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Director of Education Ministries – October 2022

Update from the Director of Education Ministries -- Amy Grella - 412-801-3723

Fall Sunday Morning Options for Children, Youth and Families

Kick-off Sunday was a joyful reunion – it was great to see so many familiar faces and reconnect with each other. As we head into fall, here is the plan for children on Sunday mornings. Our nursery is open for babies and toddlers during worship. During second hour, childcare will be provided in room 110. Please look below for details on the plan by each age group.

Children’s Worship (Preschool - 2nd grade)

Children preschool (potty trained) up to second grade will start in worship with their families. After the Children’s Sermon, kids will be escorted downstairs to room 103, our Children’s Worship space. Children will have their very own worship time using the Godly Play format; Kids will experience Bible stories through seeing, hearing, and hands-on activities. Parents may pick up their children in the classroom after worship ends.

Tweens (3rd - 5th grade) – NOTE NEW LOCATION

The 3rd – 5th graders will now meet during worship in room 110 using the ever-popular Sparkhouse Holy Moly curriculum. This class will still take place during the entirety of worship service, so kids should go directly to room 110 on Sunday morning. Parents may pick up their children in the classroom after worship ends.

Middle & High School (6th - 12th grade) with parents - New 2nd hour option

Older youth in 6th - 12th grades are invited to remain in worship at 9:30 a.m. with their families.

Youth Group Activities

Now that the school year is back in swing, it's time to reconnect with our youth groups. This year, we are happy to offer separate youth group options for two age groups: 3rd-8th grades (aka our tweens and middle schoolers), and our senior high school group for kids in 9th-12th grades. These groups will meet once a month on Sunday at the church. Because we are only meeting once a month, it is vital that you make every effort to have your child participate, so we have enough kids to make these groups meaningful. Encourage your kids to bring friends to join us.

Tweens and Middle School (3rd - 8th grades) will meet the first Sunday night of each month. All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. We will meet in Fellowship Hall. NOTE: Since the first date falls on a holiday weekend, we will start our first meeting in October. October 2, November 6, and December 4 – White Elephant Party

High School (9th - 12th grades) will meet the third Sunday of each month, immediately following worship. We will meet in Fellowship Hall and either head out for brunch, or meet in room 105. Meeting dates are: October 16, November 20, and December 4 – evening meeting for the White Elephant Christmas Party

SAVE THE DATE for these Special Events

October 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. BHCC’s Got Talent

This is a not-to-miss event! Several youth will be performing, and we’ll use our first meetings in October to come up with some fun talent ideas we can do as a group. This event is for the entire family – see the newsletter article for additional details.

November 11-13 Youth Fall Retreat at Ligonier Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to meet at Camp Ligonier with other area churches for our annual Fall Retreat the weekend of November 11-13. Don’t miss the return of Nurse’s Station (aka the awesome band from last retreat)! Details to follow, but plan to leave Friday around 6:00 p.m. and return on Sunday by noon. This is a fun, faith-filled event that you don't want to miss!

December 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Youth Group Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange

Don’t miss the fun – details to follow but for now – save the date!


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