Christian Education

2017 Thanksgiving Special Offering

2017 Thanksgiving Special Offering

The Thanksgiving Offering benefits the Colleges, Universities, Seminaries, and Divinity Houses affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). These learning communities are an extension of the church, challenging students to understand and respond to God’s call to serve.

From the very beginnings of the movement, Disciples have founded institutions of higher learning, encouraging students in their intellectual pursuits. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is still committed to higher education. Your gift to the Thanksgiving Offering helps underwrite the education of students attending one of our fourteen undergraduate institutions and our seven seminaries or divinity houses.

Thousands of students have attended the Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church receiving both a quality education and the opportunity to remain within our Disciple’s heritage. Your financial gift provides scholarships and support for spiritual life offices. By giving to the Thanksgiving Offering you are investing in our students and helping keep education costs down.

The Thanksgiving Offering also provides scholarship and support for those pursuing theological education at one of our seven seminaries or divinity houses. Consider the many generations of pastors, who, if not for the support of faithful congregations and individuals over the ages would not have flourished as our pastors, teachers and leaders. What impact has your pastor had in the life of your church, community or region? You can thank them by supporting the Thanksgiving Offering.

Attending a Disciples College or Theological School is possible through the scholarships and grants that are made available by generous individuals, the Disciples Mission Fund and your gifts to the Thanksgiving Offering.

 

Bible Study: The Wired Word

Beginning Wednesday September 20th, I’ll have Bible study from 2 – 3 pm in the memorial
room.

We’re going to try a study called The Wired Word. It is a weekly Bible study based on current
events. Each week, I’ll receive an e-mail from the publisher with a lesson based on something
that is going on in our world and is making the headlines. Unlike a book club or other Bible
studies, this will be an easy study for you to come when you can and not feel like you’re
missing a big piece of a study if you miss a week or 2.
I’ll receive a leader’s guide and a participant guide each week. I’ll make the participant guide
available to participants before the study. You can have it delivered via e-mail or you can pick
up a copy on Sunday morning for the study on Wednesday. You’ll need to read the lesson
about the current event before class. Then, on Wednesday afternoon, we’ll gather to read
Scripture and discuss the current event in light of Scripture. This will be a discussion based
class. If you’ve read your participant guide before study, we’ll have lots of time to talk.

Christian Ed Kick-Off Sunday (Sep 8)

Changes are coming for Christian Ed! 

Kick-off Sunday is September 8 with a wonderful breakfast at 9:00 am.  Everyone is invited!  At 10:00 am, children 3 years old through third grade will attend Children’s Worship and Wonder (room 103), and Chi Rho and CYF will meet upstairs.

Following our time of communion and fellowship in the sanctuary, Sunday School for pre-school and kindergarteners will take place in Room 104 and Sunday School for Grades 1 through 3 will take place in Room 106.

Youth groups will begin immediately after worship on September 8!

Adults, consider joining the class immediately after the first service in Room 101.  Karen Powers is the facilitator and the book of Joshua is currently being explored.

Stay tuned for more details to come.  Any questions may be directed to Beth, Mary Helen or Lora.

Hope to see everyone on Sunday, September 8 for breakfast at 9:00 am!

Vacation Bible School (July 7-10, 2013)

Make plans to join us for a week of Vacation Bible School. We will be building our faith and exploring the bible while learning all about God’s Kingdom!

Sunday, July 7 from 12:00 – 3:00pm. Immediately following 2nd worship we will gather for a carry‐in lunch. Please bring something yummy to share.

Monday-­Wednesday, July 8-10 from 6:00 – 8:30pm. Each night will begin with dinner. We will then break into groups for classes.

  • CHILDREN’S CLASSES: Children will explore the building of God’s Temple in the New and Old Testaments through storytelling, music, crafts and games.
  • ADULT CLASS: Martin Schaefer will be leading Computing 101 for adults during VBS. If you have a laptop computer, please bring it to class.

Questions? Contact Beth Bentley (CE Director) or Mary Helen Shetter (VBS Director). If you want to join us, fill out a registration form and return it to the church office. There is no charge.


 Registration Form ­ – First Christian Church VBS

Participant: _____________________________________________________________________

Grade Completed: _______________________________________ Age ______________________

Allergies/Special Needs: ____________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________________

Emergency Contact: _______________________________________________________________

Home Phone: __________________________________ Work Phone ________________________