Northside United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday School

 

December Calendar for our Children & Youth 2017

 

Bus Stop Ministry: We are in need of some snacks to serve. If interested in providing a snack for the fabulous young people, please see Evy. Snacks should be individually wrapped and please avoid peanuts.

 

Please volunteer to be a Sunday School Teacher this year! We are in need of a third teacher for our 7th & 8th Grade Class. We like to have three teachers per class so we can have a nice rotation. If interested, please see Evy or Trish Crosby. 

 

Advent Calendars: Each family is welcome to take an Advent Calendar! They are located right outside of Evy’s office.

 

Hanging of the Greens: Saturday December 2nd at 4:00 pm! Come and get crafty by making wonderful Christmas Crafts in our Sunday School wing, spice up the halls by decorating our congregation, savor a scrumptious Clam Chowder Dinner with salad and rolls by the Higgin’s Family, and celebrate in a time of worship with our church family! Invite a friend! Sign up in the Narthex today! Please sign up today and let us know what you can bring to share for dessert!

 

Advent Wreath Making: Would you like to have an elegant, authentic Advent wreath for the Advent Season? Come on Sunday December 3rd, after church and make your very own Advent Wreath! Cost is $15.00 per wreath! We will be providing pizza for lunch! We will be making our wreaths following the church service. Each wreath will receive the green foam ring with plastic ring container, 4 plastic candle holders, 4 candles and all the evergreens, ribbons and decorations you can imagine to make your Advent Wreath a unique and one of a kind creation by YOU! Make sure to bring a pair of garden clippers! Anyone in our church family is welcome to come!

 

Sunday School Afternoon: Join us on Sunday December 10th after church until 2pm! We’ll be having pizza for lunch and making ginger bread houses! FREE for all of our Sunday School Students! Please make sure to sign up so we know how many ginger bread house kits to purchase!

 

Live Nativity Rehearsal: Would you like to be in the pageant this year? Sign up today on the Sunday School Bulletin Board! Rehearsal will be held on Sunday December 17th after church starting at 11:15 am and should last about 45 minutes. We ask that parents stay for rehearsal. Our Live Nativity will take place at the 10:00 am Worship Service on Sunday December 24th in the MORNING. If your child is in the pageant, please make sure that they are here at 9:00 am on Christmas Eve MORNING.

 

Live Nativity :: NEW TIME 10:00 am: Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th at 10:00 am in the MORNING! If you are in the pageant, please make sure to be here at 9:00 am.

 

Lock In for our 7th-12th Graders: Wednesday December 27th-Thursday December 28th we will be having a Lock In. What’s a Lock In? It’s an awesome night of fun, devotion, games, food and more fun! Make sure to sign up on the Sunday School Bulletin Board and to fill out the permission form. It’s FREE! Invite a Friend! The event will start at 6:00 pm on Wednesday and pick up is at 9:00 am on Thursday morning.

 

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!

 

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.