wcs_and growKids at South are loved and treasured. Each week they “climb” the mountain together with caring teachers and helpers and enjoy a unique mountain-themed environment. There they learn of God’s plan for their lives as revealed in His Word. This learning occurs through relationships with other children, teachers and helpers as well as through age-appropriate lessons and, of course, through play and fun!

Every week throughout the year on SonView Mountain, you’ll discover a well-rounded program that includes Sunday morning classes, AWANA, Vacation Bible School, service opportunities, Kids Choir and more.

children_smallerOur Vision is this: South will provide a safe, loving, creative atmosphere that introduces children to Jesus Christ by challenging them to grow in their faith through prayer, worship and the study of God’s Word and encouraging them to share their faith and give their lives in service to God

 

During this time when we can’t meet together, parents are encouraged to download the LifeWay Kids app and choose Gospel Project to see each week’s Bible lesson video and other resources for teaching your children at home.
Student papers for Grades 1-5 will be mailed out to those who request them. Email Heidi here.

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. Since time is ticking, we know how important it is to invest time into your child’s life. At South Church, there are teachers, helpers, Awana leaders, Choir directors and Nursery workers who want, more than anything, for your child to begin to learn what it is to be a Christ follower, and to love His Word and His people.

Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

 

While you are attending an adult community or worshipping in either of our Creative or Balanced services, immersed in life-changing worship, know that your kids are doing the same on Son View Mountain. Children can experience God in their own kid-friendly location in a class for their age and grade. In order to provide a quality learning environment we have a special time schedule for them:

Drop-off: 9:20–9:35
First Class Hour: 9:35–10:45
Drop-off/Pick-up: 10:45–11:05
Second Class Hour: 11:05–12:15
Pick-up: 12:15–12:25

All children are encouraged to stay for the whole morning (9:35 – 12:15) The second hour curriculum reinforces what is taught first hour and builds on it with additional activities and applications.

 

Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we use an electronic check-in system. If this is your first visit, go to the Children's Information Center and the "Manned Station" for assistance in checking in.  Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child.

Please include these labeled items in your diaper bag:
Complete change of clothes
Diapers
Bottles or cup
Pacifier (if used)

Snack—We serve Cheerios, animal crackers, and pretzels. If you have special needs, please pack your own child’s snack.

children_wallNursing Mothers—For your comfort and convenience, we have a place for nursing mothers to nurse their infants in the women’s restroom directly across the hall from the check-in counter.

Nursery FAQ

 

Sunday Morning—Our early childhood programs are provided by our volunteer teachers. They use age-appropriate Bible lessons and apply a variety of creative methods in their presentation using videos, drama, crafts, learning through games and songs. Children are also encouraged to learn through prayer, play, and snack time.

The children remain in the same classroom all morning. During the first hour they are presented and taught a lesson, which they continue to build-on during the second hour class. 

Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we use an electronic check-in system. If this is your first visit, go to the Children's Information Center and the "Manned Station" for assistance in checking in.  Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child.

Locations

  • Lower Level
    • Lambs (2 yrs before Sept. 1, 2019)—Room 138 (behind nursery counter)
    • Busy Bees (3 yrs before Sept. 1, 2019 and potty-trained)—Room 134
  • Upper Level
    • Pre-K (4 yrs before Sept. 1, 2019, will attend Kindergarten fall 2017)—Room 209
    • Kindergarten (5 yrs before Sept. 1, 2019)—Room 211

Our Sunday Morning curriculum: The Gospel Project

 

Check-in—For the safety and security of our children (nursery - 5th grade) we use an electronic check-in system.  If this is your first visit, go to the Children's Information Center and the "Manned Station" for assistance in checking in. Name badge and claim ticket will print out - name badge for each child, and claim ticket for the adult picking up the child.

Sunday Morning Adventures

  • 1st hour: First - Fifth graders begin the first hour in their classrooms for time with their teachers to do pre-lesson activities. At 9:40, they attend a large group time. They will sing, learn the key passage for the day, go over the Big Picture question and watch a discussion starter video. This time ends at 10:00. At that time, they head back to their classrooms to have the Bible lesson, do a key passage activity, have an activity choice and have prayer time together. This hour concludes at 10:45.
  • 2nd hour: Children are welcome to stay in our program all morning. We have a break time from 10:45-11:05 with a snack. After that, they review past Bible lessons, have the Bible lesson for the day, Big Picture question/answer as well as games and activities that reinforce the Bible lesson and Bible point. 1st-5th graders meet together from 11:55-12:10 to end the morning with large group time that is primarily worship. The 2nd hour concludes at 12:15.
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Our Sunday Morning curriculum: The Gospel Project

 

While you are attending the evening service, children can experience God in their own kid-friendly location in a class for their age and grade.

The age of your child determines whether they start the evening in the worship center or in their classroom. We will do everything we can to provide a safe environment for your child. All rooms are equipped with a first-aid kit and instructions on emergency procedures.

NOTE: If your child is in preschool then they would join the nursery.

K-2 Sondown Station

Children attend the beginning of worship with their families and are dismissed halfway during the service. The screens up front let them know when to leave the worship center. Watch for the lightbulb to be dismissed.

K–2nd graders attend Sondown Station in which Bible truths are taught through story, drama, crafts, games, and music.

 

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. Time is ticking and the 2019-2020 academic year is here!  Want to make your service count?  Try Children’s Ministry.  We are looking for Sunday teachers, once-a-month Sunday helpers, Wednesday Awana leaders and Sunday and Wednesday nursery workers who want to make an investment in children’s lives.    We are glad to answer questions about serving:

Kathy Risch, early childhood and Awana  517-322-2000, ext. 122

Heidi Cheney, elementary and VBS  517-322-2000, ext. 124

Callie Risch, nursery southchurchnursery@gmail.com



If the above form isn't working, register here

 

Kingdom Rock Choir is postponed indefinitely

South offers a Children’s Choir program in order to teach children the importance of worship through music and the arts and what it means, and to provide opportunities for them to lead in worship through a variety of worship skills. For more information on the Children’s Choir program contact the Pastor of Worship Ministries.

The Cherub Choir is a children’s choir for four- and five-year-olds. The Cherubs rehearse each Sunday morning as part of their Sunday School Class. The choir sings in a couple of worship services throughout the year.

Sonshine Singers is a children’s choir for kids in first and second grades. The Sonshine Singers rehearse periodically throughout the year, during the second service. They participate in occasional worship services throughout the year as well as special events.

Kingdom Rock Choir (formerly called Kids' Choir) is open to students who are in third through sixth grade. The rehearsal is during the Sunday Evening Worship Service. This choir enjoys learning a variety of styles of songs that can be used in worship, they present a musical each spring, and they often participate in the annual Christmas production.  Inquire by email- click here.

Kingdom Rock Choir Calendar & Registration Form Spring 2020

Kingdom Rock Choir Online Sign-up

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we have an electronic check-in system? This will enhance the safety and security of all of our children from nursery up through 5th grade and give peace of mind to visitors that we have made their child(ren)’s security a top priority.

How will the check-in process work?  Each week you log into the system with your phone number.  A name badge label for each child will print out, along with a claim ticket. You will place the name label on your child (front for 1st-5th grade, back for nursery-Kindergarten), and you will keep the claim ticket which will be used to pick up your child(ren) at the end of the morning. ONLY the person with the matching claim ticket will be permitted to pick up the child(ren).

Can I check my child(ren) in at any kiosk?  There are 3 Self-station kiosks downstairs for anyone with an infant, toddler or Busy Bee. (2 at the nursery counter and 1 near the Busy Bee classroom)  There will be 2 Self-Station kiosks upstairs for anyone with Pre-K through 5th grade children.  If you are new or need assistance in checking in, please visit the Manned Station at the Children's Information Desk (across from the Nursery).  Note: the nursery counter kiosks share a printer and sometimes the 2 kiosks upstairs share a printer, so please be sure the labels are yours before ripping them off.  Please be sure to wait for both name label and claim label to print!

What if my phone number doesn't work or changes?  You will need to go to the Manned Station for assistance.  

What if I need 2 parent claim stickers? Re-enter your phone number, and touch your child's name.  Choose "reprint name badge" and it will reprint.  It is the name badge - but the code matches and you will be able to pick up your child.

Can I check in all of my children at once? Yes. Once you enter your phone number, all of your children's names will appear.

Won’t it take a long time to get my child(ren) checked in? Once you are familiar with the system, it should only be a one-minute stop at a check-in station each week.  Please note - there may be a few extra second wait before your labels print out.

May a child check themselves in? No. Parents only may use the touch screens.

How will I know if my child needs me during the morning? The phone number of the adult checking in now appears on the child's name badge.  Teachers will call or text you if your child needs you.  As a back-up, the security code on your claim ticket (and child's name badge) will be posted on the service screens if you do not answer your phone.  

Can I give my claim ticket to one of my older kids to pick up the younger ones? It is best for a parent to pick up their own child. When parents are serving, we do allow Jr. or Sr. High students to pick up siblings.  Elementary aged children cannot pick up other children.

What if I lose my claim ticket during the morning? Since you cannot pick up your child without it, you will need to print another tag (see instructions on how to print a 2nd claim sticker).  

Parents

We are praying for you! We know that parenting in these times is not easy, and we need God and each other. We thank God for the partnership we have with you in the Biblical education and spiritual formation of your child(ren).

Being involved in what they are learning at church is key. One way is to volunteer in their classroom for a first-hand look at what is being taught from the Bible. You’ll be encouraged as you hear teachers bring the Bible to life and make connections with children on their level of understanding.

Another way to be involved is to use technology. You’ll want to download the Lifeway Kids App and select The Gospel Project for Kids app to access fun activities that complement what kids learn each week. There are Bible lesson videos, coloring pages, puzzles and games that will help kids stay current with the scope and sequence if they cannot attend or strengthen their understanding by reviewing what they’ve learned.

Link: https://www.lifeway.com/en/shop/the-gospel-project/kids/app

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group Bible lesson, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana 20-21 has begun at Home. For more information, read through the Awana parent letter.   

Handbooks/supplies can be ordered anytime.  Link is below – then contact Nancy in the church office on how to pick up your order.

  • Link to Parent Zoom meeting recording and the weekly Bible lesson for Sparks/T&T will be on the Awana Facebook page.   

For updates, such as weather cancellations, check our Facebook group:
awana facebook South’s Awana Facebook page
text message alert system Sign up for South’s automatic text system


(updated 1/24/2019)


Save the date! VBS Reinvented beginning July 12.

Things seem different this summer? Thinking about the way things used to be?

Let’s think out of the box and look forward to the opportunities God has for us THIS summer at home and in our neighborhoods!

Choose the best time for your family each week for 5 weeks to enjoy this reinvented VBS!

July 1, 2020

Hello and Happy Summer!

Are you ready to impact the lives of your children, their friends, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighborhood kids and more? We are SO excited about Faith Lab @Home which begins on July 12. Josh Denhart, who was here in February for The Amazing Chemistry Show, has developed this opportunity for families to learn, grow and have fun together! His 5 sessions will deepen your understanding of the Gospel and our need for F-A-I-T-H in God.

The best part about participating in Faith Lab @Home is that it’s flexible – families can complete each session all at once or in parts, whenever it’s convenient! And, did we mention it’s FREE!!! Once you register at www.southlife.org/vbs, we will add your email address to our group list. Everyone in the Faith Lab @Home group will be invited to an informational/kick-off Zoom on July 12. We are excited to tell you how the program will work and about the fun, exciting things we have planned as we go along.

Our big plan is to have us all move through the 5 sessions together, completing one session a week. If we stay on that schedule, the last week of the program will be the week of August 9.

After giving you some specifics at the Zoom launch, you will receive the link with all the content and then you are good to GO! By GO, we mean go through the first session whenever is best for your family.

Josh has made Faith Lab @Home VERY user friendly and he even chose supplies that most people would already have at home. Besides his science devotionals, projects, games and songs, there will be some fun challenges to complete as well.

Please don’t delay – get registered today! Be praying about who you can reach out to (neighbors, friends and family) for this awesome opportunity to hear the gospel and have tons of fun along the way!

Mrs. Cheney & Mrs. Risch

Register for Faith Lab @ Home here! Once you register, you will receive an email on July 12 with a link to all the online content.

If the form above isn’t working, click here

Things seem different this summer? Thinking about the way things used to be? (picture of child thinking)

Let’s think out of the box and look forward to the opportunities God has for us THIS summer at home and in our neighborhoods!

Choose the best time for your family each week for 5 weeks to enjoy this reinvented VBS!

Registration will begin June 28.

Screening Application and Reference Forms (for volunteers)
New worker
Previous worker

Kids CopyNews for and about Children’s Ministry at South!

Awana – Runs September – early May
Sparks and TT calendar
Cubbie parent FAQ
Sparks parent FAQ
T&T parent FAQ

Sep
30
Wed
AWANA@home @ Online
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Wednesdays, Kathy teaches a simple lesson on Zoom. Contact us for more information.

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana 20-21 has begun at Home. For more information, read through the Awana parent letter.   

Handbooks/supplies can be ordered anytime.  Link is below – then contact Nancy in the church office on how to pick up your order.

  • Link to Parent Zoom meeting recording and the weekly Bible lesson for Sparks/T&T will be on the Awana Facebook page.   

For updates, such as weather cancellations, check our Facebook group:
awana facebook South’s Awana Facebook page
text message alert system Sign up for South’s automatic text system


(updated 1/24/2019)

Oct
4
Sun
Sunday Evening Broadcast
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Broadcast
6:00pm Sunday Evening Broadcast

In light of recent events and health concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to communicate what we are doing at South to help care for one another. Providing effective support and care to those most vulnerable (the elderly and those with serious chronic health conditions) is a critical priority for South Church, and is at the heart of the approach we are taking. We also want to be good neighbors in our community and our State when it comes to helping slow the spread of this virus, and to be responsible citizens, respectful of the appropriate governmental authorities, and in particular the governor’s order, released just today, prohibiting gatherings of 250 people or more (through Sunday April 5).

In view of all these factors we are temporarily cancelling services beginning this Sunday March 15 through April 5, including onsite activities and programs during that time period. (The offices will remain open but please call ahead to make an appointment if at all possible.)

We can assure you that we have been very reluctant to adopt this approach because of the high value we place on our times of gathered worship, teaching and fellowship, but we are in an extraordinary situation at the present time. We will be live-streaming a (simplified) service at 9:30 on Sunday mornings with music and a message from God’s Word, which you can connect to via our website (https://southlife.org/services). (Please note: the church will not be open.) We will also be exploring other ways to provide online teaching and ministry. While all on-site activities at the church will be canceled during this time, small groups are free to make their own decisions regarding meeting in their homes.

More information on South Church’s response to Covid-19
Oct
7
Wed
AWANA@home @ Online
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Wednesdays, Kathy teaches a simple lesson on Zoom. Contact us for more information.

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana 20-21 has begun at Home. For more information, read through the Awana parent letter.   

Handbooks/supplies can be ordered anytime.  Link is below – then contact Nancy in the church office on how to pick up your order.

  • Link to Parent Zoom meeting recording and the weekly Bible lesson for Sparks/T&T will be on the Awana Facebook page.   

For updates, such as weather cancellations, check our Facebook group:
awana facebook South’s Awana Facebook page
text message alert system Sign up for South’s automatic text system


(updated 1/24/2019)

Oct
11
Sun
Sunday Evening Broadcast
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Broadcast
6:00pm Sunday Evening Broadcast

In light of recent events and health concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to communicate what we are doing at South to help care for one another. Providing effective support and care to those most vulnerable (the elderly and those with serious chronic health conditions) is a critical priority for South Church, and is at the heart of the approach we are taking. We also want to be good neighbors in our community and our State when it comes to helping slow the spread of this virus, and to be responsible citizens, respectful of the appropriate governmental authorities, and in particular the governor’s order, released just today, prohibiting gatherings of 250 people or more (through Sunday April 5).

In view of all these factors we are temporarily cancelling services beginning this Sunday March 15 through April 5, including onsite activities and programs during that time period. (The offices will remain open but please call ahead to make an appointment if at all possible.)

We can assure you that we have been very reluctant to adopt this approach because of the high value we place on our times of gathered worship, teaching and fellowship, but we are in an extraordinary situation at the present time. We will be live-streaming a (simplified) service at 9:30 on Sunday mornings with music and a message from God’s Word, which you can connect to via our website (https://southlife.org/services). (Please note: the church will not be open.) We will also be exploring other ways to provide online teaching and ministry. While all on-site activities at the church will be canceled during this time, small groups are free to make their own decisions regarding meeting in their homes.

More information on South Church’s response to Covid-19
Oct
14
Wed
AWANA@home @ Online
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Wednesdays, Kathy teaches a simple lesson on Zoom. Contact us for more information.

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana 20-21 has begun at Home. For more information, read through the Awana parent letter.   

Handbooks/supplies can be ordered anytime.  Link is below – then contact Nancy in the church office on how to pick up your order.

  • Link to Parent Zoom meeting recording and the weekly Bible lesson for Sparks/T&T will be on the Awana Facebook page.   

For updates, such as weather cancellations, check our Facebook group:
awana facebook South’s Awana Facebook page
text message alert system Sign up for South’s automatic text system


(updated 1/24/2019)

Oct
18
Sun
Sunday Evening Broadcast
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Broadcast
6:00pm Sunday Evening Broadcast

In light of recent events and health concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to communicate what we are doing at South to help care for one another. Providing effective support and care to those most vulnerable (the elderly and those with serious chronic health conditions) is a critical priority for South Church, and is at the heart of the approach we are taking. We also want to be good neighbors in our community and our State when it comes to helping slow the spread of this virus, and to be responsible citizens, respectful of the appropriate governmental authorities, and in particular the governor’s order, released just today, prohibiting gatherings of 250 people or more (through Sunday April 5).

In view of all these factors we are temporarily cancelling services beginning this Sunday March 15 through April 5, including onsite activities and programs during that time period. (The offices will remain open but please call ahead to make an appointment if at all possible.)

We can assure you that we have been very reluctant to adopt this approach because of the high value we place on our times of gathered worship, teaching and fellowship, but we are in an extraordinary situation at the present time. We will be live-streaming a (simplified) service at 9:30 on Sunday mornings with music and a message from God’s Word, which you can connect to via our website (https://southlife.org/services). (Please note: the church will not be open.) We will also be exploring other ways to provide online teaching and ministry. While all on-site activities at the church will be canceled during this time, small groups are free to make their own decisions regarding meeting in their homes.

More information on South Church’s response to Covid-19
Oct
21
Wed
AWANA@home @ Online
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Wednesdays, Kathy teaches a simple lesson on Zoom. Contact us for more information.

This worldwide program focuses on Bible memory, which introduces the children to Jesus Christ. They have a handbook to complete which aids them in the study of God’s Word. The evening Schedule includes small group handbook time, a large group council time, and an exciting game time. Our Awana program runs in conjunction with the school calendar. The Awana year ends in May with the awards celebration. It’s never too late to join!

The program is broken into three main groups:

Cubbies is the Awana programs for preschoolers. At South, Cubbies must be age 3 by September 1, potty-trained and have a parent in the building during Awana. Cubbies is built on two premises: young children can and should receive spiritual training, and home is the primary place for spiritual training our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, awards, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

For more information, Click here for a Cubbie parent FAQ.

Sparks is the Awana club for kids in kindergarten, first, and second grade. The Gospel is regularly presented at this critical stage in a child’s spiritual development. Club nights combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Council time for Bible teaching, singing, and announcements;
  • handbook time for completion of Bible-based handbooks;
  • game time for games that appeal to kids of all skill levels.

For more information, click here for a Sparks parent FAQ.

 

Truth & Training (T&T) is the Awana club for kids in third through sixth grade (sixth graders have options, see parent brochure at South). T&T Clubs feature a strong focus on Scripture application, consistent presentation of the Gospel, a colorful look, fun characters and more. Exciting theme nights and other exciting activities add excitement to club nights throughout the year.

    Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:
  • Team-oriented fun in Game Time
  • Hear a Bible message and receive awards in Large Group (Council) Time
  • Learn and recite Bible truths in Handbook Time.

For more information, click here for a T&T parent FAQ.

 

Awana 20-21 has begun at Home. For more information, read through the Awana parent letter.   

Handbooks/supplies can be ordered anytime.  Link is below – then contact Nancy in the church office on how to pick up your order.

  • Link to Parent Zoom meeting recording and the weekly Bible lesson for Sparks/T&T will be on the Awana Facebook page.   

For updates, such as weather cancellations, check our Facebook group:
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(updated 1/24/2019)

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Phone: (517) 322-2000
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