Children’s Ministry: February 2017

Mardi Gras Celebration/Shrove Tuesday February 28
A fairly new tradition at Hope Church is an exciting celebration of Mardi Gras. This is traditionally a time of last chance merrymaking before the disciplines of Lent. On Tuesday, February 28th from 6-7:30pm everyone (of all ages) is invited to come enjoy a pancake dinner and to participate in some fun activities including a parade with bead necklaces, noise makers, masks and games for all. The pancakes can be piled high with toppings, the music can be invigorating and the activities boisterous but there will also be a time for reflection as we prepare for the season of Lent. Everyone is invited to spend this time together in fellowship. Please sign up in the Gathering Area so that we’ll be sure to have an extravagant amount of food and craft material as befitting a Mardi Gras Celebration. Come and enjoy!

Love your Leaders Sunday Morning Appreciation
On February 26th during the church school hour, we will be acknowledging and appreciating the commitment of the time and talent of the leaders and teachers of the children of Hope Church. The Christian Education Committee knows that this commitment also includes the entire family of the leader. So we are inviting these families to a relaxing morning of a fellowship and pampering. We love our Children in Worship leaders, Church School teachers, and nursery caregivers and youth leaders as they share God’s love with the younger members of our church. We will gather together for breakfast and conversation in the Youth Room at 10 o’clock and enjoy the hour together.

~Jocelyn Van Heest, Children’s Ministry Director