Children’s & Youth Activities – Dec. 3rd

SUPER AWESOME CHAPEL – 9:30 AM

Get ready for a fun-filled day as we kick off Sunday’s events with Pastor Salying’s Super Awesome Fun Chapel !

We will be gathering together at 9:30 am in Cowans Hall. Come experience learning in a lively and engaging way!

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

LET’S SING WITH THE CHOIR – 10:15 AM

Following chapel, we’ll head over to the church sanctuary at 10:15 am to rehearse the songs we’ll be singing for Advent with the Adult Choir.

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 am

This week classes will be held in the Heart classroom located in the Smith Educational Building.

Children will also be creating ornaments to decorate the Christmas tree at the annual Greening of the Church celebration held on Sunday, December 19th. They will also be making Creche or nativity scene figures for display during the annual Christmas Eve service.

Children rejoin their families in church sanctuary for communion.

CHILDCARE

Childcare for infants and children up to 4 years old are available during the 10:30 am–mid morning service with Tina in the Nursery, also located in the Smith Educational Building.

BLOCKING REHEARSAL AFTER SERVICE

After morning service, we will hold a quick blocking rehearsal in the church sanctuary for the annual Christmas Pageant so that everyone participating knows their positions.

WREATH MAKING, CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE & MORE

We will proceed shortly thereafter to Cowans Hall to create Wreaths to take home, shop at the Christmas boutique, and color on the Advent posters…whew!

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please arrive a few minutes early to register your child.

We follow safe church practices, so its important that we know who’s in attendance, have parents(s) or guardian(s) check children in-and-out, and provide us us with any important details including contact info in the event of an emergency. Teachers are happy to help 🙂

Education building doors are locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

READINGS – THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

This Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, The First Reading is Isaiah 64:1-9, The Second Reading is 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, And the Gospel Mark 13: 24-37.

MEMORY VERSE

“Our God, make us strong again! Smile on us and save us.” – Psalm 80:3 (CEV – Contemporary English Version)

UPCOMING EVENTS

DEC 2ND: St. Nicholas Feast with visit by St. Nick @ 5:30 pm – tickets on sale now – $6. Contact Us.
DEC 3RD: Annual Holiday Boutique – for sweets, treats, good eats and more – check it out during coffee hour following each of the morning services.
DEC 17TH: Greening of the Church – gather after service for soup & fellowship followed by preparing the sanctuary with festive greenery.

MORE TO COME…

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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We’re Starting a Community Choir for Children

Close Up of Music

A Community Choir for boys and girls ages 6 to 11 years is in the works. Although the church will serve as the venue for both rehearsals and concerts, music selections will include secular as well as sacred music.

Once assembled, the choir will hold regular concerts for the community and also sing at important services throughout the church year: e.g. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving. The cost for each chorister is still to be determined; we are exploring the possibility of making some scholarships available.

Sound fun? – for more information, Contact Choir Director – Patricia Pietrzyk

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