Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe October is almost over!! Lots going on! ūüôā

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This Sunday

Trick or Treating!!!¬†ūüéÉūüéɬ†Preschool-elementary kids are invited to wear their costumes to church! We will meet at the back of the Life¬†Center at 10am and travel through the church visiting¬†adult classes, choir, and pastors as we collect treats! (PLEASE¬†BRING YOUR¬†BUCKETS!) We’ll end on the Greene Street Playground¬†for more treats and play¬†time.

**During this time, parents are encouraged to attend a visioning session in the Life Center to share your ideas about where FPC has been and where we should be headed! Nancy Godwin, Paul & Phyllis Parker, and nursery staff will be assisting me with chaperoning the children so you are free to attend! Nursery care will be open for the itty bitties as well. **Children under age three who want to go trick or treating should have a parent accompany them.

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Coming Up

November 6 – We will return to regular Sunday school at 10 am.

  • Preschool ‚Äď CORL 304
  • Kindergarten-2nd ‚Äď CORL 301
  • 3rd-5th ‚Äď CORL 306
  • **Parents – Please join our November elective class, “Peace for the Holidays.” The first session will be in the Solarium and our congregational nurse, Karen Amirehsani, will lead this session about managing stress. Additional session with Maddy Lowman and Deborah Conner will take place on Nov. 13 & 20.

Also on November 6,¬†Kids Disciple Club¬†will meet from 3-4:30 in the Life Center. We’ll see what scripture says about gratitude, assemble blessing bags, and play games. If your child plans to attend and you would be willing to donate some items for the blessing bags, please¬†SIGN UP HERE.¬†

Mark your calendars for¬†Nov. 20!¬†We’ll have one worship service at 11am in the sanctuary for Stewardship/Dedication¬†sunday followed¬†by a potluck in the Life Center!¬†

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Mark your calendars for some of our favorite Advent Traditions!

  • December 4 ‚Äď Family Advent wreaths AND Gingerbread Church
  • December 11 ‚Äď Journey to the Manger with caroling
  • December 18 ‚Äď PJ & Movie Day (for the kids) ‚Äď Parent Fellowship Time

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**Planning ahead for summer?!?! Mark your calendars for these dates:

  • June 26-29¬†‚ÄďPassport Kids Camp @ Brevard College¬†‚ÄstPassport Kids Camp is a 4-day, 3-night faith based camp for current 3rd-5th graders. FPC staff & volunteers will chaperone.¬†SIGN UP¬†to attend an interest/information session to get more details!
  • July 31-August 3 ‚Äď VBS/KDC ‚Äď VBS is for rising threes-rising 2nd graders. KDC runs parallel and is for rising 3rd-5th graders. Lots more information coming in early 2023, but I wanted you to have the dates NOW!
  • August 7-8¬†‚Äď Rising 6th graders (current 5th graders) ONLY to Great Wolf Lodge.¬†This is an FPC tradition to welcome rising 6th graders to youth group!

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Other Notes and Info

Mid week laughs! On Wednesday morning, I lead Weekday Preschool students in chapel along with John Alexander & Anne Albert. I use Godly Play with them, much like we have been doing for children’s time in worship. Today’s story was the Ten Commandments.¬†

Me: I wonder what would happen if we took one of these away?
Child: You would only have nine left!! 

Indeed, young friend! Indeed!! ūü§£ūü§£ Have a great rest of the week everyone!¬†

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Please be in touch if you have any questions or concerns! 

Blessings,
Lisa Witherspoon
Director of Children’s Ministry
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC
(336) 478-4726