May News

Children's Choirs Musical
Faith Formation Classes: Thank you teachers!
VBS registrations
VBS donations request
Weekday Preschool Butterfly Release
Final call: Kindergarten lunch dates
Volunteer Opportunities
Dates for your calendar
Children's Musical tomorrow!

Join us in the Congregation House at 6:30 for 100% Chance of Rain, the 2018 Children's Spring Musical. It's the finale to a year of Children's Choir programming. We are grateful for Jane Cain, David Brinson, Elizabeth Mills and countless assisting volunteers. We have been blessed in worship with the gift of music, and the children have grown in their faith and singing all year long.
Faith Formation Classes end for the school year

May 13 (Mother's Day) is the last Sunday School class
Please take some time to thank your teachers.

Sunday School 9:45 am

New! Parent "Connections" Class in Jetton Hall, Pastor John Ryan

Preschool (ages 3-5) Room 118
Teachers: Jennifer Holden, Sarah Nuttall, Nancy Siljander
Subs: Brenda Sewell, Linda Clausen

K/1 "Godly Play" Room 206
Teachers: Tim Slay, Leah Oldenburg, Alice & Frances Bragg
Subs: Holly Ridgway, Kimberly Ross, Andrea Wever

2rd/3rd Grade Room 207
Teachers: Jane Holland, Margie Utley, Rebecca Kryshtalowych, Rosie Honeycutt

4th/5th Grade Room 208
Teachers: Mary Mac Kincaid, Judy McLean, Rosemary Klein, Holli Myers, subs: Scott Galloway, Hattie Kissel, Summer Pharr
Wednesday May 2nd is the final Kids Club, Children's Choirs & Wednesday Night Live Dinner.
Please take some time to thank your teachers.

We are THANKFUL! John Ryan, Jenny Alexander, Kaylor Kaemba, Flora Brook, Elizabeth Jackson and subs- Melissa Fawcett, Hattie Kissel and Berri Drozd have led children in this new mid-week class. Linda Griffith and Trish Jones have driven the DCPC Bus to Davidson Elementary School each Wednesday afternoon for pick up. Children from countless other schools meet at the playground then share a snack together. Eight children join Jane Cain for hand bell practice then the rest (26) head upstairs for our brief lesson and reflection stations. We use the “Way of the Child” curriculum, a hands-on, peace-filled, experience with God. Through art, sand, gazing, journaling, mission/world focus, and reading, children reflect on the lesson of the day, listening for God’s still and quiet voice. This class is a remarkable gift! Children tired from school and the stresses of life find sanctuary (and fun) here. We will continue Kids Club next school year. The church is a wonderful meeting place after school… and the addition of a Wednesday faith formation class only enhances the booming children’s choir program that already exists. Thanks be to God!
Vacation Bible School June 25-28

Register today! Click here for all the details and to register. Children age 4 (by Aug) through current 5th Graders are encouraged to attend. Youth (middle-high school) are welcome to volunteer.

Volunteer! We really need to solidify volunteers ASAP. VBS is weeks away. This is a fantastic way to connect to the church family and make lasting friendships. Plus, VBS truly doesn't happen without you! We need help with registration, snacks, crafts, photography, and small group leadership (guides). Now’s the time to sign up Contact Co-Directors Elizabeth Martin or Megan May to sign up or learn more. Thank you!
Items needed for VBS

Empty paper towel rolls
Old t-shirts (with nothing printed on the back)
Outdoor Shelter/Tents (clearly marked with your name for return)

Items can be dropped off in the church office. Thank you!
Weekday Preschool Butterfly Release

May 9 at Noon is the Butterfly Release! Sanctuary Steps, all are welcome at this special year-end celebration of life, children, Spring, and God's love.

The final day of school is May 23. We will miss the smiling faces over the summer. Blessings as children are off on new adventures! You're always welcome at DCPC.
Final Call for Kindergarten Lunch Dates
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.
Looking forward to 2018-2019 we have lots of
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
May 6- 5th Gr. sneak peek into youth group (more details to come)
May 13- Final day of Sunday School for the year
May 20- 8:30 am worship only (due to Davidson College graduation) Alternative outdoor service TBA
June 3- Journey Sunday (1 service at 11 am) & Church Picnic
Davidson College Presbyterian Church 704-892-5641