We are off to a great start since kickoff Sunday! I want to highlight some of our children’s ministries happening at Pearce. First, an important item I need from all parents is the “Pearce Kids’ Ministry Registration Form,” pictured above. These forms are used for emergency contact information and updated emails and phone numbers. They let me know which ministry programs your child is a part of, information on allergies, and provide a place to give permission for a picture of your child to appear on Pearce-related material. If you need one, please let me know. Just hand completed forms to me. Thanks! It is greatly appreciated.
I am thankful for yet another great team of Sunday school teachers this year. The pre-school curriculum this year is called “Growing with God.” The curriculum is published by Gospel Light. They have a three-step teaching method that includes play, listening, and talking. It is full of fun activities that lead each child to engage in God’s Word at their level.
Our curriculum for K-6th grade is “Bible-in-Life” by David C. Cook. There are three themes covered from September-November: “Good and Bad Choices,” “Taking a Stand for God,” and “Following Wisdom.” The kids are learning these themes through stories out of 1 & 2 Samuel, Psalms, Matthew, and Hebrews.
Please ask your kids to share with you what they are learning each week in Sunday school.
Camp Wednesday and Collide 56
Several years ago, I had some meetings with a team of parents about what Wednesday nights should look like. The idea has continued to grow, and we are very excited about what is happening here at Pearce for our kids on Wednesday nights. Where our Sunday school time follows a more “academic” form, our Wednesday nights are set up to be a time where our kids can come together for fellowship. The K-4th group, Camp Wednesday, meets in Parmerter Chapel. The first hour consists of games and fun crafts. At 7:30, we settle around a fake campfire to sing camp songs and hear a story related to our theme. The theme for the fall is the Fruit of the Spirit, from Galatians 5:22 &23.
Collide 56, our 5th and 6th grade group, meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. There, they are led by Dave Mantegna and his team. They talk, pray together, have a craft option, and/or games.
Fall Into Fun
Save the date—October 31. Pearce Kids’ Ministry and P4K are, once again, sponsoring this night together. This has become a fun tradition for Pearce on Halloween night. It will be held in our FLC from 6:30-8pm. We will have three bounce houses (one just for preschoolers), games and prizes, a craft center, snacks and an allergy-friendly food center, and candy!!
It is a great night for families to come and go, or stay the whole time.
If you have any questions about the ministries happening for kids at Pearce, please contact me: text, email, or say, “Hey, Pastor Kathy, can we chat?”