Kidzone: December 4 Update
Good Morning, Kidzone Families!
I pray you all had a wonderful week. I’ve so enjoyed participating in this first week of Advent and centering my heart and mind on anticipating the arrival of HOPE: of Jesus, the light of the world! Speaking of Advent, if you haven’t yet, make sure to head on over to Kidzone Online’s resource page HERE for a wide variety of ADVENT & CHRISTMAS devotionals and activities for your entire family to take part in together. The season of Advent just began, so it’s not too late!
Though we will miss our “normal” Christmas season and Kidzone traditions, we are so excited about the opportunities for new memory making and ministry this year!
YOU are invited to our KIDZONE CHRISTMAS DRIVE-THRU on Saturday, December 12th between 1:00-3:30pm at Unionville Alliance Church’s front parking lot! Please sign-up for one of the available time slots using the Doodle link HERE; gather your family in the car, and head on over to UAC for the event (enter by 16th avenue)! This will be a FUN & SPECIAL time for some safe face to face connection with your kids this Christmas season; in addition to sharing some Christmas treats and our winter curriculum!
• For this drive-thru event we are having a CHRISTMAS CAR DECORATING CONTEST! Gather your family together that morning and decorate your car as FESTIVE as you possibly can! The winning family will be contacted and the winner announced to everyone later that afternoon. There is a PRIZE: so start brainstorming your decorating ideas!
• We are also asking that each family bring along one canned good or non-perishable that we will be donating to the Markham Food Bank.
• This is also a great opportunity to bring your FAMILY OFFERING ENVELOPE with you! It will be collected at one of the drive-thru stations.
We are asking that all families stay in their vehicles as they drive-thru the UAC parking lot, and please enter only through the 16th Avenue entrance. Please be assured that all volunteers will be masked and will be 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. We can’t WAIT!
Kidzone Lunch-time Stories will be back for a special Christmas Edition! Join us December 21st-23rd from 12:30-1:00pm on Instagram LIVE!
Be sure to watch for some special family stories in our “Wonder” series for the bridge’s online gathering starting this Sunday. You’ll be sure to see some familiar faces!
Did you check out last week’s “Parenting Power Moment” from our friend Ann Mills? Head on over to our Instagram or Facebook page to watch Ann’s video: “Don’t Forget the Sunshine Vitamin!” The purpose of this new series on social media is to provide encouragement to you as parents: to equip you with a practical tool or tip to help support your kids’ mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health as we enter this winter season. If you don’t already follow us on Instagram or Facebook, be sure to check out our linktree to access those accounts HERE.
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.kidzoneonline.ca
As usual, please don’t hesitate to reach out if I can be a support to your kids or yourself. It is my joy and honour to journey with you!
In His Love,