ECLC Kids Youth & Families 05.17.15

Last week children worked with Melissa to prepare a special celebration for Teacher Appreciation Sunday. After leading the preschool & kindergarten children in music, we participated in "flash mob" rehearsals and quiet time for writing prayers of thanks. Please join us this Sunday, May 17, for a special worship service at 11:00 am, with children and youth playing a significant role in thanking their weekly Sunday School teachers and Confirmation guides. Soup & Bead will be served immediately following the service, as part of a silent auction fundraiser led by ECLC confirmation youth.

You are invited to ECLC's first ever Empty Bowls~Full Hearts event this Sunday, May 17. Confirmation youth in grades 6-8 will be serving soup & bread, following the 11 am worship service. A silent auction, selling the glazed bowls made by ECLC kids youth & families, will raise money to be given to our ministry partner's food shelf at Community Emergency Service. Please contact Kelly to help. Thank you!

Sunday | May 17, 2015  |  Seventh Sunday of Easter

Thank you to everyone able to join us last Sunday. We need all teachers, kids, youth & families to be at ECLC this Sunday, May 17. After a brief rehearsal with Melissa, and classroom parties from 9:45-10:40, kids & youth will help lead the 11 am worship service, presenting a gift to their teachers & guides. Soup & Bread and the Empty Bowls event will follow. If you are able to help prepare soup to be served by confirmation kids from 12-12:30 pm, please let me know by responding to this email. Thank you!

This is the last week we will meet for Sunday School until fall! ECLC Summer - including Story Song & Snack - will begin June 7, with many fun ways planned to be God's church in the world during the summer months!

Wednesday | May 20, 2015  |  Confirmation Youth

Tonight we will celebrate with the end-of-year Potluck during our regular confirmation time! Confirmation requirement updates will also be available. Dessert will be provided, so please refrain from bringing sweets. You do not need to feel constrained by the following suggestions (by last name of student), but please bring something to share:
A - C     Appetizers
D - K     Salad - fruit, jello, veggie, or other
L - Z     Side/Main Dish

Transitioning to Summer!

ECLC will have many fun, new ways to be church in the world during the summer months, beginning June 7. Please "like" the ECLC Kids Youth & Families page for frequent updates on fun, new ways to be church in the world during the summer months, including an invitation to this year's Urban VBS at Augsburg for youth completing GR 4-8! The registration deadline for this event is May 17, so please sign up today if you'd like to participate! An informational flyer for ECLC summer events will be sent home with families on May 17. Check out the dates for this summer's Story, Song & Snack at the sign-up center. All ages can volunteer. It's simple and fun!