Parents are first and foremost the teachers of the children of our parish, says Heather Honkomp, director of religious education at St. Joseph Catholic Church, which is looking for volunteers for pre-K through 12th grade classes this year. Interested parents are urged to indicate their desire to volunteer on their children’s registration forms.
Located at 1028 N. Eighth Ave., St. Joseph is also getting ready for its religious education school year. Classes begin on Sept. 17. St. Joseph wants to remind kids to make religious education a part of their regular schedule this school year. For more information about religious education at St. Joseph Catholic Church, call the church at (515) 462-1083 or visit the website at www.saintjosephchurch.net.
The World of Life Church, located at 2611 Highway 169, is encouraging the kids in the community to make weekly youth meetings a part of their regular schedule as well. World of Life’s youth group, Wired Teen Ministry, is a place for students in grades 7 – 12 to meet to explore and celebrate their faith together.
But before the summer is officially over, World of Life’s youth are meeting for an Encounter Weekend from 6 p.m. on Aug. 24 to 1 p.m. on Aug. 25. For $10 kids get breakfast, lunch and dinner and a chance to connect and reconnect with friends from summer camp. There will be guest speakers and plenty of opportunities to celebrate spirituality and the end of the summer.
Learn more about the World of Life’s end-of-summer youth events by calling the church at (515) 462-4405 or by visiting the website at www.wolchurch.com.
First United Presbyterian Church, located at 210 W. Green St., is sending off the season as well with a new fall worship schedule beginning Sept. 9. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. each week, followed by worship at 10:15.
First United Presbyterian is celebrating the end of the season with Worship in the Park on Aug. 19 at South Shelter. Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m., and worship follows at 9. For more information about First United Presbyterian’s events, call the church at (515) 462-326, or go to www.wintersetpresbyterian.org.