Hello UpTown families,

I have some exciting news I’m sending your way regarding our Sunday School program this summer. Beginning in June, we will be offering LifeWay’s Summer R.E.A.D. Program during our Sunday School hour.

Reading might not be at the top of your child’s list of fun summer activities, but everyone likes an adventure—and LifeWay’s Summer R.E.A.D. Program is the perfect place to start one!

Based on Ephesians 6:11-18, this year’s program takes kids on a journey to put on the armor of God. They’ll learn about why we need the armor of God and how the gospel connects to each piece of armor. They’ll also get practice in prayer and Scripture memorization, and their journey will be filled with reflection questions and fun activities to complete along the way.

As they read a new book each week, they’ll earn another piece of armor. When the journey is complete, they’ll be wearing the full armor of God—and they’ll have read six books over the summer!

We not only encourage but extend a gracious invitation to allow your child to attend when at all possible. If you don’t have a Sunday School class to join that’s okay, we’ll help you find one!

This project has the ability to make a huge impact on the life of your child and family and we want to make sure we are playing that role as best as possible. With that, we will provide the six books each kid needs from LifeWay’s recommended six books based on grade levels, their journal, and a bookmark.  If you know your child will join us for at least one Sunday School class in June or July, then please let me know their rising grade level/reading grade level (if higher) by June 11 so we can order books appropriately.

I’ am very excited about this opportunity that we are providing for your child and hope they get as excited about it as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



Sequoia L Wheeler

UpTown Children’s Ministry Director



You can find out more about the program here, including prizes for completed journals!

Children’s Summer Sunday School-Lifeway’s R.E.A.D program