Special to the Reporter

Students in Glen Rose Elementary and Intermediate schools this week kicked off the seventh-annual “Good News Club,” a non-denominational Christian after-school program.

The Good News Club is not a school-sponsored activity, but it uses the elementary school campus for club meetings.

The first meeting of the school year was this past Monday. Subsequent sessions will be held each Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students from Pre-K to fifth grade are invited to attend.

The Child Evangelism Fellowship, the world’s largest mission agency ministering to children, sponsors the Good News Club. The organization dates to 1937 and seeks to give kids exposure to Christian ideals and teachings that they can carry with them throughout their lives.

“We believe that by providing Biblical principles we can help these children make better-informed decisions in their future,” said Renee Wilson, local Good News Club coordinator.

About 40 volunteers help with the program in Somervell County. Each volunteer receives extensive background checks and training from the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Wilson said.

Parents also are invited to visit the sessions, which are free.

For more information about the Good News Club, contact Wilson at 898-3084.