Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kidz Lock-In

The Kidz Lock-In is scheduled for Friday Night March 27 from 6-10. We will play games, eat pizza, run the inflatible and watch a movie. Your child needs to sign up by next Wednesday evening if they plan to attend. This way we can prepare for the kids that will be attending. You can sign up at the Kids Registration desk or by sending an email to

We also need your help volunteering. If you are available let me know by email at

See you Sunday!

Kidz EASTER SERIES Begins Sunday AM

This Sunday we begin our journey to Easter. The next four weeks we will be talking about the hope and conviction we have by following Jesus! Our series theme is HAPPY DAY. I know that is a hard thing to think about during these times in the life of our church. But we want our kids to know that when Jesus rose from the grave it has given people hope that during bad times something good can come out of it. Jesus wiped our sins away! So we will celebrate that HAPPY DAY.

See you Sunday!

Kidz Camp is Coming

You can sign up for Kidz Camp 2009 by filling out a green event envelop and putting your deposit inside. Return that envelope to the mail box in the main children's ministry hall.

Remember space is limited so sign up soon!

Kidz Camp dates are June 8-12

If you would like to volunteer please fill out a volunteer application that is located upstairs in the children's main hall.

A Word About Grief

I know these are difficult times in our lives. Very unexpected and painful. I want to give you a few things to remember when talking with your children through this at home.

1. Allow your children to acknowledge the crisis. But the first step in helping a child work through the grieving process is to encourage them to admit there's a reason for grieving.

2. Give them opportunity to respond to how they feel about the change. Kids are very creative in finding ways to express pain and grief. Encourage them to use arts, poetry and music in particular.

3. Don't underestimate your kids' spiritual depth. If you've ever wondered about what your children think about God or faith in Christ, you'll probably find out in the wake of a crisis or trauma.

4. Help find answers. If you don't have the answers to their questions, find someone who does. Be the grown up and get the information.

5. Give your kids something tangible to hold on to. Find a symbol (i.e. an anchor or cross) to give your child as a reminder that we a Friend like no other who will never leave us in times of trouble.

These are things to remember. If you need me to pray with your child I would love to do that. One of the best times will be on Wednesday nights. You can email me at

I know it hurts but together we will walk through the pain!