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Kids Ministry Happenings at the Old Hickory Blvd Location in May

For creative ideas on spiritually leading your family, visit Home Front Magazine. We also have printed magazines available each month at the Kids Welcome Center and the Nursery Building. Also, remember to check our Parenting Resource area at our Old Hickory Blvd location in the Lower School Building for a variety of books and resources that change every few weeks.

Nursery

May is a bittersweet time in the nursery. It is our last month with our oldest classes. The Purple and Green classes will move to the PreK area at the first of June. We will miss our friends but also realize that they are ready—for more content, more structure, more space! This month we will learn about the early church. We will learn about the Great Commission, the church at Antioch and Peter being freed from prison when the church prayed for him.

We are encouraging our kids to memorize Scripture. This is the verse we are working on this month. We encourage you to review it at home too. Our Remember Verse for this quarter is Isaiah 43:5:

Fear not, for I am with you.

PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN

We are encouraging our kids to memorize Scripture. This is the verse we will be working on this month during Kid’s Church and CORE at the Old Hickory Blvd location. We encourage you to work on it at home too.

Our Remember Verse for April and May is Psalm 19:1:

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

In May we will be memorizing New City Catechism Questions 22 and 23, and we are learning that “Jesus is God,” “God is Worthy of Worship” and “God is Love.”

Please look for your Car Talk card each week or check our Kids Ministry Facebook page on Sunday afternoon. The Car Talk is a summary of the Bible lesson, Remember Verse and New City Catechism your child learned that morning and questions you can ask your child.

1ST-3RD GRADE

We are encouraging our kids to memorize Scripture. This is the verse we will be working on this month during CORE. We encourage you to work on it at home too. Our Remember Verse for May is Matthew 4:19:

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

In May Elementary Message we are continuing to learn about the elements of worship while focusing on mission this month. We will be learning New City Catechism Questions 34 and 35. In Elementary CORE, first through third grade will be learning “Jesus Is Salvation,” “God Redeems,” God Forgives and will end the month with a “Remember & Celebrate!” This month's Remember Verse is Matthew 4:19. Use the memory verse card from CORE to help review the verse at home!

4TH GRADE

In May we will be studying New City Catechism Questions 51 and 52 and then reviewing all the questions during CORE.

The 4th Grade Milestone will be Sunday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the Upper School Atrium for all kids and their parents. There will NO REGULAR CORE for 4th graders on that Sunday. Also any 4th Graders participating in Elementary Message, there will be a promotion celebration on May 26.

Remember 4th graders can check themselves in for CORE in Room 223.

5TH AND 6TH GRADE

We're wrapping up spring with a new series on Community, we'd love for you to join us and invite your friends!

Promotion Sunday will be June 2 which means our sweet 6th graders will be graduating out of #56 and into Student Ministries. More specific information regarding the transition will be emailed but make a note of our two Try-It-On Wednesdays with Student Ministries on May 1 and 8 and the 6th/8th Grade Graduation on May 19 during CORE.

Remember students can check themselves in for CORE in the Chapel. We play games, study God's word and break into Small Groups! During the school year we have regular parties and opportunities to serve with various Christ Presbyterian Missional Living programs and communities.

UPCOMING DATES:
May 1: 6th Grade Try-It-On Wednesday with Student Ministry
May 5: End of the Year Elementary Fiesta Party
May 8: 6th Grade Try-It-On Wednesday with Student Ministry
May 12: 4th Grade Milestone Celebration
May 19: 6th/8th Grade Graduation
May 26: 4th Grade Elementary Message Promotion
June 2: Promotion Sunday
June 12-14: Very special Bible School)
June 16-19: Vacation Bible School (registration opens May 1)
August 2: Movie on the Lawn