Archive for May 2013

Safe and Inviting – Restructure


“Send forth your light and your truth,
let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell…” (Psalm 43:3)

Here are some highlights from a letter to parents from Site Pastors regarding the move of Climb classroom kids this coming Sunday May 5:

For the last eight months, our Climb-aged kids (K-3 at Dublin and K-5 at Worthington) have joined us for worship. The decision to have our kids in worship was largely driven by you the parents.  

After much prayer, consultation and listening, a decision has been made to bring the kids back into the classroom for worship beginning this Sunday, May 5.  

This decision was made for two primary reasons:
1.  For the sake of new families –  the process seemed confusing  for those visiting for the first time.
2.  To create a safer, more meaningful worship space in the Climb.

As we move forward, we’re not only working on finding alternative worship, we’re also close to finalizing new curriculum.

Additionally, we’ll continue our tradition of Family Sunday, which creates space for families to worship and listen to the teaching together, every seven weeks.  

For those parents who would prefer their kids worship with them  —  we appreciate the way you disciple your family and would encourage you to continue doing so.  Feel free to bring your kids into the service for worship and simply lead them to their classroom afterwards.

To summarize, the change takes place this Sun., May 5.  After registering your child(ren), you can either take them directly to the Climb, where they will have a time of worship in the class … or … you can have them worship with you in the auditorium and take them to the Climb afterwards.

Thank you to all the group leaders, volunteers, and teachers that have made this possible for our Climb classes. Special thanks goes to Kids  Community Assistants (Lani Kelly at Dublin and Jess Heath at Worthington) and the Climb Team Coaches (Cathy Harrison at Dublin and Melinda Woody at Worthington) for helping facilitate this change.

Stay tuned for more changes involving restructure events in that Climb classes as well as all of our other Kids Community Classes. Also, please remember that our service times are changing this Sun., May 5 — 9:45 a.m. at Worthington and 10:45 a.m. at Dublin.