“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

-Proverbs 22:6

Until Further Notice, All Sunday School Classes are Cancelled. For more information contact Elizabeth Crummy at familyministry@messiahchurch.com.
First Communion Classes and Celebrations

 First Communion Instruction is scheduled for April 26, May 3 during Sunday School. An adult is required to attend April 26 and May 3.  First Communion dates are: Saturday, May 16 at 5:00 pm Liturgy OR Sunday, May 17 at 10:30 am Liturgy. There are many different spring breaks, so we planned the First Communion dates around the breaks we know of. Also 2nd grade families (& older children) who have not yet received First Communion may also attend the preparation events and one of the First Communion Celebrations.

March 22 Special Program

The children will be learning about Easter with a special project hosted by Teresa Palumbo from YOW and also making Easter baskets for families who shop at St. Stephen’s Food Pantry and Easter Bags for people who receive communion at a home visit.

Global Barnyard & Mountain of Clothes Collections?         

During Lent we invite Sunday School families to participate in two projects to help those in need. The first is raising funds by saving small change in Global Barnyard banks.  The funds collected will help buy farm animals for families in developing countries through the ELCA’s Good Gifts/ Global Barnyard project.

Kennedy School Collection

 The other collection is a clothing drive. We are collecting all sizes of gently used children’s clothing for students at our neighborhood school, Kennedy Elementary. Kids can use the clothes when they have an accident or spill at school, or to supplement their supply of clothes at home. Help us build a mountain of clothes! All sizes of clothing are accepted.

Children are asked to fill the banks and collect clothes over the next 7 weeks, with the final collection on Sunday, April 5 which is Palm Sunday.

No Sunday School on March 29th or  April 12 for Easter

 Click here for the Fall 2019- 2020 Children’s Ministry Calendar: 2019-2020 Childrens Ministry Calendar

If you want to complete the 2019-2020 Registration form, download it here:2019-2020 Registration Form