Let’s Celebrate! Meet Volunteer of the Week…Bree Flesher!
Bree volunteers in both the Early Childhood Backyard AND Garden! Since October 2012 Bree has invested over 242 hours serving in Parkview Kids. She faithfully serves every Sunday at 9am and 11am. Bree is fun, enthusiastic and she is always ready to welcome the children. We love having her on our team. Thank you, Bree, the best is yet to come!
Let’s create great connections with the kids!
Make it audible and Make it doable!
- 1. Make it audible. Let the kids hear it! Call them “my friends”, “my group” or “my kids”. Find opportunities to tell each child individually that you are glad they are yours:
- “I’m so glad you are in my group.”
- “I’m so glad we get to learn about Jesus together.”
2. Make it doable
Think of a fun “ritual” to do with your group each week. Make up a unique hand-shake-fist-bump-high-five that you do every time they arrive. Or come up with a special name for your small group like the Flying Ninjas or the Butterfly Princesses. Giving them a specific place to belong and make that place FUN!
Using all of these senses, helps your little ones know that they do belong to you and that you belong to them! Helping preschoolers know they truly do have a place to belong within your small group helps them begin to grasp that they also have a place they belong within the family of God.
Enjoy the privilege of helping them see they belong!
(the above is an excerpt of an article from First Look called I belong to you . . . by Barbara)
Let’s create spaces not places. Places are rooms and areas but spaces are inviting and irresistible!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend and I look forward to seeing YOU soon!
BIG hugs and much love,
“Be Kind and Loving to Each Other” Ephesians 4:32, NCV