Hi GCKids Parents,

Please enjoy this month’s GCKids Connect:

“Join the Team” Update:
Last month, we began our “Join the Team” campaign for volunteer recruitment. In the beginning of August, we shared that GCKids was only between 50–60 percent of where we needed to be with volunteer leaders. After this month, I’m encouraged to see a lot of progress; however, opportunities still remain for you to get plugged into Kids Ministry. We still have need for an additional eight individuals to serve in GCKids. Volunteers serve on an every-other-week basis and will be equipped with all they need to be successful. Might you consider praying about how you can serve the kids at Grace in their journey to find and follow Jesus? For more info about what it means to volunteer, contact Pastor Jamie at JTressen@GraceChapel.org.

GCKids Staff Updates:
We are very excited to welcome some new additions to our GCKids staff. We hired Brittany Conklin to fill the position of Elementary Director in The Lodge. Brittany has attended Grace Chapel for two years with her family: husband, Travis, Kylah (5th grade), and Mitchell (1st grade). We are excited to have Brittany join our team to help lead our elementary students and volunteers.

We are also glad to have Kelly Blair remain on board as our Preschool Associate. Kelly has been on the team for a few months in an interim role filling in for Christy Moe (maternity leave). After much prayer, Christy felt led to focus her time on her family (husband and four kids). Her resignation left her position open, and Kelly gladly accepted. Kelly has done an amazing job in the interim, and we are so blessed to have her on the team officially.

Tuesday Nights at Grace – Awana:
Mid-week Awana programming begins Tuesday, September 11. Awana reaches kids ages 3 through high school in our multiple club groups (Cubbies, Sparks, T&T, Trek, and Journey). Weekly club meetings are on Tuesday evenings from 6:00–8:00 PM and include Bible teaching, worship, awesome games, and more! We are also looking for three to five additional leaders to help in the classrooms. To register for Awana, or for more information, please visit our website at GraceChapel.org/Awana.

Prayer and Worship Nights:
Prayer and Worship Nights at Grace Chapel begin Thursday, September 6, 6:30–8 PM, in the Upper Lobby Hub. These nights are held every other month on the first Thursday. Children (ages 3 to 3rd grade), with parents in attendance, are welcome to attend a special program to teach them the importance of prayer and worship through fun activities and interactive worship. We are excited to see our church prayer culture continue to grow and look forward to having our kids involved as well.

Trunk or Treat:
Save the date for Trunk or Treat, Grace Chapel’s largest family outreach of the year! Join us, Friday, October 26, from 5:30–8:30 PM for a great evening of free food, games, face painting, gigantic inflatables, and of course… candy! More info to come.

Seeking Paid Childcare Workers:
We are seeking paid childcare workers for the fall. If you have interest in learning more about this opportunity to help provide mid-week childcare, please contact Pam Willecke at PWillecke@GraceChapel.org.

Parenting Infants and Child Dedication:
September 16 • 10:45 AM • Room 511
Step 1 in our Milestones Pathway is for parents of infants ages birth – 2 years old. This class will cover Child Dedication, development, parental roles, and growing a healthy marriage. This class is a prerequisite for the Child Dedication service. The next dedication service will be held on Sunday, October 7. R.S.V.P. on our website at GraceChapel.org/RSVP.

Marriage Tune-up: 
October 19–21 • $160/couple
Hampton Inn • Colorado Springs
Is your marriage new, in good shape, running on fumes, or broken down? It’s never too late to reignite your friendship, revive your romance, renew your conversations, restore your affections, and refocus on the Owner’s Manual. This marriage tune-up is your entry point for getting your marriage going in the right direction! Register online. Limited rooms are available.Register at GraceChapel.org/Family.

Have a great rest of the summer!

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: September 2018

Basic Truth: God loves me.
Memory Verse: Trust the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5, NCV
Click here for Nursery and Preschool resources.

Life App: Initiative—Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Memory Verse: Work at everything you do with all your heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord. Colossians 3:23a, NIrV
Click here for Elementary resources.