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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.



JYG has started the year off with time together (as awesome and amazing fifth through eighth graders), with the younger kids of Sunday School, with the older youth of SYG, and with the whole church family on some Sundays. Our pattern continues as we move into November. As always, any youth in Grades 5 through 8 are welcome to join in!

  • November 5 — JYG remains in worship for communion with our church family
  • November 12 — JYG gathers following the children's message
  • November 19 — JYG joins Gloria LaBrecque, Mary Beyer, and the younger kids for a mission project following the Children's Message
  • November 26 — if you're not traveling or still too stuffed with turkey to move, join JYG and our church family for worship

Questions, comments, or good jokes can be directed to Karen Verdelli at 318-8778 or


A Spring mission trip is in the works for the Junior and Senior Youth Groups. Leaders are exploring a weekend of volunteering with the H.O.M.E. organization in Orland, Maine.  H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) is a non-profit organization founded in 1970 and dedicated to keeping and assisting the quality of life for homeless and low income families. Stay tuned for more details.

Senior Youth Group is also exploring volunteer opportunities with the Partners in World Health Program, which works to send medical supplies to countries in need. Currently relief effort is in great demand for Puerto Rico. We are hoping to do a volunteer stint in November.

Senior Youth Group schedule for November
November  5 — help set up for Family Promise Program.
November 12 — help take down Family Promise.



We will wrap up our focus on Covenants in the bible between God and his people as Jeremy Young leads us in study and contemplation of what it means to truly be a covenant people: personally, in community, and with God. Plans are being explored for future Adult Forum offerings and we would appreciate your feedback on the current class series and if you would like more of this type of class, or if there are other subjects/topics/issues you would like to explore. Please talk to Jeremy, Mark, or Pastor Derek and share your thoughts. Please join us every Sunday morning before worship at 9:30 in the Greenough Chapel!

Faith, Food, and Fellowship

We hope to see you there. Bring a friend! For more information, contact Rob Warner at 294-2036 or Please contact Robin if you would like to do the devotional. We will gather at 8:30 and serve breakfast in the parlor to accommodate those who cannot use the stairs.
Dates to Remember
October 21, 2017, November 18, 2017, December 16, 2017
January 20, 2018, February 17, 2018, March 24, 2018, April 21, 2018, May 19, 2018


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