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Children’s Ministry Update

December Update

Children’s Ministry Update
We are looking forward to a wonderful Advent Season in the Children’s Ministry!
Please mark your calendars with the upcoming events and dates:

Advent Sundays in Sunday School and Children’s Church, December 3, 10, 17
Children ages Pre Kindergarten – 5th Grade will experience the Godly Play story of Advent in Sunday School during the first three Sundays in December. This is a wonderful story that will help the children understand the significance of the Advent wreath candles as well as why it is so important to take time to get ready for Christmas.

“During this time, we are all on our way to Bethlehem. We are all making the journey. We are all getting ready to enter the Mystery of Christmas, so let’s go with the prophets, the Holy Family, the shepherds, the angels, the Magi and all the rest to make the journey that was not just back then. It is also now.” – Advent, Godly Play

During Children’s Church, the children will hear many sweet short stories about Benjamin Bear and his journey to Bethlehem in the Advent Storybook by Antonie Schneider. This is a lovely book filled with 24 meaningful short stories that you may want to continue reading at home with your children.

Christmas Pageant and Dinner, Sunday, December 10
Children ages three years old – 5th Grade are invited to take part in our annual Christmas Pageant. We will have one rehearsal on Saturday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. On the day of the pageant, please bring your children to the Children’s Ministry Suite by 4:30 p.m. so that they’ll have plenty of time to get into their costumes and get ready for this magical evening. The pageant will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary and will be followed by a yummy dinner in Fellowship Hall.

Please make your reservation for the Christmas dinner online, with the church office, or on the Fellowship Pad by Monday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. $8 for adults, $5 children and students, $20 max per family.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 17
All children, Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade are invited to remain in worship to enjoy this special worship service. We will not have Children’s Church.

A Very Merry Children’s Church, Sunday morning, December 24
All children, Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade are invited to Children’s Church during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Wear your favorite, comfy Christmas outfit and come enjoy Christmas goodies and an important reminder from Charlie Brown and The Peanuts about what Christmas is truly all about.

Christmas Eve Family Service, Sunday afternoon, December 24
Children of all ages are invited to our family-friendly service at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas everyone!
Natalie Bishop, Director of Children’s Ministries

 

 

 

 

 

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