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Celebrations and Traditions

September

  • Homecoming Sunday & Return Love Loaf Banks

October

  • One Great Hour of Sharing – High School Presentations
  • Grades 3-4 present Noah story
  • Grades 5-6 present Genesis story
  • Grades 5-6 go to Alterra Nursing Home for Halloween
  • Halloween Party – S.W.A.T. provides games for UNICEF

November

  • Thanksgiving gathering of fresh fruits and vegetables

December

  • Families light Advent candles in church
  • Advent Mission Project
  • 3rd Sunday – Teddy Bear Sunday and Party after Church
  • 4th Sunday – Jr. High Class presents a program for the other classes
  • Christmas Eve Family Service

February

  • Make Valentines for homebound
  • Juniors delivery Valentines to Albany County Nursing Home
  • 1st Sunday of Lent – Introduction of Lenten Project
  • Grades 1-2: Feeding 5000 – Goldfish served after Church

March / April

  • Grades 3-4 Last Supper Mural for Lamb Supper
  • Grades 7-8 Bulletin covers for Lamb Supper
  • Palm Sunday – Celebration in Chapel for Grades 3-6 – Peace Cakes and creative activity
  • Palm Sunday – return donation to Lenten Project
  • Palm Sunday – Jr. High and Sr. High – attend church and distribute palms

May

  • Youth Sunday
  • Sr. High service at Alterra

June

  • Confirmation for Grade 9 (or over) students
  • Children’s Day (2nd Sunday)
  • Kindergarteners receive Bibles
  • Attendance pins are awarded
  • Teacher Recognition
  • Youth choirs and Sunday School present program
  • Family picnic with games after Church

July / August

  • Summer Sunday School – 6 or 7 Sundays