Kidzone: October 2 Update
Dear Kidzone Families,
Believe it or not, October is here! I hope you have been able to take moments to stop and enjoy the beautiful rainbows of red, orange and yellow that are adorning the streets and parks.
The past month has been full of challenges for many families and kids, as you have been navigating re-starting school, changing plans for school, shifting schedules and teachers, and much more. There have been many transitions, and even losses this Fall. We are anchored in the hope of Jesus, and grateful for His grace and mercy as we navigate these hard things! Please don’t hesitate to check out our Family Resources page where you can access a variety of supports for helping your kids process through their anxiety and feelings. Though they may not always show it, they have them! You can access that HERE. Also, don’t forget: one of the best ways you can support your child is to take care of yourself! The Bridge has a variety of ways that can support you with that, so please never hesitate to reach out. We love you and desire to journey with you.
Thanksgiving is coming up next weekend! I have started to curate some resources for you on our Resources Page, including some Thanksgiving table conversation-starter cards! I will continue to add to this page for next weekend. Check it out HERE!
Grade 1-5 Families: EXCITING NEWS! Starting this Sunday, October 4th from 10:30-11:00am, we will be kicking off our bi-weekly “Kidzone Konnection” groups. The purpose of Kidzone Konnection groups is to provide a safe & loving online space for our kids to connect with each other in relationship: to be encouraged in their faith, build loving community, and to have FUN! There will be a group for each grade level (1-5), facilitated by a committed Kidzone leader who will be in contact with you later today or in the coming weeks, after you have signed your children up by completing the online permission form. This 30-minute Zoom call every other week is a fantastic opportunity for your kids to connect with one another. 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. Sign up today! 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 4pm. You can find all that you will need for your child, according to the headings, by visiting: www.thebridgemarkham.com/kidzoneonline/.
If you haven’t already downloaded the bridge’s app- head to your app store to download it by searching “the bridge- markham.” You can subscribe to notifactions for Kidzone and many of our other ministries!
We have incorporated new prayer practices into our Sunday experiences: the 5 Finger Prayer model for the 2s-SK’s, and the ACTS Prayer model for our Grade 1-5’s. These prayer resource guides are updated on our Family Resources page on Kidzone Online, and they were also inside the Popping UP bags you received. CHECK OUT THE NEW “ACTS PRAYER PRINTABLE” for Grade 1-5 kids on our resource page! This is a GREAT tool for kids who prefer to write out their prayers, and a wonderful way to look back to see how God answered prayers each week!
In His Love,