Christian Education


Easter Photos 2023

Our Creation wall hanging is now up in the sanctuary for all to enjoy!  It should bring some brightness to the dull winter days we sometimes have.

The youth are continuing to study parables –  learning about the story of the mustard seed.
For Valentine’s Day, the kids and some adults had fun decorating valentine cookies and a card for Churchville’s first responders.
 We will begin studying about the events in Jesus’ life leading up to Easter.  Plans are in the works for the youth participating in the Palm Sunday and Easter services.

Enjoy the pictures of our latest activities.

Valentine’s Day Cookies For First Responders

Creation Wall Hanging

Palm Sunday Worship Service (2022)

Union Church Youth Bell Choirs

Sunday School classes (zoom and in person) will begin on
January 9, 2022.

Sunday, December 12, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021

The Youth Are Busy Preparing For The Advent Season!

(December 2021)
Our first special activity was decorating Advent logs.  Many remember this activity from the past, so we decided to try it again.  Many thanks to Kevin Mead for providing us with a birch tree, and to him and Steve Valvano for spending a cold muddy few hours chopping it down!  Next we want to give special thanks to Dick Frew for cutting the pieces neatly and drilling holes for the candles.  Check out the photos of a few finished logs.

Pumpkin Painting Party – On Saturday, Oct. 19, a community pumpkin painting party was held.  We had to be inside because of bad weather, but had plenty of room to space out each family at their own table. Everyone had a great time painting, and then doing other Halloween activities, including making snack bags filled with treats.  You can see some of the fancy pumpkins and their artists in the pictures below.   Sheryl Duncan-Wicks and Cheryl Valvano organized the Christian Education sponsored party, assisted by Deb Janes, Donna Crawford and Carol Turkett. Thank you to all for making this happen!

Sunday School – Formal Sunday School classes began on Oct. 3.  We’ve had Sheryl Duncan-Wicks teaching lessons to K-5 graders via zoom.  People can log in at home, and we also log in right at church.  We’ve had youth taking part both at home and in person at church so far.
Our group of older students (grade 6+) have been extremely busy!  They made 65 place card holders for the residents of Westside Commons Senior Living Community to use in their dining room.  (See pictures below)  The youth will make new seasonal cards so that the tables can be appropriately decorated!  Thank you to Donna Crawford and Carol Turkett for helping this group with their project.