Elementary Newsletter




September 26, 2021


This Week in Sunday School…

In our final Sunday to study Nehemiah, we head to Nehemiah 3–4, 6:15-16, and 8:1-17 and read that God helped Nehemiah and the people finish the wall in only 52 days! They celebrated what God had done for them, not only during those 52 days but throughout their history as His people. They heard God’s word and remembered how God had been faithful to them. They had a lot to be thankful for! The main thing we want to learn today is to look for ways to celebrate what God has done.


September Memory Verse

Our 1st – 5th graders have the opportunity to learn a different Bible verse each month. Children can recite their verse in the elementary office before or after Sunday School. Kids who recite their verse successfully will get a sweet treat, and will have a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the school year!

September’s memory verse is: Work at everything you do with all your heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord.  ~Colossians 3:23


Children’s Choir is Back!

Formerly known as Music & Arts, the VHUMC Children’s Choir invites any child K-5th grade to join us from 5:30 – 6:15 pm on Wednesday evenings directly following church dinner. We meet in the Fellowship Hall and move to separate rooms for age-appropriate instruction. During our time together children will learn what it means to use their God-given gifts to sing and praise the Lord. We also explore other arts activities as we seek to teach the whole child. Parents are welcome to stay and help if available. We will dismiss directly to Bible Pathfinders at 6:15 pm.



Bible Pathfinders

Our 1st – 5th graders meet on Wednesday nights from 6:15 – 7:00 on the elementary floor in room 221 for Bible Study. Bible Pathfinders is a great place for us to grow closer to God! We reinforce our Sunday School lessons by continuing to teach children to “engage” in their faith.

The 3 main points we highlight are:

Making Wise Choices
Building Strong Relationships
Developing Deeper Faith

We study the Bible, play games, participate in activities, crafts, have discussion and more! We would love your child to join us!

Email Jamie Meeks for more information.


Wednesday Night Dinner

We have dinner on Wednesday nights starting at 5:00 pm. We hope you will join us and others in a time of fellowship to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Chef Charlie!

The cost is $7 per adult and $4 per child with a $25 family maximum. We encourage you to make a dinner reservation so we can prepare enough food. Click the link below or contact Margaret Flowers (mflowers@vhumc.org / 769-0112) to reserve your meals. You can prepay online or pay at the door.


5 Conversations

(It is not too late to register for this!)

This book study addresses the dynamic social and spiritual issues affecting our kids from cradle to college. This study helps parents prepare the ongoing discussions needed in your daughters and sons formative years.  “5 Discussions You Must Have With Your Daughter” will be led by Kym Prewitt and Stephen Christie for 5 Sundays, from 4-5 pm, in the Fellowship Hall, beginning September 12th.

“5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son” will be led by Kelly Bottcher and Malcolm and Amy Prewitt. It will also be held for 5 Sundays, from 5:15-6:15pm, in the Fellowship Hall, beginning September 12th.

You can register using the link below.

See you there!!!

Premie Items Needed

The definition of S.O.S. is an urgent appeal for help. We have an urgent appeal for help! We have heard of a need in Georgia for sleep gowns, socks, sleep sacks and sound machines for underprivileged newborns that are born premature and are born with withdrawals. These children do not have any clothing whatsoever, so let’s shower them in clothing and show Christ’s love the best we can from VHUMC. All items can be dropped at the missions office near the church library.

Suggested sizes are premie or 0-3 months. Items needed are premie size socks, sleep gowns, day gowns, and sound machines. Thank you VHUMC for answering this S.O.S. call to be the hands and feet of Christ for those that are less fortunate.

For more information: please contact Rachael Hayes at rhayes@vhumc.org or 205-769-0143.


Happy Birthday!

Evans Riley – Sepember 26th

Vincent Black – October 1st

Ben Drumm – October 1st

Harrison Reed – October 2nd