Children’s Ministry & Milestones

April 2020

Jill DeCent Children’s Ministry Coordinator

SPRING is upon us-praise be to God! Our March Sunday School lessons include “The First Sin”, “Abram’s Call”, “Woman at the Well”, and “Pool of Siloam”. These lectionary style les-sons will lead us as a church family through the season of Lent, then Holy Week. I am looking forward to another Meal with a Mission/Family Gathering this month. As a reminder, this is a great time to gather as a family, enjoy a yummy meal, and have a little fun! It’s a great way to get to know other families at Immanuel, and support local organizations.

First Communion preparation classes will be held March 28th, and April 4th from 10:30- 11:30am. These two sessions are designed for 5th grade students and parents, whom are interest-ed in participating in this important faith milestone, and learning about Holy Communion. First Communion families will also be invited to the “Seder Supper” on April 8th, then First Communion will take place during the Maundy Thursday service on April 9th.

Looking into April, regular Sunday School classes will be held April 5th, 19th, and 26th. No classes on April 12th-Resurrection Sunday (Easter). There is also no Nursery this day. I’d like to extend appreciation and many thanks to all of our amazing teach-ers who make Sunday School happen, as well as those whom volunteer in our Nursery-your service is truly making a difference in the growth and development in faith for the children at Immanuel!

Our first Children’s Ministry advisory meeting is slated for April 26th.

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”. Proverbs 22:6.

Jill DeCent, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

(Please note that this was written prior to Shelter At Home. All activities are canceled until further notice.

Sunday School Lessons for Holy Week:

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Vacation Bible School

The theme for VBS 2020 is Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides. Watch for more information on this in upcoming newsletters, on the website and on the Children’s Ministry Facebook page.

2019 Family Vacation Bible School was held August 6th through the 9th  involving approximately 100 kids, parents, grandparents and volunteers.  Thanks to everyone who played a part in its success. 

Special thanks to Glory Baptist Church in rural Aitkin for sharing the wonderful props and staging for the event. Thank you to Maucieri’s Bistro, North Country Cafe and Rafferty’s for providing meals for Vacation Bible School this year.