I have had the pleasure of being on the Learning Committee for six years. In these six years, I have had the privilege of seeing our children grow in Christ and grow in their relationships with one another.
As in any committee, commitment is priority. The Learning Committee provides education from our littlest to our oldest. There are so many aspects of the Learning Committee, and if you do not feel called to be on the committee, there are many opportunities for volunteering. If everyone does their part, our program will be a success.
The Learning Committee involves the following activities: Sunday School, Confirmation, First Communion training, Teacher Appreciation, Graduate Sunday, Family Fellowship Week, Children’s Church, Operation Christmas Child, and Trunk or Treat.
Is your gift a creative one? We have needs for decorating the bulletin boards, the education hallway and classrooms, and various events like FFW and Trunk or Treat.
Maybe your gift is in organization? We organize the resource closet yearly, we are also responsible for St. Luke’s Child Protection Policy and making sure background checks are up to date for every adult interacting with our children. The Learning Committee also sends monthly Baptismal birthday cards to the children and orders devotionals for Advent and Lent.
Is your passion teaching? We are always in need of volunteers to teach Sunday School, Confirmation, Family Fellowship Week, and Children’s Church. The Learning Committee meets monthly and is constantly changing, trying new things and trying to think outside the box. We try to establish goals for ourselves, and I know, with your help, we will rise to the occasion.
The reason I joined the Learning Committee was to be more involved with Gibson and Sloan’s Christian education. What has happened is a deep love for all of our children.
We just had four of our youth confirmed. Personally, I felt such pride of these four, watching them speak in front of Council, seeing how important it was for the “group” to stay together knowing they have developed long lasting relationships with one another and watching them affirm their baptism in public. It made my heart happy.
Our church has given me a larger family that meets my needs. I am not sure I would have felt that way if I had not put myself out there to join the Learning Committee and venture into unknown territory. I have developed so many relationships through this committee. I invite you to do the same.
- Jenny Girard, Learning Chairperson