10/8 Sunday School and Save the Dates

Nursery Care opens at 8:30am. Jade and Marie are ready to play with your little one! 

Sunday School starts at 9am. Children in PreK-1 are invited to sing with Julie in the William Johnson room at 9:00-9:15. After the music, their classroom “guides” (Josie and Karen) will lead the children in a story about how Jesus modeled God's Love to a person with disabilities.
The 2-5 grade classroom will continue their exploration of the Gospels. This week's lesson includes the story of Zaccchaus. After the story, the children will have the opportunity to freely work through stations that include images of Zacchaeus, an opportunity to draw their own image of Jesus and Zacchaeus, sand exploration, a word puzzle, and a writing prompt. Diane, Joanna, and Jadyn 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 (kate@orucc.org) 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