Youth

Christian Conversation and Coffee for Sunday School Parents

Parents of our Sunday school children are invited to grab a cup of coffee and join in on the discussion at 9:20 AM every Sunday in  Faith Hall while the kids are in Sunday school. We will be discussing two books by the authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish through December. The books are “Siblings Without Rivalry” and “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk”. If you have questions, please contact Marcia Horner by text at (908) 887-7085.

 

Opportunity for Sunday School Parents

Christian Conversation and Coffee (CCC) will resume again at 9:20 AM on Rally Day, Sunday, September 9th in  Faith Hall. We will be discussing two books by the authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish through December. The books are “Siblings Without Rivalry” and “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk”. If you have questions, please contact Marcia Horner by text at (908) 887-7085.

Rally Day Is this Sunday!

Sunday School will resume on Rally Day, September 9th. Parents and students should meet at 9:15 AM for the opening in the Sanctuary. We will be installing all Sunday school teachers and helpers (at the end of the 8 am service and at the beginning of the 10:30 am service). We will also be offering a blessing on backpacks for all our school-aged children. Students – bring your school backpack and be ready to bring it up front for a blessing. Finally, will be offering a blessing upon our confirmation program students. Again, we ask the confirmation students to be present at the end of the first service and the beginning of the second service so that the congregation can see you and bless you as you begin the program!

Between the two services you will head for Mr. Humcke’s middle school class, an important part of your confirmation experience. Finally, we will show all our Sunday school students where they need to head for their new Sunday school classes. There will be special activities, including a fun mission activity! We hope to see you there! If you haven’t registered your child for Sunday school, please do so as soon as possible.

 

Zion recently obtained the collection of music used by the New Jersey Children’s Choir.  The former director generously donated 17 years worth of professional choir repertoire to help rebuild a youth and children’s program here.  The music was used for various age groups and skill levels, grades K to 12, from beginners to audition only touring concert performers. Much of the music is geared to holiday and sacred themes. But some is rather secular and we may want to re-gift these pieces.  We hope to have the music sorted in the next few weeks.  Then we could try some pieces possibly with the Sunday School.  If there is interest, we could begin a regular weekly after school program. Please contact Marlena at [email protected] or text (603) 723-1849 if you have time available to help sort, and/or you have interest in the possibility of an after school program for your child/children.

 

All of the wonderful bags and baskets prepared by our VBS participants have been delivered! The “stress” bags were delivered to Trinity Church in Dover  for distribution to the homeless who frequent the daily meal distribution.  The baskets and buckets of supplies were delivered to the Lutheran Social Services senior housing complex in Mount Olive—Mount Olive Manor.  All were thrilled with the adorable bags and baskets, and so grateful for the generosity of our children and families!  Thanks once again to all who participated and blessed the lives of many!

 

Rally Day Activities

On Rally Day, September 9th, we will begin our Fall through Spring schedule with two worship services at 8:00 am (contemporary) and 10:30 am (traditional). At both services on the 9th we will be doing some very special things!

* We will be installing all Sunday School teachers and helpers (at the end of the 8 am service and at the beginning of the 10:30 am service)

* We will be offering a blessing on backpacks for all our school-aged children. Students! bring your school backpack and be ready to bring it up front for a blessing!

  *We will be offering a blessing upon our confirmation program students. Again, we ask the confirmation students to be present at the end of the first service and the beginning of the second service so that the congregation can see you and bless you as you begin the program! Between the two services you will head for Mr. Humcke’s middle school class, an important part of your

confirmation experience.

 

Finally, we will show all our Sunday school students where they need to head for their new Sunday school classes. There will be special activities, including a fun mission activity! We hope to see you there!