredibly helpful! We love you all so much!!!

Thanks again!

Love the Malone’s (David, Joseph and Tatiana)

David, Joseph and Tatiana, children of Mike & Tatiana Malone attended Tennis Camp this summer. Their parents also extend their gratitude.





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.