Saturday, January 3
Presbytery of Glacier
The congregations in Dayton and Hot Springs may be small in number (Dayton, 28; Hot Springs, 11), but they are great in spirit and vitality!
Each congregation has reached out to the children in its small community by hosting an after-school Christian education time. Both churches are located very near their public schools, so hosting elementary children after school was a natural fit.
In these joy-full ministries, volunteers provide a quality time of Bible study, games, activities, crafts, homework help, and—of course—snacks. It’s common for the number of children who participate in the program during the school year to exceed the number of members of each congregation!
In addition to serving the children, the congregations are building lasting and meaningful relationships with the parents and other adults of the community.
For both congregations, this alternative to traditional Sunday school has proved an opportunity to offer a vibrant and loving witness to Christ in their small towns.
Dayton and Hot Springs are two of the 18 congregations in the Presbytery of Glacier.
—Marsha Zell Anson, general presbyter / stated clerk
Let us join in prayer for:
Marsha Zell Anson, member, PMA Board
Young Adult Volunteers
Seong Eun Choi, Thomas Rowles, and Elizabeth Zupp, Chinook
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Gracious and loving God, we give thanks to you for those who serve the children of their communities, and we are especially grateful for their desire to grow new disciples of Jesus Christ. May we always remember to find new and creative ways to bring the children to you. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.