Children’s Ministry Update, May 2021
May 2—”Remember to Love” (Matthew 22:36–40)
May 9—”Seeing Jesus” (Matthew 25:31–46)
May 16—”Jesus Gives Peter a Job” (John 21:15–19)
May 23—”Pentecost” (Acts 2:1-41)
May 30—”Living Together” (Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-35)
We continue to offer Children’s Bulletins by mail, our Parent Portal with new content added every week, and a Parent Check-In Thursdays at 9:00pm. Take advantage of any or all of these opportunities, and email Becky for more information.
Seeking your Input: What is next for Family Faith Formation?
The Children’s Ministry Committee is interested in hearing about your experiences with faith formation (both before and during the pandemic) and how we can best support your family in faith formation and education moving forward. Please know that you can ALWAYS be directly in touch with James or Becky with questions, concerns, suggestions or feedback.
In addition, we are dedicating two of our upcoming Thursday evening 9:00pm “Parent Chat” gatherings to conversation around this topic. Put the kids to bed and log on to Google meet on May 6 at 9:00pm!
Lastly, we will be distributing a survey for families to share written feedback to help us craft plans for a post-COVID future. The Children’s Ministry Committee is always looking for folks who would like to partner with us in our mission of connecting and resourcing the families of Third Church. If you’d like to join us, contact Director of Faith Formation Becky D’Angelo-Veitch. At present, we meet virtually at 7:00pm on the third Thursday of each month.
Singing and Shouting for Joy
We are incredibly excited, after such a long time of being apart, to offer an in-person camp this summer for children who have completed 1st through 5th grades, with a concurrent program geared for younger children (age 3 and older who are fully potty-trained). The camp will feature sessions with Becky D’Angelo-Veitch and James Kealey exploring faith and music, and a preschool component with familiar Third Church volunteers. The camp will run 9:30am-noon from Tuesday, July 6 to Thursday, July 8. There is a $15 cost per child, with a $25 maximum cost per family. Scholarships are available to enable all to join us.