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.

Retreat Time! September 7 and Milestone September 16

Save-the-Date!  Friday evening, September 7,  all children in 1st through 3rd grade are invited to an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.   Parents:  This a perfect opportunity for your child to create new and strengthen old church friendships.  Helping our children connect together as young disciples as they journey towards Youth group will have significant benefits for your child’s faith development.

Register Here for Retreat

Sunday, September 16 during the 8:30 worship service, Pastor Todd will present each 3rd grader with a gift Bible from the church.   The Milestone Celebration will follow for parents and their child to gather in Grundy Hall to open and explore their new Bible in fun and creative ways from 9:45-10:45).

Families Serving Together 1-18-18

Second Harvest has been adopted by our 3rd graders.

Click on an event date for details and to register:   January 18.  

Sunday School Offering – please bring Peanut Butter, Tuna Fish, & Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. FPC families work supports the BackPack program which provides nutritious and easy-to-prepare food for school children to take home on weekends and school vacations.

See more Serving Together opportunities for families to share, care, and help others throughout the Nashville community.

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.

Third graders receive a gift Bible on Sept. 17

At the 8:30 worship service, third graders will receive a Bible as a gift from their faith community. They receive the NRSV Student Bible which can be their Bible text through Confirmation.

Following worship, parents and third graders will gather with the Colossians Leadership team for the Exploring God’s Word Milestone in Grundy Hall (9:45-10:45 a.m.) This will be a time to celebrate this important step in each child’s faith journey and a time to learn about the study helps in the Bible.

Kick-Off for Children’s Sunday School Groups is August 20

Welcome!   We hope the summer offered lots of opportunity to relax, travel, and renew.  We’re ready to begin our communities of belonging with our children each Sunday morning.  Groups age 3 through 6th grade study the Bible together and grow as disciples as they pray, serve, play, and care for each other.   Babies and toddlers have a fun time in our loving Nursery playing and hearing a Bible story, too.

The Sunday School hour for children is 9:45-10:45 A.M.   Families will receive an e-mail with their child’s group and room assignment prior to August 20.   We ask that parents escort their children to their group on this Kick-Off day and offer a hello/thanks to the great group of leaders who will be journeying with your child for the next 10 months.

Starting at 10:00 A.M. we are hosting a breakfast for parents in Courtenay Hall.   You’ll have time to visit with friends, make new friends, and enjoy Kim’s great cooking.

Relationships matter!  

Faith is caught more than it is taught.  

Relationships matter- Third graders meet our pastors

Several years ago, veteran Sunday School leader Burton Dietz asked if it could be arranged for the third graders to meet the pastors during Sunday School. His hope was that meeting the pastors in an informal way would help the children connect with them as trusted adults with whom they could approach with questions and wonderings. Our pastors responded with generosity of time and eagerness to meet our third graders. These meetings have grown into an annual event.

This year the pastors shared their favorite Bible verse and talked about their own walk with God. The third graders asked interesting questions that led to some great conversations.

Thanks to our pastors for reaching out to our third graders to connect with them and build relationships that matter. And many thanks to our Philippians and Colossians Sunday School leaders for helping these relationships grow.

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.

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