Advent Adventure 2018
Advent Adventure: One Night in Bethlehem
Thursdays, December 6th, 13th & 20th
4:00-6:00pm (with family program at 6:30 on the 20th)
Children ages 4 through 5th grades are invited to join us for a fabulous journey through the story of Advent! Children will participate in crafts, songs, and games and share a program for their families on the final night of Dec. 20th at 6:30pm. The cost is $15 per child.
We have six Nursery Rooms on Sunday mornings and one on Saturday evenings. Our rooms are staffed with paid nursery workers to help provide the children with a familiar face each week. Volunteers add extra loving care during the worship services as needed. Our goal is to share God’s love with your child as they play in a safe, loving environment. Our two older groups have a different lesson during each of the Learning Hours on Sunday mornings. Snacks are provided during time spent in the nursery unless otherwise specified. Please make us aware of any allergies or special issues your child may have.Nursery Policies
CHILDREN’S WORSHIP BULLETINS
We want children to participate in our worship services! To help your children share in the Scripture, Children’s Worship Bulletins and crayons are available at the back of the Worship Center.
SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Saturday evening, we want children to worship with their families. However, we also want to provide a time of learning for them that focuses on the Scripture read in worship. With this in mind, we invite children to come forward following the reading of the Scripture and go for a time of learning with Ms. Kristen. The children will return during the time of offering to share in the final song with their families.
CHILDREN AND MUSIC – Praise Kids!
Children are divided by age level and spend time sharing in music, musical enrichment and fellowship. Come and join us on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children who are 3 years old as of September 1, 2017, through 5th grade can participate in Praise Kids!
KID’S DAY OUT
Kid’s Day Out is a weekday program for children who turn 1 as of September 1, 2016, but have not yet turned 2. Children have the opportunity to attend class one or two days a week. The program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Enrollment will be held in the Spring for the upcoming school year.
RAINBOW CORNER PRESCHOOL
Children who are turning 2 – 5 years old qualify for our Rainbow Corner Pre-School Program.
Please email Kristen Lane at [email protected] if your child is interested in being an Acolyte.
An acolyte is a person who assists in the worship service. At Grace Avenue, the acolytes play an important role in the Foundation Service (9:30 a.m. Sanctuary). The acolytes will carry in the Cross, Light, and Bible to begin the worship service. Trainings will be held throughout the year. All acolytes must attend a training.
JESUS URGES GENEROSITY JUG
Our Jesus Urges Generosity Jug is an active sign of worship for all of the children in our church. Our hope is that each child can understand what an offering is and how it can help all the work that God does through us. Our goal is to use these offerings to help different organizations and groups continue to do their ministry. Each month we choose a different ministry to help support. We pray that as our children grow in this active part of worship, that they can teach the rest of us how to be good stewards of all of God’s gifts.
EDGE 4th & 5th GRADE FELLOWSHIP
EDGE is a fellowship group that meets on 2nd Sundays during the school year from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. We gather together to play games, have themed events, and get to know each other better. Come and have a BLAST at EDGE!
One way to help your child get involved in the leadership of worship is for you to volunteer to be a greeter or usher on Saturday night or Sunday mornings. Your child can then assist you with these responsibilities. It is a great way for them to learn service as they grow in their understanding about being a disciple of Jesus Christ.
3rd GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION
All third graders will receive a Bible from their Grace Avenue Family as well as attend a on-day “Learning to Use Your Bible” event. Bible presentations are in October.
MISSION POSSIBLE SUNDAYS
During each month that has a 5th Sunday our K-5th Grades Sunday School classes will meet during their Sunday School hour to participate in a hands-on mission project at a large group.
Children 4 years old – 5th grades are invited to attend a 3 week adventure during the Advent season that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas. The children will share in snacks, singing, games and crafts.
Children will have the chance to participate in special activities and events such as an Easter Egg Hunt and more during the season of Lent. Watch for more details.