2015 February – Children’s News

2015 February – Children’s News

Children’s News by Kellie Gordon

Spring Love and Logic Parenting Class

April 16 to May 21 – Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Have you ever wished there were a manual for raising kids? Well, there actually is. It’s the Parent-ing with Love and Logic program, and Trinity will be offering this 6-week course to parents. Please sign up if you are interested. There is a list at the bulletin board for Children’s Ministry in the Narthex. You can also call Kellie at 695.1221 ext. 13. We hope to have at least five people to hold the class. The fee is $20, with an additional $12 for the workbook.

Love and Logic:

  • uses humor, hope, and empathy to build up the adult-child relationship.
  • emphasizes respect and dignity both for children and adults
  • provides respect and dignity both for children and adults
  • provides real limit in a loving way
  • teaches consequences and healthy decision making

Trinity’s Holy Grounds Coffee Bar celebrates one year in the Library!

Holy Grounds Coffee Time takes place in the church library (next to sanctuary ) each Sunday during the Education Hour. It is a Come as You Are, have a seat and be welcomed type of place, with a different host or hostess serving from 9:45-10:20 a.m.. The coffee is complimentary, though a free will offering tin will happily accept donations. Parents have been the primary participants in Holy Grounds Coffee Time, while their children are in Sunday School, but all are more than welcome. We discuss everything from current events and parenting issues to Oscar nominations and Trailblazer games. On those Sundays when you’re not in the Activities Room for Education Hour, or you’ve dropped off your children and wonder “what now?”, we hope you’ll join us for a cup of joe and conversation at Holy Grounds Coffee Bar, located in the library, right next to the Sanctuary.

Parents’ Night Out

Our Christmas Time Parents’ Night Out brought 15 children, and our January Parents’ Night out on the 17th brought 12 children (ages 2-10). Even when we had the event quarterly, it always drew at least ten children — so we think it’s safe to say that this pro-gram is a success! The event is beginning to draw friends of TLC children as well, so is becoming a wonderful outreach. This past Saturday evening, the kids came at 5:00, played 4-Square, hide and seek, the Big Dice game, Poison Dart Frog, and created art projects. We had a hearty dinner, heard a Bible story, watched a movie, played Spot-It and other games, and ate popcorn. It’s a lot of fun! But it’s also a lot of work! We’ve decided we need more than two adults to work the event, because we really do need one person devoted just to meal preparation and serving/cleaning up. If you’d be interested in the meal prep portion of the evening, or working with the children, during our next Parents’ Night Out, please talk to Kellie, or sign up to help at the Children’s Bulletin Board in the Narthex . Thank you!

JaMers and Mini Golf!

When we did our planning for the year at Big Al’s, one of the activities the kids mentioned that everyone seemed especially excited about was glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf. So I’ve scheduled some time at Safari Mini Golf for those 4th and 5th graders on Sunday, February 15th. If the kids can bring a sack lunch to church, we can eat after worship, do a mini service project, and then go golfing in the dark. If this interests your child and s/he’s available, please let me know. JaMers is for 4th and 5th grade students in Sunday School. http://safariminigolf.com