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Education at Woodside Road United Methodist Church

Sunday school is offered weekly for children K-5th grade (the exception is the second Sunday of the month when we celebrate Family Worship in Watters Hall). Our curriculum is Deep Blue Kids, see here for more information (https://www.deepbluekids.com/). Children gather in worship with the whole congregation for a time of singing and prayer before going to Sunday school. Nursery care is available for our youngest friends. Of course, children are always welcome in worship.

Children's educationWe love having children and youth in our church family and offering classes and groups for them. Jesus was an amazing teacher. He started where his listeners were and helped them see how His truth applied to their lives. He loved them and they learned how to be loving people. We try to follow His lead as we teach, caring for our students and helping them learn what Bible stories can mean for them, in age appropriate ways.

Sunday Morning Schedule

Everyone comes to worship at 10:30 and then the children leave with teachers about 10:45, after the Pastor's “Youth Moments”.  Grades K-5 meet in room 6, except on Second Sundays and occasional holidays. On those days we encourage families to worship together; the services are especially planned to engage all ages!

Youth groupUnited Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) meets in room 7 at 11:45-1:30,  on alternate Sundays.  Lunch is included.   They also have special events and field trips.  All youth in grades 6-12 are warmly invited.  We also offer a Confirmation program for youth as appropriate. 

For more information, contact Jane Day at or 650-384-5607.

 

 

 


Youth Group NewsEducation and Youth News

Our youth will participate in a Sierra Service Project (SSP) July 9-15, where they will help a low income community near San Diego.

Sierra Service ProjectSSP projects are work weeks to help communities with projects like cleaning, painting, refurbishing etc.

There will be youth from other churches there also. You can learn about SSP at the website sierraserviceproject.org.

Our teens have been fundraising for this trip since December and are very grateful to all who have supported that. In December they sold See’s candy and then they sponsored a big rummage sale in February.

So far they have about ¾ of the cost for their trip, and will do at least one more fundraiser, in May. They hope to rent a van so they can travel together.

 

Report on Rummage Sale - February 20, 2017

Despite the drizzle all day, receipts from the sale were almost $1500.

This will help our youth participate in a Sierra Service Project next July 9-15. They will be working with a low income community near San Diego, doing whatever is needed. SSP projects usually involve building fences, painting, cleaning and repairing buildings, etc. The group will also have an opportunity to visit Mexico one day.

Many incredible volunteers made this sale very successful, and we are so grateful for their good natured and energetic help! In particular, before, during and after the event, Helen Lomas, Janice McOmber, Vince Hodgens, Andy Truong, Christi and Rebecca Frost, Cathy Taylor and Nicola and Nico Guarino were invaluable help. Jean Massing was in charge of jewelry, with Rebekah Dubois helping price it. Mary Nelson and Janice were our cashiers. Meg Emori, Charis Borrman, Bonnie Day, Diana Reddy, Anne Hinton and Nancy Whitecar were also great support with setting up, pricing and/or at the sale.

We went home tired but it was fun to work with good friends all day! We had a huge collection of items to sell, and thank all who contributed.

On Wednesday Ty Swanson brought his trailer and we transported the unsold things to the Ecumenical Hunger Fund and Salvation Army warehouses. Walter Day and Vince helped with this. We also thank David Corrales and other Templo members for graciously moving their Children’s church on the 19th to rooms 5-6 so we could set up in Watters Hall that afternoon.

Other UMYF News

The group earned $400 from selling See’s candy in December, which will cover one registration for our SSP. Many thanks to all who purchased See’s from them!

Since then some generous friends have donated three more registrations, and we are very grateful.

On January 15, the group attended Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, and helped serve the free lunch they offer after worship. Cecil Williams is in a wheelchair now, but he preached.

Glide is a very unique church. It was dying when he was appointed there in 1963. He reached out to the diverse community of hippies, addicts, gays, poor and marginalized, and embraced the civil rights movement.

They began serving free meals, the music became soul and jazz, and the church became a home for political as well as spiritual change. He preached “we must all be the cross” and he’s still a powerful preacher.

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