News about Christian Ed

Apr 21 2019 - 8:45am - 11:45am

VBS Registration is now open!

VBS 2019 Registration is Now Open! You can find the online registration site here.

This year's VBS is being held at United Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield St in Oak Park while our building is under renovation. VBS is open to children that are age 3 (by June 17) through outgoing 5th graders. Cost for one student is $50, with discounts for multiple registrations per family.

Join us for this year's ROAR! Vacation Bible School: Life is Wild; God is good!!!

Sunday School 2018-2019

We may be in a new (temporary) building, but everything that makes Good Shepherd's Sunday School great is still in place! Join us on Sundays at 9:00am during our Education Hour for meaningful lessons about God's love for us and how we can show that love to others. We start in the Chapel with a group Opening, then head to the 3rd floor classroom space. Pick up is at 10:00am.

Be sure to register your students for this year's Sunday School! You can use our online form here or pick up a paper copy at church! Sunday School is for children that are age 2 through Grade 6. 

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 9:00am 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 9:15am for our Youth Connections class and monthly for lunch after the 10:30am worship service.

ADULTS:
1. Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Parlor at 9:00am for readings, on-the-spot research, stimulating discussion and good fellowship. No previous Bible-study background required. No homework! Read more »

Easter Breakfast

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:45am - 11:45am

Join us for a SUPER-SIZED Easter Breakfast this year as both Good Shepherd and First Baptist join together to make this meal happen! You can enjoy pancakes, egg casseroles, fruit, pastries and more! Funds raised through a freewill offering will go to help fund activities of Good Shepherd youth. Breakfast will be served from 8:45-11:45am so that no matter which church you attend can come and enjoy a wonderful meal! Hop on down to the Fellowship Hall on Easter Sunday, April 21!

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 10:30am worship time at the First Baptist temporary location.

 

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.

 

 

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