Jesus' Family Tree-Sunday School in Advent

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Nov 27 Roots--Isaiah's Prophesies Isaiah tells of God's promise of a Messiah, children begin to build their own trees with artist and member Christie Lavin. Dec 4 Branches--Jesus' Family Tree Gospel Writer Matthew tells of Jesus' ancestors and the kids bring stories of their own faith family. Dec 11 Blossoms--The Announcement Mary tells of her encounter with the Angel. Artist and member Nancy Weyl Bradley leads an art lesson on drawing Mary. Dec 18 Bearing Fruit--Christ's Birth Mary tells of the birth of her son, the Messiah. Children finish their trees with different "fruits" of the Spirit that they can share with others over Christmas.

Questions about Sunday School? Email Pastor Rachel Vaagenes RLV@gtownpres.org. Please also note these special family opportunities:

**Kids sing in the congregation on December 18. Practice on Dec 4 before Sunday School, Dec 11 after church, Dec 18 before Sunday school

**GPC Café December 18, 10am--Parents of young children gather with Rev. Vaagenes to talk about ways to keep a spirit of faith and generosity alive during the Christmas holiday.

**Christmas Pageant December 24, 5pm Register your child to be in the pageant HERE.

**December 25, kids wear pajamas to church! 11am service. [/av_textblock]

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GPC Covenant--Youth Group

Please check out this post for updates throughout the season!(Updates will be posted at the top, with older information at the bottom.)

UPDATE OCTOBER 1, 2016

October Retreat sign-up form

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 Covenant Brochure

UPDATE JULY 27, 2016 MANDATORY PARENTS MEETING SEPTEMBER 11th There are many new families eligible for youth group this year (rising 6th-12th grade), and our kick-off meeting will be filled with information just for you. The kids will head to Thomas Sweet for ice cream while the adults meet in the Washington Room after church with Rev. Vaagenes.

Fall 2016 CALENDAR (subject to change)

This year our youth group theme is COVENANT, an idea that will weave throughout each week, retreat, lesson, and game.

*New this year is our monthly Adults Raising Teens Group, or ART. Parents/guardians support one another when juggling jobs, aging parents, college and high school applications, and going to so many soccer games. Led by the pastors.

September 11, 12:30pm Ice Cream Social (meet on front porch after church) Parents' meeting in the Washington Room. September 18 5-7pm Youth Group begins Adults Raising Teens (ART) group in the library. September 25, 12:30pm Picnic-youth lead picnic games! (no 5-7pm YG)

October 2 5-7 YG October 9 NO YG October 16 YG, ART October 23 YG October 28-30 Youth Retreat in Berkeley Springs, WV (tentative)

November 6 YG November 13 NO YG November 20 YG, ART November 27 NO YG

December 4 YG December 11 Youth Provide Dinner for Georgetown Sunday Dinners, 4-6:30pm (with dinner) December 18 YG, ART Dec 25 NO YG (XMAS)