Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Start of Sunday School at Chain of Lakes Church

This past Sunday we launched our Sunday School for the first time at Chain of Lakes Church. As I shared with the gathered worshipping community this past Sunday, we will have hundreds perhaps thousands of children participate in the ministries of Chain of Lakes Church. But we only have one “first day” of Sunday School. The group gathered on Sunday was able to participate in the “first day.”

It was a marvelous day. We had 47 people attend worship—a record attendance at Chain of Lakes. We had thirteen children participate in Sunday School. The spirit of the day was beautiful and very energetic. A few people from Chain of Lakes went home and posted on Facebook how much they love what is happening in our congregation.

For the present time our Sunday School is meeting after the Time for Children during worship. We’ve organized our kids into two groups—third to sixth grade and four years to second grade. We also have child care for children three years and under. We have built portable dividers that turn our Fellowship Hall into three classrooms. We’ve hired Gary Wassm to a short-term contract to be our Christian Ed consultant. His job is to recruit teachers, line up curriculum for teachers, and manage all the details.

So far so good!! The attendance on Sunday surpassed my expectations.

I feel confident that we will help the children of our congregation and community grow in their faith. If you have a child that doesn’t participate in Sunday School, bring him or her to Sunday School at Chain of Lakes.

The congregation surprised me on Sunday by sharing a card, a gift, and a cake in recognition of my one-year anniversary of being the Organizing Pastor of Chain of Lakes Church. It was a surprise—and I like this type of surprises. It’s always good to feel appreciated. (The above picture was taken before we all dug into the cake at our Fellowship meal.)

The Spirit is alive and active at Chain of Lakes Church. Praise God!!

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