Early Childhood Ministry Update – November 30, 2018

 

What’s in this Update:

  • Welcome to our new teachers!
  • December Curriculum Update – Birthday Bash!
  • Come get CRAFTY at Advent Workshop – THIS SUNDAY December 2nd
  • Sing in the Children’s Choir – Christmas Eve Worship 5pm
  • You’re Invited to have Breakfast with Santa – Saturday December 8th
  • Early Childhood on Sundays
  • Early Childhood on Wednesdays
  • Connect with us on Facebook!

Welcome to our new teachers!

Ms. Beth will be spending her Sunday mornings with our friends in the Dandelion Room!  In addition to spending time with us over the weekend, she is in the midst of her 18th year working at St. David’s Center in the young toddler room.  Beth has a vast amount of experience teaching in Early Childhood and such a loving presence in the classroom.  Your little ones are sure going to love on her!

Ms. Mary will be spending her Sunday mornings in our NEW Treehouse Room for our 3-4 year old friends!  We are outgrowing our single class of 3-5 year olds so we are splitting the group in two.  Some of you may recognize Ms. Mary from WCC Nursery School!  She currently teaches 3 year olds in the Butterfly Room and is also the Music & Movement Specialist.  Mary brings an amazing energy and buzz to every class she is a part of.

What a blessing to have these seasoned and talented teachers!  And another blessing that we are continuing to grow in a way that allows us to safely care for more children and give them a rich first look at the love of God through the relationships and messages they experience in our space.


December Curriculum Update – Birthday Bash!

Happy birthday, Jesus! Yes, we know that Christmas is all about Jesus’ birthday, but do your preschoolers know? It will be a new idea to some of them.

We  want our preschoolers to know that the reason we celebrate Jesus’ birthday is because Jesus is God’s Son. God’s Son deserves a celebration as big as Christmas and a birthday bash as big as what we’re going to give Him this month! He is that special! So, gather up all the birthday celebration you can and prepare to party all month long! It’s not just balloons and party hats. We are sharing the true story that God gave us His only Son, Jesus, and HE is worth celebrating!

Check out our new December Bible verse!
What’s Coming Next?

WEEK 1 – 11/28 & 12/2

We will begin week one with the angel telling
Mary she is going to have a very special baby. Wow!
What a day that must have been!

 

WEEK 2 – 12/5 & 12/9

Week two we will follow Mary and Joseph as
they travel to Bethlehem. There, in a stable, God’s only
Son was born.

 

WEEK 3 – 12/12 & 12/16

Week three we will hear about the most
amazing birth announcement EVER as the angels go and
tell shepherds nearby that Jesus has been born! You
won’t find anything to top that on Pinterest!

 


Come get CRAFTY at Advent Workshop – THIS SUNDAY December 2nd

We hope to see you this weekend for an afternoon of crafting, Christmas music, delicious snacks and more!  This has been a longstanding tradition at WCC and is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season.  At various stations throughout the Gym will be make-and-take ornaments, gifts, candle making, wreaths and centerpiece making.  Early Childhood families are invited to come early, from 2:30-3:30pm, if you would like to take some extra time to do some of the regular craft stations with your Preschooler before the rush of older children begins.  All other ages are welcome from 3:30-5:30!

In addition to these stations and BRAND NEW THIS YEAR is our Early Childhood craft room!  Come get extra messy in our EC space stocked with age appropriate supplies, crafts, keepsakes, and hands-on activities for our youngest crafters.  Additional happy helpers will be in this space to assist with anyone’s creations.  

Cost is $10 per crafter.  This is a can’t miss event!  If you know you are going to be attending, we would love for you to pre-register so we can make sure to have enough supplies for all.  Click below to pre-register:
 https://wayzatacommunitychurch.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/784/responses/new

All of this crafting is going to make for some hungry tummies!  We would LOVE for you to bring snacks for our fun afternoon. Please click on the link below to sign up for a donation of a healthy snack or Christmas Cookies!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084dadaa22abf85-advent1

 


Sing in the Christmas Choir – Christmas Eve Worship 5pm

Autumn Toussaint invites all children to gather and form a special “choir” for three rehearsals filled with fun, music, and special surprises.  Ms. Hannah will be there too!

We will learn a very special Christmas song to sing at the Christmas Eve 5:00 p.m. Family worship service. Children need not attend all three rehearsals, and prior choir or music experience is not required. ALL are welcome!

Rehearsals start THIS WEDNESDAY December 5th and also occur on December 12th and 19th from 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the Adult Choir Room.


You’re Invited to have Breakfast with Santa – Saturday December 8th

Join us on Saturday, December 8th in Mithun Hall for the annual Santa Breakfast! Bring your whole family to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, story time and photos with Santa.

Tickets are $5 per child and $10 for adults.
Register online at:
https://wayzatacommunitychurch.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/776/responses/new


Early Childhood on Sundays

9:00am Worship
Check-in electronically at any of our iPad stations inside the doors of the East and West entrances.  Starting at 8:45am, you may bring your child into the main door of the Early Childhood Center located at the East entrance.  At our drop off spot, at the end of the main hallway, someone from our Early Childhood Ministry team will escort your child or direct you and your child to the right classroom.

During this worship service, your child will experience Sunday School with their peers in an age appropriate classroom environment.  Each class will have free play, group time, a Bible Story, hands on Bible activity, and sing the unit’s theme song!

10:45am Worship
Check-in electronically at any of our iPad stations inside the doors of the East and West entrances.  Starting at 10:30am, you may bring your child into the main door of the Early Childhood Center located at the East entrance.  At our drop off spot, at the end of the main hallway, someone from our Early Childhood Ministry team will escort your child or direct you and your child to the right classroom.

During this worship service, your child will experience Sunday School in a mixed-age environment.  This class will have free play, a Bible story, and hands on Bible activity.


Early Childhood on Wednesdays

Block One 4:00pm-5:15pm
Check-in electronically at any of our iPad stations inside the doors of the East and West entrances.  Starting at 3:45pm, you may bring your child to the main door of the Early Childhood Center located at the East entrance someone from our Early Childhood Ministry team will escort your child or direct you and your child to the right classroom.

In this class, children will enjoy free play, an age appropriate worship experience that includes singing, dancing, and instruments, the weekly Bible story, and a hands-on Bible story activity.

Block Three 6:30pm-8:00pm

Check-in electronically at any of our iPad stations inside the doors of the East and West entrances.  Starting at 6:15pm, you may bring your child to the main door of the Early Childhood Center located at the East entrance someone from our Early Childhood Ministry team will escort your child or direct you and your child to the right classroom.

In this class, children will enjoy free play, the weekly Bible story, and a hands-on Bible story activity.


Connect with us on Facebook!

If you haven’t already, follow and like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on programming as well as photos and videos from our various ministry activities and events!

https://www.facebook.com/WCCEarlyChildhoodMinistry

Blessings,

Hannah Cruzen
Director of Early Childhood Ministry
hcruzen@wayzatacommunitychurch.org
(952)473-8877

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