Tuesday, November 27, 2007


December schedules are in the mail!

Looking at the schedules now, and remembering what they looked like a few months ago makes me realize how many of you have stepped up in the past few months and taken the next step!

Thanks for your willingness to serve. I hope that you are getting just as much out of it as the kids are! I am constantly getting comments from parents about how much their preschooler is learning each week through the activities in the learning centers and the relationships that are being built with each of you.

During December we'll be learning about our Savior's Birth. Here's a quick overview of this month's 5 topics.

Week 1 - The Angel visits Mary
Week 2 - Jesus is born
Week 3 -The Angels and Shepherds
Week 4 - The Wise Men
Week 5 - Simeon and Anna

Here's the verse we'll be learning all month...

"God has given a son to us." Isaiah 9:6

Don't forget about December 22nd @ Brookside...if you are able to join us for giftwrapping and gift distribution, please let me know ASAP!

There are also many other Christmas Outreaches going on. Please take advantage of one of these great opportunities this holiday season!

Monday, November 26, 2007

200 and Counting!

Thanks for your help collecting toilet paper rolls! We only need about 50 more!
If you have any at home please be sure to bring them in this coming weekend (December 1/2)!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all are enjoying today with family and friends! I am in Ohio for a few days. The turkey is currently roasting in the oven and the family will be here soon! Looking back over the past year, I have so much to be thankful for. It's been quite a year, with lots of changes for me, but I have been able to see God at work through each of those things and I am thankful for His guiding and provision in my life!

What are some things that you are thankful for this Thanksgiving?
Share your thoughts with everyone by leaving a comment!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Brookside - Share the Blessing Information

Join us on Saturday December 22nd (don't forget there are NO services that day!)for Brookside's Share the Blessing Christmas Gift Distribution

Time: Meet between 9am and 930am (feel free to leave when you need to), they will need help throughout the day until sometime between 2pm and 4pm

Where: Brookside Community Church (downtown Indianapolis)

What: We'll be giftwrapping and then helping distribute gifts to families

***All Mitten Tree Donations will be given out during this time!!!

RSVP: Please email me or leave a comment that you will be attending by December 13th, so that Brookside knows how many to expect!

Families (including children) are welcome to come and serve together!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

100 and Counting!

Hey guys!

We have just over 100 toilet paper rolls for the craft on December 8th and 9th! Thanks for your help collecting TP rolls! Please keep bringing in any that you have collected!

Thanks for you help!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Mitten Tree

November 24th - December 16th the Preschool Ministry will be collecting NEW hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for Brookside Community Church. Please have children hang any items that they bring in on the Christmas Tree located outside of the Preschool Rooms in the Rotunda!

The Format - Small Group Activity Centers

The preschool ministry is using an activity center format for small groups. During each service hour preschoolers experience a 20 minute large group teaching and worship time, as well as a 40 minute small group activity center time.

Each leader in the room is assigned to an activity center, during the 40 minute small group time the children rotate through each of the centers, spending about 10 minutes at each. From week to week the center activities change to correspond with that week's lesson. However, the Blue Group is used to teach the verse and dive deeper into the Bible Lesson each week! Children have the opportunity to experience many different types of learning activities in the centers, from games to crafts to hands-on exploration, children never know what awaits them in the next learning center!

During large group time the large group leader creatively teaches the Bible Story, Verse and leads the children in Worship!