Christ Church Children's Center
Mike Arndt, director and Angie Weida, assistant director lead a growing group of teachers and care givers that have created a thriving daycare. This has become a long term and growing ministry for our church that serves a need in the community, employs local people, and fills the church with laughter and sound every day. Check their website for details. Children's Center Website
Christian Ed and Youth Ministry
Carla Flemming - Director of Christian Ed and Youth Ministry - firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Youth Events:
We would like to start a Youth Worship Band this year. Practice would be held after church for 15 minutes. The Youth Worship Band would play 3-4 times a year. If your child plays an instrument and would like to share their musical talents, let Carla know.
Carla would like to start a mentoring program for high school students to buddy up with incoming confirmation kids, as well as the Sunday School children. If this is something you would be interested in, please email Carla at email@example.com
What better way to find a time for mutual care and support of each other than to enjoy lunch together! The Lunch Bunch does exactly that. Usually the first Tuesday of the month, the group (along with the pastor) travels to a local restaurant for lunch. A trip to Shady Maple is usually planned as well. If you enjoy good food and fellowship, come join us. All are welcome!
Some members of the Lunch Bunch, along with additional helpers, work on compiling newsletters, bulletins and bulk mail throughout the year. Thank you for all you do!
On June 12-17, 2016 our Mission Team: Pastor Bruce Potteiger, Marc Pottieger, Chris Markey, Tess Woloszanski, Sara Trupp, and Sue Trupp spent a week in Keyport, NJ volunteering with the St. Bernard Project rebuilding from the devastation of Super Storm Sandy. They call this the forgotten disaster because many people are still not in their homes and relief has diminished. Through the coordination and partnership of volunteers from various organizations the efforts are bringing hope and healing to families.
We were assigned to renovate the 100 year old house of Miss Pearl who has been living with relatives in a nearby town since the storm. High winds and water damage caused much destruction to her house. We worked hard each day completing various tasks including installing cabinets, trim work, using power tools, tiling, caulking, painting, and more painting. Some of us went out of our comfort zone and learned new skills in renovations. We also learned patience, team work, cooperation, and trust. We had morning and evening devotions and prayers throughout each day. Ultimately, we did God's work with our hands to help those in need. There is a sense of accomplishment when at the end of the week the house is near completion.
Volunteering on a mission trip is character building adn faith building. God has truly blessed us and guides us to serve and love others. Thank you for your support and prayers of our congregation for another successful mission trip. "Here I am, Lord. Send me."
The Sunday School is looking for volunteers to help on Sundays, particularly in the pre-k class. All ages, high school and up are welcome to help. This would be a great opportunity for high school students in need of service hours. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are willing to help.
Sunday School is available for children from age 3 to Grade 6 on Sunday mornings during worship. Children experience a wide range of activities to teach them about our faith. Confirmation classes (to become adult members) for children Grades 7 and 8 are held after worship, exluding the first Sunday of the month.
The Sunday School is looking for volunteers to help on Sundays. All ages, high school and older are welcome to help. Let Carla know if you are interested in helping.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is coming June 24-28 to Christ Mertz Church. We'll be kicking off our "Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good" VBS with a trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo on June 23rd. Look for more information to come. If you would like to help volunteer your time with VBS this year, please let Carla know.