Download our calendar for Children’s Ministry Summer 2014 here: SWC Sprouts Summer Calendar 2014
Our children are involved in several purposeful events throughout the year, such as a Cantata during the Christmas season and Leadership Camps at Abilene Christian University during the summer. In addition we hold special events in October for Halloween and in April for Easer.
Sprouts is the acronym we are using to represent our summer and special outreach programs for children. It stands for Special Programs for Recreation, Outreach, Understanding, Teaching and Service.
Summer of Discipleship 2014:
D-Ship Group, Wednesday nights, June 4 – August 20, 7 pm
A special summer series for kids will be offered as part of Café Grace and led by Cassie Zeh, our Summer Children’s Minister. Kids ages 3 to those entering 6th grade will participate in small group activities centering around what it means to be a disciple as well as time for personal sharing, prayer and relationship building. Café grace meal is served at 6:30 pm and all are invited.
Each Sunday we have a special worship for children, Roots Children’s Worship, during our 10 am worship hour followed by age appropriate Bible classes for ALL ages at 11 am. We have family friendly prayer stations available at our 9 am hour of prayer. Nursery is available from 9 to 12 am. Sunday evenings we have 242 as our young families gather for a community dinner and group Bible study while the children enjoy supervised playtime.
Papering and Pool Party, May 31
We’ll meet at church at 9 am to walk the neighborhood and drop off flyers for VBS then have a pool party from 11-1 pm with burgers. Parents can bring sides and desserts.
Sail into VBS with a fun carnival with games, crafts, bounce house, food, drinks, prizes and lots more!
With a focus on grace, Kids will walk with Jesus and learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus. VBS will have group worship, drama, crafts, games and yummy snacks. VBS is for ages 3 to those entering 6th grade. We’ll close the week with a video slideshow at 7:30 pm Friday Night. A complimentary meal for families and volunteers is offered at 5:30 each evening. REGISTER ONLINE.
Thursday Time and Mentoring Moms, Thursday Mornings, 9:30 am, June/July
Cassie is planning a special time of service, learning, and fun on Thursday mornings for children whose moms are participating in the Thursday morning Mentoring Mom’s Bible Study. Activities for children and moms will begin at 9:30 am. Activities will be geared to younger children and ALL children will need to be registered ahead of time with Cassie. Space is limited. Please email Cassie at Cassie@swcentral.org. In our Mentoring Mom’s Study, we will be blessed to learn from the experience of our older wiser moms as they share their experience of motherhood from a personal and spiritual perspective.
Learning to Lead is a camp on the ACU Campus for entering 4th grade and above.
Intergenerational Family Worship, 6-8 pm, June 1, June 29, July 13, August 17
In place of our usual 242 gathering, we will share a meal together followed by a time of family worship with an orientation toward the involvement of children. Worship will be similar to our Sunday Morning Children’s Worship but involve children, parents and adults. Cassie will plan worship with the assistance of one family in a leadership role.
Under the direction of a professional actor and music teacher, our kids will work together to produce a children’s Musical, “Go, Go Jonah” by Kathie Hill, to be performed on Saturday evening at 5 pm. Kids will learn the importance of teamwork while exercising their creative gifts, from producing the program and making props to encouraging each other on stage. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://www.swcentral.org. See Luci Bell, Amy Fuller or AndreaKwan for more info.
Family Play – Water Day, July 12, 10 -1pm
Join us in the courtyard for fun in the sun with a water slide, water games and hotdogs.
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