Wishing warm summer greetings to all of you and your families. I hope that you are enjoying the great weather that we are being given this year. I look forward to seeing you here at PCUM soon and hearing all about your adventures.
The Sunday school program will be 'kicking off' on Sunday, September 17th and I am looking forward to all of your kids gathering here on Sunday mornings to read God's Word, to worship, and to sing God's praises.
I want to keep all of you informed of the great things that are and will be going on here at PCUM and would like to make sure that I have updated information on your children. Please complete a registration form for 2017-2018 (link found below) and return it to me, primarily so that if any information such as addresses, email addresses, or food allergies have changed, I can change the church records. There is also a photo release attached, giving us permission (or not) to post pictures around the church building as well as on the website. NO names will be included in any publications.
In addition to Sunday school which happens each Sunday morning following the Time with Children in worship, your children have many opportunities to participate in the worship experience itself. Throughout the year, children are asked to lead worship with prayer, scripture, special Christmas activities, and much more. In addition, your child is invited to be a part of the music program here at PCUM. Your choir directors teach the children about music appreciation, reading music, and voice skills that will follow them all of their lives. Our three amazing choir directors are here for you and your children. God loves to hear praises sung by the voices of all God's children.
The Joyful Noise Choir is led by Ms. Denise Silecchia and rehearsals are done twice a month during the Sunday school hour. Children from ages 3 through 1st grade are welcome.
The Children's Choir is led by Ms. Julie Platte and is geared for children in 2nd through 5th grades. Rehearsals are on Thursday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. in the choir room here at PCUM.
And, the Youth Choir (6th grade through Sr. High) is led by PCUM Music Director, Ms. Anne Marie Juliano. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings immediately following worship in the sanctuary.
Friday Night Live for the 4th and 5th graders will begin in the fall. This is a fun evening held several times during the year to introduce your children to the youth fellowship programs here at PCUM. It is an evening of Bible study, games, great food and fun.
There are so many great ways for children to learn about God's love here at the church. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Once again, please return the 2017-2018 Sunday school registration form to me at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the church office at 973-746-3854 or call/text me at 732-372-8572.
Many blessings to you and your families as you continue your summer activities.
Yours in Christ
Mary Beckhusen, CCE
Director of Christian Education