Pre-School Enrollment Now Open!
LeRoy UMC Pre-School is now enrolling students for Fall 2019! For more information or to enroll your child call the pre-school at 330-887-5700 today!
Blessing of the Backpacks
In preparation for the start of school on Wednesday, August 21, we will have a backpack blessing during worship on Sunday, August 18. All students (preschool through graduate school) are encouraged to bring their new backpacks to worship that day so that Pastor Robin may pray over them. All school personnel are also invited for this special time of prayer.
“A Fresh Start” Sermon Series
There’s something about back-to-school that makes everyone feel the possibility of a fresh start. For students leaving behind the grades of prior semesters, becoming an A student feels like a possibility once again. Getting new school supplies is fun and that new pencil box, markers, and notebooks give the feeling of starting with a clean slate. A new window to the world is open and anything seems possible. Back-to-school can ignite these feelings in adults as well – it’s almost like a mini-new year! Parents think about how they’ll be more involved in school, and perhaps church. Adult learners start new semesters and move a little closer to that degree or goal that they’ve long dreamed of. Older adults enjoy reliving memories as they watch children go through this rite of passage.
Back-to-school season is also a time of refocus for the church, bringing people together to start new spiritual disciplines. New Sunday School classes and Bible Studies begin and we open ourselves to new ways for the Holy Spirit to flourish.
“A Fresh Start” is a four-week series, beginning August 18, that will address the following topics:
Week 1: Backpack Blessings: taking God with you to face fear, uncertainty and dreams
Week 2: Fitting In, or Becoming Fit: self-acceptance, peer pressure and self-worth in God
Week 3: When the Lead Breaks: dealing with disappointment
Week 4: Each Day a New Beginning: learning how to begin again