Kidzone: September 18 Update
Dear Kidzone Families,
What a JOY it was to see so many of you at our KIDZONE POPPING-UP Drive-thru event last Saturday! If you weren’t able to make the event but would like to pick up a special bag for your child that includes our Fall curriculum resources and fun treats, please contact me at [email protected] I’d love to arrange a pick up time for you!
If you have been following the bridge’s online gatherings, you will know that our refugee sponsorship program will be supporting the arrival and settling of Mario coming from Lebanon (originally from Syria), very soon. Our Kidzone kids are invited to participate in living out the “GO!” part of our bridge mission by creating encouraging welcome notes for Mario, to welcome him to his new home here in Markham and Canada! We want him to know how loved he is and how glad we are that he is here. If you’re unsure of how to talk to your kids about refugees, World Vision has a great article resource HERE. Please have your kids create a 4×6 or 5×7 welcome note or picture, and please scan as clearly as possible & send it to Christy by Friday September 25th at [email protected] We can’t WAIT to compile these into a big welcome card and care package for Mario’s arrival; to shower him with Jesus’ love. Pictures to come!
Grade 1-5 Families: EXCITING NEWS! Starting on 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 a few days prior to October 4th, after you have signed your children up by completing the 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.
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/. Starting last weekend, we have some additional elements woven into our weekly lesson videos that you won’t want to miss; including the weekly Kidzone Worship Song of the Week led by our very own team! We are also incorporating a new prayer practice 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.
In His Love,