Children

 

We are committed to including and engaging children in every aspect of our congregational life. We want to make worship, education, service, giving, and fellowship something that connects with children at their developmental level.

JUNIOR CHURCHth-3th-2

Calling all kids ages 2 1/2 yrs. to 5th grade!!! Come join us Sunday mornings  during both services for a fun-filled, interactive time of learning and growing with your friends! We now have 2 classes; one for preschool-1st Grade and one for grades 2 through 5. Also join us during the 11am service for a combined age class, preschool-5th grade. In the past we have enjoyed listening to Bible stories, playing games, making crafts, learning about the world, singing, putting on plays, and praying.  Come see what we’ll be doing this Sunday in Jr. Church!

Check out this video of one of our science experiments we had at our Science Day 2012: Mentos & Soda

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

“Family Fun Night” meets once a month (October – May) for families with one or more children in preschool or elementary school. (Family Night will now meet occasionally throughout the year. Check this page often to see what’s coming up!) We will begin with a simple meal at 5:30 p.m., provided by Nativity or potlucked, which will be followed by Family games, crafts and other activities. The evening will be geared for the whole family to enjoy each other and with other families.  Family Night will continue through the school year, so round up your entire family: grandparents, siblings, and whoever wants to come.  Each month, families will be asked to bring one item which will be part of the program. Please see the chart above for themes, menus, and the item to bring each month. If you have questions, please call Bonnie Norris at 541-815-8878 or email at childrensministry@nativityinbend.com.

 2018 Family Activities

Sunday, October 28 at 3-5pm  “Pumpkin Carving Party”  Wear your costumes, bring your pumpkins, carving utensils, and favorite Halloween Snack to share to the church for a time of fellowship and fun. Plan on getting messy!

Sunday, October 28 at 10-11am Children’s Christmas Pageant Auditions
Scripts will be emailed by October 20 and hard copies will be available.

Sunday, November 4 at 10-11am Children’s Christmas Pageant Auditions 
Scripts will be emailed by October 20 and hard copies will be available.

Sunday, November 11 at 4:30-6pm “Turkey Bowling” Family Fun Night  Bring your families and your favorite Thanksgiving food dish to share and we will potluck and turkey bowl to our hearts content.

Sunday, December 9 at 4:30-6pm “Giving Back” Family Fun Night  Bring a potluck dish to share and we will make Clothespin Angel Ornaments to give to the elderly and those who can’t make it to church anymore. This is a wonderful way to have your kids give back this Christmas season.  I’d love to have the kids join me on Saturday, December 22 at 8:45am to deliver the gifts and sing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” to the recipients who enjoy receiving them immensely.

Saturday, December 15 at 9-11am Mandatory Pageant Dress Rehearsal
All children in the pageant need to arrive by 9am wearing their costumes for a full dress rehearsal. This is very important as it is the only time that they get to practice on stage with all the background sets and microphones.

Sunday, December 16 at 10:15am Children’s Christmas Pageant
Please have your kids at the church at 9am for a final run through and to check on costumes.

 

Family Devotionals

We are happy to offer our families weekly devotional sheets that are easy to use to help you nurture your family’s Christian faith at home. These include daily bible readings, scripture verse of the week, mealtime prayers, blessings to give one another, conversation starters, devotions, and service projects. Click here: TFH User Guide to download the Taking Faith Home User Guide to help you use these devotions at home.  Click on the date of the current Sunday to download this week’s family devotionals…

September 2, 2018

September 9, 2018

September 16, 2018

September 23, 2018

September 30, 2018

October 7, 2018

 

2018 VBS

This year’s VBS program “Our Journey with the Lord”, where we learned that we were created by God and we walk with Him in everything that we do, was held August 6-10, 2018 from 9am-12:30pm (this was a half hour more than we normally run.)

We had classes for children entering K-5th grade and a preschool class for children ages 3 1/2 to 5yrs. (must be potty trained & limited seating.) There was Bible Stories, Crafts & Science, Music, Games, and Snack.  We partnered with 1st Presbyterian Church and Friends of Jesus again this year and it was so much fun. Thanks to everyone, and there are sooo many of you, who volunteered, donated money or supplies. We couldn’t have done it without you!  Keep an eye out here for next years VBS information.

 

NURSERY

We have an Nursery for ages birth – 36 months in the Education wing that is open with adult and young adult supervision during both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services.  Your children are welcome; come check it out.


 

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