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Weekday Religious Education needs sponsors

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012

By the Book Weekday Religious Education is a voluntary released time education program established in 1945 that is sponsored by the Associated Churches of Huntington County, Inc. It uses energetic and fun curriculum to provide third and fourth grade students of the Huntington County public schools with biblical knowledge.

Nearly 95 percent of third and fourth grade students in Huntington County meet voluntarily, once a week for 30 to 35 minutes, depending on the school, for 32 weeks of the school calendar year. Classes are held by trained teachers in mobile classrooms within a short distance from all seven elementary schools.

Donations of private individuals, local churches and organizations allow the program to be offered free of charge to students. The cost to the Associated Churches to provide the program is $52 per student per year. The Associated Churches, however, are facing a budget shortfall for the next school year and are encouraging anyone who would like to contribute to the program or to sponsor a student or students to begin as soon as possible. Sponsoring a student costs only $52 per year, which is $1 per week. Churches, Sunday school classes, organizations, businesses and individuals are urged to consider becoming a sponsor. Donations are critical to the future of the program.

The purpose of Weekday Religious Education is to teach moral values based on scripture, that there are consequences to the choices students make and that every temptation is an opportunity to choose right. Knowledge of God’s unconditional love, using prayer to build a personal relationship with God, knowing and following Jesus and self-worth through the study of creation are also part of the knowledge provided.

For more information, please contact the Associated Churches of Huntington County, Inc. at P.O Box 344, Huntington, Indiana 46750 or call (260) 356-1634.