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Growing in Faith

Ministries with Children and Their Families

As fall of 2021 approaches, we are celebrating with joy and the knowledge that we are “better together!”  Listen to how that is expressed in Hebrews 10:24 – 26:

Let us consider how to INSPIRE each other to greater LOVE and to kinder DEEDS, not forgetting to gather as a COMMUNITY and ENCOURAGE one another!

This season brings the opportunity (and challenge!) to creatively continue our mission of leading children in discipleship as they grow in their faith and share in age-appropriate ministry opportunities. We are grateful for your flexibility and for your continued participation in the life of the church.

In this strange “new” normal, may we continue to inspire each other, encourage each other, and gather together in Christ!

Blessings,

Lisa Nichols Hickman, Associate Pastor for Children and Their Families
Mandy Rencher, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Sunday School

In this season of extra safety, we will be gathering outside on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. for faith formation, fun, and encouragement.  This will follow our outside worship service that begins at 9 a.m.  Our Sunday School teachers are excited to reconnect after a year of Zoom!

Faith Milestones

Join us for our Milestone programs where children and parents explore and learn together about foundational aspects of our faith: Worship, Communion, Prayer, Bible, Mission, and more. Registration information will be communicated via email and through Connect closer to the time of each event.

Families with Young Children

Gather for fellowship with families with children ages 3 and under.

Kick-Off: Saturday, September 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. on the playground

Monthly Play Groups: First Wednesday of the month (October 6 through April 6) from 4-5:30 p.m. on the playground

Mom’s Night Out: Tuesday, April 26

End of Year Family Picnic: Sunday, May 15

Tapestry

Our Tapestry ministry serves tweens, teens, and young adults with special needs. We meet monthly for fellowship and fun!

Beginning on Sunday, September 19 | 3-4:30 p.m.

Meets on the third Sunday of the month

We will not meet on November 21

For more information, contact Adelaide Spizer.

Outreach for Kids

Encourage your children to get their hands in the mud of missions as they learn tangible ways to show compassion to others. 

Sprout Outreach

Join in with other young families with children ages 3 through third grade as we learn to serve together.

Projects for 2021-2022

September

  • School Uniform Drive for The Learning Collaborative
  • Sorting Party| September 12 at 5:00 on the playground

October 

  • Operation Sandwich for Roof Above | October 10

November

  • Book Drive for The Learning Collaborative
  • Advent Bags for Families for various partner agencies | November 14

December 

  • Bed Making for Room in the Inn | December 9

January 

  • Global Mission Fair | January 9
  • Bed Making for Room in the Inn | January 13

February

  • Bed Making for Room in the Inn | February 10

March

  • Bed Making for Room in the Inn | March 10

April

  • Rise Against Hunger | April 24

Mission Kids

This program equips fourth and fifth graders to serve our church family as well as the greater Charlotte community.

Projects for 2021-2022

September

  • School Uniform Drive for Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary School
  • Sorting Party | September 12 at 5:oo p.m. on the playground

October

  • Dinner for residents at McCreesh Place | October 10| 5:00-6:00 p.m.

November

  • Food Drive &  Grocery Store Challenge | November 14 during Sunday School

December

  • Winter Coat Drive (Pizza Lunch, Lesson, & Games) | December 5 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

January

  • Global Mission Fair & Foreign Language Book Drive | January 9 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

February

  • Quarter Challenge & Laundry Detergent Collection (Lunch, Lesson, & Games) | February 27 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

March

  • Room in the Inn Meal | March 31 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.

April

  • Rise Against Hunger | April 24

May

  • Urban Walks & Hygiene Supply Drive
    • May 7 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    • May 14 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    • May 21 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Mark Your Calendar

All-Church Retreat

October 24

Join us for an all-day retreat with our church family.

More information coming!

2022 VBS

June 13 – 16, 2022

Join us for a MONUMENTAL VBS in 2022!

Yep, that’s our theme: “monumental.”

Clergy & Staff

 

Lisa Hickman

Lisa Hickman

Associate Pastor for Children & Their Families

Mandy Rencher

Mandy Rencher

Children’s Ministry Coordinator