There is a place for your child here. Children are always welcome in the worship service, and our church strives to include all generations in events wherever possible.
ForKIDS on Sundays
Four or five people are needed to teach Sunday School each Sunday since we adopted the Safe Haven Policy, and we never know for sure how many children attend any given week. Our goal is to have enough people so that they will teach once a Month, and five more more volunteers could make that happen.
Three cheers to the following amazing people who helped with Sunday School September through December: John Reese, Rich and Candy Mathes, Meg Shaw, Lori Roozen, Kathleen and Jim Fink, Deb Squires. We’re off to a great start with dedicated people!
SAFE HAVEN Training
All people who work with children are required to attend one of two Sunday 9:30- 10:20 trainings with Sarah Tatterson on January 14 and 21. It involves seeing a video and short discussion. Please attend even if you think you MIGHT volunteer with children over the course of the coming year, in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, or other occasional ways. Parents are also encouraged to attend the training, so they are clear as to how QALC is looking out for their children.
ForKIDS Giving Project
Jimmy Porter and his family organized the giving project for November/December, reported to the Sunday School during the opening, and the information was received by everyone with enthusiasm.
Over $700 was raised to buy goats, chicks and roosters through ELCA Good Gifts for those in need. The children will write thank-you cards on Sunday, January 14, and and on the 21st, decide which animals to purchase with the funds they raised. Thanks to all who helped the children with the project.
On November 18, Rich and Candy Mathes and Terry Anderson attended a workshop on Godly Play. We are in the process of discussion how to move ahead, so if you have taught Godly Play and/or are interested in helping to organize this at QAL, please contact Terry Anderson.
Our Sunday School meets from fall to spring each year on Sundays. Start time is at 9:00. We open in the Chapel, then move to the upstairs room for age-appropriate break-out sessions. We welcome children pre-school up to 5th grade during this time. We hope to see your family’s children there in the fall!
9/10–Sunday School Kickoff
10/1—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
10/29 – No Sunday School; Reformation Day festivities
11/5—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
11/26-No Sunday School (Thanksgiving weekend)
12/3—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
12/24-No Sunday School (Christmas Eve Day)
12/31-No Sunday School (New Years Eve)
01/07—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
02/04—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
02/18—No Sunday School (Presidents’ Day weekend)
03/04—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
04/01—No Sunday School; Easter Sunday! Join us at our Easter Brunch!
04/08—No Sunday School (Spring break for public schools)
05/06—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
05/20 Last Day of Sunday School—Pentecost Celebration
TERRY ANDERSON is our new Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Terry lives with husband Bill in Edmonds, and they are members at Trinity Lutheran, Lynwood. She is a retired teacher and worked in children’s ministry while Bill, now a retired ELCA minister, served at International Churches. Terry and Bill enjoyed living and working overseas for thirty years. Back in Seattle, Terry has fun with their five grandchildren and keeps busy with yoga, hiking, taking long walks, and taking classes. Most of all she enjoys teaching children at school and church, and is now excited to join the children’s ministry efforts at QALC. Terry can be reached at church on Wednesdays, and is present at Sunday School two Sundays each month. Reach her by email at email@example.com