Chidren's Ministry Director--Chris Bailey

August 7, 2018

I can't help but get excited coming to church on Sunday mornings! There is nothing like being greeted in the hallway by the cheerful squeals of Logan and Nathaniel Millstead as I pass the door of their classrooms! Their energy and excitement are contagious. Sunday night, at Real Life, I saw that excitement again as I heard my name called across the sanctuary. Some of the kids I taught at my former church saw me and came running to give me hugs and tell me about what has been going on in their lives. Can you imagine what our church would be like without the cheerfulness and energy of the children? We as a church have been given the task of planting God's word into the hearts of the younger generation, and they give us something in return ... a reminder of the JOY we have in the Lord. I want to challenge you this Sunday to be like the children ... let the excitement and JOY that we have as a child of God shine out for others to see!     

This Sunday I will be going to the classrooms and banding out sealed envelopes with a prayer card inside. Each of the prayer cards will contain a photo and a little information about one of the children in our church that is starting school. I am asking for you to pray for this child everyday as they begin a new year at school. I would also ask that you be an encouragement to this child! When you see them at church, reach out them and let them know that you are there for them and praying daily for them. I think it is important that today's children know how important prayer is and that the older generation is lifting them up.     

Friday, August 17th from 6 p.m.- 8:30ish we will be hosting our finally Parents night out (summer movie night) in the family Life center. We will be watching the movie "Ratatouille" and eating a pasta meal. If your child does not like pasta, they are welcome to bring a sack lunch. They are also welcome to wear pajamas and bring a pillow, blanket, and one stuffed animal to watch the movie with.     

If you would like to help with any of these events, or with food for the movie night, please let me know!     

That the next generation may know, 

July 31, 2018

We had a wonderful time last Saturday at our Pizza, Paint, and Prayer Party! We had a total of four families attend and build pizza masterpieces and create beautiful toes in the sand works of art! It was wonderful to see families spending time together around the table sharing and worshipping together! I consider it a wonderful success and look forward to doing more of these in the future!

As summer begins to wind down, we come to the end of our summer events. On Friday August 17th, we have our last Parents Night Out. We will be serving a pasta dish, bread and dessert, and watching “Ratatouille”. Kids are welcome to bring a blanket, pillow and stuffed animal.

Our summer will close out with promotion Sunday on August 19th. We have several 5th graders that will be promoting to the Youth, and a few 2nd graders that will be graduating to “Big Church”! This is such an exciting to time to see the young hearts growing in Christ! We want to invite you to come be a part of this very Special Sunday!

That the next generation may know,

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Sunday at 9:30:
1st - 5th grade Sunday School

Preschool Sunday School
2 classes:  2-3 yr olds and 4-5 yr olds
Sunday at 10:50:   Children's church
4 yrs old- 2nd grade
We begin by singing with our families in Morning Worship, then kids are dismissed to Children's Church. Activities include Bible stories, Bible learning activities, and crafts.
Sunday 5:30-7:00: Sunday Evening Activities
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 Children's Activities and Choir in the Children's Choir Room