Parent Connection | November 15, 2023

Here's what's up for Sunday, November 19

Sunday School Theme

Shout Out: Who’ve you thanked today?

Gratitude is letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.


9:00 am

Godly Play

(ages 3-5) | Rm. E-202

Music Time

(K - 5th grade) | Rm. W-202

(Kids will be escorted to their class

following music time)

Live Big

(K - 2nd grade) | Rm. E-208


(3rd - 5th grade) | Rm. E-209


(6th - 12th grade)

Youth music will begin at 9:15 am in Youth Hall.

Following music time, the Youth will remain downstairs for

a lesson and musical rehearsal.

After Church Youth & JYF Groups

Youth and JYF will not meet this week.

Please join us for the luncheon in Fellowship Hall following the worship service.

Following the Children's Moment during the 10:30 am worship service, children ages 3—Grade 5 will be escorted to F-102 for their own worship experience, Worship Rocks.


After the worship service is over, your children will be waiting for you in the hallway outside of the Sanctuary.  

This week's Bible Story

Jesus Heals 10 Men

Luke 17:11-19

Take time to say thank you.

Memory Verse

“Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful love continues forever.”

Psalm 136:1, NIrV


If your child enjoys drawing, we would love to include one of their original drawings in this year's Advent Devotional Guide. The theme for this year's guide is "The Gift of Being Present". If your child is inspired by the theme, please encourage them to create a drawing. You may deliver their finished masterpiece to the church office or drop it off at the Welcome Desk while you're at church. You may also use your phone to take a digital photo of the drawing, then email it to

Please share drawings by November 22.

We had a fun time at our recent Parents' Night Out event!

A great big thanks to the staff leaders and volunteers who made this event possible.

Community Garden Workday

Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 am

All volunteers are welcome! We will be working at the Seeds of Faith Community Garden between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 18. Join us whenever you can! We'll be preparing garden beds for the winter, planting trees, and working on several other projects.

The garden is located at Greater Garth Chapel AMEC at 2828 Carpenter Ave., Dallas, TX 75215.


Beyond Sunday


As your kid starts their day, thank them for something they do on a regular basis. Maybe it’s a chore that is expected of them or something you ask of them on a regular basis. 

Answer this question: “Who is someone you need to thank for something they have done to help you—whether they realize it or not?”


“God, help us to live a life of gratitude, always conscious of the ways those around have helped us and letting them know how much we appreciate it.”

Fellowship Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 19

at 11:45 am in F-101

In celebration of our stewardship season, we will gather in Fellowship Hall for an all-church Potluck Lunch which will take place following the worship service on Sunday, November 19. The church will provide the meat for the meal. Please plan to bring a side dish, salad, veggie, or dessert to share.

There is still time to turn in your commitment card for 2024! An electronic pledge card is available here.

Breakfast with Santa and a

Conversation with St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 2

Mark your calendar for some holiday fun in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 2,

9:00 - 11:00 am. Please let us know if you’re planning to attend this event by signing up here. Your RSVP will help us know how much breakfast to prepare.

There will be a photo opportunity with Santa, so be sure to dress festive!

Mark Your Calendars...

11/26 Advent Decorating @ 11:45 am

12/03 Children's Choir sings during Worship

12/03 Reception for Carla Ivey @ 11:45 am

12/10 Readings & Carols Service @ 10:30 am

12/10 Congregational Meeting @ 11:45 am

12/13 Blue Christmas Service @ 6:30 pm

12/15 Texas Boys Choir Concert @ 7:00 pm

12/17 Youth & JYF Christmas parties

Christmas Eve Events

Sunday, December 24

10:30 am

Sunday Worship Service, in the Sanctuary

(no Sunday School on Christmas Eve)

2:00 pm

Worship Service @ Juliette Fowler Communities

4:00 pm

Family Worship Service, with nativity animals

In the Circle Drive. (if inclement weather, event will move indoors)

6:00 pm

Candlelight, Carols, and Communion Service, in the Sanctuary.

If you have any questions about our youth or children's programs, please contact youth coordinator Noelle Rivera, or children's coordinator Dawn Ziesmer.