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, watching Whirl video clips, 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, May 6, 5:30-7:30pm BYC “Cinco de Mayo” Fundraising Party  I would like to encourage our families to go to the BYC “Cinco de Mayo” Party which is a fundraiser for our Nativity youth who will be going on the BYC summer trips. There will be a taco bar, refried beans, and beer. There will also be a pinata for the kiddoes. And of course the best part will be the youth putting on a talent show. This will be similar to the Easter Breakfast where the youth will be collecting donations for the dinner.

Wednesday, June 20 from 11am-2pm  “Wild Wacky Wednesday”  Be sure to sign your kids in as you drop them at the church for some wacky fun. We’ll be doing some face painting and indoor/outdoor wacky games. Bring a water bottle, lunch, and sunscreen.

Wednesday, July 18 from 11am-2pm  “Wild Wacky Water Wednesday”  Have kids bring their swimsuits & towels for a day of wacky water games. Please be sure to sign your kids in. Also, bring their water bottle, lunch, and sunscreen.

July 27-29 “Family Camp” at Paulina Lake Group Camp. You will find more information on a table in the Narthex. Come spend time with your family in the beautiful outdoors. We are set-up on a beach where people bring there boats and boards to share. You might think about life jackets for the kids although there are a few there to share. There will be a group campfire in the evenings with Smores and Glow-in-the-dark fun. And of course this is a free event thanks to our hosts who pay for the group campsites.

August 6-10 from 9am-12:30pm  “Our Journey with the Lord” Vacation Bible School. More information below.

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 29, 2018

May 6, 2018

May 13, 2018

May 20, 2018

May 27, 2018

June 3, 2018

2018 VBS

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

We will have 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 will be Bible Stories, Crafts & Science, Music, Games, and Snack. Contact Bonnie Norris at 541-815-8878 with questions or if you’d like to volunteer.  We are partnering with 1st Presbyterian Church this year, so please pre-register your children early as we are expecting high numbers. Click here to download your registration form or we have hard copies at the church.

 

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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