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Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Our Sunday School program is off to a very exciting new year.  Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, caring and fun learning environment for all of our children. We want to help the children grow in their knowledge of God, teach about His love for all, and to go out into the world being examples of  what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.

We make sure that all of our Sunday School and Nursery Room Staff have been trained with the “Safe Sanctuary Policy”.  This policy is in place to protect our children. Our nine dedicated teachers have eagerly fulfilled the requirements of the background checks and trainings. Many of the members of the Staff are also trained in CPR.
We use the Cokesbury Sunday School Curriculum, “Grow, Proclaim, and Serve” to our PreK-5 grade classes.  Our 6th -8th grade class will be studying several books/DVD's, "The New Testament (Junior High Group Study, Know Your Bible, Noooma DVD Collection, The Bible; 30 Day Experience DVD Study, and The United Methodist, Who are We?, 

In an effort to teach the children about “giving”, each child is given an envelope to bring back the following Sunday with their offering, that they have earned helping their parents/guardians at home.  These offerings are then used for various activities for the Sunday School Program.

God’s word need not be limited to book study, so we include our children as Communion Stewards, Ushers, Scripture Readers and Greeters under the guidance of an adult, during every Children’s Sabbath. 
Also, the children are involved with age appropriate community service projects throughout the year.  

We feel that it is extremely important for our children to fellowship outside of Church, so we will begin to have game nights, seasonal field trips and end of year picnic to celebrate in June.  

Bible Sunday is observed in November. During this Worship Service we present our new 3rd graders with their own personal Bible.

During the Christmas and Easter Seasons, the children are part of beautiful plays during the Family Worship Service. It is a blessing to have a children’s choir this year which will be directed by Eugene Steficek and Andrew Gallagher, our Music Directors.

Our Nursery Room is an important extension of the children’s ministry.  We have wonderful and dedicated volunteers keep watch over our youngest members.  

It is with much appreciation that I thank all the Teachers and Nursery School Volunteers for their hard work and dedicated service.  You have heard and answered your call to instill the word of God in our children. May you be fully blessed by the Lord our God.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs, 22:6

Davida Schnebelen
Superintendent of Sunday school


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Vernon United Methodist Church
303 Route 94 / P.O. Box 345 / Vernon, NJ 07462 / (973) 764-3188 /

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