Here we are starting September and Kids’ Quest is ready to start another school year session. We begin our year with an enrollment of 5 students and whoever else would like to join us. Each one of these young people is so very important to us and we love them. More than that, they are loved by God and are very important to Him.
Our line up of teachers is ready and willing to start a new year. Our teaching team this year consists of Lori Amundson, Sandy Johnson, Suzanne Kelley, Linda Rolland, Anita Rixe, and Sara Schutt. We are excited to continue to share God’s love and special lessons from the Bible with our dear young people.
We covet your prayers. Our curriculum is again the Deep Blue series from Cokesbury. We are making a slight change in that we will use lessons written for the early elementary age group. Since our enrollment is younger we will try to have the lessons easier to understand for them. We will again be working on Bible verses. Our lessons for September will focus on Old Testament stories of Hannah, God calling Samuel, Samuel anointing Saul and Samuel, and anointing David.
We would encourage our children to bring friends with them to Kids’ Quest. Friends are welcome any time. We would love to share our time with them.
Upcoming special dates:
September 10 – first day of class for 2017-2018
December 10 – bake sale
December 10 – Christmas program practice
December 17 – Christmas program
Kids’ Quest is the children’s Sunday morning education time here at Hope. We are on a “quest”, or a search to learn more about our God and how He fits into our daily lives. He is there for us in the good times and the bad, just as He was for the people we learn about in the Bible. We welcome children from age 4 through 5th grade. Kids’ Quest meets during the worship hour every Sunday except the third Sunday of the month, which is our Sounds of Hope Sunday. On those Sundays, children may attend the worship service with their parents, then meet for Kids’ Quest from 11am to noon. Wisdom Quest, an education hour for the adults, is also held during this second hour on the third Sundays.
Kids’ Quest is an active part of our church community. We are involved in various projects and activities throughout the year. October is UNICEF month when we collect coins to help needy children of the world. In December we sponsor a sleigh ride, plan and set up a bake sale, and present a Christmas pageant. The first Sunday of February, the children take part in the worship service by reading scripture, leading prayers and helping to serve Holy Communion. This is a very special time for the children and they take the responsibility very seriously. Easter Sunday brings the popular Easter egg hunt for all children. In May, the children who have been in third grade are each presented with a Bible. The month of May also brings our all church celebration. A picnic lunch is served, then games and prizes are provided for the entire congregation as we celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.
The goal of our Kids’ Quest is to provide the children with a learning experience that will bring them to realize the importance of God in their daily lives and understand how much God loves them and wants them to live for Him. We also want the children to know they are an important part of the faith community here at Hope and they are loved here.
We appreciate any comments about our Kids’ Quest program. Suggestions are always welcome. We would like to hear how parents and students like the Sunday School hour after the worship service on the third Sunday of the month. We need to know your thoughts on this project.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our Hope faith community for the support and encouragement given to our Kids’ Quest program. It is such a blessing to know we are special and important to you, our family.