Hello St. Paul Parents!

We plan to spend this upcoming Sunday School hour decorating the children’s rooms and tree for Christmas!  Please send your kiddo with a non-expensive ornament to put on the tree with their name on the back.  This can be their special ornament that we will pull out each year to decorate the tree.  I’ll have some there too just in case!  If you have any decorations that you’re willing to donate, we will take them.  This is just something fun for the kids…it won’t be anything magnificent but they will love it!

The 2nd-6th graders continue to practice for the Dec. 11 Christmas Program on Wednesday nights. These kids will resume regular God Squad activities following the program. This year’s program will again take place during both services on the 11th. It’s a long morning for the kids, so I will have snacks and activities to keep the kids entertained between services on program day.  The Pre-K through first grade kids are practicing during the first 15 minutes of the Sunday School hour.

Our St. Paul kids,staff, Lonna Nielsen and volunteers helped pack over 77 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year!!  We look forward to more service and giving from our kids in the near future!  Our St. Paul kids were also able to pack a few boxes with items purchased with some of the Childrens Offering funds.  Those quarters sure do add up!

The St. Paul kids Christmas party will be Wednesday, Dec. 14 during the God Squad time from 5:20-6:30.  All St. Paul kids are welcome to attend this event.  If you have a St. Paul kid who would like to attend and hasn’t attended God Squad or play practice just let me know so I can make sure to have a goody bag made for them!

Also, please save the date for our second St. Paul Parents’ Night Out on Feb. 11 from 5-8 p.m.  We had a conflict with the December date and just couldn’t make it work.  Just like last time, the charge is only $5 per child and we will have dinner, crafts, games, dancing and a movie in the sanctuary to keep your kids busy!  Take some time to have a Valentines Day date or just RELAX.  This was such a fun event in May and I look forward to doing it again.  A sign up will be posted soon!