Tom Grable

Tom Grable

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Sunday School

 

We offer Sunday School during the 9:30 am worship hour. 

The Nursery is located off the Multi-Purpose room just outside the Sanctuary.

  • 1st -7th grade classes meet in the basement area of the church building.
  • 8th - 12th grade classes meet on the stage in the basement area of the church.

 

Resources

 

Daily Readings

My Upmost for His Highest, classic devotional by Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional, from The Upper Room
Sacred Space, Daily Prayer online from the Irish Jesuits
Daily Scripture Readings and Meditations
Daily Bible Readings
Online Labyrinth

 

SOAP (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer)

How to SOAP
Daily Scripture List

 

Spiritual Direction

Renovare, Spiritual Formation
Shalem Institute, Contemplative Living & Leadership
MethodX - the Way of Christ, from the Upper Room
Weavings, a Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

 

Spiritual Disciplines

How to Use the Daily Office, from Northumbria Community
Praying the Hours of the Day
Prayground, from Westwind Church, Jackson, MI
How to Have a Life of Prayer
Christian Disciplines, from the Mennonite Brethren
Spiritual Disciplines and Practices, from SpiritHome.com
Money & Spirituality

 

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifs Discernment
   
Online Inventory
    Offline Inventory
Myers-Briggs, personality typology online inventory
Personality Type & Spiritual Temperament

 

2016-2017 Confirmation Schedule, St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown

 

Dedication for 2016-2017 confirmands will be during the September 18th worship service.

 

Curriculum Objectives:

 

 

  • The Worship of the Church
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
  • The Sacraments
  • The History/Mission of the Church

 

 

 

By the conclusion of confirmation, each student will have written their own faith statement.
The confirmands will also plan and lead an entire worship service on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

 

Schedule: All classes are held (with noted exceptions) on 2nd/4th Sunday afternoons from 4 - 6 pm

 

  1. Sunday, September 18th             Pizza with Elders, getting to know each other, 11 am

Sunday, September 25th                      Acolyte training / Pat Faust and Music/Jane Gibson

            Sunday, October 9th                            Worship, Church / The Sacraments

  1. Fri/Saturday, October 14th-15th Overnight Retreat

            Sunday, October 23rd                          Breaking down the Bible / what it is/why it is important

  1. Sunday, November 13th             St George Greek (Syrian) Orthodox Church                                                                                                  1011 Catasauqua Road, Allentown, PA, 10 am
  2. Sunday, November 20th                      Understanding the Church Year

            Friday, December 2nd                       Keneseth Israel, 2227 Chew Street, at 6:15 pm

Sunday, January 8th, 2017                   What are symbols and what are Christian symbols?

Sunday, January 22nd                          The Ten Commandments and The Beatitudes

            Sunday, February 12th                         Attend meeting of the Church Council, 11 am

            Sunday, February 26th                         What is Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Sunday, March 12th                             The Apostle's Creed and the UCC Statement of Faith

            Sunday, March 26th                             The Life of Jesus

  1. Fri/Saturday, March 24-25             Overnight Retreat: Who Am I? / Why Be Confirmed?

Sunday, April 9th                                 Holy Week

Sunday, April 23rd                               History of the United Church of Christ / St Paul’s UCC

Sunday, May 14th                                          Statement of Faith/Plan worship service

  1. Sunday, May 28th                                Lead worship; Pizza/Test with Elders; Photos/Practice     Sunday, June 4th                                Confirmation service at 10:30 am                                           

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  1. The September 18th session will be from 11 am – 1 pm, including a pizza luncheon.
  2. The Fall overnight Retreats begin on Friday at 7 pm and end at Noon on Saturday.
  3. The confirmands will attend the Sunday worship service at the Greek Orthodox Church.
  4. This is the only class that will meet the third week of the month, because of Thanksgiving.
  5. The Spring Retreat begin on Friday at 7 pm and end at Noon on Saturday.
  6. The May 28th session will be from 11 am – 2 pm, including a pizza luncheon.

 

Confirmation Sunday: Confirmands are to report to the church basement promptly at 9 am.

 

Extra Events:

The Confirmands will engage in a service project. Date/specifics will be announced.

Confirmands will rotate serving during each worship service. One acolyte each week.

 

Electives: (Choose any 2)

  1. Choir/Bell Choir
  2. Youth Group
  3. Nursery Attendants (twice during the year)
  4. Host coffee hour between services (twice during the year)
  5. Junior Youth Group helper
  6. Individual Service Project (approved by the pastor)

 

Requirements for Confirmation:

            Attend Confirmation classes. More than 3 absences during year will not be acceptable.

 

Attend church every Sunday, September 18th, 2016 – May 28th, 2017. (Confirmands are allowed 2 excused absences and 2 unexcused, no other exceptions except under extreme emergency!) Confirmation is an experience that parents and children do together. At least one parent (or other responsible adult) is required to sit with the child in church weekly.

 

Each confirmand will be mentored by one of the Church Elders.

Write brief summary sermon, turned in to the Elder in charge at end of worship service.

 

Attend three of the following special church services:

  • One of the Christmas Eve services, Saturday, December 24th.
  • Maundy Thursday, St. Paul's UCC, April 13th, 2017, 7 pm
  • Good Friday, St. Paul's UCC, April 14th, 2017, 7 pm
  • Easter, St. Paul's UCC, April 16th, 2017

 

      Complete all paperwork prior to September 18th:
      Confirmation Contract, Church Information Sheet, and Emergency Contact form

 

      Memory Work to be completed prior to confirmation:

  • The Apostle's Creed, The Lord's Prayer, Psalm 23

 

      Complete – and turn in - their own one-two page faith statement by April 30th.

 

      Year-end review by the Elders on Sunday, May 28th.

 

            Bibles are presented/to the confirmands on Confirmation Sunday.

 

All electronic devices will be given to the Elder in charge before the worship service.  Pastor Al               will collect at the beginning of each confirmation class. The electronic devices/cell phones will be returned at the end of the worship service/confirmation class, respectively.

 

Nursery

Our nursery is staffed during the worship service every Sunday.

 

Youth Group

Consists of 6th - 12th grade youth. The youth group usually meets on Sundays, various times, but has a number of activities during the year that include social and mission work. A full schedule will be published by early September for 2016-2017.

 

Junior Youth Group

We meet on Wednesday, 5 pm - 6:30 pm, beginning September. Junior Youth Group consists of 1st - 5th Graders.

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