Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is doing well!
This week is largely a repeat of last week, since Sunday School was cancelled.**For our milestone classes, we will simply push back one week and we WILL now meet on February 20. In an effort not to bombard your inboxes, I have CLICK HERE to view an updated document with schedules for ALL grade levels. Please take a look and mark you calendars!
Our Winter Milestones resume during the Sunday School hour at 10am!
- Kindergarten (Beginner bible) – CORL 304 – One Special Book (Genesis & Exodus)
- First Grade (Worship Education) – CORL 301 – Our Plan for Worship
- Second Grade (Communion Education) – CORL 300 – Remembering our Baptism – **Parents are encouraged to attend and bring a memento from child’s baptism. Pastoral resident, Rachel Fitch, will visit!
- Third Grade (Catechism Education) – CORL 301 – Covenant & Ten Commandments
- Fourth Grade (Bible Skills) – Memorial 200 (Spencer Love Room) –The Bible is a Special Library
- Fifth Grade (Spiritual Practices) – CORL 306 –Silence
- Preschoolers will begin their special “Bible Heroes” series in MLC 101 by learning about Jonah!
Join us for worship in Rejoice at 9am or Sanctuary at 11am!
**NEW PARENT CLASS: Families Growing in Faith– a *new* Sunday School class designed for parents who seek community, support, and growth in their faith. The class will focus on different topics each week, and will be collaborative in leading and planning. We will meet in the back of the Life Center at 10:15. Please email Lisa Cook at email@example.com for more information. **Nursery care is available, but little ones are also welcome to come with you to the class if you are more comfortable keeping them with you!
LAST CALL to sign up for our Share the Love Valentine’s Outreach Project!! Last year we delivered over 70 Valentine gifts for members of our congregation that need a little extra love due to death of a loved one, illness, or other situations. We are nowhere near that number this time! Please consider helping us care for our own congregation in this sweet, special way. SIGN UP & MORE DETAILS HERE.
LAST CALL for Passport Camp Registration as well! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. I will be cancelling any unclaimed spots on Monday! Passport is for current 3rd-6th graders and we will be attending the session at Greensboro College July 11-14. If you have questions or would like more information, please reach out. Initial deposit of $150 per child is due by this Sunday, January 30.
We’re bringing back Vacation Bible School in summer 2022!!! After much discernment, the children’s formation committee has decided to bring back our traditional VBS/KDC this summer! It will take place on August 1-4 from 9am-noon. We are extremely excited to get back to this favorite tradition! We will be using our own curriculum, so our VBS won’t be like any other one in the community! However, our ability to offer VBS safely & effectively hinges on our volunteers. Please consider helping out if you can. If you can’t, but would like VBS to happen for your kids, please invite someone else in the congregation to volunteer. You can read more about the available volunteer slots and S
IGN UP HERE. **We will be evaluating our volunteer capacity in mid-February and, if we have enough volunteers to move forward, we will open registration in mid-March. Of course, we will monitor the Covid situation as we get closer to the August date and make adjustments as needed.
Other Notes and Info
Lent is coming! Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 2. As a staff, we have been working on plans for adults, children, worship, and more! The current Covid situation has, of course, complicated this as we cannot know what things will look like a month or more in the future! If you would like to get a jump start on Lent for your family, I highly recommend this new book, Faithful Families for Lent, Easter, And Resurrection by Traci Smith. Traci has some GREAT ideas for observing Lent at home with children. I will be sharing some of her ideas throughout the season here in the E-News, but I would encourage you to consider purchasing the book now so you can begin discerning which suggestions would work best and be most meaningful for YOUR household!
Please be in touch if you have any questions or concerns!
Director of Children’s Ministry
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC