Kids Connection resumes in the fall. Sign up now on the registration tab. Stay connected over the summer with new videos and Bible stories available below.
This fall, beginning Sunday, September 12 at 10am, we'll be restarting in-person Kids Connection for ages 3 through 6th grade! We're excited to gather and provide a caring and welcoming space for our kids to come each week. There are a number of new procedures parents will need to know.
- Parents will be asked to check in kids prior to worship at a station near the stairs.
- Kids Connection will start at the same time as worship (10am) and will begin in our designated kids ministry spaces, apart from worship.
- We love having kids in worship and sharing kids messages, but as we begin the fall with the Delta variant, keeping Kids Connection separate from worship will provide additional safeguards and peace of mind for families. This plan is an outgrowth of conversations and surveys completed with families. We will continue to evaluate this as the year progresses.
- Volunteers will walk parents and children to their classroom so they know where to go. Parents will pick up kids from their classroom at the end of worship each week.
- Kids and all adults will be required to wear face masks.
- As we've all become accustomed, if you or your child are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, we will ask you to remain at home for the designated quarantine period.
- For those who are not ready to attend in person, we will continue to make online Kids Connection available.
We look forward to gathering again and providing a safe and welcoming environment for our families this fall! Contact Chelsea Maher for information about in-person and online Kids Connection this fall.
All November long during
Kids Connection, we will be talking about contentment. Contentment is learning
to be okay with what you have. This doesn’t mean you can never have or want new
things, it just means that you are okay whether you get it or not. Each week,
we will hear a story of someone in the Bible that had to learn to be content
with what they had or in whatever situation they were in and we will learn to
do the same in our life.
Join us at Kids Connection this month to find out more. Kids Connection is every Sunday during the 10am service. If you are not comfortable joining us in person, you can find the Bible story videos each week in the e-news and here on the website!
Whether you have a little or a lot, you can use what you have to help someone else. We all have gifts and talents that we can share. We can also give our time to help those around us. This week at Kids Connection, we will talk about how we can use what we have to help those around us.
Watch the videos here.
Have you ever missed something that you used to have? When we think about things we used to have, we forget to look at the things we have now. This week at Kids Connection, we will hear the story of the Israelites after they were freed from Egypt. Despite being free and having all that they needed to eat, they wished they were back in Egypt.
Watch the videos here.
Whether we have more than enough or not enough, whether we are well fed or we are hungry, no matter the situation, we can be content. How do we do this? God gives us strength in any situation. This week at Kids Connection we learn how to be content no matter our situation. We will hear the words of Paul, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength," and learn what that means for us in our lives today.
Watch the videos here.
Each and every day there are many reasons we could compare ourselves to people around us. When we compare ourselves to others, it is easy to miss all the unique gifts and qualities that we have that make us special. God created us to be individuals with unique gifts. Our gifts are unlike anyone else’s and we can use them to bring joy and good to those around us. During October, we heard stories of people in the Bible that were also given unique gifts. These people were often overlooked by those around them, but God used their gifts to do some amazing things.
Initiative is seeing what needs to be done and doing it. When we see something that needs to be done, it would be easy to say “that’s not my responsibility,” or “someone else will do it.” Each week we discussed how Nehemiah took initiative in his community and how he inspired others to do the same.
In August we talked about how to be wise and found examples of wisdom in the Bible.
Did you know that, even when you are in a room without any other people, you are not alone? God is always with you.
Hear the words of John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, for everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
When we hear these words, we can be confident because we can see just how deep God's love is for us.
Anyone who has participated in a long-distance race knows that most people cannot wake up on the morning of the race and be successful without training. Races require training and preparation. Faith is the same way. There are many different things we can do to strengthen our faith. During May we talked about different spiritual practices, such as prayer, meditation, generosity, and serving, that can be used to strengthen our faith.
Find a new story to read together this summer. Choose a book from a top ten list of books curated by leading child psychologists and mental health experts that encourage children’s emotional growth. This collection is recommended for young elementary-aged children. Learn more about the books here.
New Library Books
Fiona Flamingo; Yes Days, No Days; Right Now, I Am Kind; Right Now, I Am Brave; The Secret Words; A Mother’s Love; Zen Pig: The Art of Gratitude; A Friend Is Someone Who; Right Now, I Am Fine; I Can Yell Louder
Understand more about the importance of play in a video discussion led by All Saints Child Care Director Heather Charmoli. Play is the way children interpret and understand their world.
- What could a child possibly learn while playing?
- What skills are learned through play?
- Strategies promoting more in-depth play
- Suggestions for toys and materials that teach different things