Associated Conference: Education

Associated Conference: Education

Aug 30, 2016

by Valerie Probasco

Children’s Conference Committee Member

SDB Church of Shiloh, NJ

The focus of this year’s Associated Conference was taken from the General Conference theme, but elaborated on one key component: EDUCATION. We were delighted to spend this week of our faith walk with approximately 45 kids from our SDB family. Each day, the kids spent time learning different “subject areas” and how they are represented in the Bible.

One example included Math and the Bible. Our youngest Conference-goers learned about numbers that are in some of our beloved Bible stories, such as Creation and Noah’s Ark. Our older children covered key verses and stories that represented numbers throughout the Old and New Testaments. It was amazing to hear how many they could name without clues! The Kindergarten and First Grade Class had a hands-on week of learning what God teaches us about Science. Other topics of the week included: History and the Bible, Geography and the Bible, as well as Languages and the Bible. Each day in Music Class, the kids learned specific scriptures that we now sing as some of our favorite praise songs to the Lord.

Throughout the week we prepared crafts in Art Class to share at a local nursing home, Wellsville Manor Care. The residents loved hearing the children sing and we were blessed to see our kids reach out to them with the love of Christ. Our other off-campus activity was a road trip to Camp Harley Sutton. Everyone enjoyed the ride on the water slide, but it was equally fun cheering for each other and laughing at the big splashes at the bottom of the hill. We greatly thank Mr. Nelson Snyder who faithfully manned the hose and gave the kids tips on how to get the best ride!

The Children’s Conference Committee would like to thank everyone who taught or helped out during the week. We had a wonderful time and couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks also to Charlotte Chroniger who organized the curriculum, materials, staff, and program to provide a smooth and enjoyable week for our young SDBs. This year marked Charlotte’s 17th year serving as the Director of Children’s Conference, and we are all so blessed by her selfless contribution. We are excited to pass the torch to Emily Watt and a new Children’s Conference team, and look forward to all the Lord is going to do in the future!


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