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.

Children’s Sunday School Kick-Off

Sunday, August 19, will begin another 10-month season of Sunday School, a community of belonging for our children.  Prior to the 19th, you will receive an e-mail with details about your child(ren)’s leader, small group & room assignment, etc.   Leaders are already praying for your child(ren)!   We encourage you to escort your child(ren) to their rooms and greet their leaders.

Once your child(ren) are settled, parents are invited to Courtenay Hall where a breakfast will be hosted by Pastor Josh Rodriguez.   A great time for fellowship, food, and some spiritual uplifting through Josh’s message.

Questions about the start of the new season?    Contact Deb O’Brien

October 15 to be a Day of Service during the Sunday School hour

On Sunday, October 15, Sunday School groups will meet together to work on age appropriate service projects. One group will assemble our hygiene kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Other groups will have other service projects for the community and our church including helping with preparations for our family Advent Devotions. Join us on this day as we service the Lord with joy-filled hearts.

Moon, Faith, Love and Grace (ages 3-6) will meet in CW 111

Grades 1-3 will meet in The Computer Lab- CC 140

Grades 4-6 will meet in Grundy Hall.

YC&W for 4 Year Olds

YC&W starts a new year of worship preparation.

A new season of Young Children and Worship has begun and there’s still time to join.  This ministry is offered during both 8:30 and 11:00 worship services and meets in Room CW-110 which is located in the Children’s Ministry Wing.  Mickey Fitts and Deb O’Brien serve as YC&W worship leaders each week.  The groups begin worship in the Sanctuary and dismiss to YC&W after the “Time with Children” or Baptism.  Groups will meet weekly through August 2018.

Click here to register your child!  If you or your child have been participating with us, we ask that you please re-register.

Young Children and Worship (YC&W) is a ministry of worship preparation for young children and their parents.  Parents and their children who are ages 4, 5, or 6 and not entering 1st grade this fall (Faith, Love, and Grace Sunday School classes) are invited to participate.  It provides a transition time from the church nursery to the hour-long worship service in the Sanctuary, in which our 1st graders fully participate.

Participation in YC&W  is optional (parent’s choice) as a support to families.  Young children are always welcome to attend the entire Sanctuary worship service at any time parents feel they are ready to participate fully.  We know, however, that it is helpful for some children to have a child-friendly introduction to the traditions, the order of worship, and the elements of worship.

Parents whose children participate in YC&W are also asked to be “helpers” at least one Sunday per month.  This helps equip parents as they guide their child in worship, and also helps parents meet their child’s peer group “community of belonging.”  When you register your child, there will be an opportunity to select your preferences.  A schedule of helpers will be created and communicated by the end of August and will begin in September.

August 14, 2016 will be a special Sunday School event for all ages

This is a special Sunday for Sunday school. Children ages 4 through grade 6 and their parents are invited to Grundy Hall for a special Sunday School activity: God Dwells with us. We will explore the many ways God is with us and blesses us. Our time together will include story, music, and activities for the whole family.

Children’s Sunday School and Choirs Kick-Off on August 21st

Children in 6th grade and younger will meet with their new Sunday School group beginning on August 21 from 9:45-10:45 am! Parents will receive an email with specific details about their child’s class placement in the coming weeks – be on the look out!

Parents, once you check your child into their class, we invite you to a “Breakfast for Parents” in Courtenay Hall. Enjoy delicious food, fellowship with parents, and a few messages from Deb O’Brien, the Director of Ministry with Children & Their Families. There are a number of new and exciting ministries beginning this fall. We look forward to sharing the details and opportunities
with you!

Children’s Choir will Kick-Off is on Sunday, August 21st.
Rehearsal: 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. |  Dinner: 5:00 – 5:30 P.M.

Children (ages 4 through 6th grade) are invited to join Choir.   Click here for schedules, details, and registration.

Lenten Bedtime Prayers

Teach your child(ren) a new prayer (or two) over the course of the 40 days of Lent by taping it by their bed and praying it together every night at bedtime.  Here are some suggestions and some simple directions to follow   Also watch a short video clip that reviews some common ways we pray to God

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Milestone 5 Celebration

It was a joy and privilege to be with you and your 4-year-old on August 30th for the Milestone Celebration, welcoming your child into the Sanctuary for worship!  I hope your child enjoyed the “tour” and is more comfortable in the Sanctuary now.  Check out these precious pictures from the day!

 

Welcome to Worship

We welcomed our four year olds into worship on August 30 with a Milestone Celebration and a Passport to Worship kit. children and parents can work through the passport over the next several weeks while they worship together. If your child did not get their Passport to Worship, please ask the Faith Sunday School leaders to provide you with one.

In November, the children will spend three weeks talking about sharing, caring, and Helping as forms of worshiping God through stewardship.

 

August 30, 2015is the Worshiping Together Milestone

We invite 4 year olds and their parents to join us in the Sanctuary on August 30 at 9:45 a.m. for a Milestone Celebration that welcomes our 4 year olds into our corporate time of worship. Children and their parents will explore the sanctuary and be provided with concrete ways that help young children appreciate and participate in worship at First Presbyterian Church.

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