Promotion Sunday coming up Oct. 18

Each fall at Oconee Street UMC, children are invited to the altar to stand with their Sunday school classes and officially start the new year. The kids who are promoting to a new Sunday school class take a ceremonial step to join a new group and meet a new teacher.

While we currently aren’t meeting for in-person Sunday school or worship, the children’s Sunday school teachers want to mark this time and get a chance to see the precious faces we miss. While children and youth in third grade and older will continue to meet online, we are launching some socially-distant activities this fall and winter that we hope the youngest Methodists will enjoy and help them feel connected to their church. 

On Oct. 18 at 2 p.m., the church will hold Promotion Sunday in a drive-thru format, where kids will get a chance to see their Sunday school teachers, celebrate their place in the church and receive gifts, including the pins and certificates that they normally take home from the ceremony at the altar. Third-graders will receive Bibles and seventh-graders will get their confirmation workbooks.

If you are new to OSUMC and would like to get your kids involved in Sunday school, now’s the time. We’d love to celebrate you joining Sunday school and allow your kids to meet their teachers in person (if through the car window).  

So, families with kids, mark your calendars and, if you would, fill out this RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.!