Rising 6th Graders “Stepping Up” to Harvest Youth HY5
Stepping Up: Rising 6th Grade Sunday School
On Sunday, June 1 all 5th graders will attend Confirmation Sunday worship, instead of Sunday school. Beginning Sunday, June 8 the Stepping Up Sunday school class will meet at 9:00 am upstairs in the West Wing. The class will meet on the following Sundays: June 8, June 15, June 22 and June 29. This class will be taught by our summer youth intern JE Allen and the HY5 teachers. The focus of these classes is to help prepare the rising 6th graders for Youth Ministry and help them explore the five core values of HY5: Believe, Belong, Live, Love and Grow.
Stepping Up for Parents
Parents, we know that this is a transitional time for you as well as your child. It can be daunting to think about what the next few years will bring, as your child enters adolescence and their teenage years. We want to help you prepare for this time by offering a special class for parents at the same time your child is in their Stepping Up class. So on Sundays, June 8, 15, 22 and June 29, you are invited to attend this class from 9 to 10:00 am upstairs in the West Wing. Your family can then worship together at the 10:30 service. The class will be led by Beth Saalmann and Robin Cole. It will be a fun experience, with parents sharing and interacting with other parents who are facing the same joys and challenges parenting an adolescent can bring.
Stepping Up Family Night
There is a change of venue for Stepping Up for rising 6th graders and their families. Stepping Up Family Night will meet in the Harvest Centre Friday, June 27 for dinner at 6:30 pm. The youth and their parents will enjoy a meal and special experiences together. It will be important that each child brings a reminder of their childhood with them to this event. It could be a book, a picture, or a toy. We ask that this event be for parents and rising sixth graders only. Parents will have an opportunity to learn about youth ministry and kids will have an opportunity to get to know some of their new peers. Cost is $10 per family. This event will conclude by 9:00 pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-907-7333 to RSVP by June 13 for this event.
Stepping Up to HY5 - please note: new date!
Sunday, July 13 will be the first night rising 6th graders will attend HY5. HY5 is a Harvest Youth worship and small group experience that meets on Sunday nights from 5:00 to 7:30. Dinner is served each week and costs $3. The kids will play games, worship together and then meet in small groups that are formed by age and gender. Each small group has designated adult leaders. We look forward to walking through this time of transition with you and supporting you as your youth takes these next steps on their path.