With the change of the seasons comes new opportunities for us to work together in the shared ministry and mission we have as members and friends of Christ’s Church at Lowhill.
A particular area of renewed focus and energy right now is Sunday School. We have a great new program with fantastic teachers and a dynamic new curriculum for children of all ages.
Our Sunday School meets at 9 AM each week and incorporates Bible stories and hands-on activities and coordinates with the Children’s Sermon during our 10 AM worship service. We’re also in the process of developing opportunities for fellowship and conversation for adults in the 9 AM hour.
Over the years, the opportunity to gather for study, conservation, and fellowship in an
intentionally Christian setting has been called many things. “Sunday Schools” started at the turn of 20th century as a way of educating children and adults beyond the confines of the regular worship service. In recent years, churches have often referred to their Sunday School programs under the term “Christian Education.” Even more recently, the terms “spiritual formation” and “faith formation” have come into widespread use. Whatever we call it, I do like the imagery that the idea of forming our spiritual lives brings with it. Our call as Christians is to continually grow in the knowledge and presence of God, and it extends beyond Sundays into our everyday routines. Sunday School is one of the ways we as a church can grow together in faith and one of the ways the church as an organization can help individuals grow spiritually.
If you have children, please bring them to Sunday School and worship. And as we develop adult options, we’d love your input. And if you don’t have children, we want your input, too! We also ask that you consider what you can do to encourage the folks responsible for the children in your life (grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends) to give their children the opportunities that Sunday School brings. Christ’s Church at Lowhill wants to be a place that welcomes families, that is continually building up our church family, and is continually caring for the church family God has blessed us with. We want to be an important part of the spiritual formation, the faith formation, of our members, friends, extended family, and community. And when I say “we,” I mean “us.” All of us.
God has blessed us with many, many gifts. Let’s continue to dream about all the ways we can use them! I am excited for this new season. To all already taking active roles, a heartfelt thanks from me, from Church Council, and from our many volunteers. If you’re not as active as you might be, please know that the needs are here, the doors are open, and mission is good. Please join us!
with blessings and thanks, and with prayers for wherever you find yourself in this season of life!