Our Children’s Ministry at New Song
New Song kids are growing in age and numbers and our Children’s Ministry is growing right along with them! In addition to our monthly SuperSaturday program, children and youth also participate fully in worship, mission projects, music and other areas of New Song’s church life. Retreats, parties and outings are also part of the mix.
This year SuperSaturday will be divided into two groups, both meeting on the same evening but in different places. SuperSaturday groups meet monthly on Saturday evenings, immediately following worship.
SuperKids – Ages 4-8
Teachers: Bree Hardin, Pam & Michael Jennings
This group meets from 6:30-8:30 downstairs in the classroom wing where they will find a light dinner waiting for them. Each evening includes age appropriate Bible stories, activity centers, crafts, games and music. This monthly group provides a perfect opportunity for young children to learn about God and living their lives as Jesus taught. Friends are always welcome.
New Song Youth (NSY) – Grades 4 and up
Teachers: Sally & Tom Boyd
This group meets from 6:30-8:30 in the kitchen area downstairs where they will begin their evening with dinner. Their evening includes activities, lessons, discussions and closing worship-with some fun games thrown in, too! Planning and participating in local mission projects is also an important goal of this group. Everyone is encouraged to invite and bring friends!
1. Can parents leave the building during SuperSaturday? Yes-please enjoy some time to yourselves! All we ask is that you have a current Information Sheet on file with us.
2. How do I enroll my child in SuperSaturday? There is no official “sign up”-just show up! An email reminder will be sent each month prior to SuperSaturday and info is always posted here on the website under Updates & Events.
3. Does SuperSaturday have a fee? No, materials are furnished as part of the Children’s Ministry program of New Song Church. Meals are prepared and donated by adults from the congregation. If you would like to help with a meal this year please contact Michael Jennings, firstname.lastname@example.org.
More questions about our Children’s Ministry? Contact Pam Jennings, 314-960-7973, email@example.com
Meet The SuperSaturday Teaching Staff:
Sally Boyd has been a teacher in churches for many years, including teaching at New Song since its beginning. Sally is full of enthusiasm and sets a happy, fun tone for SuperSaturday nights. She especially enjoys singing with the kids, planning mixers and games and leading small group discussions.
Tom Boyd has also worked with SuperSaturday kids since the beginning of New Song and has prior experience as a church school teacher. He loves teaching and is full of interesting stories and facts. Tom is always the kids’ choice to “fill in” on the relay teams-even if it means getting wet!
Bree Hardin is a welcome addition to the SuperSaturday teaching team this year. Bree, who is currently a reading specialist, has also taught second grade. She brings her knowledge and love of children and a caring and helpful attitude to children and adults alike.
Being with children of all ages is fun for Michael Jennings (especially if leading them on a horse!). Thus, he has taught in previous churches and at New Song for 4 years, including volunteering in child care. He is in charge of meals for SuperSaturday and is always there early to help volunteers set up.
Pam Jennings has taught preschool, kindergarten, and multi aged primary grades professionally as well as other church classes and SuperSaturday. As Children’s Ministry Leader, she is responsible for the children’s programming at New Song. She loves kids—and loves to plan lessons and activities for them.
Rex Loy has taught children and teens during his entire ministerial career. Several times a year, Rex brings his knowledge of theology, world religions and the Bible to children and youth at New Song. He enjoys leading discussions and listening to the ideas of the children. He provides one-on-one and group instruction for those children considering baptism.
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