February 5, 2019
 Greetings!
Happy Tuesday!
Can you feel the love in the air this week?

Our kids outdid themselves during Sunday school on Sunday, preparing the decorations for this Sunday's Children's Love Lunch with Senior Adults!

Now we just need everyone to register for our lunch today or tomorrow, ( reservations close Wednesday night ) and get ready for a good time Sunday after worship.

The children's committee takes great care helping our kids and our adults feel comfortable during our lunch together- making sure everybody is sitting with a buddy they already know well, as they get to know new friends.

Be sure to scroll down to see more info and sign your child up. They'll come home talking about the friends they made and the fun they had eating, playing bingo and making valentines for kids in the hospital.

I love you all and I'm so grateful for you!
See you at church!
Love, Becky

Becky Ramsey, Minister to Children, 864-233-2527
Artwork To Share
Thank you, Kylie Manning, for sharing your artwork!
Children's Love Lunch with Senior Adults This Sunday!
Sign Ups End Tomorrow Night
Don't miss this Sunday's Love Lunch!

Sign Up HERE!

When? Sunday, February 10, 11:30-1:15
How Much? All tickets are $5

Who? Children and Senior Adults (Parents are welcome too, if they want to come- but they don't have to!)

Where? Fellowship Hall

What are we eating? Sandwiches and Soup and Dessert :)

Fifth Grade Night This Friday!
It's time to RSVP :)
Aw, remember these little 2nd graders?
They're now fifth graders and we want to celebrate them this Friday!

Fifth Grade Night happens THIS FRIDAY from 5:30 -8.

Parents, it's time to let me know if your child can be there. We're going to have a great time at SkyZone first (Drop off there at 5:30) and then go to pizza at my house. Pick up there (108 Faris Circle) at 8 pm.
The event costs $5 per child.

I'm excited about spending time with them- and sharing some special news about fun things coming up for the oldest kids of our bunch!

Email me HERE to let me know if your child can attend!
Summer Is Coming!
It's almost time to register for summer activities at FBC! We should have sign ups ready at the first week of March, but be sure to save the dates for our excellent programming!

Here's what we're offering this summer:



Missions Blast 2019!
Missions Blast combines the best of VBS Blast and Missions Week into two fun-packed weeks, one week for older kids and one week for younger kids.

Missions Blast for Older Kids : TRUE YOU! (More about the theme coming soon!)
Who? Kids who've finished grades 3, 4, or 5

When? Sunday, June 9- Wednesday June 12
(11:30-5 on Sunday, 9-4 Mon-Wed)

What? We'll have many of the same components of VBS (games, snacks, crazy singing, etc) and Missions Week (field trips to do missions, afternoon outings just for fun!) Plus we're adding a new component, where your child gets to choose how they respond to what they experienced in missions- through art, drama, video/film reporting or scrapbooking- and maybe others. (We're still developing this!)
We're also including lunch this time- no need to pack a lunch!
More info coming soon!

How Much? $75 if paid completely by May 1,
$95 if paid after May 1
Must register by May 29


Missions Blast for Younger Kids : DISCIPLE DETECTIVES: Solving the Jesus Mystery with the Clues He Left Behind!

Who? Kids who've finished grades 1 or 2
When? Sunday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 26
(11:30-5 on Sunday, 9-1 Mon-Wed)

What? We'll have many of the same components of VBS (games, snacks, crazy singing, etc) and Missions Week (field trips to do missions, books, photo books) Plus we'll have lunch together each day. No need to pack a lunch!
More information coming soon!

How much? $50 if paid completely by May 1
$75 if paid after May 1
Must register by May 29

Camp Prism 2019: A Sleep Away Camp in Flat Rock, NC
Who? Kids who've finished grades 3,4, or 5

When? July 16-19

How Much? $175 if paid completely by May 1
$200 if paid after May 1
Registration ends May 29.

Know that we don't want cost to prohibit your child from attending any of our programming, so please talk with me if this is the case. I want to help your child attend as many of our summer activities as possible!
Our February Children's Event Was AWESOME!
Thanks for all who came!
Thanks, too, for contributing to Greenville's Gift!

Is Our March Event on Your Calendar? Save the Date!
We're going swimming at the Kroc Center!

When? March 10, 2:15-4:15

Who? Kids grades 1-5

How Much? $5

Save the Date!
Your Traveling Buddy Is Ready !
Would your child enjoy a lunch date with his/her minister to children?

I've had such a great time lately visiting schools for lunch (or last night, a talent show- yay for Kylie and Ella!) and seeing your kids play their basketball games. If this is something your child would like, I'd be happy to find a time when I can visit! It's a great way for me to get to know them better.

Just email me here and I'll get out my calendar!
Church Retreat Sign Ups Have Begun
Have you signed up for our church retreat yet?
It's always such a fun and meaningful time! Find out all about it and sign up here !

Acolytes


February 3
Collin Jones
TJ Behrens

February 10
Ella Burns
Abigail Handal

February 17
Catharine Easterling
Addyson Payne

February 24
Leira Johnson
Bella Davis

March 3
Luke Whitehouse
Doug Cline

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


February 3
Brooke and Andy Johnston

February 10
Jennifer and Kurt Restine

February 17
Jamie and Jay Womack

February 24
Georgiana and Pat Gray

March 3
Keeley and Terry Krantz

Can't remember when your family provides refreshments next?

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Jack Gilbert, Feb 4

Addison Powell, Feb 4

Sarah Moniot, Feb 7

Ray Wynn, Feb 9

Griffin Krantz, Feb 11

Emmett Johnston, Feb 14

Mary Bostick Farrar, Feb 16

Barrett Barnhill, Feb 18

Tigist Campbell, Feb 28


Sunday School Teachers Have Birthdays Too!

Jim Gibbs, Feb 3

Judy Heard, Feb 5

Tricia Austin, Feb 7

Laurin McDonald, Feb 7


Happy birthday, EVERYONE! We love you!






February 10 The Parable of the Loving Father

February 17 Jesus Welcomes the Children

February 24 Jesus Meets a Poor Man and a Rich Man

March 3 Jesus Teaches in the Temple
February 8, 5:30-8, Fifth Grade Night , Pizza and Skyzone

February 10, 11:30-1:15 Children's February Event: Love Lunch with Senior Adults

March 10, 2:15-4:15, Children's March Event: Swimming at the Kroc Center , No vehicles needed.

April 7, 2-5, Children's April Event: Roller Skating at a Skating Rink

May 5, 11:30-1, Celebration Lunch for Fifth Graders and their Families

May 5, 1-3, Children's May Event: Hike the Swamp Rabbit Trail to an Ice Cream Party

Missions Blast for 3rd-5th graders : Sunday, June 9- Wednesday June 12
(11:30-5 on Sunday, 9-4 Mon-Wed)

Missions Blast for grades 1 & 2 : Sunday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 26
(11:30-5 on Sunday, 9-1 Mon-Wed)

July 16-19, Camp Prism for Grades 3-5
Becky's Schedule
When and where to find me...

Sunday 8:30-12
Monday 9-2:30
Tuesday 9-2:30
Wednesday 9-7:00
Thursday 9-2:30

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

Children's Ministry | First Baptist Greenville | 864-233-2527 | becky.ramsey@firstbaptistgreenville.com | http://firstbaptistgreenville.com/childrens-ministry/