~ Timothy Johnson:
Hello everyone. This is your resident choir-boy Timothy Johnson writing on behalf of the Children’s Ministries Committee, of which I’m a member.
Do we have an opportunity for you!
We have some fantastic young children who could use YOU as the leader of their Sunday Children’s Group (formerly known as Sunday School). We have a multitude of opportunities with varying ages, ensuring there will be a spot at the table for you. But wait, there’s more! You get to CHOOSE which Sunday mornings you’d like to be with these kiddos! How lucky you are!
On a more serious note, the timing of this article’s composition couldn’t be more appropriate in my opinion. I’m writing just two days after the passing of fellow UCUCC chorister John Lewis. I sang next to John for five years and in that time I knew him to be the utmost in character and compassion. On Sunday mornings over the last six months or so, John would give my son Apollo rides on his slick red electric wheelchair and let Apollo honk the horn. The joy on Apollo’s face when he would see John every Sunday melted my heart and inspired me to be more compassionate and engaging with the children of our church.
John, who will be sorely missed and forever treasured, reminds me that we are called as the church to live into enriching the lives of all its children, just as John did with Apollo. This opportunity is, in essence, the wheel that weaves the newly spun threads of the church which will become its cloth for years to come. What could be a more vital role?
It’s a secret so don’t spread it: you don’t even have to be that good, or think of yourself as a teacher! Betsy Herring gives you a lesson ahead of time. You read it. You think about it. Come Sunday, you talk it over with the kids, and voila! I guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two as well. Gosh, you might even have FUN.