Children’s Ministry Update

Children’s Ministry Update

TEAM UPDATE – Rachel Tate, Team Lead
Hello! The Children’s Ministry Team has had a fantastic summer so far! Sports Camp was an amazing week filled with Jesus and friendship! New Hope opened its doors to many new families and children! Watching God’s Kingdom grow is a truly humbling position that the Children’s Ministry Team is more than thankful to be a part of.

VBS is coming up soon and we hope to see God’s power and love shine through every adult and child there. It takes a mighty army to walk, jump, and run 200 plus children through VBS Week. Micah 6:8 (NIV) tells us, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” VBS is a fantastic space to live this verse out loud. We hope you will join us as VBS Support Team Members. As always, it’s an honor to serve Jesus alongside you.

Rachel Tate
Children’s Ministry Team Lead

CHILDREN’S EDUCATION – Rachel Warren, Education Coordinator
We have been having so much fun Praising Jesus with our Preschool through 5th graders at Summer Praise School! We have close to 50 children attending Praise School and each week we focus on a different topic, sing and dance to children’s worship music, and learn about ways we can serve God. Each week we need several Adult and Youth Shepherds to allow for a fun and safe environment for the children. Thank you to those who have already served! If you’re interested, please contact Rachel Warren at
We will have Sunday School Registration for the 2017/2018 school year. Please be on the look out in August when registration will go live!
Please mark your calendars for our Sunday School Support Team meetings. We’ll have two options for you to attend in order to learn more about teaching or shepherding a Sunday School class. The meetings will be after worship on Sunday, August 20 and Sunday, August 27. Sunday School will kick off again on September 10.
Please “Like” us on Facebook at New Hope Church Children’s Ministry to stay up to date!
NURSERY NEWS – Jennifer Willison, Nursery Coordinator
The Nursery Team welcomes two new Team Members: Sarah Arocha and Jodi Kurtz. They are both very caring women who are excited to share the love of Christ with your children.
We will continue to ask parents to play an active role in our Nursery Support Team. Please consider signing up for a Sunday of Service with our youngest disciples in the Nursery. Middle School Youth are welcome as well.
The Nursery has been blessed with many donations! Please continue to send in Goldfish Crackers and Clorox Wipes. Your donations can be left at the Nursery Welcome Center or with a Nursery Team Member. Thank you very much!
If you have any nursery questions, please contact Jennifer Willison at
It’s VBS time! We are doing Maker Fun Factory this year and it’s all about imagination, invention, and walking with Christ! Online registration has ended, but if you haven’t registered your kids please contact Sarah Bartula at to see if any spots are still open. The cost is $40/child or $100 for 3 or more kids. VBS is July 24 through 28 from 9:00AM to noon.We are also in need of Support Team Members and donations. It takes a lot of people to help make this a great event. There are sign up sheets on the Opportunities Board in the Narthex, or you can volunteer online. A print out of the donation list is also hanging on the Opportunities Board.
Parents of incoming 6th graders or middle school students who haven’t gone through the VIT (Volunteer In Training) program: If your child is interested in continuing to help as a volunteer, VBS is the time to complete the VIT program. To sign up your child, please go to the volunteer sign up section of the VBS site. There is an option to choose VIT training. There is NO cost for VITs. Also, look at the Opportunities Board for another way to sign up.
Please pray for an amazing VBS Week! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Outreach Coordinator Sarah Bartula.

The Children’s Ministry Team
Rachel Tate, Team Lead
Rachel Warren, Education Coordinator
Sarah Bartula, Outreach Coordinator
Jennifer Willison, Nursery Coordinator
Dez Takas, Music Coordinator