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Christian Education


Children's Sunday School

In 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.



Our year is coming to end for the mighty 5th through 7th grade JYG crew. We've had terrific fun, fostered deeper relationships with our larger church family, and learned more about one another and ourselves. Then we're on summer hiatus. Be on the lookout for summer newsletter and email information about what happens with JYG starting in September!

As always, all youth in grades 5 through 7 are welcome to join in at any time.  For more information, contact Karen Verdelli at 207-318-8778 or .


Senior Youth Group members have all been working hard as the end of the school year approaches. Please take a look at our display on the bulletin board outside the sanctuary to see some of the things we've been talking about this month.

On June 11, we helped set up the chapel for the Williston-Immanuel Anniversary/Birthday party. Hard to believe it's been 5 years, and that we're coming up on one year since the National Youth Event.  

We wish safe travels to Senior Youth Group member Gabriel G., who left on June 10 for an exchange program in Spain. He will be gone for a month, and we all look forward to hearing about his adventures when he returns.  

SYG will be helping with the upcoming Family Promise Program by volunteering to help set up and break down the beds/sleeping area for each of the 4 weeks we host.  We also look forward to hosting a meal.  Wonder if the folks would like our scones??

Senior Youth Group Summer Schedule:
Sunday July 20: hike after church.  Details will be emailed the week before.
Sunday August 20: First Family Promise.  We will stay after church to help unload and set up the beds and the sleeping area.


During the summer hiatus, Adult Forum will also be taking a break. In September we will be trying a new format with a multi-session adult Sunday School curriculum. Jeremy Young, Pastoral Assistant, will lead these sessions. Have a blessed and wonderful summer, and we'll see you the first Sunday after Rally Day for the beginning of our Adult Forum year. 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