Kidzone: August 21 Update
Dear Kidzone Families,
I have been praying for each one of you as you have sought wisdom and made decisions regarding school this Fall. Though we don’t know what lies ahead, we DO know who is behind us, just waiting for us to LEAN on and trust in Him! A favourite author of mine, Ann Voskamp, wrote “whatever problem lies ahead of you doesn’t compare to the power of the person behind you…”. Let us claim that truth in this season! I am writing this to you a few days in advance to it being sent, as I am taking a week of holidays to enjoy some summer sunshine. I am so excited about some of the updates highlighted below!
As was highlighted in the online service on Sunday, Kidzone is partnering with ONmission & Host Ministries to participate in a BACKPACK DRIVE for families in need within the York Region School Board. This is a fantastic way to fulfill the ‘GO’ part of our mission at the bridge, and also a great ministry opportunity for your family to put God’s love into action! Head to: www.thebridgemarkham.com/carepackage for the list of simple supplies that are needed to collect in a backpack for a child this September! After putting that together as a family, you can drop it off during one of the Drive-Thru Drop Off times: Saturday, August 29, 10am-12pm OR Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm. Physical distancing and proper safety precautions will be in place.
Speaking of a drive-thru…do we have NEWS for YOU! You are ALL cordially invited to our KIDZONE POPPING-UP Drive-thru event in the bridge parking lot on Saturday September 12th from 9:30am-12pm! Just like POPPING-UP Sunday happened last year to celebrate and mark the transition of all our kids entering into their new grade levels or classes, we will be doing the same this year: in the form of a drive-thru event! Please sign up using the Doodle link HERE (https://doodle.com/poll/xsxbkyxvka7urcpw) for one of the time slots, gather your family in the car, and head on over to the bridge to drive-thru the event. It’s that simple! This will be a special time to kick off our Fall ministry year, to see many familiar faces, wave at volunteers, and receive a POPPING UP bag with some fun Kidzone swag, snacks and curriculum resources for the Fall. We are asking that all families stay in their vehicles as they drive-thru the bridge parking lot.
Please be assured that all volunteers will be masked and practicing physical distancing. Any bags being passed to you via your car window will be done so by a volunteer wearing gloves. We graciously ask that you only attend during the time you have signed up for, in order for us to safely manage the number of cars driving through the driveway and parking lot on September 12th. We can’t wait to see you there!
Please Note: This is also a great opportunity to bring your Family Offering envelope with you! It can be dropped off in one of the marked Family Offering containers that some of our volunteers will have.
As usual, our weekly Kidzone updates and Sunday experiences are updated on our website by Friday at 4pm. You can find all that you will need for your child, according to the headings, by visiting: www.thebridgemarkham.com/kidzoneonline/. It’s our heart’s desire to help equip you to disciple your kids at home.
• Kidzone Klub devotionals: This week we had Jeffrey sharing about the Fruit of the Spirit- GENTLENESS! Next week we hear from our friends Rachael & Jasmine sharing all about the fruit Faithfulness! Don’t miss these on Instagram, Facebook, & Kidzone Online!
• We continue to gather for lunch-time stories on Instagram LIVE on Wednesdays at 12:30pm! If you or your child would like to be a guest reader, please email Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Never hesitate to reach out if there is any specific way we can support or pray for you. We love you!
In His Love,