Sunday Morning Schedule Changes
Council has been looking carefully at how to build up our Christian Education
programs at GUCC. This focus has centered on all areas--including the
children, youth and adults.
Starting on Sunday, September 7, the Christian
Education classes and the Worship Service will be independent of each other.
Our time at church will start at 9:30 AM with separate
Christian Education classes for all ages at the same time. These classes
will run until approximately 10:15. The Worship Service will then
start at 10:30, running until approximately 11:30. Nursery will
be available during both periods. By trying these changes, we will
accomplish the following:
Children above nursery
age will be able to experience the whole worship service experience and hopefully
learn better what it means to partake in the worship experience. If
parents choose, kids up to age 4 can stay in the nursery during the service,
rather than up to age 3, as they currently do.
A Youth Task Force is being formed to develop
our youth program from grade four and up; this will include the possible hiring
of a person to plan a monthly event for older children and a monthly event for
youth. Please let me know if you would like to be a part of this Task
Force. We would love to have your thoughts and ideas involved as this starts
up. The intent would be to have these monthly youth meetings work
together with our newly formatted Christian Education hour on
Sunday mornings to build up and edify all of us.
we understand that this is change, and change can be difficult, we feel it will
benefit the life - and continued growth - of our church. This is an
exciting opportunity for to all learn together and build an even stronger
Christian bond together, and we on Church Council look forward to implementing
this new format in the fall.