From Tuthill House to Yours - Kids on Fellowship
Doing Service in God’s Name
By, Patty Cole
June 12, 2018
This past Sunday was (again) a very different kind of church school! Here is some basic info for your family, so that you can carry on the discussion during the week at home.
What did we do in church school on Sunday?
Actually, we did not even step foot in the church school! Instead, we all met at Lovejoy Hall and the kids were “on Fellowship!”
What did we do first?
The tables and chairs needed to be set up and moved, and the coffee station set. The kids worked together to make platters of fruit arranged in a rainbow! They also made a mozzarella appetizer and deviled eggs. Juice and napkins were placed on tables, and they were ready to serve! They also helped clean up. It was fun!
Why did we do this?
This winter we learned about how to “Be the Church.” After Easter, we concentrated on “Being the Church.” This was our last project, doing service in God’s name.
We hope that the kids will begin to feel more part of the church congregation. Sharing in the responsibilities is one way to feel more connected. The kids enjoy the food every week at Fellowship; now they see how much work is behind it!
What was used to decorate Lovejoy Hall?
The paper chain prayer links that the kids have been adding to all year were strung from the sanctuary to the door near the kitchen! Our kids are thoughtful and caring, and we can see it through the links. For those who were new to prayer, writing on the links every week helped them learn what kind of things to say. For all, it helped them reflect on their week and those around them.
Also, there was a photo display of all our teachers, Tuthill House Greeters, VBC Heroes volunteers and other special helpers. THANK YOU to all the adults that helped make this a fun and enlightening year.
Finally, check out the new photo display entitled: “Get to know the ACC Kids!” Accompanying a picture of each child is a special sentence or two written by his/her church school teachers.
What was everyone bringing home?
All the kids were given a small plant at the end of the day. Each plant came with the special message that the church school teachers wrote about each child, as well as the blessing: May you continue to grow in faith! If you missed church on Sunday, be sure to ask Mrs. Cole for your message and your plant next time you are in church!
How can we pray about this?
You can make up your own prayers using this to start:
Dear God, Thank you for our church family. Thank you for our teachers and other adults that help us at church. Thank you for giving us a space to prepare and share food with others. We pray for our friends and neighbors who do not have a church home, that they might some day visit and see what a church family is like. We pray that you will continue to help us find ways to serve others. Amen.
What can we read from the Bible that relates to our day?
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.