Hi GCKids Parents,

Please enjoy this month’s GCKids Connect!

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2019. Before we look too far forward, it’s always a good idea to reflect on the past and remember the great things God has already accomplished.

In this past year, we welcomed Kelli Snyder (Preschool Director), Kelly Blair (Preschool Associate), and Brittany Conklin (Elementary Director) to our GCKids team. Each of them has been an amazing addition to our staff. GCKids implemented a new Kids Ministry Check-In Center in the Upper Lobby. We began a new season of our midweek Awana program and saw another amazing VBS come and go. We have seen new leaders and volunteers serving our kids and families in all departments and so much more. God is so faithful!

Volunteer Opportunities Available:
Do you have a New Year’s resolution? This past month, Pastor Josh’s series has been on worshipping Christ. One of the ways mentioned to elevate our worship is to serve Jesus in the local church. GCKids currently has needs in all age groups with a particular need in our Nursery (ages 0–2½). We are currently in need of 8 Nursery leads. This role includes help with check-in, check-out, ensuring classroom safety, and working with a team of others to care for a class of infants, young movers, or toddlers. If interested, or to hear more about this current need, please contact our Nursery Director, Pam Willecke (PWillecke@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 Director:                  Brittany Conklin (BConklin@GraceChapel.org)
Elementary Associate:               Brittany Enriquez (BEnriquez@GraceChapel.org)
GCKids Associate:                     Lisa Hetherington (LHetherington@GraceChapel.org)

Get To Know Us!
Meet Pam Willecke. Pam is our Nursery/Childcare Director at Grace Chapel and has been on our team for 7½ years. Pam is married to her husband, Mark, and together they have three boys and now two grandchildren! 

Here are some of her favorites:

  1. Hobby: cooking/baking and taking walks
  2. Restaurant: no favorite
  3. TV show: watching sports with my hubby
  4. The last picture you took on your phone: pictures of children in the nursery for their Christmas ornaments
  5. Most visited website: any with recipes
  6. Vacation destination: someplace warm with a beach
  7. Bible Verse: Proverbs 2:1–7
  8. Breakfast this morning: egg and pancakes
  9. If you had an extra $500, what would you buy? Something to update my home

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: January 2018

Nursery/Preschool
Basic Truth: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Memory Verse: You are everything I need. Psalm 119:57, NIrV
Click here for Nursery and Preschool resources.

Elementary
Life App: Self-control—Choosing to do what you should even when you don’t want to
Memory Verse: God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life. 2 Peter 1:3a, NIrV
Click here for Elementary resources.