May was a great month for our awesome children. Our lessons centered around Lydia, Paul and Silas and the wonderful truths of Pentecost. The children were also excited about a song they learned during children’s time on May 20. We are going to incorporate that song into our VBS program.
The summer celebration was a lot of fun. Many activities after a great picnic lunch. And the ever famous “cake walk”. I heard there was a family who went home with 3 cakes!!
We will not be having a class time on Sunday, June 3. That is Confirmation Day for 6 of our youth and we would like to have our children witness this special time.
Our summer session will begin on June 10. The curriculum is ready and our teaching schedule is complete. Our June lessons will include some basics;
The Lord’s Prayer, The Birds of the Air and The Golden Rule. Our summer class time is a little more relaxed so we may come up with some surprises.
Plans are all in place for our special Vacation Bible School. This will be held from 9 am until noon on June 12-14. We invite all children ages 3-12 to attend and BRING YOUR FRIENDS. We are excited about this venture.
Special dates to remember:
June 3 – No class
June 10 – Begin Summer Session
June 12-14 VBS
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.