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Each year we bring the life changing knowledge of our Lord and Savior to our Sunday School students and their families. This school year we are joining the Sunday School programs of both St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Light of Christ Lutheran Church, together called the United Proclamation of the Gospel (UPG). Sunday School will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the Light of Christ Campus. We are looking forward to welcoming the people of St. Peter’s who will be joining us. We have already come to know many of the children and youth who attended VBS at Light of Christ this summer. If you would like to join our Sunday School staff or Educational Ministry Committee, you are always welcome. Please see Lynn Terry to talk about the opportunities for ministry within the UPG. We are looking forward to making new friends and seeing all of our returning friends. Welcome!!!
Students enroll in Light of Christ’s Confirmation program in the late summer before their 8th grade school year. Students are confirmed in November of their 10thgrade year. The confirmation program consists of a series of classes, participation, in an elective program, a retreat, and regular attendance at worship services and Sunday School. Please call Lynn Terry at 610-861-0645 to register.
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Rally Day – September 16
Our 2018-2019 Sunday School year opens on September 16, 2018 at 9:15 with registration in the narthex of LOC followed by our Rally Day Celebration from 9:30-10:30a.m. in the sanctuary and fellowship hall. Come learn how much God loves us through the stories of Super Heroes of the Bible.
Sunday School staff will be installed during our joint worship at the St. Peter’s campus on September 9, at 9:30 a.m. Children and youth will also receive a back-to-school blessing.
Other Educational Opportunities
See monthly calendar for dates.
“Brewing Theology!” – Every Month
Join your friends for a wonderful discussion in a relaxing atmosphere with the ability to share in beverage and food! Brewing Theology is a night when sisters and brothers get together at Stefano’s Restaurant located at 2970 Linden Street, Bethlehem, [There will be no Brewing Theology in Sept.] for informal discussions about faith and the world around us. We are currently meeting on the second Monday of the month, at 6:00 PM (though some of us are there earlier to eat) and share time of fellowship together). Our gathering normally lasts until approximately 8:00 PM. This is a great place to ask questions and simply process the world around us through a faith perspective!
Stories of Faith Bible Study
Join us every Thursday morning at 9:00 AM (Light of Christ Campus Library) or 6:30 PM in the Social Room of St. Peter’s Campus (beginning Sept. 20) for Stories of Faith Bible Study. During this 90-minute session we will take a closer look at the Scripture assigned for the coming weekend worship celebrations and explore the questions and thoughts that you bring to these Scripture lessons! There is no prior Bible Study experience necessary to join this lively discussion, simply bring an open heart and willing ears and see where the Spirit will lead our discussion. Consider joining us!
Adult Christian Ed.
Educational Ministry Events
- September 23 – Usborne Book Fair 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Light of Christ Campus
- September 23 – First Communion Class: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.- LoC library and sanctuary (parents attend from 5:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
- October 14 – Harvest Home Celebration
- October 14 – CROP Walk
- October 28 – Joint Worship at LOC – Reformation Sunday, no Sunday School
- November 10 – Care Package Assembly 10:00 a.m LoC Campus -fellowship hall
- November 17 – Confirmation Dinner for the 10th grade class 6:00 p.m. LOC
- November 18 – Confirmation Service
- November 23 – Youth Night LOC Campus
- December 1 – Winter Festival LOC Campus
- December 2, 9, 16, 23 – part of each Sunday School class devoted to the Children’s Christmas Eve Service for preschool through 6th grades.
- December 15 – 10:00-noon Rehearsal for Children’s Christmas Eve Service and Christmas Party LOC Campus
- December 24th- 4:00 p.m. Joint Worship at LOC Campus -Children’s Christmas Eve Service
- December 30th – No Sunday School this day – joint worship at St. Peter’s Campus
TURN, TURN, TURN
Every woman of the UPG is invited to start the fall season, by participating in the Women’s Bible Study that meets on the St. Peter’s campus on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, SEPTEMBER 4 & 18. The gathering is from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Social Room found on the parking lot level of the building. Enter at the Social Room door off the parking lot. Use the Church doorbell, and someone will let you into the building. Pull the door when you hear the click! The coffee and tea pots are always ready along with some light snacks.
There is a chair just for you! The morning is filled with Bible reading, sharing, praying, and a sense of community. The theme of this nine-month study will focus on our ability to turn to God at any time and all times of our lives. God is always there with God’s great gift of grace. Repentance is a vital part of our relationship with our God and with others. The author is Pastor Meghan Johnston Aelabouni from Ft. Collins, CO, who is currently pursuing her PhD. The study materials are from Gather, the magazine of the ELCA for women. Please, prayerfully consider being a part of this group of bold, searching faithful women. If you have any questions, please see Elizabeth Elterich.