Please mark your calendars for Sunday, August 22 and have your children and youth plan to join us as we celebrate moving up into new classrooms this Fall! To kick off our new program year in Sunday school, we will also have a few special days to recognize important Milestones in the life of your children; as well as introduce them to their new groups for this year. Specific information for the various age groups is below. We hope to see you all as we "Jump into Fall!"
Nursery and Toddler children will be able to attend their normal sessions at all 3 worship services
Report to New Classrooms at 9:45am
All preschool and elementary kids, and youth will report to their new 2021-22 small group classrooms!
5th Grade Farewell at 9:45am
Who: Children who have completed 5th grade (entering 6th grade) and their parents at 9:45
Students graduating 5th grade will have a chance to share favorite memories, receive a special gift, and get sent on to SWAT with style! Parents of incoming 6th graders, please come join us the first 15 minutes of service in the Children’s Church as we celebrate a major milestone in the life of your children, moving up to SWAT! Then, as you go to worship, your kids will get a tour of the Jr. High Room and meet and greet with the other Jr High students.
SWAT Youth Kickoff at Speedway at 6pm or 7:30pm
Who: 6-7:15pm Junior SWAT (6-8th grade) & 7:30-9pm Senior SWAT (9-12th grade).
Come join us for the annual fall SWAT youth kick off at Sportway! Meet us at the Sportway’s Fun Center (5950 Angola Rd. -- just east of Holland-Sylvania Rd.) and bring $20 to enjoy go-karts, putt-putt, and eat some delicious pizza!
Confirmation Dinner at 6:30pm
Those interested in being confirmed and their parents (or those who are interested in leading the confirmation process) will have a chance to join us in the lobby for dinner! This will be a time to come together to get information about the process and share a meal. Please email [email protected] the number of individuals you will have attending as soon as possible. (If you miss this dinner, another meeting will be held in the Deep End on Sunday, August 29 at 11am).
Preschool Family Milestone at 9:45am:
Who: All children age 3 (Parents should plan to attend)
Come join us as we celebrate a major milestone in the life of your children known as Preschool. For many children (and parents) this is the a year of firsts – first time leaving mom and dad for school, making first friends, and, here at Epworth, first learning about Jesus! Children just beginning preschool will get to see their new room and even enjoy a sneak peek at what they will do each week in preschool Sunday school! The morning will conclude with a fun celebration as we “jump” into this new phase of life together!
Kindergarten Family Milestone at 9:45am:
Who: All children beginning Kindergarten this Fall (Parents should plan to attend)
Come join us as we celebrate a major milestone in the life of your children, starting Kindergarten and marking the beginning of their school journey! Students graduating into kindergarten will have a chance to share favorite memories from preschool, receive a special keepsake, and there will be festive snacks for everyone. Our morning will conclude with a tour of their new rooms for all Kindergarten families.
6th Grade Students Move Up at 9:45
Begin reporting directly to the Junior High space for Donuts and the Bible for the 2021-2022 school year.
Make-up Confirmation Meeting after 11am worship
For those who wouldn't make the Thursday dinner and are still interested in being confirmed (and their parents) or those who are interested in leading confirmation, will have a chance to get information about the process.