Tutoring Ministry Begins in October

FBC’s After-School Program will be resuming soon. On Tuesday, October 17, our doors will open to a whole new crew of smiling faces ready to learn and have fun. We have had a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers for the past two years but we are at a place where we can really use more help. Please read on, to learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child. Listed below are some of the ways you can help. Look over them and pray about whether or not this is the year you might volunteer. Contact Michelle Myers for more information.

Bus Driver/Monitor—Would you be willing to drive the church bus to pick kids up after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays? (You would simply file in behind the school buses and the children would be brought to you.) A monitor is also needed.

Provide Snacks—Children are always hungry after school and they don’t need anything elaborate. Would you help provide snacks by purchasing enough for 25 children on certain assigned days?

Serve as a Tutor—Will you sign up to tutor a child in reading or math for 45 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays? The relationship you build with that child will be almost as valuable as the work you do with him.

Help with Homework—Would you be willing to come occasionally just to help children struggling with homework assignments? This is a great option for the person who wants to help but cannot commit to every Tuesday and Thursday.

Help Children Learn a Skill—Do you have a knack for wood-working? Good at basketball? Play an instrument? If you have a skill that you would be willing to teach to a small group of students on a short-term basis, we can use you!

Greeter—We need a volunteer who can greet parents and caregivers with a friendly smile and kind words. This is a “new position” and would be a true blessing as he/she would be responsible for helping check children out, getting to know the adults in their lives, and freeing up other volunteers to continue working with the children as opposed to having to stop every few minutes to handle the check-out procedure.

Promotion Sunday – August 20, 2017

On Sunday, August 20th, we are going to have a Promotion Sunday for our children’s Sunday School classes. As we anticipate a new year, we found this to be a perfect time for our youngest ones to move on up to the next season of spiritual formation and biblical knowledge. We find age specific Sunday School for children within a familiar community is vital to one’s development and understanding.

During the Sunday School hour on August 20th, we invite children and parents to come to the children’s wing downstairs for a time of fellowship and breakfast. We will then introduce our teachers and assemble our new classes for the year. We are excited about this time in the life of our church where we can celebrate growth in Christ through Sunday School.

This year, we are excited to announce that we have a new age set-up for our Sunday School classes. PreK-Kindergarten will be in J. L. Hamblin and Jamie Bowman’s class. Our First-Fifth graders will be in Kids Connect with a host of wonderful teachers, and Sixth graders will now be fully incorporated into the Student Ministry with Associate Pastor Tyler. This is a year of exciting new changes. Won’t you be in prayer for us as we promote our children into the next stage of Christian education

Virtuous Reality Blacklight

Friday, August 4, at 7:00 PM, everyone is invited to the University of the Cumberlands Kohn Theatre to experience a unique program of black light, puppets, and music. This creative outreach is presented by the First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, Ohio. There will be no charge however they will be taking up a love offering.

Summersalt: A Missions Adventure for Children

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Introducing Summersalt 2017: A four day missions adventure designed for kids. Children, mark your calendars for July 23-26 and plan to come spend some exciting evenings with us as we explore what Jesus meant when he said, “You are the salt of the earth.’

Volunteers, our children will spend four evenings learning about ministry in Appalachia. They will hear from local missionaries, explore Appalachian culture, and even get their hands dirty with some service projects of their own. Because of the unique nature of this summer experience, if you can only work one or two days, we can still use you. Contact Michelle or call the church office (549-0280). We need you!