k-5th Grade News Feb. 15, 2019

 

Feb 15, 2019

  • Sundays in February: The Good Samaritan
  • Faith Trek: Wednesday Program (6:30-8:00pm) February theme: Service
  • Snacks Donations Needed for Wednesday Evenings
  • 5th Grade Communion Celebration!!
  • VBS 2019: Roar!! Aug. 12-16
  • Mission in Motion: March 6 4-6pm (all ages)
  • Summer Camp Update-We Still Have Openings!
  • Connect with Us on Facebook!
  • Contact Me Anytime!

February Unit: The Good Samaritan
God wants us to show love to our neighbors. The story Jesus told about the good samaritan reminds us that Anyone can be our neighbor. Jesus reminds us with this powerful story to show kindness and mercy to EVERYONE.
Throughout the four weeks of February we’ll explore what this means by reading from the bible, memorizing a verse, and engaging in hands on activities in art, cooking, spiritual practices, games, drama and science. Join us all month!
Bible verse of the month: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. Luke 10:27

Wednesdays at WCC!!
6:30-8pm FaithTrek
This month we’re explore the word “service”. What does it mean to serve others in the world? Jesus demonstrated what serving really means by washing His disciples feet. We reflect His character to the people around us when we lend a hand and serve. Last week we made valentines for those we love and played cool games exploring different ways to server others. See pics above from the fun!

Upcoming BIBLE Stories this month:

Feb. 20 Feeding 5,000 John 6:1-13

Feb. 27 Give in Secret Matthew 6:1-4

The gym is open for free play before classes begin: 5:30-6:30pm. Make an evening out of it by joining us for supper beginning at 5:15 (only $5 each!!) visit with families while kiddos play in the gym before class begins!

All kids have small group leaders who meet with them each week to build relationships and to teach the lessons through games and activities. Research shows that all kids need caring adults in their lives to walk with them on the journey. Our committed leaders understand this mission and have signed on for the year to walk in faith with your kids!


Healthy Snacks Needed

Each week in our Wednesday evening class we enjoy a healthy snack in our small group time. If you are willing to donate pretzels, clementines, apples, crackers and cheese, etc…please let me know via e-mail: jnyberg@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

**Thank you Shannon Ryan for providing some snacks in February!


5th Grade Communion

Congratulations to the 5th graders who celebrated communion with us on Sunday at the 9am service! It was a joy to learn and explore faith with you and your families in the two weeks leading up to this special day!


VBS 2019!! Aug. 12-16 Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School 2019!! Join us for the best week of your summer Aug. 12-16. All kids ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to attend. Middle Schoolers always welcome as junior counselors. Look for more details and registration information in March! Once again this year we will collaborate with the Parables community so all kids have the opportunity to enjoy VBS!!


Kids and adults of all ages…Join us on Wednesday March 6th from 4-6pm in the gym for our annual Mission in Motion service and mission fair!  We’ll have hands on experiences for your kiddos to help others in the community and world. Ten stations will be set up including:  Meals on Wheels, IOCP laundry soap bagging, The Sandwich Project, Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House and more. What a great way to walk into the lenten season by helping others in need in our world! No cost to this awesome family event. Just join in and help us learn and serve together.


Over 100 kids (3rd-5th grade) have already registered for summer camp this summer. Both of the children’s sessions are in July this year. One is full but the other one has many open spots! Jump on board before this session fills up! I promise, your kiddos will have the time of their life!!

Link to register:

https://wccregistration.campmanagement.com/campers


Look for the latest info for children’s Ministries on the WCC Children’s Ministry page! Like us to see updates online regularly!

https://www.facebook.com/WayzataCommunityChurchKids/?ref=bookmarks


Call me anytime: 952-473-8877 #222
jnyberg@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Join Us For Camp This Summer: K-5th Grade Ministry

 
Registration for Summer Camp 2019 begins at 7 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019!

 Camp Details: Registration, Scholarships, Camper Eligibility


REGISTRATION

This year we are Continuing with our Campsite registration system for camp (If you haven’t set up a campsite account you can do so at anytime).

  1. If you have previously filled out the request for information forms follow the link below to start your registration for camp (make sure to have your username and password information ready to go!)
    •    Click on this link: https://wccregistration.campmanagement.com/campers
    •    When logged into your parent portal, go to the top tab titled “enrollment”
    •    Select your camper to begin registration
  2. If you have not filled out the information form, use the link below to start your registration process
    New Camper Direct Enrollment Form:
    https://wccregistration.campmanagement.com/enroll

Reminders:

  • Make sure to have your insurance card ready for registration (you will be required to enter this information to register)
  • Have a electronic method of payment for the $100 Down payment due upon Registration

Questions? Contact Camp registrar at 952-473-8877 ext. 224 or camp@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Click here for 2019 Summer Camp  Packet

SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial challenges will never be an obstacle for campers to attend camp. Wayzata Community Church is pleased to offer scholarships to individuals in need of financial assistance. Please contact us at camp@wayzatacommunitychurch.org for scholarship information.

Click here to apply for a Camp Scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY
Wayzata Community Church Summer Camp seeks to serve individuals with disabilities who meet the essential eligibility requirement listed below. These criteria are necessary to ensure not only the safety of participating campers, but their ability to receive the maximum benefits of camp. We seek to serve eligible campers in the most integrated setting possible. All acceptances of applications are conditioned on campers meeting these criteria.

 

Images from Summer Camp 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Ministries K-5th grade: January Happenings

 

January Happenings:  2019

  • Sundays in January: Talking with the Teachers
  • Faith Trek: Wednesday Program-January theme: 
  • Highlights from Christmas!!
  •  Kids Night Out! Friday January (6-10pm)
  • 5th Grade Communion Class Coming Up!
  • Connect with Us on Facebook!

 

 

Talking with The Teachers:Throughout the month of January children will hear the story of Jesus at age 12 talking with the teachers in the temple. This is one of the only stories we have in the bible of Jesus as a child. In this story children will learn about the journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem that Jesus family took and that Jesus wandered off and got lost! After looking everywhere they found him in the temple talking with the elders!!

Bible Story: Luke 2:39-52

Bible Verse: “Jesus matured in wisdom and years, and in favor with God and with people.” (Luke 2:52)

Throughout the 4 week unit Children will:

  • discover that Jesus learned many things as he grew, just as they do.
  • learn that Jesus was once a child who then grew up, just as they are growing.

Join us this month as we make this story come alive through art, cooking, games, science, spiritual practices and drama!

Wednesday Program: FaithTrek (6:30-8:00pm)

Throughout the month of January we’ll discover what the word self control means and how to activate it into our lives. Each week we’ll learn a bible story to make the theme come alive through storytelling, music, small group experiences and short video clips.

Our Bible themes for the month are:

City with Broken Walls Proverbs 25:28

Slow to Anger Proverbs 16:32

Choose Your Words Carefully Proverbs 12:18

Too Much of a Good Thing Proverbs 25:16

All kids have small group leaders who meet with them each week to build relationships and to teach the lessons through games and activities. Research shows that all kids need caring adults in their lives to walk with them on the journey. Our committed leaders understand this mission and have signed on for the year to walk in faith with your kids!


Friday, January 18th (6-10pm) Graceland Gym

Calling all kids ages 3 through 5th grade! Join your faith friends for a night of beach party fun in the middle of January! We’ll play beach themed games, play beach volleyball, make beach crafts and watch a sunshine filled movie! Friends are always welcome too! Click below to register to attend this fun fellowship event.

www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org/winterregistration


Highlights from Build Your Own Nativity Service 10:00am Christmas Eve

 


5th Grade Communion Milestone

5TH GRADE COMMUNION MILESTONE:
Engaging the Sacrament of Communion

This three-session Milestone is for parents and their 5th graders and covers the meaning of communion and the practice of forgiveness.  Parents and children will be invited to make promises to confess and forgive together each night as part of a new nightly ritual. At the conclusion of this course, students will celebrate their first communion in the Sanctuary on a Sunday morning.  Dates are : Jan. 23, 30, and Feb. 6. Please click below to register yourself and your 5th grader!! 6:30-8:00pm in the Community Room. 

Click here to register for this class.


Look for the latest info for children’s Ministries on the WCC Children’s Ministry page! Like us to see updates online regularly!

https://www.facebook.com/WayzataCommunityChurchKids/?ref=bookmarks


Reach out anytime with questions!!
Jodie Nyberg
952-473-8877 #222
jnyberg@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

 

 

 

Children’s Ministry: K-5th grade (Dec. 15)

 

 

December 15,  2018

  • Sunday Highlights in December: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus
  • Faith Trek: Wednesday Program-Dec. theme: Compassion
  • Highlights from Advent Workshop
  • Christmas Kids Night Out! Friday December 14 (6-10pm)
  • Christmas Eve Worship Details

Kindergarten Nativity Artists!

5th Graders doing a “Christmas Message” Obstacle Course

“Angels” in the Cooking lab!!

Readers Theater in Drama and Learning about Prayer in Spiritual Practices!

December in Graceland: Celebrating the Birth of Christ: Throughout the month of December we’ll experience the Christmas story in creative and innovative ways! We’ll make crescent roll angels in the cooking lab, run in obstacle nativity relay races, follow a map and figure out the mileage of Mary and Joseph on the road to Bethlehem, make crayon resist watercolors and so much more! Scripture verses this month include: Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 1:26-38, 46-47; Luke 2:1-7. Our memory verse is Isaiah 9:6. Look these up as a family and talk about them this month as we enter this holy time of year together!!

On Sunday Dec. 23 we’ll all celebrate Jesus’ upcoming birth with a Nativity  movie on the big screen! Don’t miss any of the fun, faith filled weeks ahead! Sunday School for k-5th graders is in individual grade level classrooms at 9am and in one one room schoolhouse style group at 10:45am each week.


Each week Miss Autumn teaches songs that tie in with our monthly theme! This Sunday, Dec. 16th we’re singing in the sanctuary at 9am! 

Faith Trek Wednesday Program 6:30-8:00pm Throughout the month of December we’ll be learning about the importance of Compassion! Each week we’ll learn an important bible story which will help us discover that the best way we can carry on God’s  message in the world is by sharing compassion with others. All activities, songs and small group lessons will help kids of all ages to explore and learn more about what compassion looks like and how to share it in our daily lives. On Wednesday December 19th we’ll have a cookie and ice cream sundae party in all classrooms! Join in on the fun each week!

Throughout the month in FaithTrek we’ll be collecting hats, mittens, scarves and socks for others living in temporary shelters at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis. Please add to our compassion mitten tree sometime this month. it will be in the gym by your child’s classroom each Wednesday in December.


Advent Workshop 2018 Highlights!
On Sunday December 2nd, over 100 crafters of all ages joined us in the gym for a craft fair extravaganza! We made ornaments, candles, table decorations with fresh greenery, and enjoyed yummy snacks and festive music throughout the afternoon! Here are a few highlights of this favorite Christmas celebration!! Thank you to the Children’s Ministry Board for working sooooo hard on this awesome event!

 


Christmas Kids Night Out:  Tonight!! December 14, (6:00-10:00pm)

Join us for a pizza dinner, games in the gym, ornament making, and a Christmas movie on the big screen with a bag of popcorn and candy! Friends are welcome too! The cost is $15 per child; $30 max per family. Registration is required. Click here to register today. 


Christmas Worship

CHRISTMAS EVE
Monday, December 24
Hospitality Parking: We will offer complimentary parking for the 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve services. Drive up to the front portico of the church and parking attendants will be available to park your car.  

BUILD YOUR OWN NATIVITY
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Calling all kings, shepherds, and sheep! Help us re-create the Nativity in this child-centered Christmas service. Bring your own costume, or wear one we provide!

CHRISTMAS IN WAKEFIELD CHAPEL
10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., Chapel

A traditional service with organist, soloist, a homily, and a Christmas
message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.

CANDLELIGHT FAMILY CHRISTMAS
1:00 p.m. 
(Parables friendly service), 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary
This wonderful experience for all ages includes music by our contemporary music team, Tapestry, a special Children’s Choir, Youth Ensemble, and Celebrations Choir, your favorite Christmas carols, candlelighting, a special moment for children, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.   *Childcare available for ages Birth-PreK for these services


Elementary Ministry – Dec. 1, 2018

 

December e-news

  • Sundays in December: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus
  • Faith Trek: Wednesday Program-Dec. theme: Compassion
  • Advent Workshop This Sunday: Dec. 2nd  2:30-5:30
  • Christmas Choir Coming Up! 6:00-6:30pm (choir room)
  • Christmas Kids Night Out! Friday December 14 (6-10pm)
  • Christmas Eve Worship Details

December in Graceland: Celebrating the Birth of Christ

Throughout the month of December we’ll experience the Christmas story in creative and innovative ways! We’ll make crescent roll angels in the cooking lab, run in obstacle nativity relay races, follow a map and figure out the mileage of Mary and Joseph on the road to Bethlehem, make stained glass nativity scene and so much more! Scripture verses this month include: Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 1:26-38, 46-47; Luke 2:1-7. Our memory verse is Isaiah 9:6. Look these up as a family and talk about them this month as we enter this holy time of year together!!

On Sunday Dec. 23 we’ll all celebrate Jesus’ upcoming birth with a Nativity  movie on the big screen room! Don’t miss any of the fun, faith filled weeks ahead!

All lessons are interactive with children learning their stories through art, cooking, drama, spiritual practices, games, and science. Join in on the fun throughout the month of December! Sunday School for k-5th graders is in individual grade level classrooms at 9am and in one one room schoolhouse style group at 10:45am each week.


Faith Trek Wednesday Program 6:30-8:00pm 

Throughout the month of December we’ll be learning about the importance of Compassion! Each week we’ll learn an important bible story which will help us discover that the best way we can carry on God’s  message in the world is by sharing compassion with others. All activities, songs and small group lessons will help kids of all ages to explore and learn more about what compassion looks like and how to share it in our daily lives.

Our Wednesday Evening Group is also practicing to sing in the sanctuary on Sunday December 16 at 9am!! Join us this month so your child can sing with us on the 16th!

Throughout the month in FaithTrek we’ll be collecting hats, mittens, scarves and socks for others living in temporary shelters at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis. Please add to our compassion mitten tree sometime this month. it will be in the gym by your child’s classroom each Wednesday in December.


Advent Workshop: Sunday December 2
2:30-3:30 Parables Community and Early Childhood Begin crafting
3:30-5:30 General Public
$10 per crafter
Join your faith family on Sunday December 2nd as we craft, eat yummy treats and listen to Christmas music. There will be crafts for every age and stage including three kinds of fresh greenery to make swags or centerpieces, homemade scented candles and one of a kind homespun ornaments! Sign up ahead to avoid lines and to secure your spot!
Click here to register:

 


Christmas Kids Night Out: December 14, (6:00-10:00pm)

Calling all kids ages 3 through 5th grade! Join us for a pizza dinner, games in the gym, ornament making, and a Christmas movie on the big screen with a bag of popcorn and candy! Friends are welcome too! The cost is $15 per child; $30 max per family. Registration is required. Click here to register today. Spots fill quickly so don’t delay!


Christmas Choir Coming!

CHILDREN’S CHOIR FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
Autumn Toussaint invites all Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade to gather and form a special “Choir” for three rehearsals filled with fun, music, and special surprises.
We will learn a very special Christmas song to sing at the Christmas Eve 5:00pm Worship Service.
Children need not attend all three rehearsals, and prior choir or music experience not required. ALL are welcome.
Dates and times:
Wednesday, December 5th, 6:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, December 12th, 6:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, December 19th, 6:00pm-6:30pm
All three rehearsals will be in the Choir Room (in the Music Ministry Hallway).

Christmas Worship

CHRISTMAS EVE
Monday, December 24
Hospitality Parking: We will offer complimentary parking for the 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve services. Drive up to the front portico of the church and parking attendants will be available to park your car.  

BUILD YOUR OWN NATIVITY
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Calling all kings, shepherds, and sheep! Help us re-create the Nativity in this child-centered Christmas service. Bring your own costume, or wear one we provide!

CHRISTMAS IN WAKEFIELD CHAPEL
10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., Chapel

A traditional service with organist, soloist, a homily, and a Christmas
message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.

CANDLELIGHT FAMILY CHRISTMAS
1:00 p.m. 
(Parables friendly service), 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary
This wonderful experience for all ages includes music by our contemporary music team, Tapestry, a special Children’s Choir, Youth Ensemble, and Celebrations Choir, your favorite Christmas carols, candlelighting, a special moment for children, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.   *Childcare available for ages Birth-PreK for these services