Children’s Chatter Newsletter: December 2014

Holy Covenant UMC

Children’s Chatter Newsletter

December 2014               



Sundays at Holy Covenant


Childcare – Provided for our 8:30 & 11:00 am worship services for Infants – Kindergarten in Rm. 101 (children

are usually divided into

several groups by age)



Sunday School– For all ages

9:45 – 10:45 am:


3’s – Pre-K – 105

K – 2nd Grade – 202

3rd – 5th – 206

6th/Confirmation – 207


For more information on our Adult Sunday School, please see the brochure, contact Susan Bryan or go to:


Volunteers Welcome

Parents, we need YOU! 


Please let us know how you can help with our Children’s Ministries!


  • Teach or substitute in our Sunday School
  • Help with Vacation Bible Camp
  • Be on our Children’s Ministry Team
  • Help with Special Events  
  • Help with Sunday Attendance
  • Interested helping with something else? 

For questions or concerns, or to volunteer in our Children’s Ministries, please contact:


Rev. Susan Bryan


972.492.2432, ext. 25

[email protected] 

Greetings to you in this beautiful season of beauty and wonder! In this season of Advent, we are preparing our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ child into our lives and into the world again this year.


Our Children’s, Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes that meet Sundays at 9:45 am will be focusing on “A Different Kind of Christmas” this year. The focus is on that Christmas is not our birthday – Christmas celebrates the birthday of Jesus! We hope you will bring your children for this important study and be part of an Adult Class where we will focus together on what Jesus really wants for Christmas!   


We hope that you will join us especially on Sunday, Dec. 7 for our Family Feast (Covered Dish) and Birthday Cake for Jesus, followed by a Christmas play by our Children’s Choir and select youth.


Also, please plan to be part of our Family Christmas Eve service at 6 pm. (gather at 5:45). Both of these events are very family and child friendly! Details are below! Help your children know the true meaning of this season, and know the peace, hope, love and joy from focusing on the birth of Jesus!


Wishing you and yours a very blessed Advent season and Merry Christmas! 

Blessings, Susan

Rev. Susan Bryan
Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Holy Covenant UMC  

Family Feast and a Play
Sunday, December 7 at 5:30

Join us for this family friendly evening! We will enjoy a covered dish dinner (please bring a child-friendly side dish to share) and birthday cake for Jesus in the Covenant Center.  


Dinner will be followed at 6:30 by “A Play in a Manger” presented by our Children’s Choir and selected youth in the Sanctuary. Childcare will be provided for Infants – Preschool age. 

Parent’s Night Out –  Extended Time for Christmas!
Saturday, December 20 from 4:00 to 9:00

Bring your child(ren) to the Covenant Center for an evening of fun as you have time for shopping, dinner, holiday parties, etc! Cost for the 5 hours is $10 per child; $25 max per family.  


Infants through 5th graders will

be well cared for while you enjoy a night out.  Pizza will be provided, or you may bring a dinner.  Please reserve your spot with Susan by giving the name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren) to her at [email protected] by Wednesday, December 17.  


Please note: Changes in PNO starting January 2015


PNO will be usually on the 3rd Friday of each month from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Cost will be $6 per child; $15 max per family

Upcoming Dates – January 16, February 20 & March 20 


Family Christmas Eve Service
Wednesday, December 24 at 6:00 

holly-berry-wreath2.jpgThis is a child-friendly worship service! Please begin gathering early at 5:45 for children to select simple nativity costumes!  


A brief 30 minute family friendly worship service with children gathering around the holy family – Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, as we hear the Christmas story and sing favorite Christmas hymns. The service will end with candle and glow stick light as we sing “Silent Night”.  Childcare for Infants -through Preschool will be provided at this and the 7 pm service.