Who Is There Waiting?
August 10, 2022 Creekwood United Methodist Church

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Promotion Sunday

“Make me to know your way, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.”

(Psalm 25:4-5 NRSV)

Today students in Allen, McKinney, and Frisco venture into the unknown of a new grade, with new teachers, and another year’s worth of knowledge and growth. Our students in Wylie will do the same tomorrow and our students in Plano on the 12th. Students in Lovejoy will get their day on August 15 to experience the same kind of excitement and nervousness of another new step along their journey of maturation.

But what won’t change for any of those students is who is waiting in those classrooms to guide them.

Deuteronomy 31:8 tells us, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” One of the hallmarks of Wesleyan/Methodist theology is the understanding of God’s prevenient grace or “the grace that goes before.” It is the understanding that even before we’ve reached any level of spiritual enlightenment God is guiding us, shaping us, and working within us to bring good and find God. We believe that God is already with your student, guiding and shaping them through all that they will learn and experience in school this year.

This Sunday, August 14, your children and students will have a similarly exciting experience at Creekwood. As they explore a new grade in school, starting this Sunday they’ll adventure to a new level of spiritual depth and continue building strong relationships as they move up a grade level in Sunday school and programming.

Did they just start Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade? They get to go to Children’s Sunday school in the Kid’s Worship Room with Ms. Caitlin! HELLO Creekwood Bucks store!

Did they just start 3rd grade? They get their own special class in the Red Room to explore the brand new Bible we’re going to give them on September 11.

Did they move up to 4th grade? There’s a unique class just for 4th and 5th graders in the Teal Room to help them explore bigger questions and what being a part of the church means.

Stay tuned for more information on special events such as “Wonderfully Made” and Mission Possible Kids.

Did they move up to 6th, 7th, or 8th grade? There’s a few things for you:

-Sunday morning Middle School Sunday school will meet in the Middle School Center at 9:45am.

Confirmation will also meet in the Middle School Center at 9:45am. The class that started in January will meet in “the Garage” and the new class will meet in the “Large Room.” For the new class, confirmation will be an optional class for anyone entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, so that parents can help choose when their child is ready to explore full church membership and engagement. We recommend the 7th-grade year as a good year of maturity and exploration. For anyone who chooses not to do confirmation, Middle School Sunday school is available. We ask that if you register for confirmation, you aim to commit to the majority of the year. For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

-Wednesday nights from 5-7 pm, Middle School students can attend “Creekwood Students on Wednesday” for a time all their own of fun, time in a small group, and dinner. This will happen in the Worship Center.

Did they move up to 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade? Here’s what’s waiting for you:

-Sunday morning High School Sunday school will meet in the Student Center at 9:45am.

-Wednesday nights from 6-8pm, High School student can attend “Creekwood Students on Wednesday” for a time all their own of fun, time in a small group, and dinner. This will happen in the Worship Center.

And what about those who graduated? Well, tell Pastor Adam, because there’s a new group for college and young adults that is being put together as you read this.

Are you in 34th grade (or above) like me? Check out the Sunday morning and weekday adult groups that you can be a part of to continue our life-long learning pursuit of the ways and paths of the Lord, AND stayed tuned for future Wednesday night Bible studies.

Of course, we should note that in the Bible (as in modern day) the primary way that God instructs, reaches, heals, and loves us is through inspired people who choose to walk in the ways of the Lord. That means the teachers who are eagerly awaiting their new crop of kids are God’s hands and feet. It also means that at church, for our children and student spiritual formation to be successful, we need God’s hands and feet through your hands and feet. Whether on Wednesday nights with 6th-12th graders or Sunday mornings somewhere along the age spectrum of K-12th graders, our children will not get the fullness of what God has for them if we do not show it to them. I’d invite you to consider how you can help be the prevenient grace that inspires them to a life of faithful learning and relationship with Christ.


David Lessner

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