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Director of CE & Youth Programs – August 2020

Director of Christian Education and Youth Programs -- Amy Grella

Backyard Mini-Camps While we are not holding our on-site Day Camp and Junior Day Camp this year, we are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for your children: backyard mini-camp. The idea is to have families host a small gathering of kids (your own “tribe” you may now be allowing your children to play with) in your very own backyard for a short, one-time meet up. Amy will come to you with a set program to include a Bible topic or lesson, craft, and response time activities. Camps will run the weeks of July 26 and August 2. Weekday afternoons, evenings, and weekend time slots are available. Please use the following link to register: Backyard Mini Camp Registration. More details will be sent to you once you register. Summer Storytime We will continue to share children’s stories read by congregation members through Labor Day weekend. It has been a nice change for kids to hear and see familiar faces from our congregation. All previous Children’s Worship videos and files are on the church website. Save this link so you can get to it easily. Files are added each week, so check back often for the newest content. Children's Worship Education. Fall Programming for Children and Youth In line with the return to worship plan approved by Session, the earliest Bower Hill would resume in-person group meetings would be one month following the start of in-person worship, which is TBD, but sometime after September 1. This means that all children and youth programming will be offered virtually beginning in the fall. Separate classes for Tweens (3rd-4th graders), Middle (5th-8th grade) and High School will be offered weekly. Children’s Worship (preschool through 2nd grade) will be pre-recorded and posted weekly with periodic Zoom meetups planned. Surveys will be sent to each group to coordinate the best time to schedule these meetings.

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