Parents: How to Care for the Soul

We usually talk about ways that you can invest in the spiritual lives of your children. This week we are flipping the script and working on you. Are you caring for your soul?

We hope you enjoy this video about Caring for your Soul.

How are you doing with soul care? We know you give and give and give all day long with your family. When is the last time you looked deeply into your soul to see how you are doing?

We heard some helpful steps to take to ensure we are caring for our souls as parents. If you are going to put any of those in motion, then you are going to have to make one first, brave step. Calendar it, and don’t apologize for blocking off time for you to take care of your soul. Things get very real when we sit down with our calendar, and we start blocking off time. We see that goal, and we have the chance to work toward that goal. When you calendar soul care, you always have the opportunity to say no to other opportunities because it’s on your calendar!

If we can help you process any of these ideas, please email us back. We are here to help, and we are cheering you on!

2020 Third Grade Bible

2020 Third Grade Bible

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.

CM Live!

CM Live!

 

 

Connect with God and each other 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Zoom through fun and laughter in CM Live! 

 

All ages welcome

 

Will it be a night of Worship WednesdaysGame Time or Wednenesday Wins? Join us to find out!

 

Meeting ID: 88200188638

The password for the Zoom calls is the Wesley Center door code.

 

Worship Wednesdays. Release the stresses of the day with some music, fun and fellowship!

 

Game Time. Fun and fellowship while playing games!

 

Wednesday Wins. Let’s shine God’s light through prayer, fun and fellowship!

Questions? Contact Kristin.

Virtual Sunday Morning Live!

Virtual Sunday Morning Live!

Connect with God and each other 10:15-11 a.m. Sundays on Zoom as we sing along to worship songs and explore Bible Stories together in Virtual Sunday Morning Live!

All ages welcome.

 

Our timeline of our time together:
  • Worship
  • Discussion time for all ages
  • Preschool Bible Story
    • Q & A
  • Elementary Bible Story
    • Q & A
  • Worship
  • Discussion time for all ages
  • Prayer

 

Meeting ID: 86493891990

The password for the Zoom calls is the Wesley Center door code.

 

Questions? Contact Kristin.

 

Family Game Night – 2020 Edition

Family Game Night – 2020 Edition

It’s time for Family Trivia!

 

Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Kids of all ages are invited!

 

Merge and Children’s Ministries can’t wait to see your whole family for a night of virtual trivia

 

6:30 p.m. on Sept. 16

 

We’ll get to connect and have fun together as a church family on Zoom. Each family will be joining other families to make teams of 2-5 families. Each team will create a team name, choose a team captain and will work together to answer general knowledge, pop culture and Bible trivia questions.

*If your family joins on separate devices, you may be on separate teams*

All ages are welcome!

 

RSVP here for the Zoom link and password. Questions? Ask Melissa!

Back-to-School Pick-up Party

Back-to-School Pick-up Party

Back-to-School Pick-up Party

Join us for a Back-to-School Pick-up Party in the Magnolia Parking Lot!

1-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16

OR

6:30- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19

Drive through and pick up some frozen treats and fun back to school giveaways!

 

The Children’s Ministries and Merge Staff will have stations set up for you to drive through and pick up fun back to school giveaways (like masks and backpack tags) as well as a frozen treat for those in the car!

Enter the parking lot from Magnolia St. and follow the signs. 

  • Please stay in your car and wear a mask.
  • Drive slowly through the marked route
  • Pull up to each station
  • Make sure to put your car in park at each station  

 

We can’t wait to see you! Questions? Email Kristin

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