Saturday, August 7, 2010

Kickoff the fall with B2B beginning on August 15

Two big Sundays-- Back 2 Back! 

Sunday, August 15 will be Multi-Colored Mania Madness.  Say that 10 times real fast.  What is “Multi-Colored Mania Madness? It’s time to create some energy Multi-Colored Mania Madnessand have some fun! Here is the challenge for all kiddos entering grades K-5…How many colors and patterns can you wear to “The Neighborhood” next Sunday? Can you wear 20 or more colors or patterns? The ideas are endless! Camouflage pants? Shirt with stripes or polka dots? Plaid? Paisley? Prints? How about belts, jewelry, neck ties, and all accessories? Once you layer all the crazy colors and patterns together, you have “Multi-Colored Mania Madness”!

Sunday, August 22 will be our Back to School Skate Party at the YMCA in Edwardsville from 5:30 to 7:30.  The cost is $3 and you can pay at the door.  The consession stand will be open and Pastor Rich will be sporting some great skating skills.  See you there as we kick off another school year.

Big Changes in Children's MInistry Beginning Sunday August 15

Sunday mornings are changing so that we can better help kidz live for Christ.  We want your child to live out the truth of the Bible and not just hear the Bible stories, so we are creating two seperate experiences to better capture the heart of your child.  We know that on average we only have between 40-45 hours a year to influence your child spiritually.  So our heart's desire is to leverage our time to provide maximum spiritual influence.

BACKYARD KIDZ (8:15 & 9:30)
An enperience that focuses on connecting your child to an adult small group leader that can be a positive voice in your child's life.  We will continue to utilize both large and small group time, however we are going place more emphasis on the conversations, Bible application and faith skills in the context of a group of 8-10 children and a passionate small group leader. 

A brand new experience designed specifically to capture the heart, mind & imagination of each child.  While continueing the same Biblical virtue, story and bottom line from Backyard Kidz we will engage your child in a creative, fun and exciting large group experience.  William Shakespeare said that "all the world is a stage."  This is one of his most often quoted lines in all his writings.  If this is true, then on the center of that stage needs to be Jesus Christ. 

We have a team of volunteers that are excited and passionate about partnering with you in seeing your child live for Jesus Christ.  Here's where we need your help as parents.  Each Sunday is important and we need your help to consistently bring your child on time.  It is an honor for us to partner with your family.  Thank you!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Neighborhood News Back Againg

The NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS is back up and running again.  Hopefully this will help parents stay connected to opportunities for elementary age children to be connected with at First Baptist Church Maryville.  We look forward to sharing all the excitement with your family this fall.