SPL Kids in the News – March


SPL Kids Team Members: Harold and Kim Newingham
Harold and Kim Newingham were both born in Decatur. Harold is a Navy Vet and former police officer now working for Air King. Kim graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Early Childhood Education, and she currently serves as the Director of St. Paul’s Early Learning Center. They have 3 children, Noah, Sarah, and Rebekah, who attend our LSA. They have been part of SPL for over 25 years and currently serve SPL Kids as a Godly Play teaching team. They love their LSA and SPL families and look forward to seeing what the future holds.

SPL Kids Worship

Children dismissed during Offering time during Saturday 6:00pm & Sunday 10:30am Worship
Feb 29/March 1 Mystery of Easter
March 7/8 The Crosses
March 14/15 Work Day
March 21/22 Jesus and the Twelve
March 28/29 Synagogue and the Upper Room

Sunday Education

Classes for children on Sundays from 9:15-10:15am
March 1 Faces of Easter II
March 8 Faces of Easter III
March 15 Faces of Easter IV
March 22 Faces of Easter V
March 29 Faces of Easter VI

THE HUNT | APRIL 4TH (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
This event features multiple activities for toddlers through 12 year olds, inflatables, and more, followed by the Annual Egg Hunt (by age group, beginning after 11:30 a.m.). Event is rain or shine – activities will be indoors. Egg Hunt will be outside or inside, dependent on weather.

VBS 2020: ROCKY RAILWAY | JUNE 8-12 (9:00 AM -12:00 PM)
Save the date for VBS 2020! Registration opens soon for participants (ages 3yrs – 4th grade) and servant leaders (5th grade – adults).

Storytelling is one of the central components of Godly Play, but storytelling doesn’t have to end here. Elaine Reese comments, “Books contain narratives, but only family stories contain your family’s personal narratives.” You can reminisce about the day’s events together or maybe share a story from your childhood at bedtime. Read Elaine Reese’s article “What Kids Learn from Hearing Family Stories” to learn more.

Have you been thinking about getting plugged in at SPL but don’t know where to start? Come join our SPL Kids Team! We have many opportunities for you to get involved from cleaning and organizing to becoming a storyteller. Email Bethany Force at bethany@spldecatur.org to get involved today!

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