Sunday School Classes for Children. Youth Mission Trip Information

Sunday School – 2018-19

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

We are blessed to have another great slate of teachers for our Sunday School classes this year:

Preschool—Emily Lloyd and Jennifer Walker

K/1—Julie Horst and Paul Eggerling-Boeck

2/3—Gretchen Forbes and Brett MacArthur

4/5—Suzanne Olajos and Jenny Dobbins

Middle school—Susan Watson, Kristin Muckian, and Tammy Martens

High School—Baxter Richardson and Ann Moyer

Classes for all ages (except high school) begin on Sunday, September 9 at 9 a.m. The high school class will meet once each month, on the third Sunday of the month, and their first meeting is Sunday, September 16 at 9 a.m.

Options for kids during worship

Craft/Play Time for children through 2nd grade.

Music Connections.  Julie Mazer leads this offering for children 3rd-5th grade as they explore musical composition and movement.  Children join Julie after a few minutes in worship

Youth Mission Trip 2019 – Important Information (from Tammy Martens)

We will celebrate our mission trip to Greensboro and say thanks to ORUCC at a luncheon on  Sunday, October 14 that starts at 11:00 a.m. I invite the youth to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to help set up for the luncheon. I think we will have a Baked Potato bar. I will have a video of photos to music to show and I will ask some youth to share a few stories as well.

We will travel to Alamosa, Colorado for next year’s mission trip and work with La Puente (, and San Luis Habitat for Humanity ( I took a group here in 2010. Youth 16 years old and older are able to work with Habitat. The younger youth will work with La Puente. Working for Habitat is a great opportunity but they also charge $235 per participant so we will need to raise a bit more money. Because of this added cost, I am asking that your family decide by December 3 if your son/daughter will be participating and make a deposit of $150 at that time.

The trip dates are June 22-29. It is one week later next year because Madison High School graduations are June 15.

We will be fundraising at Culver’s again! We are scheduled for Monday, November 5 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. I will send out a sign up genius in October.

Other Notes

The High School youth are invited to 9:00 Sunday School every third Sunday of the month. The first gathering will be Sunday, September 16. Baxter Richardson and Ann Moyer will be leading. On this particular Sunday, youth will be invited to give input to the search process for a new senior pastor and also talk about their hopes/dreams for our church.

I invite youth to consider ways to continue to build their leadership skills throughout the year at ORUCC.  Here are just some of the ways youth can build their leadership skills:

Assisting with the children’s programs on Sunday mornings (Craft/play time, Music time, and in the nursery), becoming an usher, or welcomer, assisting in worship as a lay leader (reading scripture, offering an opening prayer, helping with communion, sharing a meditation or sermon), helping to lead youth group, participating fully in High School Sunday School (9:00 a.m., third Sunday of the month), getting involved in our sanctuary movement, providing leadership at our January retreat, just to name a few.

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