October DOCK Notes:
Offering/Stewardship: Children are invited to bring in Loose change to support shipping expenses related to our Family Service Night projects. Look for a coin funnel in the Sanctuary Atrium on Oct. 1 and 15 and in the Great Hall Narthex on Oct. 7 and 8. Children can insert coins at the top of the funnel and watch them spin down to the center! If there is a line of children waiting their turn, please limit your child to two coins in the funnel and place the remaining coins in the decorated can nearby.
Class Picture Day: On Stewardship Weekend (Oct. 14-15), as adults focus on membership, belonging, and what it means to support the church’s mission, DOCK children will have a class picture day. Why? To remind children they belong to our faith community — just like you’d have a picture with your family, school class, or sports team. So, don’t miss your preferred service time and be ready to say “cheese!”
Think of DOCK as Sunday School 2.0! No more confusion about “Sunday School” programs on Wednesday and Saturday Evenings. DOCK covers it all.
We currently ask for a new registration each school year and for each child in the family. Register for 2017-2018.
DOCK presents a new way to volunteer – More flexibility: monthly, weekly commitments for anyone grade 6 and older – it all works! Register to Volunteer!
General Information about DOCK:
- Six options are available each week: Saturdays at 5 p.m. in Great Hall; Sundays at 8:45 and 10:15 a.m. in Great Hall; Sundays at 9 and 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary; and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
- DOCK is open to all children Age 3 through Grade 5.
Two Key Elements make up DOCK:
1. Intergenerational worship once a month. The first weekend/Wednesday of every month (Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday night services), DOCK joins parents, siblings and other family members in the pews for the entire worship service. The intergenerational service includes children’s choirs, Skipping Stone Celebrations and special children’s messages. As always, nursery is available for children age 5 and under.
2. Monthly themed learning format. On the remaining weekends/Wednesdays for kids ages 3 and up; content will mirror what the rest of the congregation is covering during worship that month. Experiences, energy and variety are the focus. Innovative activities may include art, drama, music, storytelling, prayer and more. Each week children will experience the stories in a different way. Take-home activities based on these stories will help families talk about faith on the car ride home, at breakfast the next day, and beyond.