Super Special Workshop on January 21!

Children’s Choir Rehearsals begin for winter-spring 2018 on Sunday, January 21, from 4:00-5:00 pm.

The children will participate in a super special workshop led by James Wells. James is quite in demand as a Children’s choir specialist. He will introduce some selected music and introduce vocal and instructional strategies for our young singers.  He has recently conducted workshops at the Choristers Guild regional clinics in Atlanta and Dallas. In addition, he was recently the youth choir guest conductor at Montreat and Junaluska.  He currently serves as the Director of Music at Brentwood United Methodist Church.

Check out this YouTube video of James Wells conducting The Nashville Children’s Choir

Not in choir yet?    Now is a great time to join!  CLICK here to enroll.

Fun, Fellowship, Food, and the Future – January 7 at 4:00 PM

Fun, Fellowship, Food & the Future

Choir Kids and their families are invited to join together for some games, good food, and to hear the plans for Choir 2018.

Upcoming Milestone Celebration

Celebrating Life Through Gratitude & Belonging Milestones

February 25, 2018 from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Children’s Ministry Wing

Families of children in the Little Lambs, Sun, & Rainbow Nursery Groups are encouraged to come and celebrate their child’s milestones. We will talk about gratitude by giving parents resources about thank you prayers, especially meal time & bed time prayers. We will learn about the importance of having a “special place” for worshiping in the home and the importance of rituals with a  young child.

5th Grade Retreat

When? Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Your entire family is invited to join us at 5:00 P.M. for worship, the presentation of Milestone faith stones and a special dinner prepared by our fifth graders!

Where? We will begin in Grundy Hall, head to Preston Taylor Ministries for an afternoon of sharing in community, then return to Courtenay Hall for dinner and worship.

What? A day of discovering who we are as a church through worship, service and mission, games and fellowship.

What do I bring? 2 lunches in a disposable container (for each lunch:  sandwich, salty snack, sweet snack, fruit) and a refillable water bottle labeled with your child’s name to use during the day.

Cost (payable on January 27 at drop-off) $20.00 per family to cover the cost of dinner for your entire family.

Questions? Contact Martha Elrod

Sign up below to let us know you are coming! Deadline to register for the retreat is January 15, 2017.


Milestone Celebration Jan. 21st

Celebrating Life Through Promise Milestone Celebration

January 21st • 3:00 – 5:00 PM • Courtenay Lounge

Families of children in the Wee Angels and Baby Doves Nursery Groups are welcome to come celebrate the beginning of their infants faith journey. Nursery Care will be available for the little ones while we have a celebration party for older siblings. Parents will meet in Courtenay Lounge to create a Faith Chest for their child to hold mementos collected during their child’s faith journey.

Children’s Choir Details for Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Reminders — final details for the 5:00 Christmas Eve Family Service.

  • The main entrance to the Children’s Ministry Wing (the covered drop-off entrance) will be unlocked.
  • Please bring your chorister to Courtenay Hall by 4:15 P.M. for robing or costuming.
  • Nursery opens at 4:15 P.M. for 3 and younger siblings
  • Choristers may wear typical Sunday attire

Once you drop your child off and assist with costuming (if needed), you may head to the Sanctuary to secure seating for you and your family members.

After the worship service, you will reunite with your Chorister back in Courtenay Hall (and please assist with de-costuming if needed).

Once the children have de-costumed, they are ready to head out for your family activities!

Should plans change for your family (and we hope no sicknesses occur), please let your child’s choir director know via e-mail.

Hosanna:  Kelly Posey

Doxology:   Jerry Monds

Choirs in 2018

Save-the-Date:  

Sunday, January 7 at 4:00 P.M. – New Year’s Choir Food & Fellowship for Hosanna & Doxology Singers

(details and schedule to be provided after Christmas J )

Looking forward to a wonderful Christmas Eve together!

Confirmation Class Worship Together January 7

The Confirmation Class and their leaders will be joining with the worshiping community at The 5:30 service on Sunday, January 7.   Confirmands should gather in the foyer by The Gathering Place at 5:20 P.M.   After worship, everyone will enjoy a potluck Soup Night together.  Confirmands are asked to contribute a bag of chips or a box of crackers to the meal.

Milestone Celebration January 28

Save the Date

The 1st grade Milestone Celebration for children and their parents will be on January 28 from 9:45-10:45 AM in the Sanctuary.   Details coming soon.

Buddy Sunday – Dec. 3, 2017

On Dec 3, the older children visited the young groups of Sunday School. They shared a scripture then were paired up with a buddy to talk about the scripture and get to know each other. Great things happened when young children and older children met. Older children found the role of buddy leader to be fun to fulfill. Younger children were pleased to have the attention of an older child. Each child now has the name of another child to pray for and look for on Sunday mornings.

4th Grade visited Love & Grace:

Buddy Sunday – Dec. 3, 2017

On Dec 3, the older children visited the young groups of Sunday School. They shared a scripture then were paired up with a buddy to talk about the scripture and get to know each other. Great things happened when young children and older children met. Older children found the role of buddy leader to be fun to fulfill. Younger children were pleased to have the attention of an older child. Each child now has the name of another child to pray for and look for on Sunday mornings.

5th Grade visited the 1st Grade:

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