Special Events for Children at Covenant
When you visit Covenant Presbyterian on November30th you can expect to be transported to the streets of old Bethlehem. You will be greeted by sights and sounds that are reminiscent of a much earlier time and are designed to connect us from the busy-ness of the commercial Christmas season to the rustic origins of Advent. Beginning at the door with a Census Taker you will be both counted and welcomed to participate with various shopkeepers as they go about their daily business. This event offers an Advent experience that is designed for children to participate with their parents and grandparents. It’s a chance to spend some quality time together before being plunged into the whirlwind that surrounds the holiday season. Rather than being hustled and bustled from store to store you can set your own pace and enjoy learning a trade from a shopkeeper and work on projects for as much or as little time as you want. In addition there will be a Farmer’s Market filled with produce to sample, a stable with a wide range of small animals to pet and folk dancers who will invite participants to join in traditional dances. Join us as we begin the season of Advent by leaving the modern world behind and prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of a very special baby!
Lent Event is an inter-generational experience for families to share and learn more about the season of Lent. Parents and children participate in various activities reflecting the events surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join us and we prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate the Good News! Lent Event is usually scheduled for the evening of Ash Wednesday.
Christmas In July
In July, Children’s holds a celebration called “Christmas in July” where first through sixth graders have a water day. Covenant kids come dressed in their bathing suits, and hit the water slide, play games and enjoy snow cones. They will also hear the Christmas story and enjoy Christmas carols. Sure, Christmas is five months away in December, but we should celebrate the birth of Christ each and every day of the year!
This event will be July 28, 2012.
Once a year, children and parents interested in learning more about the sacraments of communion and baptism are invited to remain after the 11 a.m. worship service for "Communion Conversation." Children learn the meaning of symbols and sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper. The conversation concludes with children and adults receiving communion together. See Covenant newsletters and weekly announcements for upcoming "Communion Conversation" meetings.
Trunk-or-Treat through the Bible
“Trunk-or-Treat through the Bible” is a fun-filled fellowship event for the whole family. Car owners get to use their creativity to decorate the back of their vehicle to reflect a story from the Bible, dress up as the character and hand out treats related to their theme while they talk about the story. Instead of going house to house for candy, children go car to car for inspirational favors, tattoos, candy or any item relating to the Bible story being depicted. For example, a trunk is transformed into “Noah’s Ark” complete with stuffed animals going up a ramp and a person dressed as Noah hands out small packages of animal crackers. It’s a great chance for children and adults alike to dress up and learn more about Bible stories, the truths they bring and what they mean in our lives. In addition to “Trunk-or-Treating” there will be a moonwalk and other festive activities for families to celebrate together.