Weekly Update

Preparing for Worship

Look over the weekly Children’s Worship Guide for Sunday (2/19). Prepare your family for worship in advance to get everyone ready for a deeper worship experience.

This Sunday

Spread the Love Food Drive
Help us support Second Harvest Food Bank. Grab an extra tub of peanut butter next time you go to the grocery and drop it in the boxes around our church to help us spread the love to the children in our community! Collection will continue through February 28th.

On The Calendar

February 18: Serving Together with Preston Taylor Ministries from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at FPC. This is well-suited for 4th graders. Click here to sign up.
February 23: Serving Together with Second Harvest from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. at FPC. This is well-suited for 3rd graders. Click here to sign up.
February 23: Last ME Morning of the season  in The Gathering Place from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. Click here to register your child(ren).
February 26: Lenten Family Activities will be distributed to families through the oldest child’s Sunday School.
February 26: Children’s Choirs rehearsal from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
March 1: Ash Wednesday. Dinner at 5:30 P.M. Service at 6:30 P.M. with nursery care available for children 3 years and younger.
March 4: Milestone Celebration for families with children 0-1 year old in The Gathering Place from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
March 5: Milestone Celebration for 2nd graders and their families in The Stanford Chapel from 9:45 – 10:45 A.M.
March 5: Children’s Choirs rehearsal from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
March 5: Confirmation Vespers Service from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.
March 8: Children’s Choirs rehearsal from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
March 9: VBS Decorating party from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
March 12: Hosanna & Doxology Choirs singing at 8:30 A.M. Worship
March 12: Children’s Choirs rehearsal from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Spring Milestones

There are several Milestone celebrations coming up this Spring. Celebrations are for children and their parents.
March 4: Faith Journey Celebration (0-1 years)  from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. in The Gathering Place
March 5: Exploring the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (2nd grade) from 9:45 – 10:45 A.M. in the Stanford Chapel
April 2: Celebrating Life through Gratitude & Belonging (1-2 years olds) from 3:30 – 5:00 P.M. in Grundy Hall
April 23: Reaching Out Together (Love & Grace) from 9:45 – 10:45 A.M. in Grundy Hall
May 21: Confirmation Sunday (6th grade) commissioning at 11:00 A.M. Worship; church-wide cookie reception to follow


Seeking Leadership and Helpers
The Children’s Ministry is seeking leadership and helpers for a variety of opportunities. If you would like to use your gifts to serve, read about our needs below:

Children’s Sunday School needs adults who believe that nurturing children’s faith in Jesus Christ is a priority. The term of service will be August 2017-May 2018, weekly on Sundays from 9:30-10:55 A.M. Contact Mickey Fitts or Hobbs Yarbrough for more details.

Mission Camp needs both adult leaders and youth helpers to serve alongside 4th – 6th graders as they engage with local mission work in the Nashville community. Leaders are needed from 8:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. on July 17-20. If interested, email Amy Pearson or Deb O’Brien for more details.

Vacation Bible School needs both adult and youth helpers from 8:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. on July 26-29. These leaders will help with wide variety of activities – from sharing Bible Stories to leading science experiments to taking pictures and more. If interested, email Ceesun Andrews or Lauren Hancock for more details.

Summer Camp Opportunities

Vacation Bible School | June 26- 29 | Register Online
Children age 4 (by March 1) through 3rd grade (fall 2017)

Mission Camp 2017 | July 17 – 20 | Read More Online
Children entering 4th-6th grade (fall 2017)

Early Preschool Passport to Adventure | June & July | Register Online
Children 2-5 years old, and not yet in kindergarten.

Oak Hill Day Camp |May – August | Register Online
Children age 4 (by May 1) through 6th grade (fall 2017)

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