elemjuniorhigh

Other
Ministries:

Elementary
– High School Ministries

Sunday
School……………………..
(See
Pastor Donovan’s article – click here)

Who:

3 years through 5th grade
When: Sunday at 10:50 am (September through May)
Where: Church and School classrooms

Children
from age three through kindergartners will meet in the Fireside
Room at approximately 10:50 a.m. for singing before going to their
classrooms for a Bible lesson. Children will remain with their
teachers until a parent picks them up. Please be there at 11:50
to pick up your child!

Children
grades 1-5 meet in the Social Hall at 10:50 for singing before
they go to their classrooms for a Bible lesson. At 11:50 they
will be dismissed on their own.

Catechism………………………….(See
Pastor Donovan’s article – click here.)


Who:
Students in grades 6 through 12
When: Every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (September through May)
Where: Room assignments published each year

Parents
are primarily responsible for training their children in the truth
of Scripture. Members of the church assist one another in this
important duty. Parents are therefore encouraged not only to be
aware of what their children are learning, but also to urge and
assist them in their learning; helping them prepare for each week’s
lesson so that they can participate fully and talking with them
about what they have learned so as to help establish them in it.

The
6th graders will continue using an overview of the Heidelberg
Catechism through A Beginning Course in the Compendium of Reformed
Doctrine.

The
7th and 8th graders will begin working through the book I Belong
(Vol. I & II); and indepth and practical study of the Heidelberg
Catechism
.

The
9th
and 10th graders will re-use the catechism books I Belong
to review and delve deeper into the Heidelberg
Catechism
.

The 11th graders will discover the Canons
of Dort
and the Belgic Confession
using the books But for the Grace of God by Cornelius P.
Vennema and Everything in Christ by Clarence Stam, as well
as continue memorization of some of the Heidelberg
Catechism
.

The
12th graders will be helped to "bring it all together"
and encouraged to express what they believe and why they believe
it.

Friendship
Ministry

Who:
High School Students with Developmental Delays
When: Sunday at 10:50 – 11:50 (September through May)
Where: Classroom byside Library
Mentor: Gary and Grace Brouwer

Curriculum
is from Faith Alive Christian Resources (1982 and 2003), Friendship
Bible Studie
s (www.Friendship.org),
For Little Persons: A Catechism written by James T. Dennison,
Jr., the Heidelberg Catechism and The Holy Bible,
New International Reader’s Version.

Little

Lambs

Who:

3-5 year olds
When: Every Sunday
Where: Classrooms off of church foyer, next to the nursery
Director: Jodi Jackson

Halfway
through the morning worship service, children ages 3-5 years are
excused to meet in their classroom, located off of the foyer,
next to the nursery, for devotions, coloring, snack and playtime.
Little Lambs is aimed at helping young children transition from
their nursery experience into attending Sunday worship with their
parents. This program does not take the place of Sunday School.
We hope all 3-5 year olds will attend our fine Sunday School program
at 10:50 am (September through May).

GEMS

Who:
Girls in grades 3 through 8
When: Mondays 3:00 – 5:00 pm twice a month (September through
May)
(Dates: 9/19 & 10/3, 17, 31; 11/14; 12/5;
1/9 & 23; 2/6 & 27; 3/19; 4/9 & 30; 5/6 & 14
)

Where:
Church Social Hall/Classrooms
Head Counselors: Doreen Broek

Click
here for pictures from the 2006 Father Daugher Night!


The name GEMS stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the
Savior
. Our club’s motto is found in Micah 6:8: "He has
showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require
of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with
your God." This year’s GEMS theme will be "Get
Wisdom – Go Beyond the Gold"
.

In
our meetings we will do a variety of activities. Each grade level
will explore, discover, and learn more about God’s world, and
how God has gifted each one. When we meet together to study the
Bible, praise God, work on our lessons, badges, and crafts, our
GEMS Club is in training to put their faith in action serving
and sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

Suggested
Donations: $25.

Our
Counselors:

3rd
Grade
Mrs.
Angela Vreeken
4th
Grade
Mrs.
Elsie Bousema
5th
Grade
Mrs.
Cindy den Boer & Mrs. Michelle Jansma
6th
Grade
Mrs.
Kim Kim Kiledjian
7th
Grade
Mrs.
Allison Cunningham
8th
Grade
Mrs.
Rachel Price
Crafts
Mrs.
Patti Marcus, Mrs. Maria Lynn Balt & Mrs. Susan Boersma

Cadet
Corp

Who: Boys in grades 3 through 8
When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm (September through
May)
(Dates: 9/13 & 27; 10/11 & 25; 11/8
& 29; 12/13; 1/10 & 24; 2/14 & 28; 3/13 & 27;
4/10 & 23; 5/8 & 22
)
Where: Church Classrooms & Cadet Room
Head Counselor: Rob Balt

We

are a Christian "Boy Scout" type club. The Cadet Corps

is a nationwide organization which began in the mid-1950’s. For

many of our activities, boys are separated into grades (cadres).

Our meetings consist of a general assembly, individual cadre Bible

lessons, craft/merit badge work, game time, and snack.

Some
of the special events we have planned include a full-club campout
and our Annual Southern California Cadet Field Day in the Fall,
as well as other outings in the Winter and Spring.

Suggested
donation: $25

Our
Counselors:

3rd
Grade
  Jerry
Kats and Ben De Baan
5th
Grade
  Todd
Brown and Ken Marcus
6th
Grade
  Jim
De Stigter and Wes Jackson
7th
Grade
  Andy
Marcus and Philip Howerzyl
8th
Grade
  Rob
Balt and Bryan Senti

Click
here for pictures of the 2005 Field Day in Escondido!

Check
out pictures of Cadet activities!

Click
here to visit the Southern California Cadet Council

 

Junior

High Youth Group

Who:
Students in grades 6 through 8
When: (Usually) 1st Friday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00
pm
(Dates: 9/10; 10/7; 11/11; 12/2; 1/6; 2/3; 3/2;
4/13; 5/4)

Where: Social Hall or various homes
In-charge Couples:
Andy & Patty Marcus, Randi Pincelli, Bryan & Lori Senti

All
junior high students are encouarged to attend and are welcome
to bring their friends! We meet to have a fun activity in the
form of interactive games, followed by singing, devotions, prayer
and a snack. The parents of the JHYG are asked to take at least
one or two turns chaperoning a metting.