News from the Children and Families' Ministry
Updates- January 18, 2021

Hey everyone!
I hope you and your family enjoyed the snow on Sunday! Snow is magical (probably because I don't often get to see it and I don't have to shovel it!) and I loved watching it fall. Here's what's happening over the next few weeks:

Wednesday February 2nd
Prayer Stations
On Wednesday, February 2nd, our adults will participate in a New Year's Prayer Service. With that in mind, our elementary children will participate in New Year's Prayer Stations. Our preschoolers ( 3 year olds- kindergarten) will start their new missions activities on February 2nd. We hope to see you at 6:30!

Wednesday Night Activities
During the month of February, our children will be learning about Missionaries in Idaho. They will learn how they are working to help churches there, and will experience some fun things about Idaho (and create a mashed potato masterpiece!).

During the month of March, our children will be learning about Missionaries in San Francisco. They will learn about their work with international students in San Francisco and will experience some fun things about San Francisco (Chinese New Year, fortune cookies) and some interesting things from other cultures.

Our 3 year olds- Kindergarteners will meet from 6:30-7:30 on the first floor of the Sanctuary Building in S101. Our 1st-5th graders will meet from 6:30-7:30 on the Children's Hall (2nd floor of the Education Building, we start in room E258).

Packaged Date Night
Ready to have some fun on a Date Night with your spouse/significant other? Pick up a packaged date night which includes some fun things to help you date your spouse! These will be available by the Information Center on Sunday, February 6th.

Prayer Stations
Thanks so much for bringing your kids to participate in our prayer stations on Sunday, January 9th! We made prayer beads to give them something to focus on as they pray. Our next Sunday for Prayer Stations will be Sunday, February 13th. This will be from 9:45-10. They will be ready by 9:30 if your kids would like more time with the Prayer Stations. We will meet in Room E255 on the Children's Hall. This is for 1st-5th graders.

Date Night @ Church
Bring your spouse or significant other to Date Night @ First Baptist Roswell! Join us in the Joy House on Saturday, February 26th, from 5 PM- 8 PM for our Sports' themed Date Night! We'll play games, enjoy a taco bar catered by Chronic Taco, and learn one way to make our relationships even better. It's going to be a fun night that you won't want to miss! $20 a couple, includes childcare. Sign up here!

Family Retreat to Great Wolf Lodge
March 4-6, 2022. We do have some open spots available if your family would like to join us that weekend! This week is the last chance to sign up! Contact me if you would like to join us.
 
Cost is $400 and includes lodging, the water park, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and dinner Saturday night.
 
Travel will be on your own on Friday and Sunday.

Father/Son Bowling
Father/Son Bowling has been moved to Saturday, March 19th (it's been moved up a week). It is scheduled for 10 AM- Noon. More details coming soon! Sign ups will start mid-February.

Daddy Daughter Dance
This year's Daddy/Daughter Dance is Saturday, March 26th, from 6 PM- 8 PM. Tickets will go on sale mid-February. The Dance is for daughters 3 years old- 5th grade. This is always a fun event, and I hope you will make plans to join us! Tickets are $5 for dads and free for daughters. We will serve chicken tenders and heavy appetizers and we will have another dance off this year! So dust off those dancing shoes and practice those dance moves :)

More about Prayer Stations:
This year I want to focus on Spirituality with our children. With that in mind, we will be doing some new things, including Prayer Stations before Sunday School.Once a month our elementary children will have an opportunity to experience Prayer Stations from 9:45 AM to 10 AM on Sunday mornings. I am hoping the kids will get a lot out of these, and my plan is to start doing them twice a month in the spring/summer, and then every Sunday beginning in August. I will send your children to their Sunday School classes at 10 o'clock. We will have the Prayer Stations in E255 this Sunday. I hope you will bring your kids to church a bit early so that they can participate!

Here's the tentative schedule for that:
February 13th
March 13th
April 10th
April 17th
May 8th
May 15th
June 12th
June 19th
July 10th
July 17th
Every Sunday from 9:45-10 starting in August

Changes to this email:
I know that many of you are inundated by emails and things tend to get lost. So starting this month, this email will only go out twice a month instead of every week, unless something comes up that you need to know about. I hope this new schedule will help your inbox not be as cluttered.
Have a great day!

Blessings,
Jessica