Dear Families,

I hope you and your family have enjoyed a wonderful, fun-filled summer!  As the new school year has begun for most of our families, we are looking forward to Move Up Sunday Sunday, September 11th.  Move Up Sunday is when we promote kids to new rooms or groups based on age or grade.  These changes will be reflected when you check-in and printed on your child’s sticker. * Please let us know if you notice are any mistakes.*

Toddlers & Two-Year Old’s will meet in Room 8.

It’s here that children get their first impression of the God who made them and loves them. Each week, we offer a creative, hands-on Bible story, fun story activities, and lots of free play with friends and leaders.

Kids that are three by September 2 will move up to Room 9 to join the Pre-K and Kindergarten kids. 

Our preschoolers will discover the wonder of God’s love each week through sensory activities, a creatively-told and engaging Bible story, crafts, games, and music that center a fun monthly theme.  Everything we teach our preschoolers is based on one of three simple, but powerful, truths: 

God Made Me | God Loves Me | Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever

First graders will move from Room 9 to The Treehouse, our environment for 1st-3rd graders.

Early elementary-aged children are invited to build friendships with peers and leaders while growing in their relationship with Jesus. Each week, they will experience games, creative storytelling, interactive smaller group discussions, and time in God’s Word. One main point, or bottom line, is reinforced each week so that they can apply it to their everyday lives.  Each week’s lesson is based on one of the three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52:

I need to make the wise choice | I can trust God no matter what | I should treat others the way I want to be treated

This year, our elementary-aged children will go through the Bible to understand the scope of God’s story from Genesis to Revelation.

Fourth graders will move from The Treehouse to Route 45.

Designed especially for preteens navigating increasing independence, Route 45 provides our preteens with opportunities to grow in their faith while building relationships with peers and leaders. Just like our elementary-aged kids, our preteens will experience games, creative storytelling, interactive smaller group discussions, and time in God’s Word…just with a preteen twist! One main point, or bottom line, is reinforced each week so that they can apply it to their everyday lives. Each week’s lesson is based on one of the three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52:

I need to make the wise choice | I can trust God no matter what | I should treat others the way I want to be treated

This year, our preteens will go through the Bible to understand the scope of God’s story from Genesis to Revelation.

We know that moving to a new classroom can cause anxiety for both parents and kids, and we are here to help! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

QUESTIONS ABOUT MOVE UP SUNDAY? Email kathie@centralpc.org.

We are looking forward to a great year together!

Blessings,

Kathie Phillips

Director of NexGen Ministry