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2022 Programs for Children

As of Sunday, Feb. 20th, we are back in person and offering in-person Sunday school! We begin with a one-room classroom structure for children in 4K-6th grade. As families begin to slowly return, our class sizes will change, and we’ll begin to expand to more concentrated age groups. Youth in grades 7-9 will continue their monthly gatherings.

Curriculum for this winter/spring semester is Whirl. Weekly classes will involve videos tied to scripture, Bible readings, activities and occasional service projects.

For more information, please contact our Director of Faith Development, Rebecca Malke at rebecca@memorialucc.org.

Upcoming Events:
May Youth Group: TBD
Bowling at Ten Pin Alley

Game Day: May 29th during the church service (Memorial Day weekend)

Bible Trivia Competition for all ages: June 5th during the church service. Last day of Sunday school

Start of Summer Sunday School: June 19th at 9:30 am

Vacation Bible School: August 1-5th from 9 to 11:30 am

 

Past events:
Easter Egg Hunt: April 17th at 9 am 

 

Youth Group: April 2nd. We gathered in Memorial’s kitchen to make a traditional first century meal and discuss The Last Supper. 

Youth Group gathering: Feb. 19th. We discussed Ash Wednesday; the meaning of Lent then burned palm leaves to make ashes for Ash Wednesday.

Youth Group gathering: Dec. 17th from 6-8:30 pm. 

Youth Group leaf raking service project: November 13th at 1 pm. 

November Book Walk: Take a walk in our 5-acre woods! Pages of a book are on nine different yard signs that can be read while walking on one of our trails. Afterwards, you can sit on a bench to reflect and pray while overlooking a hill behind the church.

Youth Group Outing at Treinen Farm: October 24th at 4 pm. Youth group is for those in 7th – 9th grade.

Outdoor Movie Night: Friday, August 20th at 7:30 p.m.
We’ll be showing a cartoon that we all know and love: Tom & Jerry. A major wedding is about to take place at the Royal Gate Hotel. Will Tom and Jerry be able to put aside their cat and mouse games for a weekend or will their silliness cause a cat-atastrophe? This newly released movie will be shown in the church parking lot and is rated PG so bring your kids, grandkids or just yourself for a night under the stars.

Outdoor Vacation Bible School: August 9-13th from 9-11:30 am.
This year we’ll be offering the “Best of VBS”. We’ve had some great VBS programs over the years so this year we’re gathering up our favorites in crafts, science and music.  For more information, contact our VBS director, Jann Veloff at jgrizz0014@aol.com.

Summer 2021: Outdoor Bible Garden
From June 13th until August 29th, we created and worked on an outdoor Bible garden. Did you know that there are over 125 plants mentioned in the Bible? We learned about just some of the 128 plants mentioned in the Bible. We heard stories such as the parable of the sower and the parable of the weeds. We learned why the wheat plant was saved during the 10 plaques while the barley plant wasn’t so lucky. We also learned how people in Jesus’s day made bread straight from the barley grain. It’s a lot of work! We even made a phone call to India to talk about the henna tree, how it grows, what it looks like and how to make henna paste. Did you know that henna has medicinal purposes and that in Jesus’ time they used for as medicine as well?

 

Mission Statement

To create and promote opportunities for religious education, spiritual growth, and intergenerational connections for our members and friends throughout their lifespans.

Our picture policy

We will not identify any children by name in photos on the web site or Facebook. We ask members and friends to notify us on the registration form if they do not want their children pictured on the web site or Facebook at all. Please let the pastor or director of faith development know if you are concerned about this.

Confirmation Trip to DC

Here’s a link to information on our trip in June 2016.

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