Hello New Life in Christ family,
Just wanted to stop in and share some Children’s Ministry updates for the month of June. First of all, a big THANK YOU for all of our current and incoming Children’s Ministry leaders’ and volunteers’ willingness to serve and help to teach our Covenant kids in Truth! It is only by the gracious giving of time that these ministries can function from week-to-week. There are still some needs unfilled at this time, so if you have been on the fence about serving, please feel free to connect with me with any questions! If you are a family that is blessed by a ministry such as Nursery, Jr. Worship, and/or Sunday School, I ask that you prayerfully consider committing to a rotation (once every 6 weeks or less) or a Children's Sunday School teaching cycle (every other quarter).
A Note on Busy Bags
We have “Busy Bags” in the sanctuary during morning and evening service designed for children 4th grade and under. Inside each bag, you will find a pack of crayons, Sermon Notes sheet, and coloring/activity sheet. While the name, “Busy Bag” may convey that these are intended for a younger audience, the Sermon Notes sheet is especially helpful for teaching kids of all ages to take notes during service and provides a template for further discussion about any questions they may have.
Children’s Ministry Updates/Upcoming Events
Introducing our new Jr. Worship Coordinator, Amber Forcey! We are so grateful for Amber's willingness to step into this role. Note: as we seek volunteers to serve on Jr. Worship rotation, Jr. Worship will take a short break during the month of June.
Also, introducing our incoming Nursery Coordinators, Sue Lewis & Amy Auker! Sue will be coordinating during morning service times and Amy will be coordinating during the Sunday School hour. The Lord has provided abundantly in these leaders' hearts and care for our little ones!
Last month, Pioneer Girls and Boy’s Brigade came to a close for the term. What a joy it was to celebrate a wonderful year at the Annual Picnic/Rocket Launch. Both ministries will be starting back in the fall, so stay tuned!
The start of the summer quarter for Children's Sunday School is this Sunday, June 5. If you are interested in serving as a teacher for 3rd/4th grade, please reach out to Amanda.
We are gearing up for a wonderful VBS this year! VBS will take place from July 18-22 from 8:50am-noon. There are several positions unfilled for teaching or childcare. Please reach out to Jennifer Worman and Julie Root for more information.
There is a VBS Open House/Icecream Social on Sunday, July 10 from 4:30-6pm.
On June 25th, we are excited about and praying for the Will Graham Celebration Rally held at the Expo Center!! This is an event for the WHOLE family as well as an incredible opportunity to encourage your kids to invite their friends (Christian, church-going, or not) to attend KidzFest from 10am-1pm! This fun-filled, Gospel-sharing event will include songs for kids to learn and a time of refreshments, bouncy houses, and games for kids of all ages!
Lastly, mark your calendars for Trunk n’ Treat on Monday, October 31st! In the coming weeks, be sure to invite friends and start brainstorming those costume ideas!
I look forward to hearing from you with any questions and/or ideas. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Children's Ministry Director