Kidzone: October 16 Update
Dear Kidzone Families,
We hope and pray you had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Though quite different for most of us from years in the past, we have much to be thankful for in Jesus and the blessings poured out upon our lives from Him! I also have been praying for those of you who may be remembering and or grieving the loss of a baby, as October 15th was Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance day. We grieve with you and are thinking of you as you mourn the loss of those precious lives. May you know and experience our Heavenly Father’s deep love, comfort and peace for your heart and mind. Perhaps you have a friend or family member experiencing this and you aren’t sure how to communicate with them? Parent Cue has a great article with encouragement on that HERE.
This weekend is ONMISSION SUNDAY for our bridge online gathering. KIDZONE has another opportunity to live out the GO part of our bridge mission in the next couple of weeks! One of our mission partners, Kenisha, who serves in Barahona, Dominican Republic with Christian Hope Community Association (CHCA) is doing a “Dolls & Balls!” collection for the kids this Christmas. CHCA advocates for the children in this community to receive an education. Would you consider purchasing a new ball and/or a multicultural doll to donate to this very worthy cause? This is a GREAT project to have your kids participate in! We will be offering 2 Drive-Thru drop-off options at the bridge: Wednesday October 21st from 6-8pm OR Sunday October 25th from 4-6pm. Our YAs and Youth are also participating in this project. Please note: all safety protocols will be followed (masks, gloves, social distancing) for receiving the dolls & balls. Thank you in advance for your generous hearts to show God’s love to each of these precious kids! This simple act on our part truly does demonstrate that they are known, seen and loved!
OUR KIDZONE KONNECTION GROUPS FOR GRADE 1-5 KIDS ARE OFF TO A GREAT START! We had many of your kids join us on Sunday the 11th, and there was so much joy shared in being able to re-connect and begin relationship building with one another online. If you are still interested in signing your child up, it’s not too late! Please visit Kidzone Online HERE for more information, and go ahead and fill out the quick online permission form HERE. This is a one-time form that will not only give your child permission to participate any time during this year, but will also keep you in the communication loop with the Zoom link from your child’s Kidzone Konnect leader sent 1-2 days prior to the meet time. Our next time together is THIS SUNDAY, October 18th at 10:30am!
Please note: if any family has need for an additional device in order for your children to participate on their call, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Shauna.
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.
At the bridge, we LOVE to hear stories and testimonies of how God is at work in your lives! If you have a story of how God is at work in your child’s life from this past year, would you share it with me? I have LOVED hearing from some of you this year and being able to pray intentionally for your kids- it is such a gift!
In His Love,