While this year continues to be unpredictable and different in so many ways, some things do remain the same. And that includes our traditional 3rd Grade Bible events, though re-imagined under our current circumstances.

 

We know that this year is an important year of discovery and growth for your child! By third grade, your child is ready to have their own Bible and we are beyond excited to give it to them! We are so grateful to share in this faith milestone with you and your family!

 

While our campus remains closed and no in-person worship services are taking place due to the COVID pandemic, we will continue this beloved tradition at Hyde Park by presenting Bibles to our children as a gift from the church.

 

As a beginning step, if you are interested in your child receiving a Bible, please complete this form by September 13.  We will build our communication list from these completed forms so it is important that you submit this form to be included in future communications. Please share and talk it up with your fellow third grade parent friends, as we don’t want anyone left out.

More information and details will be shared as plans become more finalized. Please email Kristin if you’d like to help with any of the planning or have any questions.  

 

The Bible that your children will receive is not a story-book style Bible like they may have gotten at a younger age. This is a Bible that adults would read also, but with kid-friendly pictures and commentary. We hope you find it a joy when you spend time with your children reading it together.

 

Your child will be receiving the bestselling NIrV Adventure Bible(R) for Early Readers. Designed for kids ages 6-10 years, our hope is that this Bible will get them excited about God’s Word. They will be captivated with the full-color features that make reading Scripture and memorizing their favorite verses engaging and fun. Along the way they’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, they’ll grow closer in their relationship with God.

 

This Bible includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) which is written at a third-grade reading level. The NIrV is perfect for children learning to read and exploring the Bible for the first time on their own. Because it is an actual Bible, the stories are not altered. The difficult and challenging parts are there, as well as the warm and light-hearted sections. For example, there are stories of kindness, love and forgiveness, along with stories of war, violence and other adult subject matters. All Bible translations have these stories and adult words in them.

 

One helpful tip may be to pre-read a text before embarking on it with your child.

 

It is our joy to serve you. Enjoy this precious time in your child’s life!

Questions? Contact Kristin.

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