Parent Meeting Recap
Keep scrolling for all of the info we discussed at the Parent Meeting on September 17th!
Orange is simple. It's a strategy. It starts with 2 individual influences in a child's life: church and home. We all know that yellow and red make orange. Well to us yellow represents the church - the light of the world - and red represents the family - heart of the child. Alone these two work hard to make sure that every child has a better future. But when they are combined the church and home can have a greater influence. That is Orange and that is the curriculum we use and why we use it. Copies of the years scope and cycle are available on the table beside the nursery door.
Because we want what happens at church to continue at home, we want to "Cue" you to have conversations with your kids about what they are learning at church! These are adding extra time to your already busy day. These are times you already have with your kids: Bath Time, Bed Time, Meal Time, Drive Time, Hang Time.
You can access the Parent Cue every week several ways:
-Printed Monthly: On the first Sunday of the month we will send home a Parent Cue packet for each age group
-Weekly Email: Each week we will send you a Parent Cue email that also serves as a newsletter and calendar
-App: The Parent Cue App is free! Download it today! In addition to the information that the other resources have, it also has music and videos!
-Blog and Podcast: The Parent Cue also has a blog and podcast! This provides lots of great parenting information and tips about every phase of a kids life.
-We have several volunteer needs in the nursery and preschool areas! Please email me to find out how you can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
-Placemats: Every kid should receive a placemat on the first Sunday of the month. This placemat has the memory verse, bible stories for each week and some activities.
-Memory Verse Reward Charts: Pick up a reward chart for your preschooler! Help them learn their memory verse and initial (or you can use stickers) the chart every time they say it. If they have 4 initials every week we will get a SUPER FUN surprise in December! Santa is going to have a special party with them before Christmas FX!
-GOD TIME Reward Charts: At the beginning of the month, you kids will get a set of God Time Cards. These are sheets that have 4 "devos" on them each week. We want your kids to learn to make "God Time" a priority in their life just like homework, practicing an instrument or soccer practice. Every time your child completes a devo, initial or sticker their chart. The kids that average 4 God Times a week will get to come to our bowling and pizza party on December 10th! Any questions? Email me!
-Camp Eagle Lake: June 4-8
Next summer Camp Eagle Lake is coming to our church! This is a sleep away camp experience in our own backyard! The kids will come to the church from 9am-4pm June 4-8th. They will get all of the fun of camp without the home sickness and being away from their families. Early registration will start on November 1st. If you register by the end of the year you will get $25 off registration! If you bring a friend you will get $10 off for every friend that registers (non LC members). Check out this video that gives you a little taste (This video is from a church last summer):
Family Mission Trip
After the devastation in Houston and the surrounding areas from Hurricane Harvey, we want to help! Long after the crisis teams like FEMA and the Red Cross leave, there is much more work that needs to be done. We are working on details to form a team of families that go to Houston during Spring Break 2018. We are thinking to take 2 trips. March 19-23 and March 26-30. We are working through an organization called SGSO (Serving God by Serving Others) that works out of Prestoncrest Church of Christ. Website: http://sgso.org
Their specialty is boots on the ground. SGSO mobilizes volunteers from across the nation to provide manpower for whatever tasks are at hand. Additionally, they bring trailers loaded with specialized tools to the disaster site. Depending on the situation, SGSO may work alone, or partner with a larger organizations.
This trip will be open to our entire church but we would love for families to be the largest participants. There will be lots of serving opportunities for all ages (5 and up) but we will also make a place available for younger kids to be while parents and older siblings work and for kids to rest when needed because we know they will need lots of breaks.
We will have more details very soon. If you are interested in knowing more please email me and I will add you to the interest list that we formed at the meeting.
Parent Coffee talks
I want to hear from you! I am scheduling several nights to get together with parents and talk about our family ministry. Please choose a date in the sign-up genius form and I will be in touch!