Rally Day, September 2009
Sunday School opened for the new school year on Sept. 13, combining younger and older children in the same classroom.
A new school year of Sunday School began on Sept. 13, taking the older and younger children and combining them into one classroom for a similar lesson. Ruth Dufresne taught the first class and there was a good relationship between the teens and their younger classmates.
Everyone shared their thoughts on the first day of Sunday School.
Ruth led the first Sunday School class in the story of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. He later became a viceroy for the Pharaoh and he became best known for his coat of many colors. Katie Connelly told the story in class and the children then colored what they thought Joseph’s coat looked like.
One of the early successes of this year's Sunday School is the opportunity for younger and older children to work together.
For more information about plans for this year’s Sunday School, click here http://www.ceumc.org/2009/09/sunday-school
Following the first day of Sunday School, there was the annual church picnic. The early morning was foggy with a light rain, but by the time the 10 o’clock service ended, the skies were clear and sunny and the picnic was a big success — outside! This year’s picnic included a Moon Bounce and Giant Pick-Up Sticks — both of which were very popular.
The Moon Bounce was again popular with young and older participants.
The weather was perfect for an outdoor gathering, unlike last year's Rally Day rain, which forced us inside.
Eliza Green had a good time taking in all that was happening around her.
Even Rev. Ruth Morrison took a turn in the Moon Bounce -- and enjoyed it.
It was a team effort to set up the Moon Bounce.
As has become routine for church picnics, Bryan Connelly was our loyal grill master.
In addition to good food and the Moon Bounce, the picnic was a good time to catch up on what everyone had been doing over the summer.
William Green enjoyed hot dogs and watermelon.