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GATHERING TIME

Children's Wor-SHIP

Wor-SHIP Sundays @ 10:45am

After much discussion and reflection, it has been determined that a few changes will enhance the Sunday morning worship experience for our children. The children will continue to be in the sanctuary at the beginning of each service through "Time With Children." That is when Melissa Nelson will meet them at the back of the sanctuary and will walk together with them to the Wor-SHIP.

Every Sunday, the 4-year-old – 2nd grade children will be dismissed to the Wor-SHIP. This year on the last Sunday of each month, the children in grades 3 – 5 will remain in the Service. We are excited to offer a new series of children’s bulletins. Kids can use the brightly colored Worship Bags that will have a bulletin and supplies included or take just a bulletin. These are located right outside the sanctuary doors.

In the SHIP, the kids will be divided into 2 age groups for the lesson/story time. This will allow the groups to be smaller and each group will have a differentiated lesson geared to their age and interest level. Linnea Johnson will lead the older kids and Melissa Nelson will take the younger ones. Linda Johnson will continue to share her musical talent and knowledge with all the kids. She will plan music and provide opportunities for the children to play a variety of instruments, teach and sing songs, and even fit a little “movement” into the morning!

We want to keep our children safe and accounted for! Keeping this in mind, at the end of our worship time we (the children and Melissa Nelson) will make our way to the narthex together, where parents/guardians can collect their child. If you need to take your child before the service is over, please come up to the room to get them.

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