Sunday School – May 29, 2011 until January 29, 2012

During the summer (May 29 – September 11, 2011) children in kindergarten through 5th grade will study Stories of Great Christians and The 10 Commandments. Each week the lesson will focus on a specific character trait.

The Weekly Schedule:

9:00 – 9:15   Arrival: Meet & Greet – Activities and Worship Videos
9:15 – 9:30   Opening Announcements – Koinonia – Praise & Worship – Prayer Time
9:30 – 10:00   Lesson*
10:00 – 10:15   Activity Time (Work Stations, Crafts or Bible Quizzing)

Lesson Topics

  • George Washington and Integrity
  • Harriet Tubman and Sacrifice
  • Thomas Alva Edison and Hope
  • Helen Keller and Perseverance
  • Abraham Lincoln and Honesty
  • Benjamin Franklin and Patience
  • Christopher Columbus and Humility
  • The Wright Brothers and Commitment
  • Richard Wumbrand and Faith
  • Perpetua and Peace

September 18, 2011 we wil begin study of the Book of Matthew.   Each week children will rotate through 3 stations: (1) Lesson, (2) Activity Time (Crafts, Cooking, Etc.), and (3) Snack & Play Land Gym Time with a Memory Verse Review.

Graduation Recognition is August 28th.
Children will begin new classes on September 4.

Gateway Nazarene Children’s Midweek Summer Schedule, Wacky Wednesday, begins June 1, 2011 for children going into kindergarten through 5th grade and will continue through August 17.   The timeframe is from 6:30 to 8:15 PM.  Our church bus will leave the Gateway campus at 6:45 and return by 8:15 PM. Parents are welcome to attend. There is no fee for Wacky Wednesday. Children will meet in the Activity Zone (e.g. Play Land) and will begin with a mini group meeting.

Each week we will begin with a mini devotion based on the character of God. It will answer the question, “What is God like?”  Our summer theme is unity and is found in Psalms 133:1, “How Good and Pleasant it is when brothers (and sisters) live together in unity”

June 1:   Lake Keomah Hike & A Trip To The Beach (love that sand!) – Need hiking clothes
June 8:   Bowling at Mahaska Bowl – Socks Needed!
June 15:   Miniature Golf at Vennard College
June 22:   Campfire at Lake Keomah (with S’Mores & Marshmallow Roast)
June 29:   Swimming at the Y.M.C.A.
July 6:   Quest Visitor (Nazarene District Conference – Children’s Camp Meeting)
July 13:   Ice Cream In the Park (Smokey Row! Here we Come!) & Mini Junior Olympics at Edmunsen Park
July 20:   Fishing at Lake Keomah (Equipment Provided by Russell Wildlife)
July 27:   Archery at Russell Wildlife
August 3:   Canoeing at Lake Keomah (Equipment Provided by Russell Wildlife)
August 10: Gymnastics at the YMCA (Vennard College Campus)
August 17: YMCA Fun Night (Kid’s Gym, Relays, & Surprise Guest)