September 2015 Adventure Crew News

September always marks a new year with school starting.  At The Journey, we have entered a new space at a new time for this new school year!  With that, we have new beginnings and new options for children in addition to our familiar faces.  Our Sunday mornings begin at 10am with the Sunday School hour.  We have options for infants, children, youth, and adults.  Here are our options for children:

* Nursery for ages 0-3 years: Children will be cared for by professional caregivers who will share the foundation of loving God and loving others through play, song, books, and more.

* G.A.ME time (God & Me time) for PreK - 5th grade: This time is a fun, interactive, creative way for children to explore & learn faith stories. We will have a new Scripture Story every two weeks. During those two weeks, children will interact with the story in 4 different ways (2 ways each week): Hear & See, Make & Create, Act It Out, and Play a Game.

* Jesse Tree- This is inter-generational offering for children & adults.  Participants will learn about the genealogy of Jesus as they discuss short Scripture readings and create family keepsake ornaments weekly.  This offering will conclude at Christmas.  Next semester this offering will be Godly Play.

We will continue to offer a Children's Message and other family amenities during the 11am worship that will allow you to choose the best way for your child and family to worship.  We are also looking forward to offering a Bible Basics 6 week workshop this fall for our 3rd-5th graders that will conclude with each child that participates receiving his/her own Bible.  We are looking for people to sponsor or give towards the children's Bibles. 

Please contact cheri@thejourneyumc.org if you have any questions about any of the new options/ changes, have new ideas,  would like to be a children's bible sponsor, or would like to serve on the Children's team in some way.