September News

Sunday School help needed
Rally Day Sept 9
DCPC Express
Wednesday Kids Club
Baptism Dinner
Wednesday Night Live!
Children's Worship Bulletins & Bags
Save the Dates

Preschool Sunday School Teachers Needed

This is an all-call for help! We need a couple of people who would LOVE to tell Bible stories (materials and script provided) and play with our 3-5 year old children at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings.

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity. You will get to know children at DCPC, grow in your own faith, and enjoy the beautiful classroom space of room 118. Please contact Jenny Alexander to inquire.
Sunday September 9

Let's rally together to kick off the 2018-2019 year!

9:45 am- Meet in Jetton Hall for refreshments, crafts, singing and more.
Parents and children (birth through 5th Grade)- All are invited.
Bring your backpack for a special blessing and bag tag.
Sunday School open house- Meet teachers and see classrooms.

11 am- Worship

Noon- Picnic on the sanctuary lawn (college side)
Food drop off available prior to 9:45 am at entrances.

Children's Ministry annual family registration forms are here or available on Rally Day. This is your fastest way to sign up for choir, update all contact info and allergies. Forms may be turned in at the church office anytime. Thanks!
Ride the DCPC Express on Rally Day

Kids will love the bus... and it leaves parking space for visitors.

9:15-1:30 The DCPC church bus will shuttle between Baker Parking lot (Davidson College campus) & DCPC. Parking can be a challenge. Let's give this creative option a try and see what happens.
Wednesday Faith Formation
"Kids Club" begins Sept 12

Sundays can be demanding, and weekends aren’t always predicable. If you’re seeking consistent church connection for your elementary child, maybe Wednesdays are the time and place for faith formation! Two classes are offered: Kindergarten through 2 nd Grade & 3 rd -5 th Grade. Pastor John Ryan and Jenny Alexander teach these classes each Wednesday 3:45-5 pm. Registration & more info: click here or email Jenny Alexander.
First Grade Worship Class- Oct/Nov

This Worship and chalice making workshop is a rich DCPC tradition. Potter and church member Melissa Reddick will lead the children in making their very own chalice to use for communion on Nov. 4th.

Whether this will be your child's first or one of many experiences taking communion, this class is a wonderful way to form a deeper faith and understanding of our weekly worship.

Children study communion and baptism (our Presbyterian sacraments) and learn about worship and the church.

October 7, 14, 21 and November 4 & 11.
A 5-week class at 9:45 am in room 216.

Click here to register.
Want to learn more about baptism at DCPC?

Wednesday September 26th: Join Pastor John Ryan and Staff Associate for Children's Ministry, Jenny Alexander for dinner and discussion about baptism. This is your chance to ask questions and learn about the sacrament within the Presbyterian tradition. 6 pm in the church parlor. Direct questions and please rsvp to John Ryan.
Wednesday Night Live!

Sept 12 kicks off our weekly Wednesday programming at church. Join us for whatever part suits your family and busy life.

3:30 pm DES pick up with church bus
3:45 pm Kids Club: meet & play on the playground, snack
4:15 pm Handbells & faith formation classes
5:00 pm Childcare, Homework room, & Children Choirs
5:45 pm Dinner in the Congregation House (rsvp)
6:30 pm Devotion for all ages

Questions on children's choirs or handbells? Contact Jane Cain.
Questions on Kids Club or DES pick up? Contact Jenny Alexander
Questions on Dinner? Contact Stephanie Malushizky
Children's Worship Bulletins & Bags

Children's bulletins are now available weekly! Designed with readers in mind, these bulletins will provide some scripture-centered activities to busy little hands.

Children's worship bags are also available at the entrances for children of all ages. Help yourself, and help a visitor find them too.
Children's Ministry Guidebook Pick one up on Rally Day or on the Faith Formation bulletin board across from the copy room/church office. Share one with a friend! This is the best way to know ALL that's happening at DCPC in Children's Ministry.

Dates for your calendar
September 5- DCPC Weekday Preschool Welcome Day
September 9- Rally Day 9:45 in Jetton Hall; Worship at 11; Picnic at Noon
September 12- Wednesday Night Live resumes
September 16- First day of regular Sunday School 9:45 am
September 26- Baptism Dinner
October/November Sundays- 1st Grade Worship Class

Resources
Exceptional Children Support: Click here
Stephen Ministry (one-to-one confidential Christian caregiving): More Info or Contact
Davidson College Presbyterian Church 704-892-5641  www.dcpc.org