UNBINDING THE GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN
The Covenant Children’s Discipleship Team is anxiously awaiting the church wide Unbinding the Gospel experience and want you to know there will be exciting opportunities for your children and any guests they would like to invite. We will have various age groups meeting on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday evenings. The children will have some great interactive activities to really dive into this way of life. We will create special prayer boxes, prayer beads, and prayer cards. We will use music and drama as well as enjoy some snacks and games. Each family will also receive a take home guide full of ideas to jump start your daily times of family prayer. Our schedule is as follows:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th: Stop by the Kid’s Corner at our Draft Day to see some of the items your children will create and to receive a family guide.
SUNDAY SCHOOL DAYS: August 20th and 27th and September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. We will have 3 different groups based on age and/or friends for Sunday mornings as well as a nursery for 2 and under.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: August 23rd and 30th and September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. We will have 2 different groups based on age and/or friends for Wednesday evenings as well as a nursery for 3 and under.
NOTE: The children will not have planned activities on Wednesday nights October 4th, 11th, or 18th. There will be no nursery provided on Wednesday nights in October.
BIBLES TO SECOND GRADERS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH
We will have our annual Bibles to Second Graders presentation during the Children’s Message on Sunday, August 6th.
TEACHERS NEEDED FOR VARIOUS CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
We have our Sunday morning teachers set for our Unbinding the Gospel experience but need some help for Wednesday nights. We welcome Nita and Albert Herrington as well as Valerie and Paul Christian on Sunday mornings for our two groups of older kids. We welcome Victoria Herriott as our leader for the younger children. We are seeking a helper for Victoria for Sunday mornings. We also welcome Debbie Johnson as our teacher for the 2 and unders. The dates for this series are August 20th through September 24th.
On Wednesday nights Cyndy Sarkisian will lead the older children but we are seeking a couple of creative helpers for her as well as a teacher and helper for the younger children. A member of our nursery staff will be taking care of our 3 and unders on Wednesday nights. These dates are August 23rd through September 27th. Please contact Cyndy Sarkisian to volunteer.
We are still in need of some teachers to help with Sunday School this summer. All materials are provided and you can sign up on the sheet outside room 8. We average 10 or fewer kids on most summer Sundays so this is a great time to give teaching a try and get to know some fantastic young disciples. This summer we are working on “Character by God’s Design” and learning about respect, stewardship, and perseverance.
We will also need leaders and helpers for our school year Sunday School and Children’s Church beginning in late August. We will be exploring Unbinding the Gospel with our children in Sunday School and continue our study of Biblical principles and knowledge in Children’s Church. Our Children’s Church has a great leader in Dru Anne Balch but we need a helper each week. You can sign up for one or more weeks a month. For Sunday School we need a team of leaders who can commit to at least two Sundays a month. Sign up sheets can be found in the children’s hallway.
2 LITER “COKE BRAND” SODA BOTTLES NEEDED FOR UNBINDING THE GOSPEL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
The Wednesday night Unbinding the Gospel children’s program is in need of about 30 empty 2-liter bottles from Coke products. The Coke product 2-liter bottle has a special shape that works well with this activity. This includes sodas such as Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Dr. Pepper, and Minute Made as well as others. We would like to stick with clear bottles so Sprite will not work. Please rinse the bottles and place in the bucket outside Cyndy’s office as soon as you can.
UPCOMING DATES TO THINK ABOUT
Wednesday, October 25th: Trunk or Treat for Children, Youth, and Families. Time and details will be in the October Covenant Chords but be thinking about your costumes and trunk décor to win the annual contests.
Wednesday Nights in November: The Children’s Advent Program rehearsals will take place on Wednesday nights November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th. Times and more details will be in the October Covenant Chords. The Children’s Advent Program will be Sunday, December 3rd during the Sunday School hour.