By Joanne Dingus, DRE
October will be a busy month in Children’s RE. On October 1, the children will bake cookies as part of their RE class time. The cookies will be offered for sale during the hospitality hour to raise money for the CROP Hunger Walk.
On October 22, we hope to have a joint event with the Boys and Girls Club. I’m awaiting confirmation of the date from the Club but want to get the planning process going. The idea is to provide simple Carnival games, Relay races and Craft tables for the kids to rotate through. Thanks to a generous donation to the Fellowship, the Board approved funds to support this event. I’m looking for several volunteers to help run the activities that afternoon. If you are interested, please let me know.
Our third October event is our annual "Trunk or Treat" celebration. It will be held on Saturday October 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., in the UUFP parking lot. We are going to need several volunteers to decorate the trunks of their cars for this event. We have found it especially fun for the kids to have a simple game or activity offered at each trunk. Some ideas include: ring toss, soda bottle bowling, guessing games, coloring pages and corn hole. Let your imagination be your guide; just remember not to make anything too scary as we expect to have some very young children in attendance. Each trunk is also asked to provide some kind of treat (e.g., candy, colorful pencils, little party favors, etc.) to give to the kids. As always, because of the increase in childhood allergies, avoiding peanut and tree nut candies is appreciated.
In the past, we had a once-a-month group called "Got Kids?" We haven’t done this for over a year now, and I wonder if this is something families would like to start up again. The idea is to have a potluck and kid friendly craft or activity after church, one Sunday a month, to encourage families to get to know each other and give the kids a chance to have social time with their church friends. Please let me know if this is of interest, and we can reintroduce it into the schedule.
See You In the RE!