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.

 2019 Family Activities

Pentecost Sunday June 9 at 10:00am Join us for a celebration of Pentecost. We will start with one combined service with our last Jr. Church for the school year. We will celebrate the day God’s Holy Spirit came to be with us. We will have a potluck after the service with activities for the kids.

Wild Wacky Science Wednesday, June 26 11am-2pm Drop the kids off for an afternoon of fun hands-on Science projects. We will make several slime recipes and several other science experiments. Have the kids bring a lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen.

Vacation Bible School  July 22-26, 9am-12:30pm  Our theme for 2019 is “To Mars and Beyond.”  Learn more about our 2019 VBS program below.

Family Camp  August 1-5 Sign your family up to attend our annual Family Camp held at the Paulina Lake Group Camp. There is room for tent camping and RVs. There are plenty of areas to hike, swim, boat, hot springs, water falls, and natural water slides. Bonnie will provide Smores at the campfire and glow-in-the-dark fun.

Wild Wacky Water Wednesday, August 21 11am-2pm  Drop the kids off for an afternoon of Water Fun. There will be a slip-n-slide, paint Twister, water games, and water balloons. Have the kids bring a lunch, water bottle, swim suit, towel, and sunscreen.

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…

April 28, 2019

May 5, 2019

May 12, 2019

May 19, 2019

May 26, 2019

June 2, 2019

2019 VBS

This year’s VBS program “To Mars and Beyond” will be held the week of July 22-26 from 9am to 12:30pm. We will give glory to God who is able to do far beyond our imaginations by His power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)

We will have 2 classes for children entering PreK-1st grade and 2nd-5th grade. There will be Bible Stories, Crafts & Science, Music, Games, and Snack.  Check back for registration forms and more 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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