VBS - video
Our Youth and Family Director has sent this information out concerning the series " 13 Reasons Why". It is about Suicide and lots of the kids are watching it. Please be informed and let the kids and even adults know they can and should talk about it to someone.. We are here at Immanuel our doors are open.
"Immanuel Families, Last week Superintendent Julia Espe shared information with all families in our school district about the Netflix TV series,13 Reasons Why. It is a series based on a young adult novel written by Jay Asher. She stated, “The series depicts a young person’s death by suicide and includes graphic scenes involving several sensitive topics such as depression, sexual assault, stalking, and drug use. The series is especially popular with middle school and high school students and is readily accessible on any mobile device or laptop.” In the Netflix series neither Hannah nor her friends reach out for help. The show does not depict that parents are the number one resource for their teen and the 13 Reasons Why series does not address the topic of mental illness or depression. In addition to the school district resources, Immanuel staff and volunteers are also available for support and referral services when concerns like this arise. Pastor Paul and I are available to listen, provide support and resources.We are not suggesting you watch the series but if your children are, watch it with them. It is important to talk about the many aspects of this story the series does not address. Today, a news report indicated that a sequel series will follow. Dr Espe listed some resources and I have included those and a few others.
13 Reasons Why Talking Points (JED Foundation)
How 13 Reasons Why Gets Suicide Wrong: Voices (USA Today)
This Is What's Missing From 13 Reasons Why (Teen Vogue)
Hotline: Text LIFE to 61222. txt4life.org/ National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Preventing Youth Suicide Brief Facts Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips or Parents and Educators In Christ,"
Sue VanHooser Director of Ministries with Children, Youth & Families Immanuel Lutheran Church
Sunday School - 9:00 to 10:00 am
Children 3 years old and up are invited to participate in Sunday School. Sunday School begins at 9:00 am with grades 3 to 5 gathering to sing and then moving to individual classrooms for Bible study and fun learning activities. Grades P-K to 2 go to class first and end in large group singing. 6th grade and up meet for discussions, activities and videos that tend to focus around faith and other current youth issues.
Wednesday Night Program Schedule
• 3:30 - WASP
• 5:15 - Meal, all children, and families are welcome
• 6:00 - Confirmation Large Group with Pastor Paul
• 6:30 - Small Group Instruction
Wednesday After School Program
Children are bused directly from their school to Church.
They are involved in Craft activities and Christian lessons.
Children do not have to be a member of Immanuel to go to WASP.
Your Children can invite their friends.
ALL ARE WELCOME.
The confirmation program at Immanuel is for grades 6-8. The curriculum is Here We Stand. Pastor Paul provides large group instruction on the Small Catechism and then students break into small groups with guides who continue the topic discussion. Each confirmation student is also paired with a mentor. Mentors walk with their student through their confirmation experience and faith development. Students are confirmed at the beginning of their 9th-grade year.
High School Youth Group
Youth Summer Calendar
CURRENT YOUTH EVENTS
PAST YOUTH EVENTS
PARENT DAY MAKING CHURCH CALENDARS
YOUTH MAKING SANDWICHES FOR SANDWICH MAN
MIDDLE SCHOOL GATHERING
SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM
November Sunday School Parent Day
Making Thanksgiving Bags for the Princeton Pantry
October Sunday School Parent Day
Summer 2016 Mission Trip
Mission Trip to Niagara Falls
UPCOMING SYNOD EVENTS
CAMP ONOMIA EVENTS