February Sunday School bags ready to pick up!

We are so excited to see so many families virtually Sunday mornings! We miss everyone and look forward to a great, albeit different, year “together.” As we are not yet having in-person gatherings in the church and cannot safely provide social distancing in our Sunday school spaces, we will continue to have all Sunday school virtually this winter.

SPARK, Affirmation and High school Sunday school will be offered each Sunday morning, except 1/24 & 4/4. For the rest of the school year, we will continue 9:45 start, in between the 8:30 and 11 worship services. Most SPARK Sunday school will be around 30 minutes (30-45 minutes for our Older Elementary students) and Affirmation & High school will be 45-60 minutes. 

A family supply bag has been prepared for each family with anything special they may need for Sunday school through February. All families may pick up their respective family bag Sunday when they come for drive-in worship or anytime throughout the week. The bags are on a table inside the Parish Life Center (PLC) for families to pick-up. Please also return your previous month’s Family Supply Bag with any service projects and unused supplies to the box labeled with the new bags for reuse next month. Please wear a mask and keep your distance from others, ideally only 1 person in the PLC at a time.

There will also be a basket inside the PLC with boxes of Sunday school family offering envelopes. Each family who needs a new box can take one and place offerings in the Offering box that is set out at drive-in worship. Those Sunday school offerings will be used in support of the monthly Service Focus. This is a good opportunity to have children & youth practice generosity (divide allowance into Savings, Giving and Fun).

If you do not receive the virtual link email to join SPARK, Affirmation or High school Sunday school, please email Tricia at finkfamily1999@gmail-com. We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday 😇

SOUPer Bowl of Caring

Sundays, Jan. 24 – Feb. 7

The SOUPer Bowl of Caring is a national youth initiative to tackle hunger. Our donated items go in support of the East Cooper Community Outreach, the Lowcountry Food Bank, Wando’s Feeding the 1000s and our new Blessing Box sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 609.  Grocery bags will be available to pickup during drive-in worship on Sundays starting Jan 24 and at the table located under the Service Focus bulletin board in the PLC. Please wear a mask when entering the church. A wagon to collect the grocery bags with donated non-perishable food items will be out on Sundays, January 31 and February 7. Bags can also be brought into the PLC and placed on the table under the Service bulletin board. Your generosity is so appreciated as we make a dent in the hunger need in our local community.

Masks needed

Masks for Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic - MakerMask

Last year, Christ Community Lutheran in North Charleston received a grant from the Synod to create a school supply request program for our local elementary school.  This week, we got their request for the Spring semester and learned that they are in desperate need of colorful, cloth child-sized facemasks.  Evidently, the school issued a white mask to each student at the beginning of the year, but they have not stood the test of time.  The school has close to 700 students, and while they don’t all need masks, the closer they can come to that number, the more they’ll have on hand when the need arises. Receiving donated, colorful, cloth masks that are children’s size (ages range between 5 and 12) masks will help them focus the grant monies to the needed teacher’s supplies instead. We will have a collection box set out at drive-in worship for the donated children’s masks on Sundays, January 24, 31 and February 7. Those who would like to purchase or sew masks can signup at this link: https://forms.gle/9rwiQmETH9QVyowY8. There is not a specific pattern or design requirement (as long as they fit the face of an elementary age student, they will work fine).  If you’d like to see a tutorial on a design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpK1CKpk7PE and a pattern: https://seekatesew.com/kids-mask-template/ these may be helpful.