January 3, 2019
 Greetings!
Happy New Year!
I hope 2019 brings your family nothing but blessings!

One of my favorite books that 2018 brought me was All Are Welcome , by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman.

Do you know the book? It celebrates the idea that school is a place for all children to learn and grow, have fun, share stories and talents, and discover the world together. "You have a place here. You have a space here. You are welcome here" are the ending words of the book.

I hope that First Baptist is a place like that for you and your kids. We gather here to love and worship God, to learn about Jesus and grow in our faith, to share our stories and our God given talents in an effort to discover God in our world together.

Are there people in your life who haven't found a place like this for their families? I hope 2019 will give all of us opportunities to invite them into our circle. The more, the merrier! It's so fun to watch God work in our midst!

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, Amelia Green, for sharing your artwork!
Our January Children's Event: Let's Go to a Hockey Game!
Our January Children's Event is for the WHOLE FAMILY!

Hockey Night with the Swamp Rabbits!

Friday, January 25, 7pm game
(Meet at NOMA Square at 6:30 to walk over, or just join us there!)

$10 per person
We're collecting baby socks and bibs for Greenville's Gift.

Sign up and pay HERE!
Fifth Grade Night Is Coming Soon!
Families of fifth graders, we hope you'll reserve the evening of Feb. 8, 5:30-8 for your fifth grader to attend our Fifth Grade Night! We always have a blast at Skyzone and then pizza at Becky's house!

This year we'll also be talking about some special new things coming up for the oldest kids of our bunch!

Watch for more details to come!
Is Our Love Lunch on Your Calendar?
One of the most fun things we do all year is our Love Lunch with Senior Adults! (The senior adults love it too!)

Be sure to make plans for your child to attend this year, Sunday, February 10, 11:30-1:30.

Watch for more details to come!
Caroling Was Great!
Thanks to our terrific chaperones and meal providers who made it possible!
Thanks to the Hollises, the Campbell/ Stricklands, and the Grays with helping with our lunch and treats! And thanks to Stacie Snyder, Jennifer Murphy, Brooke and Andy Johnston, Kay Hardage for chaperoning and to Jamie Weathers for driving the bus!
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


January 6
Max Richards & Porter Blum

January 13
Wesa Good and substitute needed

January 20
William Austin and Perry Harling

January 27
Garrett Greer and Sid Johnstone

February 3
Collin Jones and TJ Behrens

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


January 6
Chesnee and Brian Marshall

January 13
Cherington Shucker and Darin Gehrke

January 20
Brooke and Andy Johnston

January 27
Carrie and Herbert Rieder

February 3
Dawn Strickland and Bo Campbell

Can't remember when your family provides refreshments next?

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Greyson Roberts, January 7

Charlotte Womack, January 18


Sunday School Teachers Have Birthdays Too!

Wyline Holder, January 15

Charmaine Fuller, January 29

Happy birthday, EVERYONE! We love you!



January 6: Epiphany/Baby Jesus is Dedicated

January 13: Jesus Calls the Disciples

January 20: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man

January 27: Jesus Gives the Sermon on the Mountain
January 25, 7pm, Children's January Event, Family Hockey Game Night

February 8, 5:30-8, Fifth Grade Night , Pizza and Skyzone

February 10, 11:30-1:30 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/