YOUTH NEWS

Upcoming Youth Events

The Children’s Christmas Program & Rehearsal
Rehearsal - The Children’s Sunday School Christmas Program rehearsal will be Saturday, December 17 from 10am to 12 noon. A light luncheon and visit with Santa follows the rehearsal. Donations of baked goods, snack items and drinks would be appreciated.
Christmas Program - Plan to join the children and youth of our Sunday School as they present a Christmas program on Sunday, December 18 at 10 a.m.

Sunday School Fun Night
The Sunday School and Youth of St. John’s will have a cookie making, movie, and fun night on November 27 from 4:00 p.m. to whenever. All are welcome.

Christian Education

Monday Bible Study
We continue to study the Book of Ruth each Monday through October 24. We meet in the Library from 7-8 PM. Pastor Peggy Sue is leading this study. Bring your bible or use one of the bibles available.

First Holy Communion Instruction
Classes will take place on October 5, 12, and 19. Anyone in fifth grade or 10 years of age is welcome to receive instruction. The class would receive communion on Sunday, October 30 at which ever service the family attends.

Sunday School
We will gather from 10:00 - 10:55 each Sunday. There will be opening songs and activities. Come enjoy hearing God's story, sing some songs, and do some creating.

CATECHETICAL NEWS
CATECHETICAL CLASSES are held each Sunday. First year class meets from 6 - 7:00 p.m. Second year class meets from 7 - 800 p.m.
REMINDER: The Acolyte Schedule is posted on the bulletin board and runs from November through the end of October 2016. Be sure to check when it is your turn. If you are unable to make it, it is your responsibility to find a replacement using the names on the back of your schedule and then report the change to the secretary before Thursday of that week.

Catechetical instruction is a two-year process of classes, church attendance, projects, and field trips and is offered for youth in grades 7, 8, and 9.  Pastor Shankweiler recommends that students take part when in grades 8 and 9, but families are welcome to decide to start their youth in grade 7.

Vacation Bible School is held in the summer for one week, usually in June.