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FaithKids Programming for Fall 2021

Sunday School

First Hour  //  9:00-10:15

While parents attend their own Grow Class, Kids will learn their own Bible lesson during first hour. Check in your child using our KidCheck system at the KidZone desk. Nursery class is always open for ages 0-2 in Room 180. Check out the room assignments for your child:

Preschool
Ages 3-4  ∙  Room 174

Lower Elementary
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade  ∙  Room 178

Upper Elementary
3rd – 5th Grade  ∙  Room 170

 

Second Hour Kids

Second Hour  //   Released prior to the Sermon

Childcare is available during second service during the sermon to kids ages 3 through 2nd grade.

Parents, you will check your child in prior to service (feel free to use either KidCheck kiosk, upstairs or downstairs) and they will be dismissed at the beginning of announcements. A parent/guardian will accompany the child to childcare “line” outside the doors of the Worship Center and check-in the child using the sheet provided by the childcare volunteer. (Note: If your child has been to Sunday school and still has their KidCheck name tag, no need to check them in but just have them join the line). During their time in our Second Hour Kids program, your child will be taught a brief catechism lesson based on the New City Catechism.

The Nursery is open for the duration of the entire second service for kids aged 0-2 in Room 180.

Preschool
Ages 3-4  ∙  Room 174

Lower Elementary
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade  ∙  Room 178

 

Awana Program

2021-2022 School Year

AWANA will abide by the current Faith Church COVID-19 Building Policies and Procedures which outline Faith’s COVID cleaning procedures, COVID sickness and post-sickness re-entry policy, social distancing requirements, mask requirements and a health screening protocol. These guidelines can be viewed on the Faith Church website: faithchurchindy.com/faith-news/. This information is fluid and may change throughout the year. Always refer to the Faith Church website for up-to-date information. AWANA will also alert you to changes in these policies as the year progresses. Currently, kids are not required to wear masks or socially distance but maintain smaller groupings throughout programing for contract tracing purposes (if needed).

 

In addition to these policies, here are a few more changes specific to conducting AWANA in the current environment:

  • AWANA is in-person with no virtual option this year.
  • AWANA will return to our full time slot- 6:30-8:00pm.
  • All pick up at the end of the night will happen from classroom doors (no car line pickup).
  • All kids will continue to use a special AWANA bag to keep and transport individual materials (handbooks/bibles/writing utensils, etc).
  • GAMES and SNACKS (individually packaged) are back!

AWANA Calendar

The AWANA calendar is divided into the following segments with 23 club nights:

Sept.9 -Oct. 30 (8 weeks) – No AWANA on 10/13 for fall break

Jan. 12 – Feb. 16 (6 weeks) – February 23 is the Grand Prix. There will be no AWANA on 3/2 for Ash Wednesday Service.

Mar. 9 – Mar. 30 (4 weeks) – No AWANA on 4/6 for spring break.

Apr. 13- Apr. 27 (3 weeks) – Camp Out is April 29-30th. Awards Night is on May 4th.

∙  AWANA is taking only one week off for spring break this year due to a unique school calendar year.

∙  For AWANA Volunteers, leader training is Sept. 1st from 6:30-7:30pm and End-of- the- Year Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is May 6th.

Additional Details

∙  All kids will be given a special AWANA bag to keep and transport materials (handbooks/bibles/writing utensils, etc). Kids will be issued pens or crayons at the start of the year to keep in the bags for weekly use to decrease the sharing of resources. Kids will used these bags from Cubbies through T&T.

∙  If your child lost their AWANA bag, writing utensils or AWANA vest/shirt, families will be asked to pay a replacement fee for those items. Each clubber will be issued their first set of material needed as they progress through the program. If those originally issued items need to be replaced or if your child out grows T&T shirt, a replacement fee will be charged. The fees are: $15 per handbook vest or handbook, $10 per T&T shirt, $7 per AWANA bag and $1 per Coloring Kit for Cubbies/Sparks or Sparks Coloring Book (*Sparks will be issued a new coloring book at the start of each school year).

 

Family Resources for 2021

Tools for At-Home Discipleship

FaithKids is releasing new resources for at-home discipleship for the upcoming year. To purchase, stop by the Info Desk before or after services, or email Kendra Carter at kendra@faithliveitout.org. The four resources available for purchase are:

“More Than A Story: Old Testament” Bible Resource – If you liked the Jesus Storybook Bible, you’ll definitely want to check this book out. More Than a Story: Old Testament is a new kind of Bible resource for children—taking them on a chronological journey through the Bible with a God-centered, gospel-focused, discipleship-oriented, theologically grounded perspective. Written in an interactive style, it enables parents and children to engage in conversations addressing the mind, heart, and will, encouraging children to “set their hope in God” (Psalm 78:7). Above all, More Than a Story was written to inspire the worship of God for the glory of God!  It’s a great devotional Bible for preschooler through elementary kids.

Foundations Verses  – Foundation Verses (ESV) are strategically chosen Bible verses for children 2-5 years old. The pack includes 76 short passages with image prompts to help non-readers remember the passage. The vision of this set is to lay a firm foundation of basic biblical truth that will pave the way for faith response and establish the habit of hiding God’s Word in the heart.

Foundations Verses Coloring Book – This is a companion resource to the Foundations Verses. The coloring book gives children of a visual representation of each of the 76 verses found in the Foundations Verse memory set.

Fighter Verses – This scripture memory tool is for elementary-adults. This Fighter Verses™ compilation of 260 passages will help believers fight the fight of faith. They provide the encouragement we need daily, focusing our thoughts in three main directions: fixing our hearts on the character and worth of our great God; battling the desires of our flesh; and rejoicing in the work of Christ in the Gospel. If you did the math, you figured out that is breaks down to 52 passages per year for 5 years. Don’t worry! You can go at your own pace! *Note: there is also an app version too.

Fighter Verses Coloring Book – This is a companion resource to the Fighter Verses. The coloring book gives children of all ages a visual representation of each of the 52 verses along with a key truth statement to focus on. It encourages them memorize the verse along with the whole family. It’s a great too to assist your younger kiddos as they memorize the same scripture verse as older siblings.

Additional Info:

For additional information about these resources, check out Truth:78.org.

This tools are intended to be used at your own pace at home.

Anyone can order these resources. We are encouraging all FaithKid families to purchase these since FaithKids will not be sending home any content for the remainder of the school year. Grandparents are welcome to order too! For anyone who has struggled with scripture memory and seeking to create a new habit, the Fighter Verses are a great tool for any junior/senior high student or adult.

All purchases must be picked up from Faith Church on Sundays.

If you’d prefer them to be shipped to your home, these items are available for purchase at www.Truth:78.org.

Welcome to Faith Kids!

We’re here to partner with you to help your child develop a passion for Jesus and build a strong foundation in God’s Word.

Nursery – 2nd Grade Childcare Resumed

We are pleased to announce that we will now be offering one hour of childcare for Nursery – 2nd Grade during our 10:45 am service! You do not need to register your child ahead of time.

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