KINDERGARTEN – 2ND GRADE

(3rd-5th Below)

2019 – 2020 Child/Youth/Student Online Registration 

https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/7c5.83a.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Sunday-School-2017.jpg Our Kindergarten – 2nd grade church school ministry uses the Young Children and Worship model which is based upon the tenet of “Godly play.”   This approach, which integrates religious education and worship provides an exciting format where children experience God while learning about God, using a sensorimotor style of storytelling as the primary means for encountering God in biblical stories. This model provides freedom and sacred time for children to continue responding to God by working with story figures, art materials, music and kinesthetic expression. Church school is available during the 10:30 am service mid-September-May and at the single summer service at 9:30 am May-mid-September. Children begin in worship in the sanctuary and leave during Passing of the Peace to meet with leaders in the Narthex (back of the church).

To learn more about this style of learning, you can check out the following videos:

Introduction to Godly Play

How Godly Play Changes Congregations

Shepherd Volunteer Job Description for K-2nd Grades

Keeper Volunteer Job Description for K – 5th Grades

Storyteller Volunteer Job Description

Worship Leader Job Description for 3rd-5th Grades

Contact Catherine Curtis, (630.469.3096 X 23) Director of Christian Education or Cathy Basso, (630.469.3096 X19)Youth Education Coordinator

IMPORTANT DATES

 

https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/7c5.83a.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/IMG_4880.jpg Heifer Market, 2020 Date TBD The mission of Heifer Project International is to supply farm animals and the technology for their care to people in developing areas in the U.S. and around the world. Each fall, children preschool and older  work together to raise money for this organization by creating “wares” for the congregation to purchase after each worship service. During the past fifteen-plus years our children have raised over $20,000 for Heifer International’s communities. Contact Catherine Curtis, (630.469.4096 X 23) Director of Christian Education.   

   

   

 

 

                                                                                                                              

https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/7c5.83a.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2011_12_24_Christmas-Eve_5PM_Pageant_016.jpgChristmas Pageant, Date TBD Children and youth grades K – 8 volunteer for the pageant portion of our worship. There are typically three dry rehearsals and one dress rehearsal so that children are comfortable come performance time. We invite interested parties to help tell the Christmas story. The pageant will be presented in worship at a single service at 10:30 am.  Contact Caroline Andres, Volunteer Pageant Director.  

 

 

 

Join us for “Compassion Camp:
Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You.”

The theme is compassion for others, ourselves, and the world.
July 13-17, 2020

Faith Lutheran Church, Grace Lutheran Church, and First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn welcome you, your family, and friends to our community Vacation Bible School program for 2020 via online resources and materials delivered to participants.

We will offer:

  • Recorded Gathering Time with Bible Stories and Fun Music
  • Crafts and movement activities that can be led at home by grown-ups or
    older siblings
  • Mission and service projects that the families may do within their
    homes or neighborhood
  • Engaging “at home daily compassion challenges”
  • BIG QUESTION: Will you be making VBS bread? Heck yea! And you get the WHOLE LOAF! 🙂

 

 Participants and volunteers register below-Deadline is July 1st, so hurry!

Contact Catherine Curtis, (630.469.3096 X 23) Director of Christian Education. 2020 Community VBS online Participant and Volunteer Registration. 

 

                                                                                     

 

4thgradethater2015#1Tower Hill Family Camp, Cancelled for 2020  Join us for a fantastic weekend of FUN at UCC Tower Hill Camp in Sawyer, Michigan. Families, couples and individuals choose to either camp or lodge, and can enjoy the view of Lake Michigan on a Private section of Warren Dunes! Enjoy the water, play in the sand, climb the dunes, star gaze and spend quality time with family and friends. Contact David Crane.

 

 

 

 

 

Church School Offering to support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry – January thru April
“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink?… ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’”
Children’s church school offering for these months will be donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. We also encourage families to bring non-perishable food items to church school to be collected and donated to the Food Pantry in May.

 

 

MUSIC MINISTRY

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The Angel Choir

Directed by Sherry Flugel  and accompanied by Lora Ilhardt, includes children age four through second grade.  This group performs two times a year, rehearsing a few times prior to each performance in December and May.  This choir offers a great way to introduce children to the joy of group singing without a huge time commitment.  Sign up here!

 

 

 

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 Joyful Noise

The Joyful Noise choir, directed by Michele Hecht , includes children in grades two through six.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3RD-5TH GRADE SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL

2019 – 2020 Child/Youth/Student Online Registration 

https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/7c5.83a.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DSCN1288.jpgLighting the Way  This program utilizes the Rotation Model format that teaches major Bible stories and concepts through a combined-grade gathering time and these engaging multimedia workshops:  art, drama, games, computers, film, cooking and Bible exploration. This format takes advantage of our students’ God-given thirst for multi-modal learning, recognizing that there are many different learning styles, including auditory, visual, kinesthetic, intrapersonal and interpersonal. Church school is available during the 10:30 am service mid-September-May and at the single summer service at 9:30 am May-mid-September. Children begin in worship in the sanctuary and leave during Passing of the Peace to meet with leaders in the Narthex (back of the church).

For additional information on the Rotation Model, please visit: ROTATION MODEL:  WHAT IS IT AND WHY WE USE IT

For more information, contact Catherine Curtis, (630.469.3096 X 23)Director of Christian Education.

 

 

What the Children are Learning:  

Our Winter 2020 Unit is Encountering Jesus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Check out our playlist inspired by Joseph’s story by logging onto Spotify searching for “fccge535” then find our playlist:  “2019 Fall Church School” or following this link.

 

Keeper Volunteer Job Description for Kindergarten – 5th Grades

 

 

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP

 

https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/7c5.83a.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-blue-team.jpg345 Fellowship  is designed for older elementary students (3rd, 4th and 5th grades) and meets bi-monthly. Throughout the year, we play engaging games and explore our faith using exciting group activities. Our hope is to grow together into a caring community in a fun, comfortable and energetic setting. We intentionally incorporate spiritual practices that deepen our time together and share our “Faithful Acts,” which are ways that students and leaders actively live out our faith. Examples of Faithful Acts include: never has a friend at lunch, caring for a sick animal and standing up to a bully. We want your youth to be part of 345!

All 3rd – 5th grade friends are welcome; it is not necessary for a child to attend FCCGE or be part of a family that worships here. We welcome everyone at anytime. For more information, contact Danny Harman, Co-Director of Youth Ministry 2019 – 2020 345 Fellowship Calendar

 

MUSIC MINISTRY

 

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Joyful Noise

The Joyful Noise choir, directed by Michele Hecht , includes children in grades two through six.  This year, Joyful Noise will run January through April and perform a few times in worship.
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm, beginning January 9, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/7c5.83a.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/IMG_4880.jpgHeifer Market, Date TBD 2020 The mission of Heifer Project International is to supply farm animals and the technology for their care to people in developing areas in the U.S. and around the world. Each fall, children preschool and older  work together to raise money for this organization by creating “wares” for the congregation to purchase after each worship service. During the past fifteen-plus years our children have raised over $20,000 for Heifer International’s communities. Contact Catherine Curtis, (630.469.4096 X 23) Director of Christian Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4thgradethater2015#1Christmas Pageant, Date TBD Children and youth grades K – 8 volunteer for the pageant portion of one of our worship services near Christmas. There are typically three dry rehearsals and one dress rehearsal so that children are comfortable come performance time. We invite interested parties to help tell the Christmas story.The pageant will be presented in worship at a single service at 10:30 am. Contact Caroline Andres, Volunteer Pageant Director.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for “Compassion Camp:
Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You.”

The theme is compassion for others, ourselves, and the world.
July 13-17, 2020

Faith Lutheran Church, Grace Lutheran Church, and First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn welcome you, your family, and friends to our community Vacation Bible School program for 2020 via online resources and materials delivered to participants.

We will offer:

  • Recorded Gathering Time with Bible Stories and Fun Music
  • Crafts and movement activities that can be led at home by grown-ups or
    older siblings
  • Mission and service projects that the families may do within their
    homes or neighborhood
  • Engaging “at home daily compassion challenges”
  • BIG QUESTION: Will you be making VBS bread? Heck yea! And you get the WHOLE LOAF! 🙂

 

 Participants and volunteers register below-Deadline is July 1st, so hurry!

Contact Catherine Curtis, (630.469.3096 X 23) Director of Christian Education. 2020 Community VBS online Participant and Volunteer Registration. 

 

 

 

 

4thgradethater2015#1

 

Tower Hill Family Camp, Cancelled for 2020 Join us for a fantastic weekend of  FUN at UCC Tower Hill Camp in Sawyer, Michigan. Families, couples and individuals choose to either camp or lodge, and can enjoy the view of Lake Michigan on a Private section of Warren Dunes! Enjoy the water, play in the sand, climb the dunes, star gaze and spend quality time with family and friends.  Contact David Crane, dcrane61661@gmail.com

 

 

 

Church School Offering to support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry – January thru June
“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink?… ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’”

Children’s church school offering for these months will be donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.  We also encourage families to bring non-perishable food items to church school to be collected and donated to the Food Pantry in May.

WORSHIP TIMES