Trick or Treat for UNICEF – Sunday, October 22, 2017

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On Sunday, October 22, 2017, please support our Children in their biggest annual outreach project. Put your your change into the Orange Collection Boxes after the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services and also enter for chances to Win Fun Fall Prizes.

In faithful service to God, sponsored by St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries.

Children’s Lights Choir practice tonight

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Just wanted to remind anyone that is interested that the first Lights practice is tonight at 6:15. Any of the church children from 3yrs thru 6th grade and friends thereof are welcome.

Lights Children’s Choir helps young children build a closer relationship with God through the prayer of song. To accomplish this we focus on fun or emotional songs that will stir their hearts and stay with them in the future. In the process we aim to provide a team environment and nurture the children’s church community. The performances are great, and we work hard to do well, but they are secondary to the kids learning the song and gaining the benefits of the musical prayer. See Mike Houghton at  mshoughton@verizon.net or 302-650-3849 about this ministry.

God Bless,

Mike Houghton

Children’s Worship begins on September 11

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Hello Church Family,

Our fun summer times are almost at an end and the time for fall preparation has come. I’m excited!

Regular Children’s Worship will begin again on September 11 for children 3 years (potty trained) to 6th grade. Sunday School normally runs from 9:30 to 11:10 a.m. Registration for Sunday School will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Great Hall on September 10.

Our goal is to have three Sunday School classrooms this year. In order to do this in the best way that we can, we need at least two more teachers. I am praying we can find some new faces to join our children’s ministry team.Teaching involves an average commitment of two Sundays a month and an hour or two of preparation the week you are the lead teacher. We teach in teams of two so you would be lead teacher an average once a month. If you are more comfortable being the helper teacher each time, that is fine too. This ministry is an act of both giving and receiving. The children teach and inspire us as much as we do them. And, the team members are tremendous supports and inspiration to each other. Training for Godly Play and training for Living the Good News for anyone who needs it will be held in late August/early September and as needed. If you feel called to be a part of children’s ministry in any way, please contact me. I can be reached via email at belmar43@aol.com or by phone at 302-388-4017 (cell) or 302-832-8834 (landline).

Thank you for all the support that you, as a congregation, provide to our children and their families.

Blessings,

Belinda

Vacation Bible School update

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Hello Church Family,

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is going to be really fun this year! A mixture of fun, faith and fellowship. Several of our adults and youth will be volunteering. I hope many of you or your children will be joining us for a few evenings or the whole week. There is lots of info and registration forms on the Great Hall doors at St. Thomas’s. You can also email me, call me (302-388-4017) or come talk to me tomorrow at church.

See our announcement and flyer.

Blessings
Belinda

Vacation Bible School update

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) is going to be really fun this year! A mixture of fun, faith and fellowship. Several of our adults and youth will be volunteering. I hope many of you or your children will be joining us for a few evenings or the whole week. There is lots of info and registration forms on the Great Hall doors at St. Thomas’s. You can also email me at belmar43@aol.com, call me (302-388-4017) or come talk to me at church.

See details in our VBS flyer and June announcement.

Blessings
Belinda

Vacation Bible School – 2017

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See our 2017 Vacation Bible School flyer about the vacation bible school that St. Thomas’s is hosting this summer with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. I have also included a list of supplies needed in the flyer.

The VBS will run from July 30 to August 3, 2017. All St. Thomas’s children are welcome to attend and bring their friends. There is no cost and will include dinner. I am hoping that many St. Thomas’s teens and adults will participate by volunteering to help and/or by providing supplies.

I hope you are all enjoying a safe summer and I hope to see you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda

Summer Children’s Worship: Son Treasure Island begins on June 25

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Summer Children’s Worship for children 3 years and older will begin on June 25 and run through August 20, 2017 during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children are invited to join the children’s worship leader in the Undercroft between 10:25 and 11:10 a.m. The children will then rejoin their families during the Peace. Our theme this year is Son Treasure Island: Discovering God’s Love. Throughout the summer we will have fun engaging in stories, art, drama, music and games while learning about the Greatest Treasure ever: God’s Love. Check out I Corinthians 13!

Parents and older family members are encouraged to sign up to assist with children’s worship a one or two Sundays this summer.

Children’s Ministries Summer 2017 Newsletter

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We anxiously await the end of the school year and the advent of summer, exciting things continue to happen in Children’s Ministries. See our Children’s Ministries Summer 2017 newsletter and find out how your family can be involved!!

Please contact Belinda Young-Payne or any of the Children’s Worship Team Leaders with any questions or comments you may have about any of our activities. Belinda can be reached at 302-832-8834, 302-388-4017, or belmar43@aol.com.

Summer 2017 Sunday School

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Just a reminder that May 21 was the last day of regular Sunday School. We will begin a shortened summer version during the 10:30 a.m. service on June 25. In the meantime, there will be activities in canvas Welcome Bags in the back of the church for children (and adults) who need them.

Blessings,
Belinda

Children’s Ministries Family Breakfast

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See our flyer about our Annual Children’s Ministries Family Brunch on April 30. All are welcome, especially families with children in our children’s and youth ministry programs. It is a potluck but please feel free to come with just yourself!

When: April 30, 9:30 a.m. (Please try to arrive a few minutes early so we can gather our food offerings before we begin.)
Where: St. Thomas’s Great Hall
Who: Everyone, but especially children, youth and their families
What: Please bring a dish or breakfast item to share. Beverages will be provided.

To RSVP, ask questions or volunteer to help: Email Belinda Young-Payne at belmar43@aol.com or call at 302-388-4017.

I pray you are all well and that we will see each other soon! We invite you to see also our Children’s Ministries web page.

Blessings,
Belinda

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