Don't miss the final weekend performances of the First Theater Guild children's production and VBC registration!

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            Children & Family Ministries News
                        March 31,  2017                   
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This Sunday
Join us for our Sole Hope cutting party. Watch a brief video.
Worship Wonder Helper Sign-up
Learn about our new story-telling initiative in a video.
Vacation Bible Camp Registration. We are 1/2 full!
Family resources for Good Friday and Holy Week. Take a peek!

This Sunday at 10:00

Children in K-5th grades rehearse in the chapel for Palm Sunday (next Sunday) and learn about our all-church Sole Hope project.  These two very brief videos explain what Sole Hope is and how to make shoes from old denim.  We will be making shoes both during Sunday School and during coffee hours following each service. This amazing organization provides education about foot care and shoes for people with jiggers.  Local Ugandans are given jobs to finish the shoes

Parents, please note that there are new ribbon markers in your hymnals to help you and your kids find the hymns during the service and mark their places.

Last week we held our first intergenerational "Under the Story Tree" event, a session initiative to build "more authentic relationships in Christ."  Watch the video below and see more on our website here.

Under the Story Tree: a Story sharing event
Under the Story Tree: a Story sharing event

In Worship Wonder, 3 & 4 year olds in Worship Wonder begin to hear the story, "Jesus Dies and God Makes Jesus Alive again"." Many thanks to Stephanie Kummer for teaching this Sunday. If you would be willing to assist Stephanie this Sunday, please sign up  here

Vacation Bible Camp dates this year are June 19-22.  Registration is now open online here. We are already 1/2 full.

 Resources for Parents and Grandparents

Click here for a resource to help you talk about Holy Week with your children or grandchildren.

Find suggestions for talking about Good Friday with children  here.

Faithful Families  is filled with easy, do-it-yourself ideas for
transforming your family's everyday moments into sacred moments!

Here  is a sample of Sabbath notecards t o try with your family.

Our mission is to facilitate and advocate for full
inclusion of children, youth and adults in the whole
life of the church.  We offer support as needed and seek to build relationships one person at a time.

To learn more,  click here to visit our website

Nancy Quigley
Educational Ministries Assistant

Joanne Blair
Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care & Inclusion
Cindy MertenDirector of Christian Education & All Abilities Inclusion Ministries

Cindy Merten, Director of Christian Education & All Ablilities Inclusion MInistries
First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham
248-644-2040 ext 145