Autumnal greetings from your Church School team! We are in full swing, and with the guidance of our amazing teachers and shepherds, the children are active and engaged in learning about God. It is truly inspiring to see such creativity and intelligence sparking from all of our children, from preschoolers to teenagers, as they learn new things and grapple with tough questions.

During gathering time, we’ve added another verse to our Church School song for this year (God’s Counting on Me, by Pete Seeger): “When there’s big problems to be solved, let’s get everyone involved. God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you.” At home, you may wish to discuss some “big problems”, and brainstorm ways in which your family can get involved in solving them, together with others in the church and community. Don’t forget that FPCY offers many service opportunities that are ideal for families – serving meals at Jan Peek House, helping out with Midnight Run, or volunteering at the food pantry, just to name a few.

In our Re:form classroom (7th Grade and up), the kids have been learning about what it means to be part of the reformed tradition. Parents recently joined the group for a class to watch videos and discuss what it means to be reformed and reforming.

In our Connect classroom (5th/6th Grades), the focus this year is on exploring the Old Testament. The group recently concluded its unit on “Beginnings,” from creation through the Tower of Babel.  Check out some of their work in the hall by Room 16! 

In the Spark classrooms (Pre-K through grade 4), we are studying “The Widow’s Offering” as we discuss stewardship, and learn about true generosity.

All students should have received 2017 pledge cards for commitments of time, talent, and treasure. Please go over them together as a family, and don’t forget to return them! Next up, we’ll be learning about “10 Men Healed” (Luke 17:11-19).

SAVE THE DATE!! On Sunday, November 27, please join us in Fellowship Hall for the annual Christmas Tree decorating! All grades are invited, and feel free to bring a friend! Some gentle reminders:

1. Please remember to register your child if you haven’t yet

2. Please fill and return Photo opt-out form.

3. Please fill and return Allergy form.

As always, thanks to our wonderful parents for allowing us to spend this time with your children, and to our outstanding teachers and staff!

Peace, Michele Mosca and Jessica Mayes