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 (9:15 am-9:45 am) during the early service 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.

 2017 Family Activities

Sunday, June 11, 4-6pm  “Family Fun Movie Night”      

We will set up in the Sanctuary to watch “Moana”, so kids bring your cushy pillows to sit on. We will have pizza and snacks in the Fellowship Hall. Parents can feel free to hang out in the Fellowship Hall or watch the movie in the Sanctuary or both. Please contact Bonnie at 541-815-8878 or at childrensministry@nativityinbend.com if you think you might attend so we know how much pizza to provide.

Wednesday, July 12, 11am-2pm  “Wild Wacky Water Wednesday”      

Wild Wacky Water Wednesday is for all kids and is held in Nativity’s backyard. Bring your kids for a time of wacky water fun. We will have lots of water games, water balloons, and a slip-n-slide. Have kids bring a lunch, water bottle, sunscreen and a towel. Invite your friends!

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…

2017 VBS

This year’s VBS program “Maker Fun Factory”, where we learn that we were created by God and built for a purpose, will be held July 31-August 4, 2017 from 9am-12pm.

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, Service & Mission, Snacks, & Games. Contact Bonnie Norris at 541-815-8878 with questions or if you’d like to volunteer.

 

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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