Angel Tree Ministry
To provide gifts for children whose parents need some help
To show families in our community the love of Jesus at Christmas and always
We collect the names of the individuals that need some help purchasing gifts for their children, send a letter and forms to these families, and create the angels for the tree for the congregation to take to do their shopping. When the shopping is done and the gifts have been brought back to the church, the gifts need to be sorted and accounted for before calling the families for gift pickup or delivery.
November – December
Bright Beginnings Pre-School
Bright Beginnings is a Christian-based preschool organized through the Dille Parish UCC
To educate young minds and prepare them for entry into kindergarten
To provide developmentally appropriate educational opportunities to children 3 to 5 years of age
- September through May
- Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Located in the downstairs of the Parish House
There is a limit of 12 students per class. When enrollment allows, there are two classes: a 3-year-old class and a 4 – 5-year-old class.
Contact Katelyn Young
Christian Education – Formation
To provide Christian learning experiences for the Dille Parish UCC members, families, and friends
To provide our members, families, and friends with the opportunity to learn and understand more about what God wants for us
Participate in readings, workbooks, and discussions.
These seminars, studies, and trainings are held throughout the year. All are done in-person, on the computer, or over the phone.
All of the presentations are open to Dille Parish UCC members, families, and friends.
Christian Education – Sunday School
To educate our children in our Christian faith
To learn about the stories of the Bible through lessons, crafts, and recreation
Provide the children with a safe learning environment to learn about the stories of the Bible. Each Sunday School group has a lesson, crafts, and recreation.
- September – May
- Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Christian Education – Vacation Bible School
To provide an opportunity for children of our parish and community to learn about God and our faith during a week filled with fun
To create a learning environment through different fun activities for religious education
Teach and assist small groups of children (6 – 10 total) with daily activities—crafts, games, music, and stories.
One week during the summer
Dille Parish Youth Group
An outreach program of the Dille Parish UCC for youth in grades 7th through 12th
To provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and accepting place to meet our youth where they are and gather in Christian love
Youth Group leaders provide leadership to young church members, promoting Christian faith, attracting new members, and providing individual support to the group members. We all show up, be respectful, and be present.
Primarily meets Sunday evenings during the school year from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Home Bound Letters
To connect with our members and friends who are not always able to come to church
To keep our homebound members and friends involved, informed, and connected with the church
Communicate with our homebound members and friends through letters, phone calls, visits, and communion.
As needed or requested
To share prayer requests with all Dille members and friends
To have as many people as possible praying when the need arises
When prayer needs or requests are received, an email prayer chain is activated to share these with all of the Dille Parish UCC members and friends that are part of the Prayer Chain.
As needed or requested