Christian Education

 At Lebanon United Methodist Church, we are committed to ongoing Christian education and spiritual formation for all ages. We offer a wide variety of Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Fellowship opportunities. Please use the Contact tab to email the Director of Spiritual Growth Ministries if you would like more information about any of our offerings. 

 

Advent Celebration and Potluck, Dec 9 after Worship
 
We will have a potluck after church, decorate cookies, create a “living advent wreath” , make a craft, and have some fun with Christmas quizzes. Fun and fellowship for all ages!
 

Sunday School and Christmas Pageant 

This year’s Sunday school program has been going well and we are happy to with our switch to the Whirl Curriculum and our children have enjoyed the lessons (along with the short videos). We continue to have one Sunday a month as Creative Sunday and the artwork the children have made has been impressive. The youth class is using the same format as last year and that has been humming along.

 
In December we will take a break from normal programming and the children will be practicing for the Children’s Pageant during Sunday mornings. Our Pageant this year will be during worship on December 23rd. The Adult Class has greatly enjoyed Lillian Daniel’s book Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To, which has yielded interesting and fruitful discussions. This class meets before worship 9:00-10:00 Sundays, and will begin Road Map to Renewal by Douglas Ruffle on January 6.  
Our Christian Education Committee is having a great time planning events for our community. We would love to extend the invitation for others to join us. We meet on the first Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00 pm in the Church Parlor. Come check out our little committee! We'd love to have your input.  

 

Adult Discussion 9am-10am Sunday Morning in Parlor

Come join a small group as it explores personal beliefs through a variety of book studies.

 

Sunday School for Children & Youth at Lebanon UMC 

All of our classes follow the “Safe Sanctuary” rules with two unrelated adults in every classroom. Children are released to parents or other designated adult after worship.

On Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of the month, we have a Family Worship service. Everyone over the age of 4 is invited to worship together in the Sanctuary (nursery care is provided for those 4 and under). 

  

*Nursery Care for infants through 4 year olds is offered every Sunday during the entire worship service. 

Parents are welcome to stay in nursery with child. Worship can be piped into the Nursery Room.

 

*Discussion for Youth Grades 6-12 convenes in the Parlor after Children’s Time during the last 3 (or 4) Sundays of each month.  

Youth will ENCOUNTER, ENGAGE, and RESPOND to a character from the New Testament through a DVD and creative discussion and activities.

 

*One Room Sunday School for Grades K-5 gathers in the classroom after Children’s Time.

The Sundays of the Month for Elementary Children:

  • 1st Sunday: Family Worship and Communion

  • 2nd Sunday: Creative Sunday (crafts, movement, dance, drama)

  • 3rd, 4th, 5th Sundays: Traditional Bible Lessons from “Deep Blue” Methodist Curriculum for Elementary Age Children published by Cokesbury.

  

It Takes a Village to Raise a Christian Child—Volunteers choose a month, choose an age group, choose a job! 

Please volunteer to share your gifts with our children. 
Can you be a lead teacher or lend your helping hands (just 2 Sundays per month)? 
Can you share a talent that you love with children (just 1 Sunday per month)? 
Can you be a Safe Sanctuary Observer? 
Do you enjoy talking with teenagers (just 3 Sundays per month)? 
We have a place for you in our Sunday School. 
Choose the month or months you are available!
See Ruth C. or Sharon P. to find out more.