November 24, 2014 | By Brian Claeys |
2 Membership Births • Charlotte Elaine Mariani, born November 3, 2014, daughter of Amanda Sundquist and Mike Mariani, granddaughter of Jill & John Sundquist Baptisms Alexander Jacques Gagné, born August 10, 2013, son of Marc & Ashley Gagné Christian Education Mary Had a Baby During Advent, we prepare for joyous celebrations of the rst coming of Jesus Christ. Each Sunday of Advent we will consider what African-American spirituals might teach us as we explore together the question: How can we prepare our hearts for His second coming? Be a part of this conversation downstairs in the Social Hall at 9 a.m. Bridge Kids So far this year we’ve turned apples into art, packed school kits for Church World Services, built scenes from Moses’ life out of Legos, sang about the Fruit of the Spirit, and so much more! Sound like fun? Want to join us? All students age 5 through 5th grade are welcome to join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights for learning, crafts, games, and fun. No sign-ups are necessary! Please email Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to volunteer to help, we are always looking for more grown-ups to come play and learn with us! Wednesday Bridge Bible Study Hidden in a basket, saved by Pharaoh’ s daughter, and witness to the burning bush. Who was this man called Moses? And where did God lead him? Find out in the adult Bible study led by Dr. Stovell on Wednesday Bridge nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All are welcome! App Corner Looking for apps that combine learning and play? Want to infuse your play time with God time? Look no further. Each month the Christian Education committee will present a few apps that we feel will help you to accomplish this goal! Watch and Find Veggie Tales by Weeblets, LLC Cost: Free This app features fan-favorite Veggie Tales video clips, Silly Songs, and game play. Each time players nd (or “spot”) things in the videos, they are rewarded with new levels, new clips, and new lessons. Fun for Veggie Tales lovers of all ages! Bible Heroes Daniel and the Lions by 4Soils Corporation Cost: Free This app integrates story and play to create an engaging and interactive experience. There is also a unique Parent Portal that presents ideas for helping learners to apply lessons from the book of Daniel to their own lives. Bucket School Update The Bucket School is excited about an addition to our program this year. Each month, we offer additional opportunities for students to attend our children’s literature club called READ: Reading Enrichment and Discovery. The foundation for this optional class came from a desire to offer our Pre-K students more opportunities to enjoy books. Each class is based on a different classic children’s book. During class time children participate in discussion, and a variety of activities connecting literacy, art, and cooking. The program is unique from the rest of the school week as the entire morning is devoted to children’s literature. Students attending these classes are learning about different authors, illustrators, and what makes a book a classic. The class, open presently to our Pre-K students, is led by two of the Pre-K teachers who have strong children’s literature backgrounds. It is our hope that this program will continue to grow permitting additional classes to be offered. The Bucket School offers a variety of programs for children 2-5 years old. If you would like more information about all the great programs offered by the preschool, please contact Alice Bogert at 610-696-0554 or abogert@rstpreswc. com. Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in January for new families.
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2 Membership Deaths The sympathy and prayers of the congregation are extended in the passing of Lee J. McFadden , Member of First Presbyterian Church October 24, 1982 to May 27, 2015; and Margaret L. Adam , Member of First Presbyterian Church November 24,