Christian Education

      The youth kept busy during Lent practicing to sing with the adult choir on Palm Sunday, and learning the story and meaning of Lent and Easter. 
A very successful Easter Egg Hunt finally happened! 

We’ve been glad to have some preschool students join in with us on special Sundays.

In May we’re going to tie up the ends of the Growing Unit we started in the Fall of 2019.  At Rally Day that year we measured all the students and were going to see how much they grew by Youth Sunday 2020.  That bulletin board is still waiting to be finished.  Little did we know it would be 2 + years before the kids would be measured again!  I’m sure we’re going to see LOTS of growth!

We’re going to be “digging” into the Parable of the Sower in preparation for Youth Sunday 2022.  We’ll be doing some real digging as we plant seeds and complete other crafts to decorate some of the church gardens.  

Watch for more information about Youth Sunday – the tentative date is June 5th.  There will be a tureen lunch that day too – the first in a very long time!

Palm Sunday Worship Service

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!

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.