** December 2013 Children & Family Ministry Newsletter: click here .**
SUNDAY SCHOOL (September to May)
o Kids have the opportunity to learn about the love of God through relevant Bible stories and age appropriate activities and crafts. Kids will also experience the love of God through genuine relationships with peers and adult leaders.
* Pre-k – Room 106
* Grades K-1 – Room 104b
* Grades 2-3 – Room 104a
* Grades 4-5 – Graffiti Room
o Sunday Mornings (dismissed just before the sermon)
o Kids ages Preschool – 2nd grade will meet their teachers in the back of the sanctuary after the offering. Children will worship with age appropriate songs, Bible teaching, and activities. The children will return to their families at the end of the service.
Big G’s Neighborhood ( Wednesdays, September to December)
o Gather in the Graffiti Room
o 6:15PM – 7:45PM for grades K – 5
o Big G’s Neighborhood is a place where children can come and bring their friends and experience genuine relationships with both peers and adult leaders. In Big G’s Neighborhood, children will have big group activities mixed with grade appropriate crafts, drama, Bible stories, music, and games.
East Side Thrive (Wednesdays, September to May)
o 4:00PM – 5:45PM for grades K-12
o This program provides a safe, engaging, and enriching program between school and the start of evening programs. Activities include tutoring, snacks, time with friends, and some extra-special activities. East Side Thrive is a program offered in partnership with The Saint Paul Covenant. You'll find more information about The Saint Paul Covenant on our Community Partners page ( click here ).
LAS POSADAS–CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES FAMILY ADVENT NIGHT, Saturday, December 7, 4:00-6:00pm,
Upper Fellowship Hall
Advent is a season observed in different ways by different cultures all over the world, including Las Posadas, a popular tradition in Mexico and many other Spanish speaking countries. This nine day tradition is rich in reenactment, reflection and refreshment. Join us for our first Las Posadas. The evening will include a sampling of traditional food (tamales), crafts and a much smaller version of the nine day processional. Come and be part of the fun and reverence of this beautiful tradition. Please RSVP by Sunday, November 24, by either signing up at the Welcome Center or contacting the office. for hot, homemade chili and a great time together.
Children's Christmas Program, Sunday, December 15, during the worship service. Children in grades pre-kindergarten thru 5th grade will be telling the Christmas story through songs and readings of scripture. The kids will be practicing for the program throughout November and early December in their Sunday school classes.
Big G's Neighborhood Carnival, Wednesday, December 18, 6:15-7:45pm
The parents of all the children in Big G's Neighborhood, from the nursery to 5th grade, are invited to join their children at Big G's final gathering of the year. We will be celebrating a fantastic year with a Big G's Carnival. There will be snacks, games, balloon animals, and more. This is also a great time to come and meet the wonderful team of adults who have been journeying through the book of Genesis with your children.
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