Christian Education Corner
“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the World” Our theme for Rally Day, September 9th, is All the Children of the World.
We are a church school family that reflects that saying. In moments of crisis and challenge we all pull together. In moments of joy and laughter we all celebrate. In times of change and new directions we adjust. All this is possible because Jesus loves each and every one of us. I have loved many church schools over the years, this one is special to me in so many ways I wouldn’t know where to begin. This I can tell you—when you register your children on September 9th, (bring friends—all are welcome) you will be registering them for a year of new experiences and exciting firsts. Watch this space for more information in the September Scribe!
In my reflection time lately, I have found myself drawn over and over to Ann Weems Book: Reaching for Rainbows. I think this quote from her poem: I Celebrate the Church of Jesus Christ, sums up how I am feeling looking forward to the fall and the new church school year.
…I celebrate the church, where every child of God is hailed as unique and valuable, where arms are opened to the world’s outcasts, where the tired, beaten, disillusioned world is invited in and surprised by the life-giving word that Christ accepts the children, all the children of the world….
This year we are going to be focused on all the children of the world. In Christian Education, for children, it is always important to me that we share the story of God in the context of the world in which we live. As adults, there will opportunities for study, we will be offering a book study on the book: The Faith Club. This woman’s book study will be open to women of all faiths and will be advertised as such. Part of the grant we received from the Chicago Metropolitan Association, will be used for this study. I am in hopes that we will have women from all three faiths attending this gathering time.
Our fall schedule:
Christian Education classes officially begin on Rally Day, September 10th. This September we will be participating in an all church even “Random Acts of Kindness.” The Church School will participate by doing something special for our neighbors on that day. So, on Sunday, September 3rd, the children will meet to bake cookies. This will also be a day to register your children for the coming year. Church School is from 10:00 – 11:00.
“But Jesus called for them and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.’” Luke 18:16