Hi GCKids Parents,

Please enjoy this month’s GCKids Connect.

We have a lot to look forward to in the month of April. Good Friday (April 19), Easter Sunday (April 21), and Baptism services (April 28). A one-week Cross Training class (foundations of faith/baptism) will be held on Sunday, April 14, from 12:30–2:00 PM for any 1st – 5th grader interested in learning more about faith and/or baptism. A workbook and lunch will be provided for all students and parents in attendance. To register for Cross Training, please visit GraceChapel.org/RSVP.

In the Lodge (1st – 5th Grades), we’ve opened our new Preteen classroom designed specifically for our 4th and 5th grade students to help prepare them for the transition to Junior High. New structure, space, activities, and games! We are excited to introduce this space tailored to our Preteens who are no longer little kids but not quite Junior Highers.

 Upcoming Events:

  1. April 14 – Cross Training Class (Foundations/Baptism Class)
  2. April 21 – Easter Sunday / VBS Registration Opens!
  3. April 28 – Baptism Sunday
  4. May 12 – Mother’s Day


Vacation Bible School (VBS)
ROAR

June 24–28 (Monday – Friday)
At ROAR VBS, kids will learn that “life is wild, God is good!” Each day, kids will experience important Bible truths reinforced through songs, games, and hands-on explorations. Kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life!

Preschool: Age 4 through kids entering Kindergarten in the fall. Kids must be 4 by June 1.

Elementary: Kids entering 1st through 6th Grade.

VBS registration opens on Easter Sunday (April 21)! To register, visit GraceChapel.org/VBS. If you would like information about VBS, or would be interested in volunteering for this amazing week of ministry, please contact Pastor Jamie at JTressen@GraceChapel.org.

Register your kids online at GraceChapel.org/VBS.
Don’t miss it! The deadline to register for VBS is Sunday, June 9 at midnightThere will be NO walk-in registrations.

Volunteer at VBS!
Volunteers will receive a $10 discount toward their own kids’ registrations! 

For more information, visit our website or contact Jamie Tressen, Kids Pastor, at JTressen@GraceChapel.org.

GCKids Staff:
Kids Pastor:                            Jamie Tressen (JTressen@GraceChapel.org)
Nursery/Childcare Director:  Pam Willecke (PWillecke@GraceChapel.org)
Preschool Director:                Kelli Snyder (KSnyder@GraceChapel.org)
Preschool Associate:             Kelly Blair (KBlair@GraceChapel.org)
Elementary Associate:           Brittany Enriquez (BEnriquez@GraceChapel.org)
GCKids Associate:                 Lisa Hetherington (LHetherington@GraceChapel.org)

Get To Know Us!
Meet Lisa Hetherington. Lisa is our GCKids Associate and has been on our team for three years! Lisa is married to her husband, Drew, and they have one son, Brooks, who if you ask is 5-1/2 and 27 days old! Lisa is also our midweek Awana Secretary and has played a vital role in Sunday programming, as well as at VBS on our GCKids Team.

Here are some of her favorites:

  1. Hobby(s): Skiing and traveling
  2. Restaurant: I don’t have one. I’m boring and don’t go out to eat.
  3. TV show: Pioneer Woman
  4. The last picture you took on your phone: My son Brooks visiting Drew at work.
  5. Most visited website: Allrecipes and Restoration Hardware
  6. Vacation destination: Prague
  7. Bible VerseShe speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26
  8. Breakfast this morning: Shake

Volunteer Opportunities Available
GCKids currently has needs in all age groups, and we’d love to get you connected here at Grace though serving. If you are interested in learning more about what volunteering in Kids Ministry entails, please contact Jamie Tressen (Kids Pastor) at JTressen@GraceChapel.org.

Thank you and God bless,

Jamie Tressen, Kids Pastor
Grace Chapel
8505 S Valley Hwy
Englewood, CO 80112
303.799.4900, Ext. 22

This Month at GCKids: April 2019

Nursery/Preschool
Basic Truth: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Memory Verse: A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17, NIrV
Click here for Nursery and Preschool resources.

Elementary
Life App: Hope—Believing that something good can come out of something bad.
Memory Verse: In this world you will have trouble. But be encouraged! I have won the battle over the world. John 16:33b, NIrV
Click here for Elementary resources.