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What’s in this Update:

  • Curriculum Update
  • Easter Egg Hunt – TOMORROW Saturday 4/13 – We hope to see you there!
  • Early Childhood on Easter Sunday
  • Save the Date: Pre-K Visits Elementary Ministry & Pre-K Milestone – 4/28
  • SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School – 8/12-8/16 – Register today!
  • Early Childhood on Sunday
  • Early Childhood on Wednesday
  • Connect with us on Facebook!

Curriculum Update

 

God created us to be in a relationship with Him and in relationships with people here on earth. He wants us to have friends, and He wants us to be a good friend. In
fact, He wants it so much, God sent His one and only Son, Jesus, to show us how to be a good friend and make a way for us to be friends with Him forever.

 

 

 

Friendships are a big part of preschoolers’ lives. Through these first relationships, they are learning how to be a friend, have fun with friends, get along with friends,
problem-solve with friends, resolve conflict with friends, and above all, love friends.

 

 

This month, we hope preschoolers will learn that Jesus is their friend—the best friend they will ever have. If our preschoolers finish this month knowing that Jesus wants to be their friend forever, that is a huge win! That will make it a very Happy Easter!

WEEK TWO – 4/14 & 4/17

Week two is all about celebrating our good
friend, Jesus. When the people were shouting and
waving those palm branches on what we now celebrate
as Palm Sunday, they really had no idea just how
amazing Jesus really is. Now that we know, we should
praise Him even more! Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!

 

WEEK THREE – 4/21 & 4/24

Week three, we will celebrate the event that changed everything. We call it Easter. This is when the meaning of Christmas and Jesus’ birth came full circle. Easter is when people realized that God sent Jesus to be our friend forever. Because of Easter, we can know God personally and God will be with us, always

 


Easter Egg Hunt – TOMORROW Saturday 4/13 – We hope to see you there!

CALLING ALL DETECTIVES! We have lost all of our eggs and need your help to find them before Easter! If you’re up for the task, hippity hop on over to Wayzata Community Church on Saturday, April 13 to help us with our search and have some fun with your friends and family. Everyone is welcome to come play, with egg hunts for children up to age 8. Bring your own basket or decorate one here. The adventure begins in the Gym, off the West Entrance, at 10:00 a.m. with hunts being called throughout the morning based on when you arrive. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 13
10:00-11:30 a.m., 
Great Hall (Gym)
Fee: $5.00 per detective
Click here to register. 


Early Childhood on Holy Week and Easter Sunday

 

 

 

 

HOLY WEDNESDAY*
April 17, 5:15 p.m. Community Meal & 6:30 p.m. Worship, Mithun Hall
This year we will begin our Holy Week services with Wednesday Night  Table Worship. Join us for a $5 meal, followed by worship in Mithun Hall.   We will walk through Jesus’ last meal with his followers, connect our journey to the passover journey of our Jewish brothers and sisters, and be sent out as servant leaders into Christ’s Kindom.
Childcare available for Birth-PreK, but we also invite you to bring your PreK child to experience this special Worship with you

MAUNDY THURSDAY, TENEBRAE WITH COMMUNION*
April 18, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the
monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the entire church during Holy Week. We join Christians of many generations throughout the world in using the liturgy of Tenebrae.

Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering and death; we remember the cataclysmic nature of his sacrifice and through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory.
Childcare available for Birth-PreK

GOOD FRIDAY, EXPERIENTIAL WORSHIP*
April 19, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Our Good Friday Experience is one of the most reverent and dramatic services of the year with profound music, spoken word, art, and a chance for all to engage in a solemn, contemplative, and modern style worship experience.
Childcare available for Birth-PreK

 

 

Sunrise Service at Wayzata Beach    6:30 a.m. 
A Wayzata classic! Music, communion, scripture, message and bonfires. Dogs are welcome! Wayzata Beach is just west of the Depot, on Lake Street in Wayzata.

Traditional Worship   8:30 a.m. in the Chapel*
Easter in an intimate setting with traditional music, soloist, communion, and sermon.
* Childcare available for ages Birth-PreK

Contemporary Worship    8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary* 
A joyful contemporary celebration of Easter with sermon, and music from Tapestry and the Children’s Choir, with a children’s message. Following the message, children in K-3rd grade are invited out of worship to a special Easter experience in the Gym.
*Any Early Childhood friends in the Easter children’s choir are welcome to stay in worship or can be dropped off at the Early Childhood Center for Sunday School following their performance

Contemporary Worship    10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary* 
A joyful contemporary celebration of Easter with sermon, and music from Tapestry and the Celebration Singers, with a children’s message. Following the
message, children in K-3rd grade are invited out of worship to a special Easter experience in the Gym. This is a Parables-friendly service.
* Childcare available for ages Birth-PreK

Traditional Worship   11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary*
Traditional, lively Easter celebrations with a children’s message, sermon, and music by the WCC Chancel Choir, organ and members of the Dallas Brass. Following the message, children in K-3rd grade are invited out of worship to a special Easter experience in the Gym.
* Childcare available for ages Birth-PreK


Save the Date: Pre-K Visits Elementary Ministry & Pre-K Milestone 4/28

Sunday April 28th will be a very special day here at Wayzata Community Church in Early Childhood Ministry!

During 9am Sunday School, our Pre-K class will travel to the gym to experience Elementary Ministry for the first time.  They will get to enjoy some games with our current 1st Grade class. Drop-off will occur as usual in the Early Childhood Center, Ms. Ashley and our high school teachers will travel with the group to the gym around 9:10am and you can pick up your child in the Early Childhood Center as usual or stay for some quality parent and child time during our PreK Milestone.

That same morning, following Worship, we also invite you to join us in Mithun Hall for our Pre-K Milestone.  This milestone is for families with children finishing Pre-K this spring and entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019!

A child’s transition from infant to toddler to preschooler is a period of constant discovery for parent and child alike. From the child’s perspective, virtually everything he or she encounters – from the most mundane task to the most unique occurrence – is happening for the first time.

In this single session course we will begin with some time together, just as parents, to discuss and reflect on what it has meant to watch your child learn and grow through these first few phases of life and looking ahead to this time of transition into school.  The second part of the session will be quality time spent with your child creating some prayer tools to bring home and learning together how you can use them in your family’s regular flow of life.

If you would like to join us for this special experience, please RSVP to the e-vite below.  If you have additional children in Early Childhood or Elementary, they are invited to stay with their Sunday School groups for the duration of this class.  If you are planning for your other children to stay during this milestone, please respond to our poll within the e-vite so we have an idea of how many will be staying. We hope you’ll join us for all of the fun!

Click here to RSVP today!


Save the Date: Vacation Bible School 2019 – 8/12-8/16

We hope you’ll plan for your child to join us for our end of summer adventure!  Children ages 3 all the way through 5th grade can sign up for this week of fun.

Click the link below to register today!

https://www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org/education/childrens-education-ministry/vbs-2019/



Early Childhood on Sundays

9:00am Worship
Check-in electronically at any of our iPad stations inside the doors of the East and West entrances.  Starting at 8:45am, you may bring your child into the main door of the Early Childhood Center located at the East entrance.  At our drop off spot, at the end of the main hallway, someone from our Early Childhood Ministry team will escort your child or direct you and your child to the right classroom.

During this worship service, your child will experience Sunday School with their peers in an age appropriate classroom environment.  Each class will have free play, group time, a Bible Story, hands on Bible activity, and sing the unit’s theme song!

10:45am Worship
Check-in electronically at any of our iPad stations inside the doors of the East and West entrances.  Starting at 10:30am, you may bring your child into the main door of the Early Childhood Center located at the East entrance.  At our drop off spot, at the end of the main hallway, someone from our Early Childhood Ministry team will escort your child or direct you and your child to the right classroom.

During this worship service, your child will experience Sunday School in a mixed-age environment.  This class will have free play, a Bible story, and hands on Bible activity.


Early Childhood on Wednesdays

Block One 4:00pm-5:15pm
Check-in electronically at any of our iPad stations inside the doors of the East and West entrances.  Starting at 3:45pm, you may bring your child to the main door of the Early Childhood Center located at the East entrance someone from our Early Childhood Ministry team will escort your child or direct you and your child to the right classroom.

In this class, children will enjoy free play, an age appropriate worship experience that includes singing, dancing, and instruments, the weekly Bible story, and a hands-on Bible story activity.

Block Three 6:30pm-8:00pm

Check-in electronically at any of our iPad stations inside the doors of the East and West entrances.  Starting at 6:15pm, you may bring your child to the main door of the Early Childhood Center located at the East entrance someone from our Early Childhood Ministry team will escort your child or direct you and your child to the right classroom.

In this class, children will enjoy free play, the weekly Bible story, and a hands-on Bible story activity.


Connect with us on Facebook!

If you haven’t already, follow and like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on programming as well as photos and videos from our various ministry activities and events!

https://www.facebook.com/WCCEarlyChildhoodMinistry

Blessings,

Hannah Cruzen
Director of Early Childhood Ministry
hcruzen@www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org
(952)473-8877

Contact / Location
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Contact info

Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877
Email: welcome@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

FALL, WINTER, SPRING SCHEDULE
8 a.m.  Chapel with Communion
9:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary
10:30 a.m. Parables Special Needs
10:45 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary

Spring Calendar

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