Fall Curriculum to Begin at Tewksbury Congregational Church
Sep 03, 2014 08:25AM
By Bill Gilman
Alyssa and Kyle Adams made a donation to Cole’s Hope, a fundraiser set up to raise money to help a young child in Tewksbury who was diagnosed with B Cell All Leukemia. $500 dollars was given to this family to help offset this family’s expenses.
Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Congregational Church.
Beginning on Sunday September 7th, TCC will begin its program year with tuition free classes for youth ages three through high school. Classes run for approximately an hour and begin with a Biblical story and are followed by crafts, projects and lively activities. All youth are welcome regardless of religious background.
For the junior and high school youth, Tewksbury Congregational Church has a vibrant and active Contemporary Youth Worship which is held Sunday mornings at 9:30 and has a large following. This group plays active games and participates in activities that reinforce a weekly concept.
Beyond hearing Bible stories and learning how to apply these lessons to our modern society, youth are also given the opportunity to learn the joy of giving. Just this past spring, Eastern Bank awarded TCC a $2000 grant to be used in the church’s Missionaries in Training program. This program gives Sunday School youth a chance to earn Bible Bucks which can be used to purchase items locally or globally through our missions program. Last spring, youth cashed in Bible Bucks to purchase items for such places as the Tewksbury Pantry, Cole’s Hope, and Heifer International. More than $1000 was donated to these charities as a result of our Sunday School youth.
Education of youth does not end in the classroom. At no cost to families, TCC continues to invest strongly in their music program. Beginning at age 3 and continuing through high school, youth can participate in choral groups or impressively, learn to read sheet music and play an instrument. Couple this with social programs such as movie matinee or youth groups for junior and senior high school and the results are stronger friendships and greater connections to other youth and their families in similar stages of life.
As always, enrollment in the Sunday School program is on-going and tuition free. For parents with babies and toddlers, a nursery is staffed by a CORI’d adult volunteer and youth aides. All are welcome regardless of race, color, national origin, previous religious background, economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, or physical challenges. Adults are encouraged to attend worship which runs concurrently with the Sunday School program.
To begin the curriculum year, families are welcome to attend Rally Day. Beginning at 9 am, coffee, juice, and Donna’s Donuts will be served which families are welcome to partake of while meeting the Sunday staff and finding out more about the program. Registration will be held that morning but will continue to be on-going. More information can be obtained by visiting Tewksburycc.org, e-mailing Sue Panilaitis firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the church office at 978-851-9411.
Tewksbury Congregational Church, a member of one of the largest Protestant denominations in New England, is located across from the Town Common, and was established in 1735. Tewksbury Congregational Church welcomes all people desiring to lead their lives according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, regardless of race, color, national origin, previous religious background, economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, or physical challenges. For more information, visit www.tewksburycc.org.