News about Christian Ed

Sep 8 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Sep 28 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Join us for our volunteer shift at the Feed My Starving Children warehouse in *Schaumburg* on Saturday, September 28 from 9:00-11:00am. Children 5 and over are welcome to participate in this fast-paced, fun-filled activity that makes a direct impact on hungry people all over the world.

If you would like to carpool, we will meet at Good Shepherd (Randolph St) at 8:00am and return by noon.

To register, please access this link and sign yourself up. Questions can be directed to Deaconess Debbie at christianed@goodshepherdlc.org or 708-848-4741.

Register for Sunday School!

Sunday School begins on September 8 at 10:30am*. Before then, register your children for classes. This will help Deaconess Debbie in her planning for the year. Find an online registration form here or pick up a paper copy next time you are at church.

* Please note the change in start time! Beginning on September 8, we will be worshiping at 9:00am. Sunday School will begin at 10:30am in the Chapel. Please contact Deaconess Debbie if you have any questions.

Bible Overview Classes

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Help your young reader become familiar with the greatest book that was ever written - the Bible. Pastor Kathy will be leading a class for students who are entering 3rd grade and up. Parents assist their child in finding passages as we move from the Old Testament to the New Testament. 

These classes will take place over two consecutive Sunday School class periods: September 8 and 15.

On September 15, new bibles are presented to 3 year olds, 3rd graders and 7th graders. 

Faith Formation on Sunday mornings

SUNDAY SCHOOL is for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Ages 2 through 4th grade begin in the Chapel at 10:30am with music and then break into age group classes for rotations that go along with the Bible story of the week. 5th and 6th graders meet in a 3rd floor classroom and use the Connect curriculum from Sparkhouse.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (7th/8th grade) meet on Sunday mornings as part of the Confirmation program.

TEENS meet on Sundays at 10:30 for our Youth Connections class and for special events as announced.

ADULTS:
1. Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Parlor at 10:30am for readings, on-the-spot research, stimulating discussion and good fellowship. No previous Bible-study background required. No homework! Read more »

Living Our Baptism

This year our Sunday School lessons will help us live into the promises parents and congregation make when a child is baptized. Each month we will explore a different promise through bible stories and special activities. Parents will begin the year by renewing their baptismal promises and will receive the book, "Living the Promises of Baptism: 101 Ideas for Parents." A monthly communication from Deaconess Debbie will help make connections between that month's topic and ideas from the book that can be used at home. Join us on September 15 for the kick-off of this special year-long focus on Living Our Baptism!

Splash! Faith Formation from birth to age 3

This ministry is aimed at our youngest members, and helps to keep the congregational promise to support the baptized and their families in their spiritual journey. We do this by helping parents in their role of bringing up children of God.

Materials are sent out on a regular basis, with ideas for faith-filled play, worship, and more. For more information, or to sign your family for Splash mailings, contact Deaconess Debbie at christianed@goodshepherdlc.org.

 

 

Good Shepherd PrayGround

Good Shepherd values our children! When we return to our renovated space, we will once again have a Prayground space front and center.

What's a "Prayground"? It's a dedicated space in our church where little ones (suggested for ages 5 and under) can play, color and explore. It's a space where they can see and hear the pastor and worship leaders clearly. And it's a place where the congregation can celebrate the joy that your child--wiggles, noises and all--brings to our congregation!

In the meantime, look for activity bags for children as well as a staffed nursery during our worship service at the First Baptist temporary location.

 

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