Westborough Ecumenical Vacation Bible School
August 13-17, 2012
9 am - noon
to be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
This summer's Vacation Bible School curriculum is:
SKY - Everything is Possible with God
Please return your completed registration form, available here, and payment to Debbie Hennings in the Christian Education office by July 1 for the discounted rate, or by July 31 for the regular rate . Unfortunately, materials must be ordered in advance and no registrations can be accepted after July 31.
Welcome to Sunday School
Welcome to another wonderful year in Christian Education at our church!
There has been a change in the structure of our Faith Formation/ Sunday school classes: Our church now offers fully structured Sunday school for grades Preschool – High school at the 9:00am worship hour ONLY.
During the 10:30am worship hour we will offer Jr. church classes for Preschool – 4th grade. Jr. church classes will use One Room Sunday School materials, which this Fall will be divided into 3 units of study:
- Unit 1: God Calls Abraham
- Unit 2: God's Family Grows
- Unit 3: Hope for God's People
Should you have any questions, please contact Debbie Hennings at 508-366-4910 or ChristianEd@FirstUMChurch.com.
The Children and Family Ministries Team: Debbie Hennings, Beth Arnold, Christine Coffman, Katie Curtin-Mestre, Becky DeLisle, Paul Goodhue, Margie Orifice, Debbie Patch, Susan Reynolds, and Collette Wickstrom.
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS AT EACH GRADE LEVEL. IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN SUNDAY SCHOOL,
PLEASE OFFER YOUR TIME AS A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER.
NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY AND ALL TRAINING AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED.
GOD WILL RETURN YOUR INVESTMENT TO YOU MANY TIMES OVER!
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings…
Sunday School at 9:00 am
||All Preschool and Kindergarten students will enjoy the ROCK SOLID curriculum by Cokesbury
Cokesbury's Children’s Sunday school curriculum, Rock Solid, has been constructed from the bottom up to provide a fun and biblically sound curriculum. At each age level on every Sunday, children will be invited to a faith experience. It is during this time that they can come to a better understanding of God and what God calls them to do and be. Activities, crafts, stories, and games all contribute to this learning experience.
||All students in 1st – 4th grades will enjoy Power Xpress Rotation style curriculum.
Ideal for churches to use in early and middle elementary aged classrooms, the rotation format is designed to allow students to rotate between learning stations each week. It engages children in each Bible story by using a combination of learning stations in the rotation: Arts and Crafts, Games Centers, Music, Science Labs, Storytelling and DVD presentations.
||Our 9:00am 5th grade class will use curriculum designed for ‘tweens’.
This material comes with individual FAITHZINE magazines for the students that help tie our current culture to biblical scripture lessons.
Tweens are fifth and sixth graders, predominately 10 to 12 year olds. Tweens are going through lots of changes: hormonal, social, even in the school environment. Though eager to fit in with their peer group they still want and need the guidance of adults, both parents and mentors.
||The 9:00am 6th grade class will use curriculum called SPARK…Activate Faith. The 10:30am 5th/6th grade combined class will also use SPARK.
With Spark, young people will open their Bibles each week and engage in Scripture. Spark lessons are designed to engage students in active learning. Age-appropriate lessons designed for multiple intelligences reinforce key points of the stories and help students get more out of Sunday school, no matter what their learning style may be.
||The 9:00am middle school classes for 7th and 8th graders will be working with a series called Middle School TALKSHEETS
These classes will use short-term studies that last 4-6 weeks and include video presentations, readings, discussion and mission projects. Our teachers will meet to coordinate mission projects. Some of our short term studies include a series called UnCommon:
Junior-highers often feel lost in the crowd. Some struggle with the uncomfortable feeling of not being accepted by their peers and find it difficult to imagine being chosen by God for greatness. Yet the Bible is full of stories about people whoweren't significant at first glance but who made a remarkable difference for God.
With Uncommon students will learn about Paul, Zacchaeus, Mary and Martha, the centurion, the paralytic's four friends and many others whose faith helped to change the world. They'll also get a "big picture" view of how the gospel spread throughout the world and understand that the very same power that equipped the apostles for miracles and ministry is available to them today. Through Scripture study, fun activities, stories and discussion, students will learn about the Early Church and connect that history with their own lives.
||The 9:00am High School class will continue with Cokesbury’s digital curriculum called The LinC
This material arrives in the Christian Ed. office via email weekly.
Our high school class enjoys a pancake breakfast
each Sunday morning in class and they meet
in the church library on the main floor. JOIN US!