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Our UniKids Class is doing Bible role-playing as part of their Sunday lesson. To make this more fun and real for them, we would like to create some biblical style costumes.

If you have some neutral colored fabric you would like to donate to this project, or….if you have a sewing machine and would like to help design and sew these costumes, please contact Lily Berkley.

Call at the church office 816-436-0200, ext. 12, or e-mail.

Friday, December 1st

Potluck Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season of giving with several fun-filled activities. Santa and his elves will be present. Help the elves make Christmas Gifts, make an Advent Calendar and Christmas Ornaments to be used for our Family Tree Trimming. This and much more is planned, so bring your family, bring your neighbor, or just bring yourself. Family Friday is open to EVERYONE!


Youth and Family Ministry
Lily Berkley, Director

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Youth and Family Ministry

Check-in: 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.  and 10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Sign-Out: 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. and 12:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Students from 30 months through 5th grade should be signed in at their classrooms in the Youth & Family Ministry Area on the main floor, by a parent or guardian. Uniteens and Y.O.U. students should report directly to their rooms on the lower level off of Friendship Hall.

The Nursery children, age’s birth through 30 months, should be checked in at the Nursery located on level 1R from the elevator.

Parents are expected to pick up their children in their classrooms and sign them out immediately after the service is over.

The Sunday Morning Experience for 30 months-5th grades

Circle Time
During this sharing time, the children introduce themselves and share how their week went or answer a particular question or do an activity relating to the day's lesson. This is followed by a moment of silence and often some Unity songs.

The Story
Depending on the curriculum, they are either read a Bible story or a spiritually based contemporary children's story dealing with the lesson of the day.

This is the time for the students to actively explore the new ideas and to make them their own. During this time, the students are guided to see how these ideas have meaning in their own lives and to practice using them.

Creative Expression
This is a time to have the students uniquely apply the concepts in a lesson-based art project, game, activity, skit or other type of expression.

Prior to the end of the Service, the children and teens join the adults in the Sanctuary for a special blessing acknowledging their contribution to our spiritual family, followed by the Peace Song, then are dismissed and return to their classrooms where they conclude class with a short closing prayer prior to parent pick-up.