Education and Nurture

Sunday School Summer Break

Sunday School will take a break until September.  In its place stay tuned for the "Getting to Know You" programs at that time.  Thoughful presentations by knowledgeable members of this congregation on a wide variety of topics.  A schedule of presentations will be posted soon!

Elementary Classes

First to 5th Graders

Grades one through five meet in the Bethany room, downstairs. Chris Watkins, Marty Melcher and Sharon Bowman are the teachers. Using the new materials titled “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”. In the fall they will study about creation, Abraham and his family. Winter term will feature grace that brings us new life in Jesus Christ. Spring term will share Jesus Christ as the ultimate gift of God’s grace to the world.

Wee Believe Pre-school Classes

For 3-5 year olds meet in the room next to the nursery. The preschool children will be learning from “Growing in Grace and Gratitude” curriculum this year. They will start the year learning about creation, Abraham and his family experiencing grace and gratitude. As the year progresses they will learn about grace that brings us new life in Jesus Christ; and the ultimate gift of God’s grace to the world in Jesus Christ. Cindy Sofie and Jen Wopperer are the teachers.

Children in Care during the Worship Service 

Will be learning about God’s Love, Jesus Love and Help for them, and Loving God and Others. The curriculum for their class time is by Gospel Light.  Several volunteers rotate service in this program.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN NURSERY

We need at least four more caring and dedicated volunteers for our child care program in the Nursery during worship. Help is needed on the first and last Sundays of the month. Stories and activities are prepared for your use.   We want our volunteers to attend worship so we ask them to serve for just one service on one Sunday a month.   To volunteer or learn more about our program contact Dolly Hutchings on Sunday mornings, or by phone (461-1411). Thank you.

WEEKDAY CLASSES

LIFEGROUP

This group involves mostly parents of kids age 14 or younger. As well as the study time, our group always shares a meal and that has become an important part of our time together. Meet at the home of Dan and Carrie Cobb for study and fellowship. Child care is provided for this group. Please contact Dan or Carrie for detailed information.

Tall Timber



It is not too early to be thinking about summer vacation plans. Our Presbytery has a wonderful mission program of camping at Tall Timber Ranch in Leavenworth. Many of our young people have enjoyed the experiences available at Tall Timber, where they have a variety of experiences, make friends, and come to a closer relationship with God.
Here is a list of programs for this summer. They are all for entering the grades listed. We are pleased to assist financially by paying two-thirds of the cost; and some full scholarships are available. There are brochures located on the table by the office. Please let Rosalie Doty (457-4533) know when you register.

Mini Camp-June 29-July 1, grades 1-3
Primary Plus-July 3-7, grades 2-5
Junior Camp-July 17-22, grades 4-6
Junior High-July 10-16, grades 6-8
Adventure-June 26-July 2, grades 6-9
Senior High-July 31-Aug 6, grades 9-12
Youth in Leadership Training-July 10-22, grades 10-12
Pro-camp-July 24-30, grades 7-12

Assistants in Ministry, summer staff, grades 11-college: 1. June 26-July 7    2. July 10-22   3. July 24-Aug. 6
Caravans: Mt. Baker Peak Climb-July 5-8, grades 9-adult
River Fest-July 10-15, grades 8-12
Leavenworth Rock-July 24-28, grades 7-12
Leave No Trace Certification Course-July 31-Aug. 4
Pacific Crest Trail Hike-Aug. 7-12, grades 8-adult
Rockin Road Trip-August 14-19, grades 9-adult

Adult Sunday School

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Lead by Todd Haworth:  Starting February 21st the Adult Sunday School class will begin a study of Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians. Paul seeks to instruct a church in a busy sea port city on how to behave and how to get along with each other. The church was diverse with young and old, rich and poor, and Paul wished to help them become and function as the body of Christ in their city. Come join us for authentic and frank Bible Study looking at Paul’s instructions for the church then and today. 

 

FUTURE CLASSES

The plan is to have several short term classes available for Adults throughout the year. They will be announced as arranged.

 

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School - July 18 to 22nd - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church
Vacation Bible School is coming up in July! Each year we have a co-operative Va­cation Bible school with the Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and the Episcopal Church. We rotate each year to a different church. This year the host church is First United Methodist Church. It is for 4 year olds -5th graders. Theme: "Surf Shack!! Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love" published by Cokesbury. There's one story from the Old Testament (Creation Story) and four stories from the New Testament. The "Wave Words" are: God Creates, God Helps, God Loves, God Calms, and God Sends which are words we can apply to our own lives today. Needs: Group Teachers, Helpers, Special Station Leaders, Helpers, kid helpers, kitchen helpers to prepare and serve snack. We have Dan and Carrie Cobb as our Music and Opening Leaders. If you can help, please contact Pam Fosnes at 452-4331.

Youth Classes - Middle and High School Students

MIDDLE SCHOOL

This class meets in the large room downstairs. Dan and Carrie Cobb are the teachers.  Middle school students are also using Gospel Light studies from the “Uncommon” series which are specifically written for their age and daily life.

HIGH SCHOOL

This class meets in the library. Jeff and Amy Miller are the teachers. The class is using studies by Gospel Light in the “Uncommon” series of books, by Jim Burns, guiding students through issues they regularly face in life.