Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kidville Season Beginning

Planning for Kidville is underway. A new season begins September 15/16 and will incorporate a new format. We are always thinking about ways to change and improve our children's programs, and I am excited to have our kids and their friends discover what is new for this season.

The classes for 3-year olds through 5th grade will be divided into three sections and be on a three week rotation. Each child will have a week of Bible story, a week of crafts, and a week of large motor skill activities; then back through the rotation again. Park & Ride Nursery care for infants through 2-years old will remain in it's current location.That is a pretty brief explanation of hours and hours of planning, thinking, praying, and researching.

A couple of the reasons for this format change are that it allows us to divide the elementary age kids into two smaller groups, and it allows people who do not necessarily want to teach in the traditional way a wonderful opportunity to have contact with our East Hills kids. For instance, if you feel awkward managing a traditional classroom setting, but you love to do crafts or lead games, this new set up allows you a perfect match for your God-given abilities.

For each of the three semesters we have places for sixteen lead volunteers, plus helpers and specialists. It is my hope that all who have considered ministering to our church families through Kidville will boldly step forward to give this new format a try. There are many ways to be involved. Will you consider using your time and talent this year as Kidville On The Move gets going. You can truly make a difference in the life of a child.

Check out the available sign-up spots in the Welcome Center; I would love to answer any questions you have about how East Hills plans to impact kids and their families this year. ~Ann

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