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, October 1st at 6:30 PM
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 7 at 1 pm
The Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. in the church grove. You are invited to bring your pets for the blessing. For the safety of all, animals must be contained or restrained, either by a sturdy carrying container, leash or halter. Drinking water and clean up materials will be provided. You do not need to be a pet owner to attend.
Family Friendly Service
Saturday, October 20 from 4:15 pm
The gathering will continue on into Trunk or Treat.
We begin with a lesson, and enjoy singing child friendly songs then we have a family project or activity, and close with music and prayer followed by light refreshments. All are invited, ages 0-100!
Ziegels Annual Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 20 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm
Come one and all to this community event! Adults bring your vehicle, hand out candy, and decorate for our contest or bring your children and youth for trick or treating, games, pumpkin coloring and snacks! Call or Text Kelly at 484-375-8978 for more information or email us at ZiegelsChristianEducation@outlook.com or reach out to our Church office @ 610-285-6157 and ask for Kristin!
Topton Halloween Parade
October 13 at 7:00 pm
Get in the Halloween spirit and join Ziegels Union Church to watch the Topton Parade on October 13 at 7:00 p.m. We will be meeting at the Topton Legion. We will have drinks and snacks to share. Please contact Shana Hanna or Carley Schopf for more information.
Thanks-Giving potluck lunch
November 11 at 12:30 pm
All are welcome to join as we give thanks to our Veterans and our church volunteers. Turkey and stuffing will be provided. Please RSVP to Shana Hanna (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carley Schopf (email@example.com) by November 4.
November 21 at 7 pm
Please join us for Worship on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. Our service will be a “Love Feast” in the Sanctuary. We will be sharing Moravian Love Feast buns and cider and we will also share our many blessings and give thanks to God. All are welcome to come. Please bring your family and friends to celebrate our blessings!
Annual Advent Night of Music
Sunday, December 2 at 6 pm
Santa Claus train
December 8 at 4 pm
On December 8 at 4:00 p.m. we will be riding the Santa Claus train at the Allentown Auburn Railroad in Kutztown. Cost is $15 for age 12 and over, $13 for age 65 and up, $9 for age 3 to 11 and $0.01 for age 2 and under. Reservations for our group must be made by contacting the church office at 610-285-6157 and payments are due by SEPTEMBER 30th to guarantee seating. Checks should be made out to Allentown Auburn Railroad. Please contact Shana Hanna (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carley Schopf (email@example.com) for more information and registration forms.