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Christian Education

Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday SchoolIn a recent class, taught by Liz Cotsifas, the children discussed Family Promise... what their homes were like, what it might be like to not have a home, what people who did not have a home might need if they came to visit "our home," the church. The kids made houses out of Play-doh (one had an outdoor shower and another a roof top deck!!). And we put together a list of ideas for Linda Riddell of things we thought kids might want when they stay at the church for a week. If you would like to help with Sunday School or teaching, please contact Melissa Knoll or Elizabeth Holland.



Calling all youth in Grades 5 through 8 for Junior Youth Group, more commonly known as JYG, which has yet to dance a jig!

  • Sunday, September 10th — RALLY DAY!  Join us for a great start to our new year in the JYG room following Children's message.
  • Sunday, September 17th — JYG gathers following the Children's Message with some special plan-making for the upcoming year.
  • Sunday, September 24th — JYG joins Sally Campbell and the younger children for a service project following the Children's message.

For more information — or just to share a good joke or favorite picture from your summer happenings — contact Karen Verdelli at or 318-8778!


Pride Parade 2017Kick off Sunday is on September 10. We will resume Youth Group that morning and will meet after the passing of the peace in the youth room downstairs. This year we will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month.

Senior Youth Group now has a Facebook page! Please visit our page at Williston-Immanuel Senior Youth Group. Here you can check out pictures of our activities as well as find information on meeting times and special events. Contact Paula Costin if you have questions, or if you have something you would like to contribute to our page.

Thank you to SYG member Thomas Costin for volunteering to help Rob Warner unload all the room dividers for the Family Promise program.  

Senior Youth Group meeting times for September
Sunday September 10: meet after passing of the peace in the Youth Room
Sunday September 24:  meet after the passing of the peace in the Youth Room


In September we are trying a new format with a multi-session adult Sunday School curriculum. Jeremy Young, Pastoral Assistant, will lead these sessions, working in tandem with Mark Johnson. This fall we'll experiment with a defined focus and set of materials running throughout September, October, and November. The study harkens back to many of our childhoods whereby we had an actual lesson book used in class each Sunday. Participants will be given a book to carry with them, and each book contains 3 months' worth of lessons. Lessons are presented with the topic of the day, associated scripture readings, and questions to promote further thinking and discussion. Each attendee is encouraged to come prepared having read the lesson and bring his or her Bible as we navigate the material together.
The focus this fall is Covenants with God.  We'll look at covenants made from the very simple—such as the rainbow—to the more complex—such as God's covenant with the returned exiles, detailed in Nehemiah. 

After reviewing the materials, I'm very excited to join everyone in this study. There's so much more to learn beyond the familiar stories of the Bible. I hope you'll join us at our first class on September 17. Bright and early – 9:30 in the chapel!


Program year resumes in September 2017. We hope to see you there. Bring a friend! For more information, contact Rob Warner at 294-2036 or


Where: WIUC parlors
When: TBA.
FMI: Sylvia Nickels, 797-5366