For those who haven’t heard…we are continuing CORE through the summer. YAY!!! It’s every Tuesday from 10am-2pm with lunch being provided. Also, we’re offering 2 classes. We have a 2nd-6th grade class taught by Amy Dickinson and a 7th-12th grade class taught by Marc Middleton. If you have any questions about it or would like to join us, please let Marc know or contact the office at 810-686-5151. Looking forward to hearing from you.
CORE and Wednesday Night Live are still going strong! We continue to need your support. Can you come and assist with supervision while Marc & Amy lead lessons? Can you come and help prepare meals? We would like to have four teams who commit to cooking the evening meals on Wednesday. You don’t have to pay for it, or even do the shopping! Just give Amy or Marc your shopping list and they’ll have all the ingredients ready for you to come in and cook away! The most important part of this ministry is the relationships we have the opportunity to build with every kid God sends our way.
CORE is for 5th – 12th graders and meets on Wednesdays from 2:45pm to 5:00pm. There are lessons, fellowship, and homework time. The group of kids that comes has a lot of fun together and would love to see the group grow. New for 2017, CORE will meet on Mondays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm as well. Double the Fun!
Wednesday Night Live offers something for everyone. There is adult bible study in addition to the children’s lessons from 5pm to 6pm. There are classes and activities for all ages from elementary school to adults. Come as a family, attend different classes and then join back up in the Fellowship Hall for a family style dinner. Following dinner, several of the music groups meet including the band and the bell choir. There is plenty of room for you and your family.
If you would like to get involved or just participate in these activities, send us a note, give us a call, show up or comment for more info!
Hello all and welcome to 2017!
I wanted to post some updates about our CORE schedule as well as some information about the upcoming outing to U-Nite.
In January 2017 -CORE will meet TWICE a week & we’ll have double the fun! We’ll be meeting on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Remember on Wednesdays, the fun continues with Wednesday Night Live following CORE. On Mondays, pickup time will be 5:00 pm.
If you aren’t familiar with CORE, it is an after school program. We have homework time, Bible Study, fellowship and a snack. It’s a small but close-knit group and we are definitely interested in seeing some new faces.
We would love to continue twice a week CORE beyond January, but need some additional support by way of adult volunteers for Monday afternoons. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please see contact the church office or Marc directly.
Youth have an opportunity to attend a Crossroads District event “U-NITE” which is a lock-in at Genesys Athletic Club on January 13th – 14th. You can swim, play sports, and hang out with others kids from district churches. This is an overnight event departing from Bethany at 10 p.m. and returning to Bethany at 6 a.m. Contact Amy Dickinson or Marc Middleton.
We need some permission slips completed quickly for these upcoming activities.
I would like to have all permission slips turned in by or on Sunday, January 7th, but can accept them until the 11th. Youth will not be able to attend U-Nite if their permission slip isn’t turn in by 1/11/17.
Youth Information Form This is a new form that should be completed for all youth for 2017.
U-Nite Permission Slip This is a form specific for U-Nite that MUST be received by 1/11/17 or you will be unable to attend U-Nite.
CORE & Wednesday Night Live are underway and going well. CORE is an after school program designed for 5th through 12th graders. They meet with Marc at 2:45 pm on Wednesdays. There is time for homework and fellowship and Marc also leads a devotional. After CORE, Wednesday Night Live begins with a snack at 4:30. Then, at 5:00pm there are classes for ALL ages, from kindergarten through adults. The young people have a choice of classes that are offered and Pastor LuAnn leads an adult Bible Study at 5pm in the lounge. Aftewards everyone comes together in the Fellowship Hall at 6pm for a community dinner. Come for classes, stay for dinner, or pick and choose what you are able to participate in.
In addition, both youth and Children’s ministry are continuing Sunday School lessons on Sunday mornings at 9am. Marc leads 5th – 12th grades and Amy teaches and does crafts with Preschool through 4th graders. Some kids in the 3rd through 6th grade range opt to stay in Amy’s children’s class. We are really easy going about this and want your child to feel comfortable. See Amy or Marc with any questions or special needs.
Come & Roller Skate! Skating has started & you and your children are invited! It’s just a buck per skater and family can stay and watch. No extra charges for skates, we have plenty available in all sizes. This is a really fun time. Hope to see you right here at the church roller skating rink (aka Fellowship Hall) on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. Everyone in the community is welcome.
One of our major Youth Missions activities is in full swing this month. We’ve been collecting donations all year for our Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. The shoe box packing party is on November 11th starting with pizza at 5pm and then the packing starts. Come & share in the fun of giving!
There is a lot happening with the Youth & Children’s ministry. See Amy or Marc or inquire at the church office for ways that you can get involved!
Also, a BIG Thank you to all who made the Fall Festival a huge success. Thanks for the volunteers and donors as well as those who came to spend the day here. We had about 8 games for treats, a craft station with 2 different crafts, cookie decorating, lots of food, a photo station and even a barrel train ride! Here’s a few photos from the event. We were able to host about 70 kids along with their parents and families for the day. This is going to become an annual event and we hope that you and your family will come next year!
I want to personally welcome everyone back to CORE. I hope everyone had a great summer as well. I am looking for to this year and all the wonders that God will provide for us. Our theming for the first lesson series is Truth or Dare. It takes a look at what truth is, defining it, ethics and morality, and learning the truth about various different topics.
There is a workbook that goes with each lesson and I will supply that to you if you would like one. You don’t really need to still grasp the idea of God’s word here, but it may help. Let me know by email at email@example.com, call me either at the office at 810-686-5151 or personally at 810-701-4644. I would love to hear from you.