To learn about UIM SS
Sunday School Materials
Every year, "Create Caring Congregations" or CCC, which transforms congregations into "one caring family of God" is offered along with UIM SS.
To Review our Current UIM SS Series read this column below:
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2013-2014: "Binding Generations Together in and through God’s Love"- Lectionary Series C-A
2014-2015: "Christian Character Building" - Lectionary Series A-B
2015-2016: "Building Healthy Christian Generations, Body and Soul" - Lectionary Series B-C
2016-2017: "Bringing God’s Order to Generations of Chaos" - Lectionary Series C-A
2017-2018: "Welcome All God's Children" - Lectionary A-B
NEW! 2018-2019:"Sacrifice: Give as God Has Given to Us" - Lectionary B-C
NEW!2019-2020 "Servanthood: Serving God in Word and Deed" - Lectionary C-A
NEW! 2020-2021: "Bringing Christ Back" - Lectionary A-B - Lectionary Series A-B
2021-2022: "Holding All God Has Created Sacred" - Lectionary Series B-C
"Yes" and "No". UIM SS offers Bible Stories, memorization, application activities, teachable crafts, and take homes, just like other SS programs. However.....UIM SS also offers SO MUCH MORE!
DO YOU KNOW?
Each UIM Year four (4)UIM SS Series offer UIM Resources that support each other under the same weekly Scripture and yearly Theme:
How do younger and older all learn together? UIM SS lessons are designed for every generation to learn as much as they are able to comprehend. This means that, in the same lesson, younger generations learn the basics. Older generations are helped to look and think deeper, through readings, questions and activities. As the older learn by answering questions, the younger learn by hearing the answers. UIM SS lessons are simple, for even the youngest to comprehend, yet, contain the ingredients to teach complex Christian principles, which are comprehended according to age and ability
How do we keep all ages interested? Caring for one another is a major part of UIM SS, and as members care for each other, ( help with activities, reading, crafts, handing out, picking up, even cleaning up), they are kept busy. Also, those who seem disinterested, are asked to repeat answers, if they are younger, or to answer more questions, if they are older. All ages are kept busy through constant activities . UIM SS moves quickly from one activity to the next, specifically to hold the interest of those who need constant stimulation.
AND, THERE IS MORE : In UIM SS, when one generation shares their faith, other generations grow in faith. A great deal of faith and life mentoring can happen, through sharing during lessons, and in the caring atmosphere UIM SS provides. Often learning is so simple, it is not evident. Generations inspire generations to attend by simply showing up every Sunday. Generations who participate, even in the smallest way, inspire other generations to participate, and by participating, all grow in knowledge and faith. And, those who attend are taught how to pass on what they learn, from generation to generation. UIM SS is a gift that never stops giving!
LAST, BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST: The child-like quality of UIM SS is intentional. In Matthew 18:3 our Lord tells us we must become like little children (trusting, open-minded and receptive). In Matthew 11:25 we read that God hides from the wise, what He reveals to little children. UIM SS helps generations become, like little children, in their faith and lives, so that they can understand what God is saying, and receive more fully, what God offers, in and through His Word.
How exactly are deeper Christian faith and life concepts taught? Each UIM SS Series concentrates on one issue that is current, and can be applied to society and generations. The wisdom and power of God's Word are used to address each issue, in and through faith in Christ. Basically, generations learn, over and over again, for 13 weeks, how to address this issue, using God's Word, Sacraments and Prayer. This continuing process helps them improve their own faith and lives, and equips and encourages them to reach out to improve the faith and lives of others, in their families, congregations, communities, and potentially in the world, for generations. Ultimately, this process reunites and strengthens generations in faith, to handle, prevent, and heal problems and tragedies.
Doesn't teaching the same basic principle get boring for some? UIM SS, and all SS's. share the same message every week, in different ways. God's message doesn't change. And, so, yes it can seem boring, or at least like it has been heard before. Sadly, many do not attend UIM SS every week, and so it takes them 13 weeks, and even longer, to learn one principle. Some do begin to repeat the principle being taught, and may act like or even tell you they already know it. This is exciting, and positive! Learning has taken place, and no one even had to study hard. It came naturally, through repetition. That is the wonderful part about UIM SS. Generations are learning without realizing it. Leaders can compliment such learning, and help those who feel bored, or as if they already know things, to see that they have learned them, through repetition, or without their even knowing it. Then encourage those who know to teach others, because that is what UIM SS is all about.
• Offer every week. • Offer once a month.
• Offer for one or more months a year. • Offer for one quarter, or more a year.
When you order one UIM SS Series or Quarter You Receive: