For Parents and Kids – Get Ready for Children’s Christmas Worship at SPL!
On Sunday, December 16th during the 10:30am worship service, children will lead us in worship. Here is what you need to know to prepare:
Speaking Parts/Mary & Joseph/Nativty
We have 5 speaking parts for Junior Leaders (5th/6th Grade), and two non-speaking parts (Mary & Joseph). Sign up for one of these parts at the SPL Kids table in the Fellowship Area. All children who attend one of the main Saturday or Sunday rehearsals (December 15th/16th) will be able to be either a sheep, shepherd, or angel and do not need to sign up for these ahead of time. If you have questions about these, please contact Jennifer Power.
There are two main rehearsals this year. Those with speaking parts, singing with a microphone, and those playing Mary and Joseph will need to be at both practices. Everyone else can select the rehearsal that works for their family. We highly recommend 3-4 year old children attend the Saturday rehearsal as we have found the turnaround for the Sunday rehearsal to the service to be difficult for young children.
Rehearsal Times are as follows:
• Saturday, December 15th from 3:30-5:00pm (vocalists on microphones will rehearse until 5:30pm and sing during the Saturday service)
• Sunday, December 16th from 9:00-10:15am (following 8:00am worship)
Core Song Practice
Children attending any SPL Kids times (Sunday School or Worship) will practice the core songs during class meeting times. One of the songs this year includes motions. You can find this video on the SPL Kids Playlist on our SPLDecatur YouTube Channel or by clicking this link: SPL Kids – Go Tell It on the Mountain with Motions
All the songs this year are basic Christmas Carols, and you can pick up a copy of the lyrics and one of the practice CDs at the SPL Kids Check-In table. The songs include:
• Silent Night
• Hark the Harold
• Away in a Manger
• Go Tell it on the Mountain (motions)
• We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Families participating in the Children’s Christmas Worship are encouraged to make an ornament at home which they will bring up to a Christmas tree during worship. While supplies last, we have some blank ornaments that can be used as a base if desired.
We are so excited to worship with you on December 16th. Please contact Jennifer Power, Director of Children’s Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-423-6955 if you have any questions.