EDUCATION

Messiah Lutheran's New Children's Church

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Members of Messiah Lutheran Church,  509 NE 2nd St., Aledo, are rising to the challenge of redesigning their struggling Sunday School program. Parents, teachers, Council members, and others, gathered recently to come up with a new plan called Messiah's Children's Church.

Children age four through fifth grade will be going to Sunday School during the regular 10 o'clock church hour, just after the Children's Sermon; then they will rejoin their parents for Communion. Classes for junior high (grades 6-8) and high school students will meet on Sunday evenings for a light supper and a lesson.

The kick-off for the new program will be at 9 a.m. on Rally Day, Sunday, Sept. 7, in Messiah's "backyard." Everyone is invited to hear just how Children's Church will work and to plant a tree to commemorate a new beginning. Special music and refreshments will be offered.

Sunday, Sept. 14 will be the first session of Children's Church. All of the Messiah Family is invited to become involved and extend a special invitation to members of the community who may not have a church family.