Our Children and World Communion Sunday
World Communion Sunday is right around the corner on Sunday, October 7. Please be sure to mark your calendars and join us on this special Sunday. We will begin the morning all together, Pre Kindergarten – 5th Grade, in the Children’s Ministry Suite at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School. During the Sunday School hour, we will experience the Godly Play story, The Good Shepherd and World Communion and then enjoy a feast. Parents are invited, too! This will be a wonderful opportunity for parents to hear and see Godly Play in action, as well as share a feast with the children. Every month our children participate in a Feast Sunday. The Feast is a key feature of Godly Play and is a unique and creative way for our children to learn more about the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
We will continue to celebrate World Communion Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Children ages Pre Kindergarten – 2nd Grade who regularly attend Children’s Church are invited to remain with their parents in the sanctuary to participate in this special worship service. In addition, our 2nd Graders will also begin serving as Communion Helpers on World Communion Sunday by bringing in the Communion Elements to the Lord’s Table. This sweet group of children will continue to serve as Communion Helpers throughout the year on Communion Sundays.
Mini Mission Work in October
The children have begun a new year of Mini Mission work by voting to raise money to purchase not just one, but two types of animals from Heifer International with our Children’s Church Offering this year. And the votes are in! Drum roll please … this year we will “fill the ark” with CHICKENS and PIGS! The children are very excited to continue this year-long mission project as they help Heifer International’s Fill the Ark program send gifts of livestock to families in need all around the world. (www.heifer.org) And all children, not just children attending Children’s Church, are welcome to be a part of this mini mission project. We are doubling our monetary goal this year to $140 so we will need all our children’s help.
In addition to this year-long project, the children will “Trick or Treat” for UNICEF at the end of this month during the Sunday School hour on October 28. Children are invited to wear “church friendly” costumes. Please be sure to have your spare change ready to help fill the children’s coin collection boxes. The children will visit all adult Sunday School classrooms and the choir room during Sunday School, as well as continue to “Trick or Treat” for UNICEF in the Atrium before and after the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Natalie Bishop, Director of Children’s Ministries