Dear Elementary Children, Littles, and Families,
It has been quite the month; we had a great opportunity to gather at the church for Hopecoming Sunday. There were ponies, bubbles, and fry bread tacos. It was a joy to be together in person, and it reminded us of people who could not make it. Covid-19 has made us all have to make difficult decisions and through those decisions we find ourselves relying on scientific data, our own intuition and a variety of faith practices to help us get through.
As we start down the journey of Fall and Advent here are some exciting activities coming up:
Starting September 26: Outdoor drop off childcare/Sunday school begins (9:50 am – 11:00 am at the playground). We’ll run this for at least a month and then reevaluate. Families are also welcome to worship in the sanctuary with their kids, or participate in the family-friendly worship viewing room in the lounge.
October 10: Bible Sunday— each year we present our 3-year-olds and 1st graders with bibles! An email will be going out with more information, but you can sign up for your child (or grandchild!) to receive a bible here.
October 16: Apple Day, at Pastor Catherine’s farm.
Halloween: We are working on planning something for our Littles and Elementary Children for Halloween.
We know that parenting during this pandemic is especially hard. We want to offer families choices so that they can make the best decision for their family.are constantly evaluating our safety recommendations. Please read the Children’s email for more info.
Wednesday, September 29, 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Teen Feed is operating daily with “to-go” meals. We are so grateful for Mike Zevenbergen’s continue leadership for our meal team! The youth program provides the meal every 5th Wednesday of the month (about 4 times a year). We have sign-ups for folks to bring cornbread, dessert, salad, and a vegetable side dish. We have taken our usual recipe and divided it up so more families can be a part of it. Please plan to bring your meal item to the church at 6:30 – 6:45 pm on Wednesday. Please be sure to try to keep food hot or cold depending on the item for food health safety.
Sign up here.
Hybrid Youth Group continues
Sundays October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: 9:00 am
Youth Group continues for youth in grades 6 – 12.
We will be offering hybrid Youth Group. Youth are invited to join in-person (masked) at church or online via Zoom. Join us for discussions, reflection and connections.
Junior & Senior Small Group
Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
We continue our monthly small group gathering for our High School Juniors and Seniors! We look forward to connecting with you and meeting each month to share about the journeys of this pivotal time in high school. Zoom link goes out in the weekly email.
Youth Fellowship Night
Friday, October 29, 7:00 – 9:00pm
We will be putting together a fellowship night for youth on the evening of the 29. More details to come as we get closer as to whether this will be in-person or online.