From the Director of Christian Education

October 215 Newsletter Article

Our Christian Education year is off to a great start. As I visit classes and sit on the chancel stairs during our Moment for Young Disciples, I am reminded how wonderful it is to join with fellow Christians in study and worship each week.

I remember a story about a retired professor who heard his pastor invite children to come to the chancel steps for a message one Sunday. As the children walked forward, so did the professor. As the children sat on the steps, so did he.  The pastor   wasn’t surprised.  Knowing that the congregation would be curious, he mentioned receiving a call from the professor a few days earlier. The professor said he’d recently read again how Jesus called a child to stand before him and then told the crowd, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”.   Matthew 18:3

 May we all have childlike faith!

God’s Peace & Blessings,

Linda Campbell, DCE

 

July 2015 Newsletter Article

Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord,  Jesus Christ!

Summer is rolling along … it‘s already July! The oppressive heat has officially arrived…after weeks of much needed rain and while it may slow some of us down, it hasn‘t stopped anyone I know from living life and having fun!

Summer always brings a change in our daily schedules and sometimes it’s easy to get out of the habit of attending Sunday Worship and Sunday School as we travel and plan our family outings. In our modern world, it is a challenge for most of us to keep the     Sabbath Holy.  One thing I know for sure, though, is that my week is not complete without beginning it in worship with all of you.

I am now in New Orleans with Dave Edling, Sheila Hammer and 12 of our youth.  I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing this church family is to our youth.  You have set such a wonderful example for them in worship and in service… and it definitely shows when we go out into the world to serve.  Thank you to each of you for the blessing you are to me and to our wonderful young people!  May your summer be filled with love, laughter, fun and worship!

God’s Peace & Blessings,

Linda Campbell, DCE