October 23rd update

posted Oct 23, 2014, 10:01 AM by Amelia Fannin   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 10:01 AM by in apropos ]
Dear Friends,

This week in Church School. In Godly Play this week, we continued to follow the journey of Moses and the Israelites in the desert.  Once they celebrated being free from slavery, the Israelites journeyed through the desert and had the freedom to figure out how they wanted to live. We summarize these for the young children in this way: Love God; Love each other; and God loves you. God didn't say these were the ten easiest ways to live but they are a guide for how we should try to live our lives and are like stones on a path that leads us to God. The Elementary class the children learned how Samuel chose David, a mere shepherd-boy and the youngest of Saul’s eight sons because “God doesn’t judge by the outside but by the heart”. They learned about how brave David was and what a wonderful musician he was.  In honor of his musical talents writing and singing the Psalms, the children made tambourines as a class activity. In the Middle School class we discussed the difference between truth and fact in regards to the Bible. We learned about the truth that the Bible carries may not always be verifiable by facts.

Don't forget, this Sunday at 5:00 PM is the All Hallows' Eve party!

Also, a special thanks to Amy H. and Molly S. for their help in Church School!

Jared Wyma-Bradley