Foundations in Christian Formation
December 30, 2021
By LeeAnne Steenhoek
Sunday School Begins anew January 9. Come prepared to share your stories and learn our lessons in faith and fellowship with our church family of teachers, assistants and classmates.
Our youngest students Preschool, K, 1&2 learn about the Gifts of the Magi, Jesus at the Temple and Jesus Baptism in January.
Older students grades 3&4, 5&6 learn the 10 Commandments-there are rules! God is #1 and Sunday is Sacred this month.
Nursery Opens for our youngest members in Christian Nurture January 9
Make a Difference (MAD) News
MAD (Make a Difference):Tornado Disaster Relief –If you wish to contribute to the relief efforts for the recent tornados in Kentucky, you may make donations online or by check. Make checks out to: United Church of Christ with “2021 Severe Storms” in the memo line and mail to: United Church of Christ PO BOX 71957 Cleveland, OH 44194 or go online: https://www.ucc.org/appeal-severe-storms-2021/
MAD is rallying for victims of the tornadoes through the UCC fund. When I told Sexton Steve Buck, he volunteered to craft one of his artisan bowls just for us! Please see Steve’s progress in this picture and pray with us sharing your time, talents and treasure for those in need. Help our MAD kids Make a Difference!
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
NEW-CHECK IT OUT!
Youth Group begins meeting January 16th 11:30-1:00 Ages 12-19. Are you ready for an adventure? You have a unique opportunity. This first session we will hear from Caroline and Genevieve Steenhoek about their amazing journey with Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Mont Vernon Congregational Church. Starting quite young as campers, becoming counselors and ultimately sharing this Mission project at Prepared to Serve and Lyme Congregational Church. It all started with a visit from a youth group in Clifton Park New York. They read a book called Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex Harris and Brett Harris and were inspired to create a Vacation Bible experience from scratch selecting scripture, craft, song, story and snack as well as leading daily worship. Minimal adult support is needed facilitating curriculum crafting and ensuring structure and safety. This is your opportunity to serve! We’ve touched many lives with this unique approach to faith and ministry and we’re excited to share and experience it anew with you here at First Church Nashua. Join us!