On Sunday mornings during the
Our infants - 5th
participate in a very unique program called
a Montessori based curriculum
designed by Jerome Berryman. Our program is now in its fourth year of
development. Additional information about this program can be found at
Our Middle School
students (6th - 8th Grades)
participate in Confirmation classes. Additional information can be found
Youth and Family Page.
Our High School
students (9th - 12th Grades)
gather together for book studies and field trips. Additional information
can be found in the
Youth and Family Page.
Our Adults and
Young Adults have two
opportunities for Education Hour studies - the Pastor's Study and Bible
Boosters. Additional information can be found on the
Abiding Love offers classes to serve
all ages during the Education Hour (9:45-10:45 am) on Sunday mornings.
is provided for all services and during the Education Hour for
those children (Infants- 3 years) who do not wish to participate
in Godly Play.
Abiding Love community does welcome young children to worship
with their families in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Worship
Bags are provided to help the children better enjoy the worship
activities. The Worship Bags are found in the church narthex.
Godly Play website
Play children (Infants - 5th Grade) gather in the sanctuary for
a short opening at 9:45 am. The Godly Play children follow this
9:45 am: Godly Play
Opening in Sanctuary
10:00-10:45 am: Godly Play Classes on the 2nd Floor (Story,
Reflection, Feast, Blessing)
10:45 am: Godly Play Closing in Commons Area on 2nd Floor
The Godly Play children
are grouped into four multi-aged classrooms:
*Godly Play for
Godly Play for 4 Years-Kindergarten
Godly Play for First-Third Grades
Godly Play for Fourth & Fifth Grades
are encouraged to attend with their child until the child
becomes comfortable with the Godly Play environment.
Information about the
Godly Play program can be found in our
Godly Play E-News.
Hard copies and other Godly
Play information are available in the kiosk in the church
narthex and on the coffee table in the Commons Area.
The Godly Play children also
participate in the “God’s Work. God’s Hands” outreach by
supporting missions with their offerings. Information about
these missions can be found in the newsletters and Godly Play
A Godly Play Registration Card does need to be completed by
parents for each child attending. The card is needed so our
contact information can be updated and releases can be obtained
for photographs and use of email for our Godly Play E-News and
announcements. Thanks, in advance, for your support and help.
Confirmation is a
three-year cycle which is taught by one of our Pastors to our
Middle School Students (6th-8th Grades)
during the Education Hour (9:45-10:45 am) on Sunday mornings.
These students also receive support from their Pathfinders.
The Middle School
and High Youth will begin at 9:45 am in the Commons Area with a
“Praise & Worship” Opening.
Youth and Family
for more information.
The High School
Students (9th-12th Grades) gather on
Sunday mornings during the Education Hour (9:45-10:45 am).
Their discussions can center on book studies, field trips or
current events. The High School Youth are very excited about the
upcoming ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit in July 2015. Many
activities will also be done in preparation for this event.
High School and Middle School Youth will begin at 9:45 am in the
Commons Area with a “Praise & Worship” Opening.
Youth and Family for
Currently, two Adult
classes meet during the Education Hour (10:00-10:45 am):
*The Pastor’s Study meets in
The Bible Boosters meet in the first floor classroom next to
the children use the sanctuary for their Godly Play Opening, the
Adults usually gather in the church narthex for coffee and some
social time before their 10:00 am study times. Of course, adults
are also welcome to join the Godly Play children in the
sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to sing along with our children!
Our adults move freely from
program to program depending on their needs and interests. Young
Adults are encouraged and welcome to attend. Topics and themes
will be shared in the newsletter and updated on the website on a
A Topic of
Interest: Our Children’s Center is offering a seminar series
called “Conscious Discipline” on Tuesday evenings beginning on
September 16. This seminar series is free and open to all who
wish to attend. Additional information can be found in the
and on the
Classroom locations can be found on the sign in the
Information about the Middle School
and High School Youth as well as the Adult activities can be found in
designated places on the website. Many other activities besides the
Education Hour are listed and you are encouraged to browse and surf
The Children’s Ministries Board also
provides other activities besides Godly Play for the Children and
Families in our community. These communications can also be found in
the church newsletters, Godly Play E-News, worship bulletins and the
ALLC Weekly Updates. Since there is no link for Children and Family
ministries on the current website, dates of importance are listed below
from the Children’s Ministries Board:
All Boards Night
7:00 pm in Sanctuary
Godly Play Training
"Enrichment Stories" by Pastor Carmen Retzlaff
2:00-4:30 pm in Commons Area 2nd Floor
Third Grade Bible
11:00 am Worship Services
Abiding Love Lutheran
Church Halloween Carnival
Godly Play Training "CORE
Overview" by Pastor Carmen Retzlaff
2:00-4:300 pm in COmmons Area 2nd Floor
Upper Elementary Advent
Retreat (Cross Trails)
10:00-10:45 am in the Sanctuary
No Godly Play Classes /
January 4, 2015
Godly Play Classes Resume