Welcome to May!
This week, myself, Christie Brown, our Program Coordinator, Alicia Shelton, our MCC Director and Rev. Martha McLean, our Pastor of Christian Formation, are headed to Atlanta for the Orange Conference. This is a Children’s Ministry conference where we look forward to learning more about the best way to minister to and instill discipleship in our kids at First Cary. Prayers for travel mercies, stamina (conference days are fun, but looong) and open hearts/minds are welcome!! We leave early Wednesday and come home late Friday, and will be brimming with excitement to share our learnings with you on Sunday!
Speaking of Sunday, this Sunday is going to be a special one for our Elementary aged kids. And our preschoolers will be excited to go to the Happy Helpers Club!
For our elementary aged kids: You are in for a treat, as our classes get to see the Spring Children’s Musical, The Life of the Party (story of Lazarus, Mary and Martha), this morning in the Fellowship Hall! We need your class to be in the Fellowship Hall and seated by 9:55a, so maybe you should try to get there by 9:50a. Please ensure you have an accurate headcount as you leave the class and then again when you leave the FH, and that your class stays seated together in the FH.
They need to re-set the FH for the Celebration service, so as soon as the musical is over (should take about 30 minutes), please head to room 118. In room 118 (our Large Group room) we will have cupcakes to say good bye for the summer to our intern, RachelG. Good news, tho, she is returning to us during her final year in Divinity school in the fall of 2015, so it’s not good bye forever, just a good luck. She will be interning at Camp Don Lee this summer, so we want to wish her well! After cupcakes and hugs to Rachel, please return to your classroom for parent pickup.
We will place a note on your door that lets parents know that the kids are all in the FH, so if anyone arrives late, they’ll be able to find your class. Please plan to leave your room no later than 9:45a in order to get to the Fellowship Hall and get seated by 9:50a.
For our preschoolers:
The Happy Helpers Club is back! And, it’s better than ever. This is one of our FAVORITE themes to do with preschoolers. At a young age, children start saying, “I help,” and it’s our responsibility to teach them how to help. God wants them to help others, to think of others before themselves, so let’s make sure they know how to do it! This week, we’ll hear how Ruth helped Naomi by staying with her when she could have returned to her hometown. All month long we’ll be meeting unique Biblical helpers. Here’s a clip to get you excited about HELPING this month: Happy Helper’s video
And your lessons are here: