Sprouts is a fellowship and educational group for 1st-5th graders. During the School year, we meet on the first or second Friday of the month, (depending on holidays) from 6 pm to 8 pm. We do not meet in June, July or August. Each meeting focuses on a different educational, fun, or service activity.
There is no cost for participating in Sprouts, and dinner is included in the evening. Every elementary child is welcome, and we always love meeting new friends. (Each month is self-contained, and we usually have one or two new faces each month, so first-timers won’t feel behind or left out.)
We know that coming to a new place and activity can be scary for kids (just like adults!), and parents are welcome to stay for Sprouts, if that would make their children feel more comfortable. If you would like more information about any event, or Sprouts in general, please contact Pastor Rob by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (610-566-1644 ext 13).
Sprouts Schedule 2016
September 16th, 6-8 pm: Bowling at Sproul Lanes
We’ll kick-off the year bowling at Sproul Lanes Bowling Alley. While bowling and eating pizza, we’ll try to live out the four pillars of Sprouts: Respect, Responsibility, Kindness and Teamwork. When we return to the church, the Sprouts will share examples of how they lived out the four pillars. Sprouts should bring $5, which will cover everything. Parents should plan to drop Sprouts off and pick Sprouts up from the church.
October 7th, 6-8 pm: Blessing the Animals
God calls us to take care of the creation and the creatures in it. Children experience this call through their pets (or their stuffed animals, if they don’t have pets). At Sprouts, we will talk about our call to care for animals and God’s love for animals. Then, at the end, we will have a time of “show and tell” with our pets/stuffed animals, and ask God to bless our animals. Parents are invited to bring their child’s pet or stuffed animal when they return at 7:40 pm. The show and tell and blessing will take place 7:40-8 pm.
November 4th, 6-8 pm: Carpentry and Christ
Before beginning his ministry, Jesus probably spent time learning the family business – carpentry. Carpentry has many parallels with living a spiritually-sound life. At Sprouts this month, we will explore those parallels. We will watch carpentry demonstrations performed by guest carpenters, learn about how those skills relate to our spiritual life, and even get to try some (age appropriate) carpentry ourselves.
Sunday, December 4th, 4-7 pm: Advent Festival
Sprouts will not officially meet in December. Instead, Sprouts (and their families) are encouraged to attend the Advent Festival, which will take place at the church Sunday, Dec 4th, 4-7 pm. The festival includes the opportunity to make crafts and decorate cards for our sick or injured members, eat dinner together, and sing Christmas Carols in the sanctuary at the end of the night.