Children & Youth Christmas Program Preparations
All children (age 4 through 5thgrade) and youth (6thgrade through 12thgrade) are invited to be a part of our annual Christmas program. All children and youth may join in to sing, and our 4thand 5thgraders are also encouraged to be part of a play.
CHILDREN: Starting in 11/4, all children are invited to practice during Kids Praise Time on Sunday mornings from 9:40 to 10. Email Nanette Fox at email@example.com with any questions and to sign your child up to join in the fun.
Children’s Practice Playlist: 1. Christmas This Year by Tobymac & Leigh Nash 2. Heaven Everywhere by Francesca Battistelli 3. Go, Tell It On The Mountain by Francesca Battistelli 4. Silent Night by Turn Up The Fun Performers 5. Away In A Manger by The Kiboomers
YOUTH: Youth will practice under the direction of Cheryl Mayton during regular youth group meetings on Sunday nights. Contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Dates to Remember:
10/21(5-6:30) 4th& 5thGrade Play Practice
10/28 (5-6:30) 4 th& 5thGrade Play Practice
11/4 (5-6:30) 4th& 5thGrade Play Practice
11/11 (5-6:30) 4th& 5thGrade Play Practice
11/18 (5-6:30) 4th& 5thGrade Play Practice
11/25 5-6:30) 4th& 5thGrade Play Practice
12/1 (10am-2) 4th& 5thGrade Play Video Taping
12/2 (5-6:30) Practice for ALL CHILDREN (Age 4 thru 5thgrade)
12/8 (5-8:30) Practice for ALL CHILDREN & YOUTH (pizza provided)
12/9 (4pm) Christmas Program
Our Sunday School and Children’s Church follow the Deep Blue curriculum. Download the Deep Blue App so your kids can watch the weekly animated bible lesson, play games, and even learn scripture. Now, your kids can stay connected to our weekly lessons on those Sundays when they are unable to attend church. Aren’t you glad there’s an App for that? 🙂
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HOW DO WE SERVE KIDS AT
At the 8:30 and 11am Worship Services, children are invited to attend Children’s Church. Children begin the service with their families and exit with the teacher prior to the message portion of the service so that they can learn about God, worship and the Bible at their own level. They are returned to the sanctuary during the final song. Consider downloading the Deep Blue Bible App as a companion to our curriculum. On the App, they can watch bible story videos and play games related to the stories. There is no Children’s Church on communion Sundays so that children may experience communion with their families. Also, for July 2018, there will not be Children’s Church and kids are encouraged to worship with their families.
Children’s praise and worship through music begins each Sunday at 9:40 in the Sanctuary. While the focus is on singing because we love Jesus, the time can also be used to prepare to sing for the congregation. In addition, we celebrate birthdays on the 1st Sunday of each month; and each child who has a birthday in the month receives a small gift. At 10am, children are divided by age and head with their teachers to Sunday School in classrooms downstairs. Sunday School ends at 10:45. Pre K through 1st Grade students remain in their classroom to be picked up by their parents. Students 2nd Grade through 5th Grade return to their parents in the sanctuary.
Every penny put into an offering plate during Sunday School and Children’s Church is spent to help kids. At holidays, we use the money to help kids through the Book Bag Food Ministry, CCAP, and individual families who are in need.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY – We use this day to both celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and to find meaningful service projects for our kids to participate in.
EASTER – Our Annual Egg Hunt is always the Saturday before Easter. After hearing the Easter Story, kids are divided by age for 4 separate hunts. All candy is peanut allergy safe.
VBS – VBS takes place each year in June. We have 5 nights of lessons followed by time of fellowship, food and fun. During VBS, we not only have a great deal of fun; but we also encourage the kids to become disciples by supporting a mission. In 2017, we collected gently used clothing and footwear for Foggy’s Closet who serves kids in need. Kids helping kids in the name of Jesus – how awesome!
CHRISTMAS – Preparation for the Annual Children’s Christmas Program begins in November. Children practice the musical portion of the program each Sunday at Children’s Church and during children’s music time at 9:40. All 4th & 5th grade students are welcome to participate in a Christmas play, and practices take place on Sunday at a time to be determined.. All children age 3 through 5th Grade are invited to be a part of the celebration of Jesus’ birth, and the program is held on the 2nd Sunday of December at 6pm. Additionally, our 4pm Christmas Eve service is tailored for children and each child will receive a gift.
*Looking for a christian summer camp experience for your kids? Check out www.CampOverlook.org
*Have a smart phone? Kids will fall in love with God’s word on the YouVersion Bible App For Kids.
Nanette Fox: Children’s Ministry Leader Email: email@example.com
Kate Mullen: Children’s Sunday School Superintendent
*Macedonia also offers a Church-Staffed Nursery for those 3 years of age and under at each of our three services. The nursery is located on the main level of the church.
Sharon Garber: Nursery Coordinator