Church School classes our held each Sunday. Children gather with
the entire congregation at the beginning of worship (except on
the first Sunday of each month) and leave with their teachers
following the "Words for Children." On the first Sunday
of each month they begin with their teachers in the Sunday School
classroom space in the Community house and join the congregation
for the sacrament of communion at the end of the service.
Search for new Christian Education
Director is underway.
Heather McLaughlin, our former director of Christian
Education has volunteered to return as the youth group leader for
Jr. and Sr. High youth grroups. In addition, parents Marc Cerbona
and Kristen Davis and Drew and Kristen Miale have volunteered to
be available to assist Heather on an as needed basis.
Ads for a new Christian Education Director have been
placed in the Southern Maine Help Wanted sections of several newspapers,
as well as in the Maine Conference UCC weekly e-newsletter which
is sent to all churches and clergy in the state. A search committee
has been formed which will include Rev. Charles as well as representatives
from the Personal Committee and the Christian Ed. Committee. We
heartily encourage any interested members of the congregation who
may be interested to see Charles or Sarah for a job description
and information about applying for this vital and important staff
Sunday School and other youth activities this fall
are well in hand as the search for a new Director progresses. Members
of the Christian Education Committee have all volunteered to make
sure that Christian Education at South Church does not miss a beat
during this time of transition. It should be noted that this is
a time when any other members of the congregation who would like
to assist with Sunday School are more than welcome. There is no
better time than now to become involved.
Committee approves curriculum
At its October 6 meeting, the Christian Education
Committee approved a new lectionary based multi-aged Sunday School
Curriculum at its last meeting. The Committee members were most
impressed by a presentation from Linda Harper of material available
from our UCC Seasons of Spirit. The lessons are available
on-line and may be downloaded, and there is ample support for the
teachers of the new curriculum, something that was lacking with
the previous curriculum.
Beth Gachowski has receive the materials for the upcoming year reported
that the new program was tried very successfully in Sunday school
classes on October 13, so we are off to a most impressive start.