PATH NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS
November 6 6th Grade Parent Night
(all events are during Wednesday Night lesson times unless otherwise indicated)
November 6 Lesson Night: Jesus Performs Miracles
November 9 6th Grade Saturday Community Serve: Mobile Food Pantry at LOC 9:00am-1:00pm
November 9 8th Grade Saturday Church Serving: Fall Clean-up at LOC 1:00pm-4:00pm
November 13 8th Grade Parent Night
November 13 Lesson Night: The First Church
November 20 Lesson Night: World Religions and Christian Denominations
November 27 Thanksgiving Worship 5pm or 7pm (attendance expected)
November 27 All Grades Church Serving Opportunity: Pie Fest Students and parents needed to help cut and serve pies. Contact Nancy Lawrence to Help after 5pm or 7pm Thanksgiving service.
November 30 7th Grade Saturday Church Serving 10:00am-1:00pm: Decorate church and make Pre-K Angel Ornaments
PATH Retreat MERGE 2014
Click Here to Register for Retreat
Something powerful happens with we get away from our daily enviroment and spend time together as a community of fellow believers. Group relationship bonds and spiritual development are are strengthened in a way that is so rewarding to students and leaders. The PATH Retreat is held at Camp Timber-Lee Christian Center in East Troy, Wisconsin. The retreat is led by Pastors and leaders as speakers and worskshop leaders and includes music by LOC Praise Team Members. There is a time for fun and team building in a beautful out of doors setting.
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Serving Event Reflection Form
PATH is Light of Christ's ministry with students in grades 6-8 which incorporates relevant teaching, engaging worship, service opportunities and interactive small groups. We meet weekly August through May. Students experience large group worship and lessons followed by small group discussion and prayer time. PATH ministry prepares students for confirming their faith.
What is Confirmation?
Confirmation offers students the opportunity to affirm that they are on a journey of faith with Christ. This is not the "end" of one's faith journey, nor is it equivalent to salvation. Most students participate in the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) service in the spring of their 8th grade year.
What is taught?
We will challenge students in their faith by covering the following topics: Knowing God and the Apostle’s Creed; Life as a Follower of God and the 10 Commandments; LOC’s Marks of Discipleship, the Lord’s Prayer and Sacraments.
When is PATH?
PATH meets weekly on Wednesday evenings during the school year with occasional events on other nights or weekends as outlined in the PATH calendar below.
6th and 7th graders meet on Wednesday nights from 6:00 - 7:30pm
8th graders meet on Wednesday nights from 7:15 - 8:45pm.
Can students invite friends to PATH?
At Light of Christ Church we are passionate about spreading the Gospel and we highly encourage students to bring friends to PATH. Our hope is that after visiting twice, a student will register and be a permanently placed in a group to get the most out of their experience.
Learn more by reading our handbook!
Registration for the 2013-2014 PATH program is happening now! Registration fee is $60/student.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
How can parents and other adults help?
PATH Small Group Leaders
Committed leaders are the backbone of PATH. Leaders provide positive examples of what it means to pursue the heart of Jesus as they facilitate discussion within a small group and build trusting relationships. Each leader is responsible for facilitating a small group of 6-8 students of the same gender. Ideally, each small group will have two leaders. It is the goal of our leaders to model an authentic personal relationship with Jesus that is contagious for students and encourages their discipleship. All leaders receive relevant equipping, tools and support throughout the year needed to guide students in their faith journey. PATH meets on Wednesday evenings September - May. Interested? Download the Small Group Leader Description and Time Commitment and PATH Leader Application.
Contact: Katherine Vanderwerf or Jared Skorburg
Our Administrative Team supports our Wednesday night programming with organization, efficiency, and knowledge. They assist PATH staff and leaders with check-in, collecting and disseminating information, and answering questions that come up.
Contact: Katherine Vanderwerf
Assistance is needed on Wednesday nights and fun nights for lights, sound, video and computer equipment. Training will be provided by LOC's Sound Ministry.
Members of the Prayer Team are committed to praying for the PATH ministry, staff, students, leaders, and volunteers. Prayer Team meets Wednesday evenings during programming in Pastor Sharon's office.
Contact: Pastor Sharon
Katherine Vanderwerf, Youth Ministry Coordinator
Jared Skorburg, Confirmation Ministry Manager
Pr. Sharon Rogers, Associate Pastor