Buddy Sunday is November 4

Nov 4 is Buddy Sunday; a time when older and younger children get to meet each other and begin to build recognition and  community through prayer and sharing a Bible story together. Our goal for this day is for older children to act as mentors to the younger children and for younger children to meet older children to include in their faith community.

The Grace Group (5-6 year olds) will meet with the 4th grade  group  during Sunday School.

We invite  the children to pray for each other during the week. Children will bring home a Buddy Book which names their new church friend.

Buddy Sunday is Nov. 4


Nov 4 is Buddy Sunday; a time when older and younger children get to meet each other and begin to build recognition and  community through prayer and sharing a Bible story together. Our goal for this day is for older children to act as mentors to the younger children and for younger children to meet older children to include in their faith community.

The Galatians Group (1st grade) will meet with the 5th grade group during Sunday School.

We invite  the children to pray for each other during the week. Children will bring home a Buddy Book which names their new church friend.

Buddy Sunday on November 4

Nov 4 is Buddy Sunday; a time when older and younger children get to meet each other and begin to build recognition and  community through prayer and sharing a Bible story together. Our goal for this day is for older children to act as mentors to the younger children and for younger children to meet older children to include in their faith community.

The Moon Group (3 year olds) will meet with the Ephesians  group (2nd graders) during Sunday School.

We invite  the children to pray for each other during the week. Children will bring home a Buddy Book which names their new church friend.

November 4 is Buddy Sunday

Nov 4 is Buddy Sunday; a time when older and younger children get to meet each other and begin to build recognition and  community through prayer and sharing a Bible story together. Our goal for this day is for older children to act as mentors to the younger children and for younger children to meet older children to include in their faith community.

The Love Group (4 year olds) will meet with the Philippians (third graders) during Sunday School.

We invite  the children to pray for each other during the week. Children will bring home a Buddy Book which names their new church friend.

Buddy Sunday Nov. 4

Nov 4 is Buddy Sunday; a time when older and younger children get to meet each other and begin to build recognition and  community through prayer and sharing a Bible story together. Our goal for this day is for older children to act as mentors to the younger children and for younger children to meet older children to include in their faith community.

The Faith Group (4 year olds) will meet with the Colossians (third graders) during Sunday School.

We invite  the children to pray for each other during the week. Children will bring home a Buddy Book which names their new church friend.

Milestone Celebration on Sept. 16

This Sunday, September 16, during the 8:30 A.M. worship service, Pastor Todd will present 3rd graders in the Philippians and Colossians Sunday School groups with their gift Bible. These Bibles contain many helpful tools that make the scriptures come alive, and will become your child’s “textbook” for the next three years on their Journey to Confirmation.

We need your 3rd grader in Grundy Hall at 7:50 A.M. to prepare for the worship service. Parents can head to the Sanctuary to find their seats with the rest of their family. After the Sunday School groups prepare for worship, they will move to reserved pews in the Sanctuary.

We encourage your child bring their offering to place in the offering plate while they sit with their peer group during worship.

Following worship, parents and 3rd graders are invited back to Grundy Hall for the Milestone Celebration from 9:45-10:45 A.M. We have lots of meaningful activities planned to help the children open, explore, and most of all, enjoy this tremendous gift of the Bible.

Please give thought to your favorite verse(s) of the Bible. At the celebration, parents will have a chance to “autograph” their child’s Bible next to their favorite verse. This has proved to be a very fun and meaningful introduction to God’s Work.

Donations needed to prepare for April 22 Milestone

In April at their Milestone Celebration the children in the Love and Grace groups, along with their parents, will create Manna bags to give to the homeless as a caring act of reaching out. To make the manna bags, the following supplies are needed: 16 or 20 oz. bottles of water, Protein bars (chewy not crunchy) and 4 oz. plastic containers of fruit.

Manna bags, named for the food provided by God in the desert during the Israelites time of wandering, are bags that contain healthy foods or items needed by those living on the streets. Families at the Milestone celebration will be encouraged to carry these in their car to give away when they see someone in need.

Your donation before the Milestone of the three items is appreciated. You will find the collection bin at the Children’s Welcome Desk.

4th grade retreat set for Feb. 25

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Join other 4th graders and our Sunday School leaders for a fun-filled afternoon. We will begin with Sunday School, worship as a class at the 11:00 worship service then on to our retreat activities. Our day will include community building activities, remembering/looking forward to our baptism, service project and lots of fun.

Retreat begins at 9:45 A.M. in C 117 (Sunday School room)  and ends at 3:30 P.M.  Cost for retreat is $10.00 to cover lunch for 4th graders.Please bring payment (cash or check) on the day of event.

Retreat Schedule:
  • 9:45 A.M. -Sunday School
  • 11:00 A.M. -worship as a class.
  • Noon- Lunch in Courtenay Lounge
  • 12:45 P.M. – activities, worship, service project, scavenger hunt 
  • 3:30  P.M. -Depart for home.

Questions? Contact Alice Wall. 

4th grade Retreat

Milestone Retreat set for February 25

The 4th graders will meet for Sunday School, worship as a class at the 11:00 worship service, then spend the afternoon on February 25 building community, working together and looking for connecting points.

What: 4th grade retreat and Milestone celebration

When: February 25, 2018;   9:45 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Where: We will start in C 117, our Sunday School room

Cost: $5.00 for pizza lunch. Payable on Feb. 25

4th grade Retreat

Upcoming Group activities

We have several community building opportunities coming in the next several months, so please mark your calendars!

Worship as a Class:  Sunday, Dec 10 8:30 a.m.

Worship together is a vital part of our faith.  It unites our hearts with God and with others in powerful ways.  We believe having the class worship together occasionally in the year ahead will help create a stronger relationship between our tweens and their leaders.  We will reserve pews and the class leaders and 5th graders will sit together for the service.

5th Grade Milestone Retreat:  Saturday, January 27, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The day is filled with activities centered on experiencing the 6 Great Ends of the Church, a trip to Preston Taylor Ministries to serve with the children there, and then parents are invited to join for dinner and a brief worship time that the kids will lead.

Serving Together at Preston Taylor Ministry: Sunday, March 11, 1-3 p.m. at FPC

A variety of opportunities will be provided for your family to serve in the local Nashville community through “Serving Together”  We strongly encourage your family to take advantage of these opportunities; tweens are empowered when they experience making a difference for others in the world.

Worship at Downtown Presbyterian Church:  Sunday, April 22, 9:45 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

The class will take a field trip to worship at Downtown Presbyterian Church and enjoy lunch after the service.

 

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