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Children are our ministry!!!

Pastor Vicki Juve

We believe our Children’s Ministry is a vitally important aspect of our church, and we want your family to feel welcome and valued the moment you step through our doors! We have age-specific classrooms ranging from newborn through elementary-aged children, so that we can best meet the needs of each age group.

Each service is designed to give your children a place to have fun, as well as learn about God and grow in a relationship with Him. We encourage your children to grow in their gifts and abilities, and create an environment for healthy relationships between both their peers and leaders.

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KIDS: JBQ

Every Wednesday night, JBQ (Junior Bible Quiz) practices their questions using the buzzer boxes, plays games with the questions, has a short lesson or Bible story, and includes an activity or craft. Generally, we have a loud, crazy and fun time with these kids! Come on and join the fun!! JBQ Kick-off is on Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30 pm upstairs in the Kids’ Church.   For more information, please contact Travis & Trisha Glanzer – trishawoodsy@yahoo.com

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KIDS’ MINISTRY: AWANA
Awana is a program we will be offering each Sunday night at 6:00 PM, beginning September 10. This excellent program for children age 3 through grade 6 is geared toward discipleship and focuses greatly on scripture. Our goal, as always, is to reach our kids with the Gospel and train them to be followers of Jesus Christ. Your kids will enjoy … FRIENDS!    GAMES!   AWARDS!   SMALL GROUPS! PRIZES!   BIBLE TEACHINGS!   THEME NIGHTS!   STORE! For kids:  3 years old to 6th grade Beginning Date:  September 10, 2017 Ending Date:  May 28, 2018 Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration is required! For more information, please contact Michael Keating - mkeating@firstassembly.fm
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KIDS: Camp

Monday-Friday, July 24-28, Kids’ Camp for 3rd-6th graders.  Arrive at Door 7 (gym) on Monday July 24 at 9:00 AM. Pack a sack lunch which we will stop to eat mid-way. We will be returning Friday July 28th at 3:00 pm. Contact Amanda for more information at amandaj@firstassembly.fm.

Sunday Morning: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Nursery thru 5th Grade classes (Year Round)

Sunday Morning: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Nursery thru 5th Grade classes (Year Round)

Sunday Night: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Nursery thru Age 5 classes (Year Round)

Wednesday Night: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – Nursery thru 5th Grade classes (September thru May)

Nursery: 
Available for 1-month to 23-months

Preschool Classes: 
Available for 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds

Elementary Classes: 
Available for 5-year-olds to 5th graders

Upon arrival, all parents are encouraged to check their children in at the Children’s Check-in Center.

Returning families can go to one of our check-in computers and enter the last 4 digits of their phone number.  Two labels will print for each child.  One, the child will wear.  The second label is what the parents will need to present when they wish to pick up their child.  For new attendees, a check-in volunteer will help with the necessary paperwork, and the parent will receive two labels as listed above.

Please take note of the side screens in the sanctuary.  If parental assistance is needed during the sermon, it is on those side screens that we will post the last 4 digits of the cell phone number the parent provided when they completed their initial paperwork. If parents do not respond to the phone number on the screens, we will text them. Please check your phones! Thank you.

Our nursery is a place where newborns can receive care while their parents enjoy the Sunday service. Nursery volunteers spend time with the babies by reading, singing and praying for them.

Our preschool-aged area is designed to help them develop thru expressive worship, Bible stories and craft time. They are given free time to play with each other and interact with the leaders. The curriculum titles being presented each week will be posted for your convenience.

Our elementary-aged area is a service run by leaders with help from the children themselves. Creating an encouraging and creative place for children to grow in their gifts, abilities and love for the Lord is our goal. Each week a Biblical theme is presented to the kids through expressive worship, scripture reading, activities and teachings. We desire that children leave each service knowing they are loved by God, valuing their peers, and confidently walking in and serving others in their gifts.

In addition to our corporate gathering, the group leaders meet with smaller groups of kids to do activities that reinforce what was taught in the corporate gathering.  This provides an opportunity for the group leaders to make a deeper connection with the kids to encourage them to grow in their relationships with God and each other.

Kids’ Church – The curriculum titles being presented each week will be posted on our website for your convenience.   Regular offerings for BGMC (Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge) are received each time we meet. In addition to this, we are receiving aluminum cans from kids each week to turn in for money in support of BGMC.

Sunday, July 2nd

Nursery – Sing songs, read books & pray over them

Preschool  – Theme: God’s Good Creation – Story: The Sneaky Snake

Bible Verse: Genesis 1:31 “God saw everything he had made and it was very good.”

BGMC Offering: $29.90

5s/Ks class – What’s in the Bible?:

The Historical Books – Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, & Esther.

 – The children will hear stories from the book of Ruth.

Elementary – Lesson: Light of the World (Matthew 5:14-16) Bottom Line: Kids will learn that as a follower of Jesus it’s our job to tell other people about Jesus.  

Memory Verse: Matthew 5:16 (NIV) “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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BGMC offering May thru August 2017: Boys – $173.79; Girls – $165.39

The BGMC offering amounts are from May thru August and are designated toward the following:

May thru August  – BGMC

Sunday, July 2nd

Nursery available. Preschool class available for kids 3 to 5 years old.

Nursery volunteers spend time with the babies by reading, singing and praying for them.

Preschool  – Theme: God’s Good CreationStory: The Sneaky Snake

Bible Verse: Genesis 1:31 “God saw everything he had made and it was very good.”

Beginning September 10th

…. Nursery will be available for:  newborn – 2 years old!

…. Awana will be available for kids 3 years – 6th grade!

Come join the Fun!!!!

For kids:  3 years old to 6th grade
Beginning Date:  September 10, 2017
Ending Date:  May 28, 2018
Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Your kids will enjoy … FRIENDS!    GAMES!   AWARDS!   SMALL GROUPS!  
PRIZES!   BIBLE TEACHINGS!   THEME NIGHTS!   STORE!

Registration is Required

Registration Fee (includes all awards, prizes, theme nights, etc.):  $25.00 per child

Cubbies and Sparks (3yrs.-5yrs. &K-2nd gr.)
Handbook:   $10.00
Vest:    $11.00
Total Cost (reg. fee incl.):    $46.00        

T&T (3rd-6th gr.)
Handbook:    $10.00
Jersey:    $16.00
Total Cost (reg. fee incl.):  $51.00

What is Awana?

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as taken from the key verse – 2 Timothy 2:15

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. It is a fun-filled, Bible-based program with awards/badges, a different game each week and an exciting interactive teaching. Volunteers connect with kids through small groups and large group activities, Bible lessons and games.

Kids will have a blast ….

…earning points to spend at the Awana store

….earning badges for their uniforms!

For more information, please contact Michael Keating – mkeating@firstassembly.fm

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!

NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES,

FOR NURSERY-5TH GRADE, DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE-AUGUST


Wednesday Nights 6:30 – 7:45 PM 

For children in Kindergarten thru 6th grade

Starting September 13th  

Registration is required

Volunteers

Coordinators: Travis & Trisha Glanzer

All parents of quizzers are required to participate in the monthly meets. They work as coaches, officials, judges, or cheerleaders for the quizzers.

Basic JBQ facts

There are 2 leagues: A (Advanced: grades 3 – 6) & B  (Beginner: K – 2nd grade).

576 questions are split into 10-, 20-, and 30-point values.

10-point questions are comprised of short Bible verses and basic Bible facts, such as:  What giant did David kill?  Who was the first person to pay tithes and to whom did he pay them? What is sanctification?

20-point questions cover short Bible verses and some theology, for example: Why did Jesus come to earth? What is the proper method of water baptism? Why do Christians worship on Sunday instead of the Sabbath?

30-point questions are primarily longer Bible verses  and the answers to such questions as:  Who can become God’s children? John 1: 11, 12; Who were the 12 sons of Jacob? What twelve Old Testament books were written by the Minor Prophets?

Our program

A few years ago, our program had 12 students.  This year, we have exploded to 55 students!

On Wednesday nights, we practice the questions using the buzzer boxes, play games with the questions, give a short lesson or Bible story, and include an activity or craft. Generally, we have a loud, crazy and fun time with these kids!

Why we support JBQ?

By hearing these same 576 questions and answers over and over again, the information is firmly planted in their hearts and minds.  They NEVER forget these truths.  Ask any former quizzer and they can rattle off information and verses they learned years before.

These students see each other at quiz meets every year and become friends with other Christian children from all over the state. They see these same friends at summer camp, kids’ retreats, and later, at youth convention and other group events.  It becomes a Group for children and for the parents who see each other just as often!

Quiz Meets

After the quizzing at each monthly quiz meet, all teams are recognized and awarded for personal achievements and the top 5 individuals are announced.  Our quizzers have consistently earned a place in the top 5 rankings! When the regular monthly meets are finished in March, the A league will participate in the state meet which is held annually in Bismarck. The top 4 teams are eligible to attend the Regional Meet in May.  The top teams at Regionals will be eligible for Nationals in June. (one exception: the top team at the State Meet can skip Regionals and is automatically eligible for Nationals).

SUMMER CAMP

CONNECT | worship | CHANGE | friends | FAMILY | faith
EXPLORE | grow | ENCOUNTER | learn | LIVE | laugh

July 24 thru July 28

Lakewood Park Summer Camp is the greatest week of the summer for students across our state! Each camp runs from Monday afternoon through lunch on Friday. Our student camps provide space for students to encounter God, grow in their faith, connect with new friends, be encouraged by Christian adults as well as HAVE A BLAST with crazy games, adventures and activities!

Position your students to experience God at Lakewood Park this summer!

Due date for Early Registration is June 19th

Early Registration for 1st time camper (never attended any Lakewood Park Student Camp):

One check made out to NDYM for $109.00 & one check made out to First Assembly for $15.00 (transportation fee)

Early Registration (Registrations BEFORE June 19th):

One check made out to NDYM for $134.00 & one check made out to First Assembly for $15.00 (transportation fee)

Late / At the Door Registration (all registrations AFTER June 19th):

One check made out to NDYM for $159.00 & one check made out to First Assembly for $15.00 (transportation fee)

To register, click the link below!

https://arenaweb.firstassembly.fm/default.aspx?page=3061&occurrenceId=55449&profileId=2408

Arrive at Door 7 (gym) on Monday July 24 at 9:00 AM. Pack a sack lunch which we will stop to eat mid-way. We will be returning Friday July 28th at 3:00 pm. Contact Amanda for more information – amandaj@firstassembly.fm.

KIDS CAMP
an average day at camp will include breakfast, group games, morning service, lunch, afternoon rec and team sports (including mini-golf, gaga ball, zip line, ropes course, crafts and other fun/crazy games!), supper, worship/prayer time, snack shop, bonfire and evening activities.

Stuff To Bring
Bedding, pillow, towels, personal toiletries, spending money, Bible, notebook, sunscreen, bug spray, current medications, plastic bag for dirty clothes, clothing (see below)
Cell phones are allowed at Senior High Camp only! Service on our campgrounds is sporadic and limited, but we’ll let you keep your treasured device. Parents are requested to use discretion if sending cell phones with their
senior highers. We can’t be responsible for lost, stolen or broken devices.

Clothes To Bring / Dress Policy / LOST AND FOUND
Dress Policy: Campers are expected to dress modestly. Those dressed inappropriately will need to change. Skirts/shorts/shirts must be tasteful and modest. (Ask your youth leader for details.) No thin strap tank tops, halters, etc. Days/Evenings: Students are requested to wear clean clothing to the evening services and must change after afternoon sports! Decent shirts and pants or knee-length shorts/capris are appropriate for evening services. During the day, students may dress casual in modest shorts and shirts. Footwear is required at all times. Athletic shoes should be worn during all sports activities. Clothing to Pack: Pajamas, sweater/jacket, athletic shoes, recreational clothing (junior high and senior high campers also need a set of OLD CLOTHES for the mud pit!), jeans/pants/capris and decent shirts (for evening services), modest shorts and shirts (for daytime), socks and undergarments.
Lost and Found: Please clearly mark your camper’s belongings. It is the camper’s responsibility to reclaim lost items at the end of the week. Items remaining after the camp week will be disposed of.

Spending Money
The snack shop is open during free times for the purchase of food and beverages. Camp t-shirts and other items are also for sale. In addition, a Speed The Light or BGMC missions offering is received during the week.

Medications
All medications brought to camp (whether prescription or over the counter) must be clearly labeled to include: 1) camper’s name, 2) name of medication, 3) directions for use. All medications are to be turned in to the camp nurse upon
arrival. Medications are distributed at meal times and before bed.

What NOT To Bring
For the safety of our camp and so students have the best experience possible without distractions, we operate with limitations. Do not bring to camp: any electronic equipment – including ipods, cell phones (except for SH camp),
video games, computers/tablets, etc. (still cameras are allowed) – fireworks, firearms, weapons, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or pornographic material. We reserve the right to inspect the contents of all cabins, dormitories, and personal
effects of campers and staff. Should these items be found, campers will be asked to surrender them to the office for their proper care or disposal upon the completion of camp. Possession of illegal items is grounds for dismissal.

If your children are interested in being in this year’s Christmas Program, please click on the link below.

http://firstassembly.fm/achristmascarol/

Our Staff

Vicki Juve

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vickij@firstassembly.fm

VICKI JUVE
CHILDREN'S PASTOR
Amanda Jantz

CONNECT WITH ME!

amandaj@firstassembly.fm

AMANDA JANTZ
CHILDREN'S ADMINISTRATOR

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Volunteering & Teaching

Our Children’s Ministry exists to identify and develop the God-given gifts each child has been given and to equip them to become everything God has ordained for them. Volunteer opportunities on this team include serving as a group leader, assistant leader, Bible teacher (preschool and elementary), nursery volunteer, check-in center assistant, check-in host/hostess, preschool worship leader, elementary worship leader, worship team musician, worship team vocalist, tech/sound operator, and JBQ leader (Junior Bible Quiz).