Holidays!

Hello St. Paul Parents!

We plan to spend this upcoming Sunday School hour decorating the children’s rooms and tree for Christmas!  Please send your kiddo with a non-expensive ornament to put on the tree with their name on the back.  This can be their special ornament that we will pull out each year to decorate the tree.  I’ll have some there too just in case!  If you have any decorations that you’re willing to donate, we will take them.  This is just something fun for the kids…it won’t be anything magnificent but they will love it!

The 2nd-6th graders continue to practice for the Dec. 11 Christmas Program on Wednesday nights. These kids will resume regular God Squad activities following the program. This year’s program will again take place during both services on the 11th. It’s a long morning for the kids, so I will have snacks and activities to keep the kids entertained between services on program day.  The Pre-K through first grade kids are practicing during the first 15 minutes of the Sunday School hour.

Our St. Paul kids,staff, Lonna Nielsen and volunteers helped pack over 77 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year!!  We look forward to more service and giving from our kids in the near future!  Our St. Paul kids were also able to pack a few boxes with items purchased with some of the Childrens Offering funds.  Those quarters sure do add up!

The St. Paul kids Christmas party will be Wednesday, Dec. 14 during the God Squad time from 5:20-6:30.  All St. Paul kids are welcome to attend this event.  If you have a St. Paul kid who would like to attend and hasn’t attended God Squad or play practice just let me know so I can make sure to have a goody bag made for them!

Also, please save the date for our second St. Paul Parents’ Night Out on Feb. 11 from 5-8 p.m.  We had a conflict with the December date and just couldn’t make it work.  Just like last time, the charge is only $5 per child and we will have dinner, crafts, games, dancing and a movie in the sanctuary to keep your kids busy!  Take some time to have a Valentines Day date or just RELAX.  This was such a fun event in May and I look forward to doing it again.  A sign up will be posted soon!

Important reminder: Operation Christmas Child Tonight

Parents:   A quick reminder that tonight our God Squad/Play Practice kiddos will be stuffing boxes for Operation Christmas Child tonight following our God Squad meal.  Please send your child with their printed personal photo so we can include that in the box that they stuff.  Thank you for all of your amazing donations!   The St. Paul kiddos also put together their own small donation with some of the children’s offering money they have collected!  However donations are still needed. We are low on crayons and sharpeners we noticed today!

A few other items:

The December 3 Parent’s Night Out has been rescheduled for February.  More details to come on that soon!

This year’s Christmas program will again take place during both services on December 11th. I know it’s a long morning for the kids, so I will definitely have snacks and activities to keep the kids entertained between services on program day.  The Pre-K through first grade kids will begin practice during the regularly scheduled Sunday School music portion at 9:30 throughout November (they will practice for 15 minutes and then return to regular Sunday School class).

Our God Squad/St. Paul kids Christmas party is scheduled for Dec. 14!  All St. Paul kids are invited to this event, not just God Squad kids.  We hope to see you there!

 

Halloween, Christmas Boxes, Parents’ Night Out!

We are having so much fun at St. Paul already this fall!   The 2nd-6th graders continue to practice for the Dec. 11 Christmas Program during both services on Wednesday nights. These kids will resume regular God Squad activities following the program. This year’s program will again take place during both services on the 11th. I know it’s a long morning for the kids, so I will definitely have snacks and activities to keep the kids entertained between services on program day.  The Pre-K through first grade kids will begin practice during the regularly scheduled Sunday School music portion at 9:30 starting in November (they will practice for 15 minutes and then return to regular Sunday School class).

The God Squad Halloween party is this Wednesday from 5:15 to 6:30.  We will start with a quick pizza dinner and I’ll have a few activities, photo booth and games set up for the kiddos throughout the church.  Each child will get to take a decorated pumpkin home from this event.  Looking forward to it!   No costumes are necessary as I’ll have a few silly masks (nothing scary) set up in the photo booth for costume dress up/fun!  If you have a St. Paul child who wants to attend the party, but does not already attend God Squad please let me (Courtney) know ASAP so I can plan for that child.  Also, if you’re willing to donate candy for this event, please leave it in the church kitchen this Sunday if possible.

The God Squad students will pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child on Nov. 9.  After dinner, we will pair the younger kids with the older kids to pack boxes.  Last year we had 103 boxes!!  We would like to include a photo of each child with their box so I’m working on taking those photos as I can when I see your kiddos at church.  An information sheet will be sent home with your child this week and boxes are already currently in the narthex for collection items.

Also, please save the date for our second St. Paul Parents’ Night Out on Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m.  Just like last time, the charge is only $5 per child and we will have dinner, crafts, games, dancing and a movie in the sanctuary to keep your kids busy!  Take some time to do some Christmas shopping or just RELAX.  This was such a fun event in May and I look forward to doing it again.  A sign up will be posted soon!

Thank you so much for entrusting us with your children as they grow in their faith. I can’t say enough good things about how wonderful these kids are!

 

 

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