NO Nursery Care
this week. Families are welcome to visit the nursery. Please sanitize and tidy any used materials.
Sunday School starts at 9am. PreK-1 children are invited to sing with Barbara and Hal in the William Johnson room at 9:00-9:15. After the music, they will hear the Parable of the Farmer and the Growing Seed.
The 2-5 grade classroom will begin their study of New Testament History. This week's lesson includes the story of Pentecost using engaging props from the Godly Play play curriculum. After the story, the children will have the opportunity to freely work through stations that include watercolor, journaling, and sand play. Joanna and Diane will guide the children in their learning.
Upcoming! Save the Dates!
October 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Treinen Farms Bonfire and Corn Maze
An all-ages fellowship event! We have a bonfire ring reserved and will provide supplies for s’mores. Families are responsible for their own tickets for admission ($15.50 per person over 2 years of age, can be purchased online ahead of time or at the gate). Please RSVP to Kate ([email protected]) if you are planning to attend so that she can ballpark our s'mores supplies 🙂
November 19: Bible Distribution
During worship, ORUCC will strengthen the baptismal commitment to the children in our church community with a Bible distribution ceremony. This ritual is for children in grades 2-12 who have NOT received a Bible from ORUCC previously. Please complete THIS FORM if you wish for your child to be a part of this ritual. It is okay to not partake this year if you are unsure. We will have other Bible distribution ceremonies in future years. Please see Pastor Kate or Julie Mazer if you have any questions.
November 23: Thanksgiving Day Berbee Derby
Calling all walkers, run/walkers, and runners! Join Rob and Lily Martens in the 5K or Julie Mazer in the 10K in the 20th Anniversary Berbee Derby! Sign-up with Team “The Fruit of the Spirit is not a Cranberry” by 10/29 to receive your team shirt. https://www.berbeederby.com/registration/
; $40 per individual.
I'm looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Thank you for your support of the youth programming opportunities at ORUCC.
Julie Mazer (she/her)
Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Children's Education Coordinator
Children's Music Director