December 2, 2020
 Greetings!
A few years ago, we selected a nativity set for our sanctuary, one that the children could bring in each Advent Sunday, piece by piece. I LOVE our nativity set, but every year since that very first one, the first Sunday of Advent just about kills me.

Can't the kids carry down more than a tree and the stable? I ask myself each year. Would it be so wrong to add a sheep or the cow, maybe? Our stable pieces are so gorgeous and unpacking them and sharing them with the kids is one of my favorite parts of my job in the Advent season.

But no. Advent is about waiting, after all. Waiting for light in the darkness of this time. Waiting for God to reveal to me whatever God has for me to learn each day. (Hopefully the lessons will include more patience!)

Hugs to you and your kids as you wait on the Christ child and the hope, peace, joy, and love he brings!
Sunday!

Love,
Becky

Becky Ramsey, Minister to Children, 864-233-2527, ext 116
Christmas Kits Pick Up This Afternoon!
See you 4:30-6pm!
Juli and I ARE SO EXCITED about the Christmas kits we've been working on for our families!

These bagged kits will be available for pick up drive-through style at the rotunda from 4:30-6:00 today. We hope they'll all be picked up then so that families can get started!
Families who ordered kits will also receive party boxes for their elementary kids for this Sunday's Christmas party!
OUR CHILDREN'S MINISTRY CHRISTMAS PARTY IS THIS SUNDAY!!!
Mark your calendars for the zaniest Zoom Christmas party for kids ever!

When? December 6, 11:45 am
(We're giving you time to grab a snack after worship and your Party-In-A-Box and hop on Zoom!)

What is this? It's a PARTY!
We'll play lots of games WITH PRIZES, OF COURSE!
We'll have snacks and goodies and there'll be lots of surprises! Who knows who you might see!

How do I get the Party Box?
Each kid who gets a Christmas Kit will have one included (DON'T OPEN TIL THE PARTY!)

Drive Through Candlelight Dec 20
Join us any time between 6:00-8:00pm for this slow drive around the luminary lit campus of First Baptist, where you will enjoy candlelight, a Live Nativity, multiple caroling choirs, the receiving of communion, and Dr. Jim giving his annual gift to your children…all without leaving the comfort of your car. 
Thankful for You!
Thank you, families, for coming out for our Movie and Picnic on the Lawn last month and for all the gift cards you donated to go along with gifts for MinisTree kids!

It was so nice to see you in person!

See more photos on our Facebook page!
Children's Sabbath Was Beautiful!
If you're like me and could watch Children's Sabbath over and over, you can!

Click here to watch and be led by our children!

Many thanks to all our worship leaders!
A Waiver to Sign for Children's Activities
File this one under #stupidcoronavirus...
If you haven't done this in the last two weeks, we need you to fill out a new permission slip which includes the waiver left out of the last form.

Here's the link for the new permission slip that includes our waiver.

THANK YOU!!! for filling it out so that your child will be set for activities through August 2021.
Be at Peace December 13th
During the months of September-December, our church gathers at the Peace Center on the second Sunday of each month at our regular worship time, 10:30 am.

Our next Be at Peace will be this Sunday, December 13th.

So that we may sit at safe distances, worship is a ticketed event. (There is no charge. You just reserve your seats.) We wear masks while there. Read more info and reserve your seat HERE!

On the Sundays when we worship at the Peace Center, there is no Children's Zoom Sunday school.
FBG Covid-19 Covenant for Kids!
Before participating in any in-person children's events to come, every child and adult must agree to First Baptist Greenville’s COVID-19 Covenant. Each of the following principles are based on our understanding of what it means to be a Christian and a responsible member of the community. 

Click HERE to read our Covid-19 Covenant for Kids!
Managing Your Mail from Me
Is your newsletter coming to the wrong email address?
Or maybe only one spouse in your household wants to get the newsletter or email from church, and the other never looks at theirs.

I am happy to add your email to my list, change it, or take it off. No problem!

Just email me here with your preferences and I'll be glad to make any changes.
Thanks!
December 6, 11:45-12:45, Children's Christmas Partypalooza on Zoom, with a Party in a Box

December 20, 6-8pm, Drive-Through Candlelight Service

January 10, 1-2pm, Bingo Party at the AYMC

February 14, Special Event with Grandparents for a Day,
(More info to come!)

March 14, 2-3pm, Bring Your Bike to Church Day

April 18, 1-2pm, Yoga for Kids Class

May 2, Hike to an Ice Cream Truck

Camp Prism (for kids who've finished grades 3, 4, or 5) July 13-16, 2021
Sacred Stories This Month

December 6- Advent 2 (The Holy Family, Peace)

December 13- NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

December 20- Advent 4 (The Shepherds, The Magi, Love)

December 27- No Sunday school

January 3- Baby Jesus is Dedicated



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December Birthdays!

Annie Knox Feemster, December 2

Bentley Janse, December 7

Allie Union, December 7

Jacob LaForge, December 18

Hagen Ethridge, December 24

Lucy Rollins, December 29






Happy birthday, EVERYONE! We love you!

(Parents, if your elementary school aged child has a December birthday that's not on this list, I need to know.
Please email me here. :) )

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