Children’s Ministries news for January 19, 2020

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On Sunday, January 19, 2020, Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m. Thank you to the Quinones Family for hosting this week. Don’t forget to sign up for your turn by using this link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday

The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we wonder about the Good Shepherd in the PreK-K classroom and as we  explore the different names and titles for Jesus, the Lamb of God in grades 1-6.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Director of Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries News for January 5, 2020

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This Sunday, January 5, 2020, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Great Hall classroom at 9:30 am. Thank you to the McGough Family for hosting this week. (Don’t forget to sign up for your turn by using this link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday

The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we conclude the cycle of nativity stories, combining the prologue to the Gospel of John with the story of Epiphany, inviting children to offer, with the kings, gifts for the infant Jesus.

Later in the day, join me and my family at 5 p.m. for St. Thomas’s Epiphany celebration.The evening will include Worship, Celebration, Potluck dinner and Burning of the Greens. Ham and pasta will be provided. If you want to contribute, please bring a side dish or dessert to share. And, please feel free to bring a friend or neighbor. Or just bring yourself!   

I look forward to seeing you all soon!
Blessings,Belinda Young-Payne, Director of Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries News for December 15, 2020

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Sunday, December 15, 2020 is the Second Sunday of Advent. Sunday School began with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Library of the Undercroft  at 9:30 a.m. Thank you to Madeline Johnson for hosting this week. Don’t forget to sign up for your turn by using this link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday

The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we begin the journey leading us to mystery of Christmas in the PreK-K classroom and as we continue the celebration of Advent as a season of joyful waiting in grades 1-6. 

A few additional bits of news:

  • This week, we will be practicing and preparing for the annual Children’s Pageant, which will be part pageant/part prayer service as typically happens. Please try to have your children in attendance as much as possible during the month of December as this makes it easier for the grown-ups and the children. We will practice during Sunday School each week and will have extra practices on Dec. 15, 2019 (immediately after the 10:30 a.m. service) as well as on Dec. 20, 2019 (6 p.m. with pizza at the end of practice). The pageant/prayer service will be on Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. with practice at 3:30 p.m.
  • I have been asked to share a paper copy of our Breakfast Club sign up sheet. A paper copy of the sign up sheet will be posted on the Children’s Ministries bulletin board starting tomorrow for those who would to sign up to host this way. Thank you in advance to all those who do.
  • All of St. Thomas’s has  been invited to attend Faith and Family Day at the UD Basketball game on January 12, 2020. CREW, our youth group, will be attending as our meeting that day. Please let me know as soon as you can via email or the sign up sheet on the Great Hall door if you plan to attend as well. Advance ticket prices will be depend on the size of our group.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Director of Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for December 7 and 8, 2019

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This Sunday, December 8, 2019, Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Library of the Undercroft  at 9:30 a.m. Thank you to the Quinones family for hosting this week. Don’t forget to sign up for your turn by using this link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday
The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we begin the journey leading us to mystery of Christmas in the PreK-K classroom and as we explore the message of preparation in the season of Advent and the preaching of John the Baptist in grades 1-6.  

A few additional bits of news:

  • This week, we will be assigning planning parts and service roles for the Annual Children’s Pageant which will be part pageant/part prayer service as typically happens. Please try to have your children in attendance as much as possible during the month of December as this makes it easier for the grown-ups and the children. We will practice during Sunday school each week and will have extra practices on the morning of Dec. 14, the afternoon of Dec. 15 as well as the evening of Dec. 20. The pageant will be on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. with practice at 3:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday, December 7, 2019 as part of the St. Thomas’s Annual Bazaar, I will be hosting a fundraiser Pancake Breakfast Buffet. The buffet will include pancake bar, sausage, eggs, fruit, and drinks. Ticket prices at the door will be $5 per adult/older child and $3 per child under 10, 2 years and younger free.  Please come to enjoy good food and fellowship with family and friends. Then, stay to do some shopping at the Bazaar!
  • All of St Thomas’s has  been invited to attend Faith and Family Day at the UD Basketball game on January 12, 2019. CREW, our youth group, will be attending as our meeting that day. Please let me know as soon as you can via email or the sign up sheet on the Great Hall door if you plan to attend as well. Advance ticket prices will be depend on the size of our group.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!
Blessings,Belinda Young-Payne, Director of Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for December 1, 2019

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On Sunday, December 1 2019, the First Sunday of Advent, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Great Hall classroom at 9:30 a.m. Thank you to the Houghtons for hosting this week. Don’t forget to sign up for your turn by using this link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday
The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we begin the journey leading us to mystery of Christmas in the PreK-K classroom as we begin our celebration of Advent by exploring the theme of waiting in grades 1-6. 

A few additional bits of news:

  • This week, we will begin planning parts and service roles for the annual Children’s Pageant which will be part pageant/part prayer service as typically happens. Please try to have your children in attendance as much as possible during the month of December as this makes it easier for the grown-ups and the children.
  • On Saturday, December 7, 2019, as part of the St. Thomas’s Annual Bazaar, I will be hosting a fundraiser Pancake Breakfast Buffet. The buffet will include pancake bar, sausage, eggs, fruit, and drinks. Ticket prices at the door will be $5 per adult/older child and $3 per child under 10, 2 years and younger are free.  Please come if you can to enjoy good food and fellowship with family and friends and then stay to do some shopping at the bazaar!
  • All of St Thomas’s has  been invited to attend Faith and Family Day at the UD Basketball game on January 12, 2020. CREW, our youth group, will be attending as our meeting that day. Please let me know as soon as you can if you plan to attend as well. Advance ticket prices will be depend on the size of our group.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!
Blessings,Belinda Young-Payne, Director of Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news – 09-21-19

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Hi Everyone, 
Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club tomorrow this morning at 9:30 a.m., hosted by the Sausvilles! (Thank you!) The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we enter into the story of Moses and the Burning Bush in the PreK-K classroom and as we enter into one of Jesus’ parables by focusing on the difference between “money” treasures and “life treasures”, such as friends and family in grades 1-6.  
Later in the day, I’ll be at Coffee Hour adult ed event on Quaker Spirituality. I encourage you to attend if you are able.
And don’t forget…the Back to School Pizza Party for all children, tweens, teens and their families will happen at noon on Sept. 29! Let me know ahead if you know you’re coming…but come anyway even if you don”t.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Blessings,Belinda

God’s Big Backyard – ToGo bags

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As part of our activities in God’s Big Backyard this summer, the children are making ToGo bags which will be donated to Newark Empowerment Center. We hope that our church community will join us in serving our larger community by helping us gather supplies. If you are able to contribute our project, please use the link below to let us know.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-stthomas1

Thank you so much for your support!

Blessings,Belinda

Summer Children’s Worship: God’s Big Backyard

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Summer Children’s Worship for children 3 years and older will begin on June 9 and run through August 18 during the 10:30 a.m. service.  Children will meet the children’s worship leader in the Great Hall before the service and then walk downstairs or outside together, depending on the activity planned, at 10:30 a.m. The children will then rejoin their families during the Peace. Our theme this year is “God’s Big Backyard”: Where Kids Have a Blast Serving Jesus. Each week, in our very own “Big Backyard”, the children will hear a story or do an activity (art, drama, music, games, etc.) based on one of the many bible stories that illustrate how we can serve our families, our friends, our neighbors, our communities, and God.  This year, we will be asking for parents or other parishioners to be guest leaders. Keep an eye out for your chance to lead!

St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries Breakfast on April 28, 2019

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Hello St. Thomas Community.

Just a reminder that this Sunday, April 28 is Family Church Sunday at St. Thomas’s and it is also the day we will have our annual St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries Family Breakfast hosted by St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries. Everyone in the parish is invited, but especially children, youth and their families. See below (or the flyer attached ) for details and please RSVP if you can with how many are attending and what food items you are bringing, if any. You can RSVP by calling me at 302-388-4017 or emailing belmar43@aol.com or by going to SignUpGenius by copying and pasting the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-20191.

Thanks!! See you all soon!

Blessings,
Belinda

Annual Children’s Ministries Family Brunch

April 28 is also the day of our annual Family Brunch. On this day, families of children and youth and whoever else would like to join us, will gather in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. for a potluck brunch. Each family/person is asked to bring something to share (eggs, breakfast casseroles, meats, bagels, muffins, fruit, etc.) if you are able. Beverages will be provided. The children will then attend the 10:30 a.m. service with their parents.

Family Church Sunday

April 28 is a Family Church Sunday. There is no separate children’s worship time that morning. However, the nursery will be open for children ages birth to 3 years. Children will attend services with their families.