SUMMER CHILDREN’S MINISTRY NEWSLETTER

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Summer Dates Overview
June 3 – SILVER SERVE DAY
June 4 – PENTECOST SUNDAY – Graduation Sunday
June 5-9 – PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP (SPACE), 9am-1pm
June 12-18 – Pastor Brian Vacation
June 20-23 – PASSPORT Kids! @ Eagle Eyrie
July 4 – CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
July 9 – Compassion Camp Kids’ Mission School, 4-7pm
July 10-14 – PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP (DINOSAURS), 9am-1pm
July 16 – Compassion Camp Kids’ Mission School, 4-7pm
July 23 – Compassion Camp Kids’ Mission School, 4-7pm
July 26 – Quarterly Business Meeting. 6:30pm
July 30 – Compassion Camp Kids’ Mission School – 2pm
(Finale with Rise Against Hunger)
August 13 – Kindergarten Worship Class, 9am & 11am
August 20 – Kindergarten Worship Class, 9am & 11am
August 22 – Roanoke City Schools Begin
August 23 – Roanoke County Schools Begin
August 27 – PROMOTION SUNDAY
September 5 – Salem City Schools Begin
September 6 – Wednesday Dinners & Activities Begin

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ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
COMBINING FOR THE SUMMER
BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
All children in Kindergarten-5th Grade will meet together for
Sunday School in the K-2 Classroom at the top of the stairs.

 

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SUMMER TRAVEL DEVOTIONAL FOR FAMILIES
AVAILABLE OUTSIDE PASTOR BRIAN’S OFFICE
This summer as you travel and spend time with family, think about TAKING IT SLOW!
“Find Your Slow Summer,” will help your family sink into the summer season, go slow, and savor every moment. This beautifully designed, ten-page guide includes 50 slow summer ideas, but don’t think of it as a to-do list; instead, it’s a menu of marvels for picking and choosing as the Spirit moves.

These ideas will invite you to kick off your shoes, climb trees, stay up late, catch fireflies, dig for worms, ban the busy, and overall to slow down enough to enjoy God’s beauty all around (and, it comes with a super cute screensaver for all your devices!).

Pick one up and share photos of your adventures in slowness with
#gcbcslowsummer

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SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
In JULY 2017 we’re shaking things up!

SUNDAY SCHOOL AT 9:30AM
ONE WORSHIP AT 10:30AM

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KIDS’ MISSION SCHOOL
FOR CHILDREN AGE 3 – 5TH GRADE
Compassion Camp is all about helping our children learn
to love their neighbors in concrete ways!
We’ll study stories from scripture about hospitality,
Jesus’ care for others, and living a compassionate life.
We’ll also have experiences that help us put what we learn into practice!
Join us for FOUR Sundays of Bible Stories
Godly Play, Music, Art, Games, and Food.

July 9, 4PM-7PM – HOSPITALITY with Abraham & Sarah
GENESIS 18:1-8

July 16, 4PM-7PM – JESUS’S COMPASSION
MATTHEW 9:35-38

July 23, 4PM-7PM – LIVING A COMPASSIONATE LIFE
LUKE 10:25-37

July 30, 2PM-4PM – PUTTING OUR COMPASSION TO WORK
RISE AGAINST HUNGER FOOD PACKING EVENT

12:30PM Pizza Lunch in the Fellowship Hall
1:30PM Set-Up for Packing Event in the MAC
2:00PM Packing 10,000 Meals
(The ENTIRE church is invited to participate!)

DINNER PROVIDED EACH NIGHT

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMPASSION CAMP

Pastor Brian needs Adult Volunteers to lead groups of Preschool & Elementary Age Children to the different stations each evening. He also needs volunteers to fix dinner. Please let him know if you can help!

PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO PREREGISTER FOR COMPASSION CAMP SO WE CAN
MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH ADULT VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL THE CHILDREN.

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If your child is entering Kindergarten this Fall, sign them up to get prepared for worship! Pastor Brian will teach a weekly worship class for Kindergarteners following the Time for Young Disciples in both worship gatherings on August 13 and 20. Each week, we work on worship bags that the kids can use to bring their Bibles and other supplies with them to worship. After the children finish the class, they will be presented a Bible and their worship bag in whichever worship they attend on AUGUST 27. Your Kindergartener should begin staying in the service and no longer attend Extended Session on this Sunday, August 27.

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AUGUST 27, 2017 – All children move up to their
new Sunday School Class (If applicable)
You must be the correct age for your class
by September 30th or have entered
the correct elementary grade).
2017-2018 SS Classes
Babies-Twos
Threes-Fours
Kindergarten-First Grade
Second-Third Grade
Fourth-Fifth Grade

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Help Us Make the Chapel Amazing!
We are ready to begin making our chapel beautiful & usable again and we need your help! The children & youth and Building & Grounds have already been in there doing some of the early work. We can use your help now in cleaning the wallpaper and glue off of the walls so they can be painted. If you would like to gather a group of friends or your Sunday School class or small group to come put in some time, please contact Pastor Brian to set up a time. Tools are provided and instructions are posted in the Chapel.

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