At North Scottsdale UMC, we are blessed with dozens of volunteers that teach. They teach Sunday School to our children and youth, adults and toddlers. They love on our nursery kiddos and they fill a very important need for discipleship. Their love for God and people is contagious and motivating.
One Sunday a year we get to honor these gracious people at our "Teacher Dedication and Blessing Sunday." This year it will be Sunday, September 9th at our 10am service. We are so honored to offer a blessing on these selfless servants!
As countless teachers begin to prepare for a new school year ahead, grant them an abundance of Your wisdom. Prepare their hearts to welcome and love our loved ones, and may we make sure to show them love and respect in return. Give them grace as they help students who aren’t thriving, courage to say what needs to be said, tools and knowledge on how and when to speak love, and strength when they feel weak. When they feel unseen, remind them that no moment goes unnoticed. They are shaping the future in one million small - yet incredibly important - ways every day. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning they share with our children. Bless them, Lord, and may they see even just a glimpse of how their faithfulness will forever impact generations to come. Amen