UNBINDING THE HEART BEATING STRONG IN THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
The Covenant Children’s Discipleship Team is so excited to see the many children participating in this churchwide ministry. If your child is not already attending, please join us. The children are having a great time with this interactive class at the church and the take home activities. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask any of our leaders in the children’s hallway on Sunday mornings. Here are the classes we offer:
SUNDAY SCHOOL DAYS: September 3, 10, 17, and 24. We have 3 different groups based on age and/or friends for Sunday mornings as well as a nursery for 2 and under.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: September 6, 13, 20, and 27. We have 2 different groups based on age and/or friends for Wednesday evenings as well as a nursery for 3 and under.
CHANGES FOR FALL WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Following the Unbinding Your Heart series our children’s leaders will take a short break on Wednesday nights. The children will not have planned activities on Wednesday nights October 4, 11, or 18. There will be no nursery provided on Wednesday nights in October. We will have our third annual Trunk or Treat family night on October 25. On November 1, 8, and 15 we will have rehearsals for our children and others for the annual Children’s Advent Program. There will be no children’s activities or nursery on Wednesday nights in December. We will resume our activities in mid-January.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH HAS RESUMED
Children’s Elder Nita Herrington and Minister to Youth and Families, Steven Herriott, will be leading your children in Children’s Church this fall. They have an exciting year planned with a fall journey through the Old Testament with special Advent focus in December. Children’s Church takes place each Sunday at 9:00am in room 8. Children attending can then stay for Children’s Choir and Sunday School. The curriculum will continue to involve fun and interactive learning with scripture memory, skits, and Sword Drills (Bible look up). There will also be games and crafts. We welcome more volunteers to help out here and there. Please contact Cyndy Sarkisian at email@example.com or 256-348-9903 to sign up.
TEACHERS NEEDED FOR VARIOUS CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
Our regular Sunday School for children will resume on October 8. We are seeking a few more teachers for our children. We need one more person who is willing to teach every other Sunday and one who is willing to teach every Sunday. The fall classes run October 8 through November 19. We will have Advent program rehearsal on November 26 and special programming for December. Teacher roles will resume in January and run through May. We can always find a substitute for Sundays you need to be away. Please don’t let a few Sundays keep you from experience the blessing of working with our fantastic children. Contact Cyndy Sarkisian at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
ST JUDE RUN/WALK 5K TO END CHILDHOOD CANCER – PARTICIPATE IN HONOR OF HANK REISS
The St. Jude Run/Walk 5K will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Cyndy and Sam Sarkisian are participating in honor of Henry Reiss. Won’t you join us? The cost to run is $20 and all proceeds help St. Jude in their fight to end this terrible disease for children. And if you don’t want to run or walk you can still donate through our team. Just visit the St. Jude website at stjude.org/walkrun and search for SARKISIAN. You can donate to the team or join the team. We will also have a table set up on Sundays in September prior to the walk. You can sign up then or make a donation in person. Flyers with all the details for the run/walk will be available at our table.
KEEP BRINGING YOUR 2 LITER “COKE BRAND” SODA BOTTLES
Our Coke bottle boxes were a big hit and many of our children who did not attend the Wednesday night Unbinding the Heart class would like to make one. 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, Sprite, and Minute Made as well as others. Please rinse the bottles and place outside Cyndy’s office as soon as you can. We could also use decorative tissue paper if you have some extra on hand.
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.
Children’s Advent Program Rehearsals: The Children’s Advent Program rehearsals will take place on Wednesday nights November 1st, 8th, 15th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. We will also rehearse on Sunday morning, November 26th, during the Sunday School hour. NOTE: We will not rehearse on November 29th as stated in the August Chords.
Parent’s Night Out/Dress Rehearsal for Advent Program: This will take place on Friday, December 1st from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. More details to come on this night of fun and rehearsal for the kids and a night off for the parents.
Children’s Fashion Show for Covenant Christmas Market: This annual promotion for the Covenant Market will take place on October 29th in both services. The Covenant Christmas Market will be on November 12th.
Covenant Kids Salute to Veterans of US Armed Services: This great big thank you to our veterans will take place on Sunday, November 5th, in both services.