Foundations in Christian Formation
with LeeAnne Steenhoek

Save the Date!!  Vacation Bible School is coming July 18-22!  A highpoint in our summer for children and adults from 9:30-12:00.  All children age 3-11 are invited to attend.  Many adults and teens are needed in order to make this program a success.  If you would like to be involved email LeeAnne!  You could volunteer for an hour, a day or all week.  It’s a great way to share Christian Fellowship and meet other families at First Church.  Expect high energy, songs, learning and love to flow through our hearts.  Sign ups begin soon. Our workers enjoy time as much as our children.  Joy! Joy! Joy!

The Nursery opens for our youngest members (infants through age 2) at 9:45 AM during the 10:00 AM worship service. Nursery coordinators are on hand to greet parents and explain the procedure for checking in and picking up your child.

In the Sunday School this month:
Pre K-Grade 2 learn about Mary and Martha, Parable of the mustard seed, Parable of the Sower, Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the Upper Room.
Grades 3-6 learn about Jesus in the Temple, Jesus washing the Disciples’ feet and breaking bread with Disciples.

Activity Packets for Sunday School Children

Activity Packets for the Sunday School Children have started to arrive in the children’s mailboxes. Check out the links of Ms. Stacy reading the Bible Story and join in a singalong with Mr. Steve. The Christian Formation Board hopes that parents will encourage and support their children as they read the story and do the activities.

Make a Difference (MAD) Youth Group News -MAD will be sending out care packages to our college students the last week of April.

Finals Week Care Packages for our college students – The M.A.D. team will assemble the packages on April 24. Candy donations are gratefully accepted. Donation buckets are at the Welcome Center and the courtyard entrance. Please leave donations by April 24. Let our young people know we care! Please be sure to Update your student’s college address with [email protected], by April 18. We are generating a new list of labels.

Confirmation Class meets on Sunday, May 1 at 11:30 in room 15.

Senior Recognition, May 8 – Breakfast and recognition will take place for our High School graduating Seniors and their families on May 8. Breakfast is at 8:30 AM and recognition is during the 10:00 AM worship service. Please contact LeeAnne if you plan to attend.

Senior High Youth Group
The Senior High Youth Group met on Sunday, April 3rd in the dining room from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM and unleashed their creativity by make their own painting. Check them out
on your way to the sanctuary!

Invite your friends and join the upcoming gatherings on
May 1st and 15.