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Children’s Ministry Update

June/July Update

Blessing of our 5th Graders

Congratulations to our rising 6th Graders: Camille Attaway, Emma Clarke, Cate DeMaria, Lorenzo Fischetti, Cash Havick, Lane Holloway, Ben Park, Jackson Parker, Nixon Roberts, and Hudson Smith! At the end of May, we celebrated an important milestone with these wonderful children – graduating from elementary school and Children’s Ministry and moving on to middle school and Youth Group! We will miss having this sweet group of children in our Godly Play Circle on Sunday mornings, but we look forward to seeing how they continue to grow into young adults and embrace all the fun and fellowship that happens in THE PIT!

Children’s Ministries Summer Schedule

Beginning Sunday, June 3, children are invited to remain in the sanctuary for worship. We will not have Children’s Church during the summer, but rather have a special time for children during the 10:00 a.m. worship service. The nursery will be available all summer long for our little ones, infants through 4 year-olds. Children’s Church will resume on Sunday, August 12.

A Time for Children during Summer Worship

During summer worship, the children will be invited to the front of the sanctuary for A Time for Children. This will be a special time devoted to helping our youngest worship participants better understand the order of worship and why we light candles, have a prayer of confession and illumination, give an offering, receive a benediction at the end of worship, etc.

Since the children will be learning about different parts of worship each Sunday, they will be invited forward at different times during the service. Before worship begins, have your child locate the little church mouse in the bulletin so they know what part of worship they will be learning about as well as when they will be invited to A Time for Children.

Happy Summer everyone!

Natalie Bishop, Director of Children’s Ministries