Early Childhood Ministry Update – January 11, 2018

 

What’s in this Update:

  • January Curriculum Update – The Market
  • The Market Food Drive for IOCP
  • SAVE THE DATE: Early Childhood Sunday  – 1/20
  • SAVE THE DATE: Parent Education Night – Technology and Early Learners – 1/28
  • SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School – 8/12-8/16
  • Early Childhood on Sundays
  • Early Childhood on Wednesdays –  Singing in Worship 1/20
  • Connect with us on Facebook!

January Curriculum Update – The Market

 

 

Preschoolers know they have needs and they are not afraid to let you know. That’s a good thing and something we want to use to help preschoolers see another need they have—a need we all have—and that is Jesus.

 

 

Yes, I need Jesus is the focus this month. And, we know from experience that the older preschoolers get, the more they will need Jesus. Life can be tough. Having a friend like Jesus who knows us, loves us, and has the power to help us can truly

 

 

 

WEEK 2 – 1/13 & 1/16

Week two we will hear the story of a deaf man
who asked Jesus for help. He knew he needed Jesus!
We need Jesus and we can ask Him for help too.
Sometimes we need Jesus to do what we can’t because Jesus can do anything!

 

WEEK 3 – 1/20 & 1/23

We continue with the miracles into week three
where Jesus heals a blind man. And He does it in such
an amazing way! Everyone needs Jesus, not just us or people like us, but everyone needs Jesus. And the best part about that is Jesus wants to help everyone because He loves everyone!

 


The Market Food Drive for IOCP

This month, your preschooler is learning about how everyone needs Jesus. One of the ways we are talking about our needs is through The Market theme, because we can all relate to needing food.  Many children in our community struggle to get the food they need and their families depend on local food shelves, like IOCP.

IOCP is in need of donations after the holidays, and we want to help restock their shelves so parents can provide their children with the food they need. Last year alone, IOCP’s food shelf served 4,485 individuals (40% were children).

Your preschooler can help by bringing in one or more any canned or boxed food item or any of the following items that are most needed at IOCP:

  • Cooking oil
  • Canned fruits/veggies
  • Healthy snacks
  • Baby wipes/food/formula/wipes
  • Paper towels or toilet paper
  • Canned meat/fish
  • Diapers – size 5, 6, and pullups

You can drop off your donations with Ms. Hannah on any Sunday or Wednesday. All of the items will be delivered to IOCP at the end of the month. Thank you for your help!


SAVE THE DATE: Early Childhood Sunday – 1/20

Join us at 9am Worship on Sunday 1/20 to celebrate our wonderful ministry!

EC Ministry children ages 2-PreK should be checked in and dropped off in classrooms like a regular Sunday.  Teachers will then bring their classes up to Worship.  The EC Ministry Choir will sing a fun praise song (click here to listen at home) and we will enjoy a little children’s moment to share what we have been learning this year.  Then the group will head back down to their classrooms with their teachers to continue the morning with some play time.

After Worship, we will be taking over the East Entrance!  Come pick up your child and join us for some yummy snacks and hands on activities you can participate in with your child.


SAVE THE DATE: Parent Education Night – Technology and Early Learners – Monday 1/28

 

By the time a child turns 3 years old their brain is 80% of its adult size.  In short 3 years little brains are growing at a rapid rate, faster than any other time during a child’s life.

 

Over the past decade technology has grown at a rapid rate as well. Not long ago screens were limited to TVs and desktop computers in the home or office, but now we have a large variety of technology options, many at our fingertips through handheld devices. Research is starting to emerge about the impact this readily available technology has on our littlest learners.

Early Childhood Ministry and Wayzata Community Church Nursery School, along with Wayzata Early Learning School invite you to join us on Monday, January 28th
from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Wayzata Community Church Chapel for a discussion on how technology is impacting our youngest learners and how parents and caregivers can play an
important role in a child’s development.

 


Save the Date: Vacation Bible School 2019 – 8/12-8/16

We hope you’ll plan for your child to join us for our end of summer adventure!  Children ages 3 all the way through 5th grade can sign up for this week of fun.  Look for more details and registration information coming up in February.

 


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 EC Ministry Choir will be singing in Worship on Early Childhood Sunday January 20th!  Stay tuned for the link to the song so you can listen at home.

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

Early Childhood Ministry Update – January 2, 2018

 

What’s in this Update:

  • January Curriculum Update – The Market
  • The Market Food Drive for IOCP
  • SAVE THE DATE: Early Childhood Sunday  – 1/20
  • Early Childhood on Sundays
  • Early Childhood on Wednesdays – No Programming 1/2, Singing in Worship 1/20
  • Connect with us on Facebook!

January Curriculum Update – The Market

 

 

Preschoolers know they have needs and they are not afraid to let you know. That’s a good thing and something we want to use to help preschoolers see another need they have—a need we all have—and that is Jesus.

 

 

Yes, I need Jesus is the focus this month. And, we know from experience that the older preschoolers get, the more they will need Jesus. Life can be tough. Having a friend like Jesus who knows us, loves us, and has the power to help us can truly change our lives.

After all, that’s what friends do. They help one another when they need it. And there is no better friend than Jesus.

What’s Coming Next?

WEEK 1 – 1/6 & 1/9

We will begin the month with a preschool
favorite—when the four friends take the lame man to see
Jesus. They knew only Jesus could heal their friend. This
is a great story to act out over and over again.  When we have
friends with needs that we can’t meet, we can take them
to Jesus, just like the four friends took their friend to
Jesus.

WEEK 2 – 1/13 & 1/16

Week two we will hear the story of a deaf man
who asked Jesus for help. He knew he needed Jesus!
We need Jesus and we can ask Him for help too.
Sometimes we need Jesus to do what we can’t because Jesus can do anything!

 


The Market Food Drive for IOCP

This month, your preschooler is learning about how everyone needs Jesus. One of the ways we are talking about our needs is through The Market theme, because we can all relate to needing food.  Many children in our community struggle to get the food they need and their families depend on local food shelves, like IOCP.

IOCP is in need of donations after the holidays, and we want to help restock their shelves so parents can provide their children with the food they need. Last year alone, IOCP’s food shelf served 4,485 individuals (40% were children).

Your preschooler can help by bringing in one or more any canned or boxed food item or any of the following items that are most needed at IOCP:

  • Cooking oil
  • Canned fruits/veggies
  • Healthy snacks
  • Baby wipes/food/formula/wipes
  • Paper towels or toilet paper
  • Canned meat/fish
  • Diapers – size 5, 6, and pullups

You can drop off your donations with Ms. Hannah on any Sunday or Wednesday. All of the items will be delivered to IOCP at the end of the month. Thank you for your help!


SAVE THE DATE: Early Childhood Sunday – 1/20

Join us at 9am Worship on Sunday 1/20 to celebrate our wonderful ministry!

EC Ministry children ages 2-PreK should be checked in and dropped off in classrooms like a regular Sunday.  Teachers will then bring their classes up to Worship.  The EC Ministry Choir will sing a song and we will enjoy a little children’s moment to share what we have been learning this year.  Then the group will head back down to their classrooms with their teachers to continue the morning with some play time.

After Worship, we will be taking over the East Entrance!  Come pick up your child and join us for some yummy snacks and hands on activities you can participate in with your child.


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

No class on Wednesday January 2nd.  We will see you back for regular GROW Wednesday programming on January 9th!

Block One EC Ministry Choir will be singing in Worship on Early Childhood Sunday January 20th!  Stay tuned for the link to the song so you can listen at home.

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

Early Childhood Ministry Update – December 15, 2018

 

What’s in this Update:

  • Welcome to our new teachers!
  • December Curriculum Update – Birthday Bash!
  • Christmas Eve Worship – Monday December 24th
  • Sing in the Children’s Christmas Choir – Christmas Eve Worship 5pm
  • Early Childhood on Sundays
  • Early Childhood on Wednesdays – No Programming 12/26 or 1/2
  • Connect with us on Facebook!

Welcome to our new teachers!

Ms. Beth will be spending her Sunday mornings with our under 2 year old 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 December Bible verse!
What’s Coming Next?

WEEK 3 – 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!

 

WEEK 4 – 12/19 & 12/23

Week four is party time! We will sing happy
birthday to Jesus and celebrate in such a super fun way
that our preschoolers will know:
1. It’s Jesus’ birthday
2. We celebrate Jesus because He is God’s Son and…
3. Christmas is all about JESUS’ birthday!

 

WEEK 5 – 12/30

 

Week five we will wrap up the big birthday
bash with a visit from some wise men. They follow a star
a very long way just to worship Jesus. Hey, they knew
Jesus is special!

 


Christmas Eve Worship – Monday December 24th

BUILD YOUR OWN NATIVITY – 10am –  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!

CANDLELIGHT FAMILY CHRISTMAS – 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm – Sanctuary
[1pm is our Parables friendly service!] 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, candle lighting, a special moment for children, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.
*Childcare will be available for ages Birth-PreK for these services, but you are also welcome to keep your kiddos in Worship to experience the magic in the Sanctuary

Complimentary hospitality parking will also be available at the 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm Christmas Eve services.  Drive up to the front portico of the church and parking attendants will be available to park your car.


Sing in the Children’s 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!

There is one more rehearsal,  Wednesday December 19th from 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the Adult Choir Room.  Please, check in on the iPads at the East or West entrances before coming up for class!

On Christmas Eve, the 5pm service is Family Friendly so you are welcome to keep your children in Worship with you before and after they sing to enjoy the music and a special children’s message from Jodie Nyberg.


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

No class on Wednesday December 26th or January 2nd.  We will see you back for regular GROW Wednesday programming on January 9th!

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

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

Early Childhood Ministry Update – November 15, 2018

 

What’s in this Update:

  • November Curriculum Update – Welcome to the Happy Helpers Club!
  • Volunteer to spend time in your child’s classroom this year!  First opportunity THIS SUNDAY 11/18
  • Come get CRAFTY at Advent Workshop – Sunday December 2nd
  • You’re Invited to have Breakfast with Santa – Saturday December 8th
  • Early Childhood on Sundays
  • Early Childhood on Wednesdays
  • Connect with us on Facebook!

November Curriculum Update – Welcome to the Happy Helpers Club!

We want  our preschoolers to grow up with eyes that see the helpers and a heart that is thankful, because no matter how grown up you are, you always have people helping you and a thank you goes a long way.  When we stop and think about it, we are surrounded by helpers who deserve a big thank you for all the ways they help us. They are making the world we live in—the world our preschoolers live in—a better place.

So, who are these people we can thank for helping us?

  1. First, we can thank people who give us clothes, like Tabitha who made clothes to give to those in need.
  2. Second, we can be thankful for those who help us do things we can’t do on our own, just like Nehemiah, who asked for help when he knew he couldn’t build the wall alone.
  3. Third, we can be thankful for those who help us when we are hurt or scared.  God made people to be police officers, doctors, fire fighters to help us when we are hurt just like the Good Samaritan helped the hurt man.
What’s Coming Next?

WEEK 4 – 11/18, 11/25, 11/28

The fourth person we can thank for helping us has to do with one of our basic needs, food.  The widow in this story gives Elijah food even when she may not have enough to feed herself and her son. God rewards her being a Happy Helper by keeping her flour and oil from running out.  I am thankful for people who give me food. Preschoolers are surrounded by so many Happy Helpers who give them food when they are hungry. We want them to learn to say thank you for those that supply the food that fills their tummies.


Volunteer to spend time in your child’s classroom this year!

Sign up to PLAY in your child’s classroom!

Family has the most potential to influence a child’s relationship with God.  Something extraordinary can happen in the hearts of the next generation if we take the influences of family (red) and church (yellow) and combine them (to make orange!).  Together we can have a bigger and lasting impact on all of our children.  They do say that it takes a village to raise a child and we, here in EC Ministry, love being a part of your village!

Therefore, we invite you to experience church alongside your child and his/her friends during 9am Worship!  These events are low pressure for you, as we have staff to run the teaching of the lesson.  Come play with your child, have fun, and connect with other parents in your child’s class. 

Our first opportunity is THIS SUNDAY November 18th!  We could still use more helping hands in the Dandelion Class (under 2 year olds) Click here to see open dates and sign up today!


Come get CRAFTY at Advent Workshop – Sunday December 2nd

Mark your calendar 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


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