Service and Mission by
Central Presbyterian Church has decided to make service and mission work an active part of their children’s Sunday school. Every quarter they participate in a project that will help raise their awareness of a group of people that may need their help. These projects vary from making valentines for a local nursing home, making donations to SICSA and helping to social the dogs and cats, to making placemats and lap blankets for veterans at the VA hospital.
The lap blankets for instance are hand made quilts. Central member, Janet Myers, had 2 children at a time help her hand knot these quilts. As they worked, they talked about who would be receiving the blankets and why they were doing this work for them. Central as a deep appreciation for American military men and women and is trying to help the children understand this sentiment. The children learned that many of the freedoms that we experience everyday are paid for by the blood, sweat, tears, and lives of our military.
The next project that they are involved in is making valentines for each member of Central’s congregation. They will then “hide” the valentines in the hymnals (in a location where they will be found the following Sunday). The children want to remind the rest of their church that God loves them.