Children's Ministry at
North Coast Calvary Chapel
 
October 8, 2017
Upcoming Events     |     Nursery-PreK   |   K-3rd    |     4th-6th    |     Volunteer
Children's Ministry Highlight from Beth Geesey, our Early Childhood Team Leader: 

   Planting Seeds of Faith in Early Childhood Together

True confession: When I went to Sunday School, my teacher always had a coloring sheet for us to color, she always read a Bible story, we always sang and prayed, and answering "Jesus" always seemed to be the 'right' answer. At least that's how I remember it. 

So, where do coloring pages fit into the new vision of Children's Ministry: "Created and Loved to Discover, Wonder, Play and Grow"? The honest answer is...we're not sure. 

Here's what we do know...we're acknowledging that one-year-olds eat crayons, that two-year-olds have a 2-minute attention span, that three-year-olds change dramatically in one year when it comes to their ability to self-regulate, and four-year-olds to pre-k is a HUGE age range developmentally. 

We're developing simple routines in each of our classrooms. We're telling the Bible story using the KidStory method, and we're sticking with the same story for two weeks in a row. We want to stay in a story, explore it, wonder about it and play with it. We're learning new songs and finger plays that teach Bible verses so children can sing and remember them when they are at home, in the car and with their friends. We are looking for practical ways to encourage you as you nurture your child's spiritual development. 

With us, it's never babysitting. When you see adults and youth on the floor playing with the children in the room, you are watching something amazing. God is in every room and in every back-and-forth exchange...changing them and changing us. If your child smiles, we smile. If it's important to them, it's important to us. We're sharing life together, and that's what being in the family of God is all about. 

So, next time you pick up your little one, ask what made them smile? What was their favorite part of the morning? Encourage them to teach you the song they sang with their friends. We want to come alongside you and find new ways to plant seeds of faith together. Share your ideas with us, and tell us about the ways you encourage your child's faith in everyday routines. 
Upcoming Events/ Announcements
Harvest Party
FREE Fun Family Event
Friday October 27th | 4:00-6:00pm OR 6:30-8:30pm

It's candy time!! 

Harvest Party is coming up Friday October 27th.  For the shortest lines, come early, leave early! Invite your friends and family by using the invite card in your bulletin, this is an amazing outreach opportunity! Candy is your ticket, so bring some candy to donate and drop it in the collection barrels in the Foyer or in the Children's Ministry Lobby.  We need 500 volunteers, so go online today to sign up to serve to help run one of the fun games or booths.  

Sign up to help Here:  Harvest Party
Join Our Team
Children's Ministry is Hiring! 

If you believe in the importance of ministry to children and have skills that you think could be a credit to our team, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@northcoastcalvary.org. We are currently looking to fill these  positions: 

Saturday Night Elementary Coordinator - PT, 12 hours, including Saturday Nights :  Build and support a strong team of volunteers who serve in Kindergarten-Third Grade ministry on Saturday Night. 

Saturday Night Nursery-PreK Coordinator - PT, 8 hours, including Saturday Nights: Build and support a strong team of volunteers who serve in Nursery-PreK ministry on Saturday night. 

Special Needs Coordinator- PT, 5 hours, including weekend hours 
Coordinate our buddies program for special needs children. 

Check In Coordinator - PT, 10 hours, including weekends 
Build a strong team of volunteers who serve in our Check In Ministry on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. 
Whole Marriage Class
Family & Marriage Ministries
Sunday, October 15th | 10:45am

This class integrates the best of ancient wisdom with modern research on love and attachment to your spouse. This once a month class is designed to build your marriage as you think the values and priorities that form a central part of your life and marriage. 

For more information, please email Jordyn.