Children’s Ministry Update
We would like to invite all students to bring their backpacks to the 11:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 12 for a special Back-to-School Blessing as we begin another school year. This year we would like to add to this fun tradition by not just bringing our backpacks to church, but by filling them full of extra school supplies* that will be donated to students in Athens and surrounding counties who need additional school materials.
As in years past, each child will receive a backpack blessing tag that they can attach to their bookbag. Last year’s backpack tag reminded the children about the Fruit of the Spirit. This year’s backpack tag will remind children that God has their backs! Please help us remind other sweet children who are in need that God also has their backs and help us fill their backpacks full of school supplies and lots of joy as they, too, start a new school year.
*Needed School Supplies: bookbags, notebook paper, pencils, new or gently used uniforms, pencil sharpeners, erasers, pens, glue sticks, scissors, 3-ring binders, spiral notebooks (single or multi-subject), and folders with pockets and prongs.
Children’s Ministry 2018- 2019 Sunday Morning Schedule
Our summer worship schedule and Time for Children will finish up on Sunday, August 5 and our regular worship schedule and Children’s Church (11:00 a.m. worship service, following the Passing of the Peace) will begin on Sunday, August 12.
During the 2018-2019 Children’s Church year, the children will continue to learn about the different parts of worship with the little church mouse. In addition, FPC’s ministry and mission theme this year, “We are a Storied People,” will also be included in Children’s Church with the children meeting and learning about many different people in the Bible and their stories.
Godly Play and Sunday School will start back on Sunday, August 19 at 9:15 a.m. Please note the early start time! We will begin our new Godly Play year all together, Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade in the Children’s Ministry Suite. Parents, please plan to join us in the Children’s Ministry Suite for a few minutes before you head to Sunday School or coffee with church friends in the Atrium. Parents will be provided with the 2018-2019 Godly Play Schedule and other important Children’s Ministry information on the 19th.
I hope everyone enjoys these last few days of summer vacation! I look forward to seeing all our sweet children back on Sunday mornings as we begin another fun year in Children’s Ministry!
Natalie Bishop, Director of Children’s Ministries