School Supplies Drive
Lakewood Presbyterian will again be participating in the Supplies for Success drive, which provides school supplies for lower-income children in grades K-12 in all Lakewood public schools. Guidance counselors assigned to each school work to provide children with what they need to succeed throughout the school year. This year the focus is on collecting these items:
- 3-ring binders
- Pencil box/pouch
- Folders (pocket/3-prong)
- Tape/glue sticks
- Post-it Notes/index cards
- Colored pencils
- Dry-erase markers
Any general school supplies will be collected, however. Please provide new items or very gently used items. Items will be collected in the Atrium during late July and early August. Check the Sunday bulletin for exact dates later in the summer.
Teachers Needed for Journeys Class in Fall
The Faith Formation Ministry is already busy planning for the fall. That means we will need teachers for the Journeys class for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The lesson plans are provided as are the craft materials. A teacher and an assistant are always present. The class meets immediately after worship and finishes by noon. Several people teach units throughout the year so no one misses adult faith formation all of the time. We would like to have teachers and assistants lined up for September through December when we start the year.
We plan to have a teacher training session, which will help you know the routines and how to use the lessons. We’ll also give you some tips on how to work with the children. You don’t need a background in education, but you do need a willing heart and a desire to serve the church.
Before you tell yourself that you can’t do that, please really consider it as a possibility. Talk to those who did it this year, and you’ll find that they enjoyed getting to know the children and helping out. If you have questions or are willing to offer your services, please talk to Aliyah Kennedy or Jan Soeder. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Summer Songs & Stories
Infants and children are invited to a new summer program in August. We know that even our youngest children soak in all that is around them. Why not let us surround them with music and stories from the Bible? Each Sunday we will meet in the children’s section of our library to read a story and sing familiar songs like “Jesus Loves Me,” “Zacchaeus” and many more. An adult should accompany their child if they are of nursery age (0–5). All children are welcome. Be prepared to sing and move around to help your little one get the full experience. This program will take place each Sunday in August from 11:20–11:50 a.m. Contact Aliyah Kennedy for more information.