Kidzone: June 5 Update
Good Morning, Kidzone Families,
We have experienced a lot in the last 3 months, and in particular the last couple of weeks, as we are amidst a pivotal time in history where the very real ongoing issues of racial injustice and oppression are being brought into the light. the bridge is made up of many diverse families from many cultures. We recognize the value of each as made in the image of God, equally representing His likeness. With this in mind, our hearts grieve heavily for the pain and injustice inflicted on our brothers and sisters. We stand in solidarity and support for them to be recognized as equal members of humanity. It is our prayer, as the bridge, that God would cause us to love in such a way that we hurt when others hurt and that we are leaning into the solution rather than being paralyzed by fear. Additionally, may God remove from all of our hearts, minds, and behaviour anything that contributes to a system or culture that oppresses, racializes, or dehumanizes another person. I also know that some of your children may be hearing about this, have personally experienced this pain, and you may be at a loss for how to talk to them about it. Please check out our resource page for some helpful updates and resources to equip you! We will be reading a couple of stories relating to this in the coming weeks during our lunch-time stories together, too.
Our online summer camp options on the website have been updated! REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE CAMP WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, JUNE 8th at 9:00am! Please note: there are limited spots! Please head to www.thebridgemarkham.com/summercamps2020 for information regarding our online camp options and on Monday morning at 9:00am 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 options are marked).
A new 3-week online café on “Mindful Parenting” will be offered on Thursday nights from June 11 to June 25 from 8:00-9:00pm. For more details and other online cafés being offered, head over to https://thebridgemarkham.com/onlinecafe/.
Make sure to check out our Kidzone Quarterly Newsletter that was sent out on Wednesday. Check your spam folder and update it to make sure you receive these updates in your inbox!
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.
• We will be pausing Kidzone Klub devotionals for a couple of weeks until the end of June when we will start a new series of them over the summer. Stay tuned!
• Starting the week of June 22, for the summer months 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 firstname.lastname@example.org! We have loved this special time of connection and community and can’t wait to continue on Wednesdays over the summer!
If you have any specific needs or a way that we can additionally support you, please never hesitate to reach out. It is our honour and joy to journey with you in Jesus’ love!
Praying for you all,