Ziegels Union Sunday School
Welcome to Ziegels Union Sunday School. We are very blessed to be able to offer a meaningful Christian Education Program for the children, youth and adults of our congregations and our community.
Classes are held each Sunday for children and youth ages 1 through 8th grade. Children are asked to be in their classrooms by 10:00 a.m. and class is dismissed at 10:55 a.m. Please remember that children should not be sent to their classrooms before 9:55 a.m. and should be picked up by 10:55 a.m. Our schedule allows just enough time for our Sunday School teachers and helpers who attend early service to get to their classrooms and for our teachers and helpers who attend late service to get to their service on time.
Just a reminder: Our Union Sunday School operates on your child’s weekly class offering. Please give generously.
Children’s Sunday School
For children age 1 through 6th grade.
1 and 2 year olds – Genesis Room
3 years through Pre-K – Proverbs Room
Kindergarten and First Grade – Hebrews Room
Second and Third Grade – Romans Room
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade – Acts Room
The Confirmation class for 7th and 8th graders upstairs in the Galatians Room from 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM.
If you know anyone who will be starting 7th or 8th grade and would like to join the class, please speak with Kristin Folck (484-860-2549 or email her at KristinFolck@gmail.com).
About our Confirmation Program
Our Confirmation program is designed to help our young people build a strong and lasting relationship with God. Throughout the two-year instruction period, the youth study the Catechism, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer and the Old and New Testaments.
Our first-year and second-year confirmation students meet during the Sunday School hour every week from September until Pentecost. The youth attend weekly Worship services, take sermon notes and serve as acolytes, crucifers and ushers. The youth attend two weekend retreats as first-year students and two as second-year students. The retreat weekends are a time of fellowship and fun and also extensive learning. There are many activities to keep them active and involved in the learning process, while providing free time to allow bonding and group activities. The retreats cover a variety of topics such as team building, ministry areas and how to incorporate our beliefs into their daily lives. In the Spring of their second year the students assist in planning and leading a Worship service. The youth also must complete twenty hours of Community Service and know the twelve Learning Goals of the Sunday School.
It is our prayer that the young people not only grasp the basics of their faith, but also build community with their peers, their pastors, mentors, parents and other adult leaders. We hope through this foundation they will continue to grow in faith throughout their lives and will share God’s love with others.
Did you know? The Learning Ministries Committee has calculated that it costs $220.00 per student per year for the Confirmation Program. Each family in the program is asked for a donation of $100.00 per year, but for some this is a major financial hardship. If you would like to sponsor a student, a donation in any amount may be made out to your congregation and marked Confirmation Program. Any support is greatly appreciated!
Save Around Books
The Confirmation Class will once again be selling these coupon books. A sample book is available outside of the Sunday School office. The cost is $25.00 per book. If you would like to purchase one, please see Kristin Folck on Sunday mornings.
Adult Sunday School
Our Adult Sunday School Class is offered every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Ralph Wilhide leads the class and they meet in the Matthew Room.
Early Communion Class
Holy Communion is shared with those who have some understanding of what is happening in this Holy meal. We believe that children can see the love of God and His sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. They can experience the pain of our Lord and the events of Holy Week in a way that many adults cannot. They can believe with the simple trust that only a child has, that Jesus is truly present as we come together for this meal. It is however a decision that only a family can make. If you have discussed Holy Communion with your child and believe your child is capable of understanding what is happening in this Holy Meal, your child can be registered for the Early Communion Class as early as First Grade.
Every Friday morning at 7:00am
The Men’s Bible Study Breakfast meets every Friday morning at the Cracker Barrel in Fogelsville. The group eats a simple meal, socializes, prays, reads and discusses the scriptures assigned for the coming Sunday morning worship. Breakfast is usually concluded by 8:00 AM. All men are welcome to attend.
Sunday School officers for 2017-2018
President: Kelly Lucarelli
Vice President: Diane Moyer
Secretary: Christa Taylor
Treasurer: Michele Quier
Financial Secretary: Dennis Rothermel
Next Christian Education Meeting: Monday, May 21st at 6:30 PM
HERO CENTRAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 18th – 22nd
8:45am – 11:45am each day
Come join in on this summer fun! Children ages 3 (must be age 3 by June 1st) through completion of 6th grade are invited to attend. At Hero Central, kids will discover their strength in God, explore God’s mission for their lives, encounter epic adventures alongside biblical heroes, and realize qualities that make them truly heroes in God.
Regular registration forms are available on the table upstairs outside of the Christian Education Office. Early registration helps us as we plan for supplies and food, so please get your forms in as soon as possible (“day of” registrations are always welcome though). T-shirts are available to order for $8.00 orders are due by June 3. Those enrolling before June 3 will receive a free music CD.
BEAR CREEK DAY CAMP
July 16th – July 20th
9:00am – 3:00pm each day
Ziegels will be hosting Bear Creek Day Camp this year! We invite our community children to come out and experience this exciting day camp program which includes fun and kid friendly worship, skits, sharing time, games, arts and crafts, snacks and FUN!
Early bird special till May 13th cost is $70.00 for the 1st child and additional siblings are $65.00 each.
After May 13th the cost is $75.00 for the 1st child and additional siblings are $70.00 each.
This program is open to children who have completed KDG through 6th grade.
T-shirt orders can be placed through June 30.
MUSIC AND DRAMA CAMP
August 6th – 10th
5:30pm to 8:30pm each day
The 6th Annual Ziegels Music + Drama Camp is for children who have completed Kindergarten and older, as well as youth and adults. The theme for camp this year is “Noah’s Incredible Cruise,” a delightful 35-minute children’s musical that will provide time for the children to shine and share their talents. Our performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 10th and all are welcome to attend.
The cost is $10 per child with a $15 family cap. T-shirts are available for purchase at a cost of $8.00 each. Deadline for t-shirts is July 21st.
ELECTION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION/SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS
Following the 9:00am Union Summer Service
If you would like to nominate someone for an officer position, please contact Christa Taylor by Sunday, August 12th.