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Children’s Ministry Update

February Update

We are “Filling the Ark” with LOVE and RABBITS!

Last fall the children learned about the many different kinds of animals that Heifer International sends to families in need all around the world. After a close vote, I am excited to announce that the children have chosen to use the proceeds from our Children’s Church offering to buy a trio of rabbits ($60). We began this special offering during Children’s Church, but children of all ages are invited to help raise money for our bunny rabbits. Did you know that on average, a rabbit has 30 babies a year, but some have as many as 500?! Take a moment and read more interesting information about the amazing rabbit.

Children’s Ministry Thank You Breakfast

All our wonderful Children’s Ministry volunteers and nursery staff are invited to join us on Sunday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Children’s Ministry Suite. The children and I are very excited to treat you to a yummy “Valentine themed” pancake breakfast. Meaningful Sunday morning lessons and activities would not be possible without our team of dedicated and patient volunteers and staff members. Thank you for your time and love for our children!

Ash Wednesday Children & Family Time

Another special event that will take place this month is our Ash Wednesday Children & Family Time on Wednesday, February 14. This will be a “drop in” type of event similar to last year, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Meet in the Narthex and spend a few sweet moments with your little valentines as we begin the Lenten Season. More details are on the first page of the newsletter.

VBS 2018
May 29 – June 1

And coming soon to a Children’s Ministry near you: VBS 2018, Maker Fun Factory! Mark your calendars with our Vacation Bible School Week, Tuesday, May 29 – Friday, June 1. Online Registration will open March 5. At Maker Fun Factory children will learn they are created by God for a specific purpose, as well as have many opportunities to fully use their imaginations and let their creativity soar!

In order for the children to be as creative as possible, we need your help with collecting a wide array of art supplies. We need aluminum food cans (not soda cans), aluminum coffee cans, cardboard round “Morton” salt containers, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, egg cartons, paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, yarn, buttons, soda bottle tops, and milk gallon tops. So, in other words, bring your recycling to us! Please bring items to the Children’s Ministry Suite and place in the VBS labeled storage containers that will be sitting next to the entrance of the staff kitchen. Thank you!

Natalie Bishop, Director of Children’s Ministries






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