Bible Sunday and the Third Grade Bible Class


Each fall as Sunday School begins, the Van Meter United Methodist Church celebrates Bible Sunday by giving an age appropriate Bible to our third graders. We believe by the third grade students have developed the reading skills needed to enable them to benefit from having a Bible of their very own. Perhaps you remember receiving a Bible from your childhood church? Perhaps you still have it and use it? Bibles given to children by their church hold significant meaning.

Each third-grade child is presented with a Bible on Bible Sunday in September during the regular worship service.

We hope this special Bible from the church will support and guide our children's faith journey. To further this aim, Christian Education Director Stacy Peterson leads a special 3rd grade Bible class during the Sunday School hour for several weeks following Bible Sunday to teach these children how to use their new Bible. We request a parent or grandparent come with their child and be present in the class as their Bible partner.

You can support your child's growing faith by making every effort to be present on Bible Sunday and by being their Bible partner in the following weeks. Make Bible Sunday a significant day; bring the whole family to church. Tell your child this is an important moment. Beat the drum, sound the symbols! This is how we pass on the faith.

If you are the parent of a third-grade child at our church and have not received your letter about this program by early September, please call the church office.

Looking forward to seeing you on Bible Sunday!

receiving the Word of God

Bibles are handed out Bible Sunday.  Recepients attend classes on how to use their new Bibles.