“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” -Deuteronomy 32:
ADULT FORUM * You are invited!
Sunday mornings before worship in Fellowship Hall * 9:15-10:15 a.m.
If nursery is needed, please call Erika Lauffer at 944-4713 a week in advance.
May 5 – Thoughtful and dynamic teacher Phil Susemihl will lead as we wrap up this 5 week series based on the Bible study by Eugene Marsh and Donald Griggs.
Theme: The Myth of Alzheimer’s
May 12 – “The third time is the charm,” as the saying goes. Since November we have been anticipating seeing and hearing Dr. Danny George, researcher and educator at Penn State College of Medicine. Due to unforeseen circumstances he was very sorry that he twice had to reschedule this talk. Dr. George will discuss the ideas in his book The Myth of Alzheimer’s. In his power point presentation this engaging person will share a more accurate scientific picture about this syndrome first documented by Alois Alzheimer in 1906, and will present his perspective on how individuals and communities can act to protect our brains as we age.
Theme: Seeds of Change
May 19 - Another, even longer awaited talk will be given by John Cooper, Family Self Sufficiency Case Manager, Community Action Commission, Middletown office. He is a captivating speaker who is knowledgeable about state and federal programs that can help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. He was to have been part of the Seeds of Change series (February 2011), a series where we heard hopeful stories of creative and proven ways to help people have access to work with dignity so that their basic human needs can be met.
May 26 - The annual CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BREAKFAST will take place in Fellowship Hall at 9:15 a.m. for all children and adults who have been involved in any way with Sunday School and Adult Forum this year. Sunday School teachers and staff, please give Alison Dixon a count of who’s coming. And Adult Forum attendees, please let Erika Lauffer know if you plan to come. WELCOME!
June 2: A change in theme! We need to postpone “Ask the Pastor…”
since our pastor Don Potter will be on vacation. Instead, Phil Susemihl will lead us in a sixth and final session of Genesis from Scratch. We trust that this last session based on the book by the same name will be as informative and lively as the April and May sessions were. WELCOME to our discussion!
Theme: The Purpose Driven Life
Based on the book by the same name, Rick Warren asks what he calls life’s most important question: “What on earth am I here for?” He is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.
The book is organized around the following FIVE PURPOSES:
June 9 – Purpose #1: You were planned for God’s pleasure.
Purpose #2: You were formed for God’s family.
Margie Collins will lead.
June 16 – Purpose #3: You were created to become like Christ.
Brian Yeich will lead.
June 23 – Purpose #4: You were shaped for serving God.
Jim Fry will lead.
June 30 - Purpose #5: You were made for a mission.
Joanne Harter will lead.
Borrow or buy the book to participate fully; however, come whether or not you read the book! FYI, used and new paperback copies of Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life are available for purchase from Amazon.com
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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (September through May)
Classes are for children from three year olds through 12th grade.
Presbyterian Youth Connection: (PYC)
For 6th grade through 12th grades
The young people get together every other week from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Nursery is provided from 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM
The nursery is available for children from infancy through first
The Christian Education Committee:
The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month, as required.
Judy Biesecker Jody Coble Stephany Davidson
Tamie Dodson Erika Lauffer Sarah Leisey
Melanie Luther Judy Packheiser Jenn Schick
Brian Yeich Mary Ellen Baer, Chair.
Listening bags are available to children during the worship service
to assist them in learning to worship.
A wide selection of over 500 books, covering 14 different topics for your
reading pleasure. A small selection of video and audio tapes are available.
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each camper to belong, believe, and become through non-competitive
games, team-building activities, conservation education and biblical teaching. Schedules are busy and action-filled, but there is always time to rest and reflect on the beauty of this special place. www.krislund.org
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