March News

Register! VBS June 25-28
Egg Hunts & Holy Week
3rd Grade Bible Class
Kindergarten Lunches
Sunday School Offering
Nursery News
Faith Formation choices
Volunteer Opportunities
Dates for your calendar
Vacation Bible School June 25-28

Register today! Click here for all the details and to register. There will be limited space. Please don't delay. Children age 4 (by Aug) through current 5th Graders are welcome.

Volunteer! This is a fantastic way to connect to the church family and make lasting friendships. Plus, VBS doesn't happen without you! We need help with registration, snacks, crafts, photography, and small group leadership. Now’s the time to sign up and get the job you really want. Contact Co-Directors Elizabeth Martin or Megan May to sign up or learn more. Thank you!
4th & 5th Grade Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, March 23 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Bring your flashlight and your Easter basket. We’ll have a pizza dinner, games, Holy Week story, and plenty of eggs. Cost $5. Please sign up here today and pay online here or bring cash/check (made out to DCPC) that night.
Parents, this is a chance for a date night dinner out!

Meet at the congregation house. Pick up will be on the sanctuary steps. The egg hunt will be at dark on the church/Davidson College lawn.
Children's Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24
Join us at 10 am in the chapel to sing, hear the Holy Week story, then dismiss by age for the egg hunt. You don't want to miss this fun family event. Youth will be hiding eggs. Candy donations are needed- baskets are set up at church to receive. Nut-free and individually wrapped candy, please.
Holy Week
Special services mark the events of Holy Week.

* Palm Sunday March 25th- come wave palm branches, regular services.

* Maundy Thursday March 29- 6:30 pm in the Congregation House for dinner and foot washing. Bring sandwiches to share. All ages welcome (no childcare). This is a joint service with Davidson Presbyterian Church.

* Good Friday March 30, 5 pm Lingle chapel. Childcare provided in the nursery.

* Great Easter Vigil Saturday March 31 at 7 pm. No Childcare.

* Easter Sunday April 1st. Worship at 8:30 (Chapel), 9:45 (Congregation House) & 11 (Sanctuary).
No Sunday School. Childcare for ages 0-5 rooms 14 & 118.
3rd Grade Bible Class
Join us for this longstanding tradition at DCPC
Children will receive their very own Bible, learn about the library inside, become comfortable in locating scripture, and have fun together. Games promised!

April 22, 29, May 6, 13
9:45 am Room 212

Children will receive their Bibles in 11 am worship on Sunday April 22 . This is new. We want the children to learn with the Bible that they will have at home. Please plan to be at DCPC 9:45-Noon on April 22 then each week following for the 9:45 am hour at least.
Click here to register.
Kindergarten Lunches
Kindergartners, let’s do lunch!
Please contact Jenny Alexander if your son or daughter would enjoy a lunchroom visitor. This is a great way to connect church and school. Permission forms are in the K/1 Sunday School classroom and here. Or, just respond to this email.
Faith Formation Opportunities
What works for your family?

Sunday School at 9:45 am.... Sundays
Preschool (ages 3-5) Room 118
K/1 "Godly Play" Room 206
2rd/3rd Grade Room 207
4th/5th Grade Room 208

And / Or

Wednesday Night Live & Kids Club (it's Sunday School on Wednesdays after school) Registration requested.

3:45 Playground/Jetton Hall for elementary children, snack

4:15 Elementary Kids Club classes or handbells
Kids Club: K-2nd Grade class Room 207
Kids Club: 3-5th Grade class Room 208

5 pm Choir (age 4-6th gr) or homework room or childcare
5:45 Dinner at Congregation House
6:30 Devotion

More information on Faith Formation Jenny Alexander
More information on Choir program Jane Cain
Register for dinner Church office
Sunday School News
Charlotte Family Housing will be the recipient of our 2017-2018 Sunday School offerings. This was the location of our 4th & 5th Grade MLK Jr. Mission Day outing. Their mission is to empower families to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive service and advocacy. DCPC children met, ate with, and played with children at Charlotte Family Housing in January. Yes, children are homeless too, and DCPC children will make a difference for our local families. Offerings will be collected through May 13. Here for additional information on this ministry.

Nursery News
We have a lively nursery at 9:45 am every week! This is a wonderful thing, but means we need a little extra help. We staff two childcare workers for our babies (age 0-2). Julie Hogan, our Childcare Coordinator, is requesting one volunteer to help each Sunday during the 9:45 worship/Sunday School hour. Will you please take one shift? There is a sign up sheet in the nursery (basement room 14) on Sundays. High schoolers and adults are welcome. Middle schoolers may assist in the preschool room with a parent while learning the ropes. Contact Julie Hogan for more information or to sign up.
Ministry Volunteer Opportunities
Click here for a current list of needs.

Children's Ministry Guidebook for 2017-2018
More are available at the Faith Formation bulletin board (main floor) and Children's Ministry bulletin board (Elem Sunday School hallway upstairs). Pick up one for your family or for a visitor.

Dates for your calendar
March 9-10 5th Grade Faith & Sexuality Workshop
March 23 4th & 5th Grade Flashlight Egg Hunt
March 24 All children egg hunt
April 4 No Wednesday Night Live or Kids Club or children's choirs
April 11 No Kids Club or children's choirs
April 22 3rd Grade Bibles received & Class begins

Complete children’s ministry calendar here
Davidson College Presbyterian Church 704-892-5641