Hey Kids – Check out what’s going on at the church!
Children’s Christmas Party:  (Dec 18)
Calling all Kindergarten thru fifth-grade students:  Join us for games, fun and food at a Christmas party just for you on Monday, Dec 18 from 6-7:30 pm.  Preschool children may attend, but we would like parents to attend with them, if possible.  Please bring a dozen cookies or baked treats to exchange and share.
Children’s Christmas Programs:  (Dec 17)
Save the Date:  The Children’s Christmas Programs will be held on Sunday, December 17.  The program times will be: Pre-K thru Grade 2 program at 8:15 ~ and ~ Grades 3-6 program at 10:45.  Rehearsals for kids in grades 3-6 will begin on Saturday, Nov 4 at 10 am (see below for full rehearsal schedule).  Rehearsals for kids in Pre-K thru 2nd grade will begin on Saturday, Dec 2 at 8:30 am (see below for additional information).
A CD of the songs for the program was sent home with the kids on Sunday, November 5.  Please help your child(ren) learn the songs.  If you did not receive a CD, please ask for one next week.
Christmas Caroling:  (Dec 17)
Save the Date:  All members of the congregation, young and old, are invited to join in singing Christmas Carols and to bring some Christmas cheer to some wonderful people!  Wear a Christmas sweater or scarf, anything to dress festive for the afternoon.
Caroling at: Touchmark at 1 pm ~ Bethany Homes at 3 pm ~ VA Hospital Community Rm 4:30 pm
Watch for details on carpooling options, etc as the event gets closer.
All children must be accompanied by a parent.
Christmas Worship Services:
Sunday, December 24:  10 am regular worship, 3:30 and 5 pm Candlelight services
Monday, December 25:  10 am Christmas worship with Communion
Do you have Pictures from Church Events?
If you have pictures from church events and are willing to share them, please let the office know.  You just never know where we might use them…  Thanks!
Sunday School Teachers Still Needed:  (as of Nov 16)
We are still looking for help on Sunday mornings for Sunday School.  We are looking for teachers or team teachers for 2nd and 5th grades, substitutes and memory work helpers.  If interested, please contact Bobbi Hestdalen at 701-540-2218 or the church office.
Sunday School Memory Work:
The following note was sent home with all Sunday School children on Sept 17:
Dear Parents of Sunday School Children:  We would like to encourage talking about God’s word at home.  To help facilitate this, each grade has been given memory work.  Please take some time during the week to work with your child(ren) on their memory work.  We would like each child to be able to have all of it completed by the end of the year.
In case your child’s memory work sheet has been misplaced, just click on the appropriate link to access it:
     Preschool       Kindergarten       1st Grade       2nd Grade       3rd Grade      4th Grade        5th Grade
Sunday School:  (began Sept 10)
BSLC offers a Sunday School program for children ages 3 and up during the school year (Sept – May).  Sunday School meets from 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday mornings (conveniently scheduled between our two Worship Services).  If you have a child age 3 and up, sign them up for Sunday School (the form is located under the “Resources / Forms” tab of this website) or just show up on Sunday morning.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
PS – If you would like to help our Sunday School program in any way
(ie: teaching, substitute teaching, being that extra set of hands in a classroom, helping with attendance, etc), please contact the church office or stop in the office Sunday morning during Sunday School.  We can always use a spare pair of hands!