Preschool Jumps into Fall Activities (October 2019)

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

The beginning of the new school year has arrived, and Our Father’s House is rolling out the red carpet to welcome our 2019-2020 students and families.  A slate of mission projects and activities is under way.  Here are a few of the highlights happening during the next month or so…


September Missions Project

Our September Mission Project is to collect boxed cereal and to donate them to the Pitman Food Pantry.  So far, we’ve collected 70 boxes of cereal to help feed families in our community.


October Missions Project

The children will be given  a box to collect for UMCOR throughout the month of October.  Families are asked to keep it on your table and perhaps discuss at mealtime the ways that the money we collect can help children in different countries.  

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by war, conflict or natural disaster. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response to people in more than 80 countries, including the United States.  100% of the money donated goes toward this effort. Children will return their boxes of monetary contributions to their teachers during the week of October 28th. 

In addition to the UMCOR boxes, we are also collecting jars of peanut butter for our local food pantry.  Peanut butter is a good source of protein and vitamin B-6. It also provides a good amount of essential vitamins and minerals. 



October’s Verse of the Month

During the month of October, our featured verse will be Matthew 7:12:

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.



Friendly Firemen

On October 8 and 9,  our friendly fireman will visit OFH to talk with the kids and to give them a chance to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire engine. This is always a highlight and we look forward to seeing them and learning more. 


Zimmerman’s Farm Market

On days between October 15-17, the children will take a trip to Zimmerman’s Farm Market.  Pumpkins, Cider, and all sorts of Fall Fun will make this a special day.



Picture taking sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23rd and 24th.  All children will be photographed and class pictures will be taken.  Parents will be able to purchase a Memory Mate photo. 


Flu Clinic

 The county will sponsor a flu shot clinic in our church, and on October 22 a special session for the Our Father’s House children will be offered during the school day.





Something for the Parents

Naturally, the activities in Our Father’s House focus on the children.  But, we haven’t forgotten about the Moms and Dads who bring their children to our preschool. 

PUMC’s Debbie Slenkamp and Sue Crispin will lead a morning Bible Study specifically for Our Father’s House parents.  It will be held on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 AM in the Junior High Room (which is on the 2nd floor- right above your child’s classrooms). It will be a wonderful chance for  parents to meet each other as we learn more about the Bible.




+     +     +     +     +     +      +     +


To learn more about the Our Father’s House Preschool, click this button:    Our Fathers House  


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *