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Mardi Gras & Ash Wednesday
Lent
VBS Registration
Service & Giving
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Mardi Gras & Ash Wednesday
Join us at Wednesday Night Live for a special celebration & service

This Wednesday (day after tomorrow) is Ash Wednesday.
A favorite- breakfast for dinner!
5:45 dinner at the congregation house (rsvp by Tuesday noon dcpc.org) will be followed by a belated Mardi Gras celebration! We will crown a king and queen, enjoy a traditional homemade King Cake, and compete in pancake races. Next, we will transition into a brief family-friendly Ash Wednesday Service.
Come to church and prepare your heart for this Holy season.
A Family-Friendly Lenten Devotional

Children/youth and parents are invited to mark the 40 days of Lent with a Lenten chain. Click here for the printable resource or pick up one from the Faith Formation bulletin board or a teacher.We recommend printing on purple paper. Each day, break off one link and read the scripture or questions written. It's good to note that the 40 days do not include Sundays- so be sure to work them into your chain. Sundays may be printed in a different color for them to stand out.
Vacation Bible School
June 10-13, 2019
Register soon to claim your spot!

VBS planning is in full swing, and we would love to have you join us!

We will visit the Marketplace shops in Athens (a step back in time to 50 AD), hear of Paul’s missionary journeys in the book of Acts, and serve as missionaries in our own DCPC world missions! Of course, there will be great crafts, snacks, recreation, and music as well. We need Apostles (adult & youth leaders) to make this event possible.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:
Craft Leaders
Global Missions Leader
Recreation Leader
Youth Coordinator
Snacks
Photographer
Small Group Leaders
Nursery Volunteers
Hospitality leader

Register children (age 4 by Aug 31, 2019 through current 5 th Graders)  here. Registration closes May 20, or when full. Cost is $25/child or a $50 family max. Scholarships are available.

Volunteers contact Paige Hugg to claim or find your place in Paul’s Mission.

Childcare for volunteers will be available for children age 0-3.
Service & Giving

Children can serve and give in powerful ways at DCPC!

Children's Volunteer Opportunities: Children are invited to join the worship leadership team as acolytes, liturgists, ushers/greeters, and communion assistants. This is a unique way to engage children in worship and develop leadership skills!

To sign up as an acolyte (Grades 3 and up), click here or contact Glennette Papovich . Training is required and offered on an as needed basis.

Greeting and ushering is a great way to serve as a family. All ages can participate! Contact usher coordinator, John Lingle for additional information or to sign up,

To sign up as a liturgist (a speaker during church), contact John Ryan . We will have a practice session.

To assist with communion, find a basket in the sacristy and collect communion cups immediately following 11 am worship. No training or instructions necessary. Just jump in and help the elders.

Children's Offerings in Sunday School benefit Loaves & Fishes
Bring in canned or dry goods for Loaves & Fishes every Sunday! Children may bring these items (or cash) into their Sunday School classroom as offering each week. Does your child get an allowance? Encourage saving, spending and GIVING.
Dates for your calendar

March 6- Ash Wednesday/WNL Mardi Gras celebration
March 24 Sunday School open house 9:30 upstairs
March 30- 5th Gr Faith & Sexuality: Created in God's Image
April 14- Palm Sunday
Flashlight Egg Hunt (4th & 5th Gr) Friday April 12 6:30-8:30 pm
Family Egg Hunt (all ages) Saturday April 20 at 10 am, chapel
April 21- Easter Sunday (no Sunday School)
June 10-13 Vacation Bible School


Resources
Free Tutoring K-12 Grades through the public library: Click here
Exceptional Children Support: Click here
Stephen Ministry (one-to-one confidential Christian caregiving): More Info or Contact
Interested in baptism or membership at DCPC? Contact Pastor John Ryan
Want to be added to this Children's Ministry mailing list? Contact Rhonda Boggs with your children's ages or grades. We send grade-level specific emails as events are offered.Otherwise, this is a monthly mailing.

Volunteer Opportunities in children's Ministry click here
Davidson College Presbyterian Church 704-892-5641  www.dcpc.org