CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES
A Weekly Resource for Parents & Families.
October 15, 2020
Windows of Opportunity
Children can only learn what is taught to them in a manner that reaches them. As parents you know the tendencies and patterns of your children. You understand their nature and character. Parents also know they can't parent a 16 year-old the same way they parent a 6 year-old. The ages and stages of development require different parenting approaches. From birth to about seven years old, kids are all ears. As parents we imprint on them values and beliefs. By age eight through the early teens, kids are reaching for self and an their identity. They argue and debate to establish, identify and figure out who they are. Parents can no longer imprint but can impress upon their children. By ages thirteen and beyond, parenting takes on a coaching flavor. Kids are finding their voice and wrestling with a greater understanding of the world around them. They need parents to also walk alongside, influence and encourage. Centering these parenting activities in prayer and God's word makes the whole journey an awesome adventure and creates windows of opportunity. Keep up the good work!

In Christ,
Jeffery Moeller
Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries
IN THIS ISSUE:
Halloween Trunk & Costume Parade
Join the fun on Friday October 30, from 7 – 8 PM in Calvary’s Upper Parking Lot. Let’s get together in a careful & responsible way! Adults and families are invited, to decorate their car trunk for Halloween. Nothing too scary! Kids are invited to put on a costume and come see the trunks!


Connect with Other Parents!
 You would enjoy connecting with a Life Circle that provides community and encouragement for parents navigating the challenges, crises, and joys of parenthood. Matt and Tara Kuehnert lead a Life Circle of parents that meet Wednesdays at 7:30 - 8:30 PM, starting Oct 14 - for six weeks. Meetings will be a mix of virtual and at church outdoors in the courtyard.

Noah's Ark Sets Sail at the Kidzone!
 Join us at 9:15-9:45 on Sunday morning via Zoom as we explore the story of Noah’s Ark! Download this coloring page for this Sunday. Eric Zage made a cool stop animation video for us this Sunday!

It's not too late to order a Birdhouse Project kit.

Each Sunday at KIDZONE, kids will encounter Jesus with their friends through live interaction, hands-on experiences and pre-recorded videos.
Click the following link to join us. Calvary's KIDZONE
Create a Succulent Pumpkin!
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Our Succulent Pumpkins Fundraiser needs high school students to help on Saturday, Oct. 24. We have 2 shifts of 90 minutes each. First shift is 8:30 AM and 2nd shift is 11 AM. We need up to 8 students and a family member to help at each shift. Help us make 50 pumpkins. 

HS Sunday Night Campfires!
 Faith on Fire is a study of Romans on Sunday evenings from 6-7 PM in Calvary's courtyard. We are meeting on the following Sundays:
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8
HS Students Elevate Life with a Bike Ride!
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High school students are biking through Los Peñasquitos Canyon on Sunday, October 18, at 3-5 PM. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Park Village Road and Camino Del Sur in Rancho Peñasquitos. The reserve features a volcanic waterfall, an adobe ruin, and lots of wildlife. Invite a friend. 

LIVE IT OUT Week 3
.“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8

Last Sunday, the handout centered on the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand and models of generosity. This week, God’s Story focuses on how early Christians demonstrated generosity in their life together and asks how you and your household can practice generosity with those around you
Middle School Game Night!
Kids in grades 6-8 are invited to connect by clicking the following link for our Monday Game Night ZOOM and have some fun. Our next Game Night is at 7 PM on:
  • October 12- A new Jackbox Game and the Best Zoom Games
Join us for some fun, a conversation and an encouragement from God's Word.
REGISTER your kids for Calvary 's Children, Youth and Family ministries for the 2020/2021 academic year. For your convenience you can complete the forms online by clicking the link below.


For a hard copy to download, complete and return to the church office, click here. Thank you for your cooperation.
Jeffery Moeller DCE MBA
Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries
330-618-7837