Family-Focused in Schweitzer Kids

Summer with Schweitzer Kids has been AMAZING! Our new once-a-month family events have been a hit!! Nerf & Nachos Night was fun for all ages. The best part was seeing parents and children interacting and having a good time. By the end of the night, no one was ready to leave, and there have already been requests to have another Nerf-related event. 

Schweitzer Kids also hosted a Painting Night, where we switched gears from the excitement of Nerf to a relaxing and therapeutic night of creativity. From rocks to printed canvases to blank canvases, many families gathered to spend time with one another and express God’s gift of creativity. This is another event that was requested as something we should do again in the future – be watching for Cocoa & Canvases this winter. 

Last but not least, we relaunched Outdoor Family Movie Nights and are looking forward to more this fall! 

You may have noticed we have been offering more family-oriented events lately. We believe the purpose of Kids Ministry is not only for kids to have a place to worship and get to know God on their level, but also for the church to partner with families to empower and equip parents (and other adult influencers) to be spiritual leaders in their households. Our goal for these family events is to create an environment where families can gather for fun and fellowship with other families while also creating opportunities for them to disciple their children. We believe when the church and parents (or families) come together, they build a solid foundation for the kids at Schweitzer. 

Wednesday night meals this fall are a great way to build community with all generations. We hope this addition will also make it easier for families to enjoy groups and programs. With curriculum designed especially for kids, they will continue to learn and grow in their faith both on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. 

Last but not least, if you’re interested in volunteering with the next generation, please reach out. I would love to meet you! 

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