Hi GCKids Parents,

I think it’s safe to say that winter has officially forgotten us this year. As we welcome the spring season, at GCKids, we welcome some other exciting news. After running a first quarter attendance comparison (2016 vs. 2017), we are seeing our numbers on the rise by over 25 percent (birth to 5th grade). Praise God! This is very exciting, and we are so thankful to continue executing our vision of helping kids develop and understand their relationship with Jesus.

Numbers are up, but we also recognize that our greatest investment to reach this next generation is by helping to equip parents. In our efforts to partner with families, I’m excited to introduce GCKids FX.

FX is an all-inclusive Family Xperience where we share what your kids will be learning in Sunday School, simple strategies for how to follow up at home, and to do it in an environment that is fun for parents and kids alike. FX takes place on the first Sunday of each month and is a focused 20-minute gathering in the large group room of The Lodge in-between the first and second services (10:20–10:40 a.m.). I would LOVE to see you all there beginning April 2! Snacks will be available of course!

P.S. Don’t forget to join us this Sunday, March 5, at both the 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. services to see six of our GCKids get baptized!

Thank you and God bless,

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

To see all things GCKids, visit us at GraceChapel.org/GCKids or visit us on Facebook.

This Month at GCKids: March 2017

Nursery/Preschool
Basic Truth: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Memory Verse: Love one another. – John 13:34 (NIV)

Click here for Nursery and Preschool resources

Elementary
Life App: Forgiveness—deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.
Memory Verse: Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.  – Colossians 3:13 (NIrV)

Click here for Elementary resources

 

Upcoming Events/Info:

GCKids FX: Family Xperience Launch
Sunday, April 2; 10:20–10:40 a.m.
Meet in The Lodge (located off the Upper Lobby Hub)

Baptism Sunday:
March 5, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. services

Family Skate Date Recap:
We had a great time at the Family Skate Date. Click here to check out the fun!

Expedition Sunday:
Last Sunday of every month is Expedition Sunday for our Lodge students (1st – 5th grade).
9:00 a.m.: “Big Splash” – Kids join our High School students in the Student Center/Gym for an awesome morning of BIG group games, rockin’ worship, and more!
10:45 a.m.: “Missions Week” – Kids will experience how God is moving and working in other cultures and areas of the world in a unique and interactive setting.

VBS 2017: SAVE THE DATE 
Theme = Maker Fun Factory
June 19–23 (Monday – Friday), details to come!

 

 

Childcare Workers Needed!
The need for mid-week childcare continues to grow, and we need workers!
Wednesday mornings, 8:30–11:45 a.m.
$10 per hour (if 18+)
For more info, please contact Pam Willecke at PWillecke@GraceChapel.org.