SUNDAY MORNINGS WITH THE COVENANT KIDS
We have so many options on Sunday morning for helping our children develop into disciples of Jesus Christ. There is something for every age and every one. We also welcome parents and friends to volunteer as leaders and helpers. Please contact Cyndy Sarkisian with any questions or to volunteer.
8:15AM: Nursery open to children 2 and under for entire morning
9:00am: Children’s Church for 1st – 5th graders in room 8 (Kindergarten also welcome)
9:00am: Kingdom Kids for 3 year olds through Kindergarten in room 13
9:35am: Saints Alive Children’s Choir in room 8 for ages 3 through 5th grade
9:45am: Sunday School for 3 and 4 year olds in room 13
9:50am: Sunday School for Kindergarten in room 6
9:50am: Superbook Academy for 1st and 2nd grade in room 5
9:50am: Superbook Academy for 3rd – 5th grade in room 8
11:20am: Kingdom Kids for 3 year olds through Kindergarten in room 13
CHILDREN’S CHURCH NEEDS STORYTELLERS AND HELPERS
Our CDT Elder, Nita Herrington and her husband Albert have been doing a fantastic job with our children’s church program. We are in need of story tellers and helpers to keep things running smoothly. We are moving through the Bible and you can sign up for a specific story week as the story teller. This happens at the beginning of the children’s church time immediately following the children’s message in the early service. Albert provides artwork to illustrate the story for you. We also need helpers for the other activities including Bible look up (we call this sword drills), pencil and paper puzzles, coloring, crafts, and games. All these materials are prepared by the Herringtons but we need helpers to keep the children focused and just lend a hand. Sign up sheets are available in the children’s hallway.
SOMETHING NEW: THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM
This advent our children will participate in The Road to Bethlehem on Sunday, December 10th during the Sunday School hour. This will take the place of our annual Birthday Party for Jesus. Our children will journey from room to room enjoying special experiences as they follow the path taken by Mary and Joseph as they prepared for the birth of the Christ Child. We will have sights, sounds, tastes, and fun along the way. If you would like to help us create one of these special experiences, please contact Cyndy Sarkisian to sign up. We also have a sign-up sheet in the children’s hallway. The highlight of the journey will be the creation of a baby book for the baby Jesus led by Valerie Christian.
LOOKING AHEAD TO VBS 2018 – SHIPWRECKED
It’s never too early to start planning for VBS. Our 2018 VBS theme is Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. Plan to join us as we venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. This VBS will anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. A big thank you to Victoria Herriott for once again taking on the role of VBS Director. We are currently seeking an assistant director for the elementary age children and an assistant director for the pre-school children. Please contact Cyndy Sarkisian to sign up. VBS will take place June 4 – 7, 2018.
VBS AND OUTREACH
VBS is one of the biggest outreach events we can have each year. Did you know about 65% of the children attending our annual VBS at Covenant are not members of our church? We always have a great turnout from our Covenant Weekday Preschool, Ridgecrest, and Second Mile. And this year we have a new opportunity to share our church with others…..
COVENANT NAMED A GROUP VBS SHIPWRECKED FUN SHOP FOR 2018
On March 10th of 2018, Covenant will host Group Publishing and many, many children’s leaders from around the community. We have been chosen to be a FUN SHOP training event location. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn great ways to reach kids (and parents) through the outreach of VBS. They will learn ideas for decorating, story- telling, recruiting volunteers and attendees, and much more. Online registration will begin in early January so we will have the opportunity to reach people from that day. We will also need many volunteers to make this event a success. We need some folks to help decorate, make snacks, welcome attendees, and much more. Be on the look-out for your personal invitation from our children to make this happen.
COME ON RING THOSE BELLS! AND SING ALONG!
On Saturday, December 9th, Cyndy Sarkisian will be helping the Salvation Army Kettle at the Sam’s Club on National Blvd (South Parkway location). She and her family will be singing and playing from 10:00am until noon and would like to invite anyone who would like to join them. We will be playing carols and singing along to help attract attention to the kettle. Last year the Salvation Army collected nearly $600 in the two hours we played at that kettle. Come help us help others and have a little fun while you’re at it.
UPCOMING DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW
Saturday, Dec 9th: Salvation Army Kettle Ringing and Singing from 10:00am to noon. South Sam’s location. (National Blvd)
Sunday, Dec 10th: Road to Bethlehem during the Sunday School hour
Sunday, Dec 17th: Why Do We Call it Christmas during Children’s Church
Sunday, Dec 17th: Necklace making with Salley Walker
Sunday, Dec 24th: One service only at 11am. No Sunday School. This will serve as the family friendly Christmas Eve Service. The nursery will be available the entire time.
Sunday, Dec 24th: The nursery will be available for the 7pm Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. Hours for the nursery will be 6:45pm – 8:15pm. The nursery is open to children ages 4 and under that night.
There will not be a nursery for the 9:00pm Christmas Eve Jazz Service.