Children’s ministries at home for March 22, 2022

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Hello Everyone,

I pray you are all doing well on this somewhat cloudy but promising Saturday, March 21, 2022. And, I pray you know you are in my thoughts and prayers each day. In this uncertain time, there are still wonderful things happening. For example, the Quinones family (AKA the family of Ms. Tori and “little lucas”) welcomed a new member, Noah Michael, this week.

As you know, we will not be meeting at St Thomas’s tomorrow for Sunday School due to COVID-19. However, here are some lessons, stories and activities that would have been the basis of our work and worship in each of the classrooms this weekend:

I encourage you to try a few of the activities with your children, depending on their age or interest. Here is link to a video of the Jesus and Zaccheus story. I chose this one because it conveys the message that I hope “our children” would get from the story.

I hope to see you all soon. Please let me know if and how I can be of service to you in the meantime.

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries News for March 8, 2020

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Hello Everyone,

Sunday, March 8, 2020, Second Sunday of Lent, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 am. Sign up for your turn at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday. We still have openings on  3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19.

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 our exploration of the story of Jesus and the Children in our PreK-K classroom and explore God’s care for us on our journeys through the stories of  Nicodemus traveling to see Jesus and of Abraham’s and Sarah’s travels in the 1-3 and 4-6 grade classrooms.  This will be a very interactive day for stories so don’t let the kids miss a moment if you can help it!

Looking ahead, keep and eye out  for news of the upcoming Teen-Tween Lock-in Palooza!!  All I can say now is Glow in the Dark eggs!!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for March 1, 2020

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Sunday, March 1, 2020, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m. Sign up for your turn to bring breakfast at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday. We still have openings to provide breakfast on 3/08, 3/15 and 3/22.

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 our exploration of Lent, of the story of Adam and Eve, and the story of Jesus in the desert in each of our grade level rooms.  This will be a very interactive day for stories so don’t let the kids miss a moment if you can help it!

Looking ahead, keep and eye out  for news of the upcoming Teen-Tween Lock-in Palooza)!!  All I can say now is Glow in the Dark eggs!!Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for February 16, 2020

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On Sunday, February 16, 2020, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 am. Don’t forget to sign up for your turn: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday. We still have openings on 3/01, 3/08, 3/15, and 3/22.


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 hear and wonder about the Parable of the Sower in the PreK-K classroom and as we listen to a story about two angry brothers and explore the angry feelings that we cope with as well as ways of making peace together in grades 1-6.  

Looking ahead, you should save the date of February 25, 2020. We will have our usual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Thomas.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for February 9, 2020

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Hello Everyone,

On February 9, 2020, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m. Thanks to the Sausville family for hosting!  Don’t forget to sign up for your turn at   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday
We still have openings on 2/16, 3/01/3/15 and 3/22.)

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 hear and wonder about the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the PreK-K classroom and as we  wonder about how we can change the world by being salt and light to those around us in grades 1-6.  

Tomorrow after the 10:30 a.m. service, there will be a prayer bead workshop!  All ages are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Looking ahead, you should save the date of February 25, 2020. We will have our usual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at St. Thomas’s.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Blessings,
Belinda, Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for February 2, 2020

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Tomorrow, February 2, 2020, Candlemas, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m.  Don’t forget to sign up for your turn: 
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 hear and wonder about the parable of the mustard seed in the PreK-K classroom and as we  hear the story of the Presentation of Jesus at the temple, explore the idea of Jesus as the light of the world, and honor the Christ within ourselves and each other in grades 1-6.  

I encourage everyone to attend Candlemas service tomorrow!

Looking ahead, you should save the date of February 25, 2020. We will have our usual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at St. Thomas’s.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda, Children’s Ministries

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