NEWS RELEASE - 12/06/2005

For Immediate Release                           Contact: Marianne C. Ferrans

Press Release
Source: www.SimplyChristian.org

Audio bible readings now available with Simply Christian's Online Sunday School v4.5.
Tuesday December 6, 5:45 pm ET

CRANBERRY TWP. — Dec. 06, 2005 — Just in time for the 2005-2006 Sunday school season the Online Sunday School (OSS) has added several great new features.  Starting this Winter OSS v 4.5 will include the ability for all children to listen to their weekly lesson's bible reading.  Also, the large suite of weekly activities will continue to grow as several new activities have been added.  As in the past the OSS's weekly lessons will continue to follow the United Methodist Common Lectionary as published by the General Board of Discipleship.

"Simply Christian's Online Sunday School  ministry continues to grow and improve as we continue work with both churches and Conferences of the United Methodist Church.  We believe the future holds great potential for this ministry's ability to help our conferences, help our churches, connect the next generation with the Word!", says Marianne C. Ferrans co-founder of Simply Christian®.

The OSS is a shared ministry of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference ( WPAUMC ), Dutilh UMC of Cranberry Twp., PA ( Dutilh UMC ), and Simply Christian's OSS ®.

If your conference or church is interested in furthering its Sunday school program by making the Churches available, please contact Rev. Emma Smith, Director of Media Resources for the Western Pennsylvania Conference.  Emma can be reached at 800-886-3382, ext. 259 or ummedia@wpaumc.org .

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About Simply Christian’s Online Sunday School™ (OSS):
The OSS is a great way for your church to further the Sunday school experience for churches, parents, teachers, and children. From the privacy of their own home or from any computer, parents and their children can have access to their church's Sunday school Bible readings and a suite of related interactive puzzles, quizzes, and games. The Bible reading and the related featured activities are updated weekly, providing the children with a new and different Christian experience every week.

About Simply Christian®:
Simply Christian® is a nonprofit which has formed a shared ministry with the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Dutilh United Methodist Church of Cranberry Township and each participating UM conference partner.  Our mission is to help churches Connect the Next Generation with the Word!  Through a combination of education, consulting, and working closely with Conferences, we help churches find the solutions that best meet their Internet needs. For more information visit www.SimplyChristian.org.

Simply Christian
Marianne C. Ferrans



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UMCOM: Kids, Church, and the Internet    Simply Christian's® Online Sunday School™ was recently included as part of an UMCom article on Kids, Church, and the Internet.  'Why should religion be any different?'..."

Testimonials: See what Christian Educators, Pastors, and parents saying about about Simply Christian's® Online Sunday School™.

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