October 10, 2017

October 15: Catharine Easterling and Ava Grace Hart

October 22: Bret Nettles and Collin Jones

Wondering when your child acolytes next? 

Need to switch acolyte times with another family? Email Becky for a contact sheet and then please  let Becky know who is subbing for you.

Refreshment Providers

October 15: Kristy Way

October 22: Lisa and Taylor Davis

Can't remember when your family provides refreshments next?

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Children's Sabbath Photos

Pocket Change Results

Lula Banks

Acolyte Portraits

Discipleship Class
Julie Wagoner, October 15

Luke Whitehouse, October 15

Happy birthday! We love you!

  This Sunday
we'll enjoy the story of Ruth.

The following Sunday we'll enjoy the story of Samuel.
Acolyte Portraits
October 29, 11:50-1:30

Trunk or Treat
October 29, 5pm

Discipleship Class (for 4th and 5th graders)
Part 1: November 5 Part 2: November 12

November Event: Skating at the Pavilion
Details to follow

December Event: Carols and Cocoa
December 3, 11:30-2

January Event: Swimming at the Kroc Center January 21, 2:15-4:15

Fifth Grade Night: Pizza and SkyZone . February 9, 5:30-8

February Event: Love Lunch with Senior Adults, February 11, 11:30-1:30

March Event: Picnic and Play with an American Ninja Warrior, March 11, 11:30-3

April Event: Lunch and a Movie, April 15, details to follow

Celebration Lunch for Fifth Graders and Their Families, May 6, 11:30-1

May Event: Hike the Swamp Rabbit to and Ice Cream Party, May 6, 1-3

VBS Blast! 2018
9:15 am June 10- 7 am June 11

Missions Week for Kids Who've Finished Grades 1 or 2, June 12-15 9-12

Missions Week for Kids Who've Finished Grades 3,4, or 5, June 18-21, 9-3:30

Camp Prism 2018
July 10-13
Becky's Schedule
When and where to find me...

Sunday 8:30-11:45
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-7:00

To get to my office from the reception desk, walk down the hall and take your first left. My office is at the end of the mail room. 

Need to reach me at a different time? You can always leave a message and I'll get back to you ASAP: 370-2515, ext 116

Miriam Rieder, thank you for sharing your artwork!
Happy Tuesday!
I don't know about you, but I'm still living off the joy from Sunday's Children's Sabbath!

The speakers were wonderful, the singing was beautiful, and it was great to be back in the sanctuary again.

So many folks have shared how much the service meant to them. Please share my thanks with your child- and with all the adults that helped make it happen!

Much love to you and yours,

Becky Ramsey, Minister to Children, 864-233-2527
Pocket Change Donations...So Generous!

How exciting! Our Pocket Change for Lula Offering netted over $800!

Thanks, kids, for starting us off right!
Have You Picked Up Your Lula Bank Yet?

If you're a child at First Baptist, we have a Lula Bank waiting for you!
You may pick yours up at Missions tomorrow night or at Sunday school in the Gathering Room Sunday Morning!

Children's Sabbath Photos!

We are so fortunate that Wesley Smith and Ben Mullinax took some great photos during Children's Sabbath and are happy to share them with us!

You can see them all HERE! They're wonderful!
No News Is Good News?

The Children's Newsletter takes a break next week, while I'm away on a retreat for a couple days with the Coordination Team of FBG.

Your next issue will be in your box October 24.
Have You Signed Up for Acolyte Portraits Yet?
Once again, our incredible photographer and church member, Ben Mullinax, is gifting our families with free acolyte portraits. Photos will be shared electronically, so you can decide which poses and sizes you want and print them (or have them printed) at your leisure.

The portraits will be taken Sunday, October 29, after worship beginning around 11:50-1:30. The portraits are free; you only need to sign up by emailing me, (Becky) here .

These would make wonderful Christmas gifts for grandparents and great keepsakes as well!

Many thanks to Ben for sharing his talents with our families!
Discipleship Class November 5 & 12: It's Time to Sign Up
Attention, all parents of fourth and fifth graders!
Our Discipleship Class for 2017-2018 will take place November 5 & 12, after worship, from 11:30-2 each Sunday.

Children must be registered to attend so that we can have all materials ready and plenty for lunch!

The last day to register is Wednesday, Nov 1. You may register by emailing me here.

The purpose of these classes is to encourage our children to question and begin to understand some of the basics of our faith heritage. What does it mean to be a Christian? What happens when you're baptized? What is involved in church membership? No one is pushed into making a profession of faith, but all are encouraged to begin the journey toward a life of following Jesus Christ.

Feel free to call or email me with any questions!

Our Children Respond to the Story of the Ark and the Tent
  1. I wonder what part of this story you like best.
*The cloths on the tent (grade 2)
*The part about the ark (g4 &5)

2. I wonder what part of the story is the most important part.
*The water basin- helps them get clean (g2)
*Prepare mind and heart (g2)
*The ark of the covenant (g4&5)

3. I wonder about getting ready. when you're going to meet someone special or go to a special place, I wonder what you do to get ready?
*take a shower (g2)
*leave early (g2)
*think about it (g2)

4. I wonder what you do to get ready to be with God at home? At church?
*Prayer (g2)
*Quiet (g2)
*Bow our head to show respect to God (g4&5)
*Close our eyes so we are not distracted (g4&5)
*Put our hands together so we do not fidget. (g4&5)

See more photos on our Facebook page.
Children's Ministry | First Baptist Greenville | 864-233-2527 | becky.ramsey@firstbaptistgreenville.com | http://firstbaptistgreenville.com/childrens-ministry/