Kidzone: June 12 Update

Jun 12, 2020Kidzone Online

Good Morning, Kidzone Families,

 

I hope you have had a wonderful week! As we look to respond to all that is happening around us, it is so important that we draw near to God to seek his wisdom, his comfort and strength, and to his Word for guidance. He is the giver of wisdom so that we respond in a way that our faith would call us to respond: to be compassionate to those who are suffering or fearful; to be generous to help where we can; to be discerning and share our faith with those who are looking to God for answers; to pray for those leading and making decisions; to courageously reach out & support family and friends; and so much more. It’s my prayer that as we pursue these things: to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God; that our kids would see something so counter-cultural and specially set-apart, that they follow! The love of Jesus is contagious- so let’s share it in abundance with our families.

Please don’t forget to check out our resource page for some helpful updates for talking to your kids about racial justice and what it means to be anti-racist, along with some great children’s literature lists that highlight teaching about this. We will be reading a couple of them in the coming weeks during our lunch-time stories together.

Our online summer camp website has been updated, and REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE CAMP IS OPEN! Please note: our STEM Camp options are full, but there is space in our Jungle Beat Music Camp and unlimited space in our BOLT VBS.  Please head to www.thebridgemarkham.com/summercamps2020 for information and for the registration link. We look forward to these being a blessing for those seeking opportunities for their kids to connect and grow with God and with others this summer! (Faith-based camp options are marked.)

A new 3-week online café on “Mindful Parenting” will be offered on Thursday nights until June 25th from 8:00–9:00pm. For more details and other online cafés being offered, head over to https://thebridgemarkham.com/onlinecafe/.

As usual, our weekly Kidzone updates and Sunday experiences are updated on our WEBSITE by Friday at 4:00pm. You can find all that you will need for your child, according to the headings, by visiting: www.thebridgemarkham.com/kidzoneonline/. Check out our Worship Song of the Week, our weekly Mission Challenge, weekly Kidzone Klub devotionals, and more. You can even utilize the new Bridge App to receive Kidzone Online updates by turning on notifications! For Sunday ministry materials, simply scroll down to ‘Kidzone Sunday’ and click on your child’s age group. These resources are a GIFT to help empower you- there is no expectation tied to them! It’s our heart’s desire to help equip you to disciple your kids at home.

Please Note: 
•    We will be pausing Kidzone Klub devotionals for a couple of weeks until the end of June when we’ll start a new series of them over the summer. Stay tuned!
•    Starting the week of June 22nd for over the summer, we will continue to gather for lunch-time stories on Instagram LIVE on Wednesdays at 12:30pm only. If you or your child would like to be a guest reader, please email Christy at clee@thebridgemarkham.com! We have loved this special time of connection and community and can’t wait to continue on Wednesdays over the summer!

It is our honour and joy to journey with you and support you. We are praying for you!

Praying for you all,
Pastor Shauna
sweir@thebridgemarkham.com

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