it’s time for wiggle waggle wednesdays!

Hello Bright Beginnings Families!  It’s been a while since you’ve had a new post!

Wondering why?

The short answer is that I took a technology break during Lent and have had a hard time getting back into the swing of all things technology.  The long answer is a possible future blog post…

So, where are we now?

Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays has begun!

If you are unfamiliar with Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays, here is a quick overview:

All children in the Garden or Backyard classes who attend on Wednesday nights will be assigned a team (orange or blue) and will compete the entire summer to earn points for their team.

Attending Service:  1 point

Wearing Their Team Color:  2 points

Winning Games Played Each Week:  3 points

Bringing a Friend:  5 points

Memorizing the Lord’s Prayer:  10 points

Memorizing Each Month’s Bible Verse: 10 points

Being Able to Recite All Four at the End of Summer:  Priceless (and 20 points)

You can help your child by making sure they attend Bright Beginnings on Wednesday nights, being willing to transport an extra friend or two, reminding them to dress in their team color (anything from hair accessories and hats to shirts and socks count) and working with them to memorize the Lord’s Prayer and verse of the month at home!

June: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1

July:  “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Psalm 129:14

August:  “This is love for God to obey His commands.”  1 John 5:3

The Lord’s Prayer:  “Our Father, in Heaven, holy is Your name.  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven . Give us this day our daily bread.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever.  Amen

We will be playing our games either in Kid City or in the grassy area just outside Bright Beginnings.  If you have any concerns about your child being in either of these two areas during service, please let me know.

Our children enjoyed creating and performing their team cheers a couple weeks ago as we kicked off Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays.

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The following week they completed an obstacle course to earn points for their team.

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And tonight we will be painting with ice!

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I can’t wait to see our children’s artistic interpretations of Genesis 1:1.  Hope to see you there!

If your child has yet to attend a Wednesday evening this summer, there’s always room for more on our teams, so come join us!

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See you soon,

ryannesig

 

 

 

parachute night!

It was parachute night at Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays!

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The kids are doing such a great job wearing their team colors, bringing friends and memorizing scripture.  Keep up the good work at home!

bible verse freeze tag!

We played Bible Verse Freeze Tag at Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays tonight.

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You can work with your child at home on our Bible verse as well!

Our verse for June is, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”  Deuteronomy 6:5

wiggle waggle wednesdays have begun!

We launched our 4th Annual Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays tonight in Bright Beginnings!

During the next three months The Garden and Backyard kids will be participating in Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays in Bright Beginnings.  It’s basically our own version of Kid City’s Wet & Wacky Wednesdays, just a little less wacky and a lot less wet!

We will be playing exciting games (think elementary gym class…remember parachute day?!), worshiping with music and movement (think drums and other fun percussion instruments) and putting God’s Word in our hearts (memorization!).  Each child in the Garden and Backyard will be assigned a team (either Orange or Blue) and will be competing all summer to earn points for their team (see point chart below).

Attending Service:  1 point

Wearing Your Team Color:  2 points

Winning Games Played Each Week:  3 points

Bringing a Friend:  5 points

Memorizing the Lord’s Prayer:  10 points

Memorizing Each Month’s Bible Verse:  10 points

Being Able to Recite All Four at the End of Summer:  Priceless  (and 20 points)

You can help your child by making sure they are here, being willing to transport a few extra friends, reminding them to dress in their team color (anything from hair accessories and hats to colored shirts and socks count), and working with them on memorizing the Lord’s Prayer and verse of the month at home!

June:  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”  Deuteronomy 6:5

July:  “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”  Luke 6:31

August:  “Children obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”  Colossians 3:20

The Lord’s Prayer:  “Our Father, in Heaven, hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever.  Amen

* We will be playing most of our games in Kid City (as they are out on the baseball field getting wet and being wacky) or outside in the grassy area outside Bright Beginnings.  If you have any concerns about your children being in either of these two areas during service, please let Miss Ryanne know. 

Thanks in advance for making our summer of Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays a success.  We are all looking forward to Wiggling and Waggling with your kiddos!

To kick of Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays, we assigned teams and then created team cheers!

 

Who will win this year?!

 

 

 

 

and the winner is…

The Blue Team!

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Both teams did a great job wearing their team color, bringing friends, playing games and memorizing scriptures all summer!

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Another fun summer of Wiggle Waggle Wednesdays has come to an end!

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We’ll see you this Wednesday as we head back to the classics with David & Goliath!

it’s party time!

It’s time for our end of the summer Wiggle Waggle Wednesday party!  Which team ended up with the most points?  Come tonight to find out!

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Drumming for Jesus!

Pam Gage and Dana Lewis came in last night to help us praise God with some drumming.  Check it out:

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Pam and Dana lead Cardio Drumming-Jackson and would love to have you join them at one of their drumming sessions!  It’s a great workout for people of all ages and abilities and they host their sessions all over Jackson County, so one is sure to be in your area.  Check out the facebook page for more information and feel free to leave a post if you have any questions.  A Cardio Drumming class may even be coming to JaxNaz soon, so be sure to watch for details!

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Drums Tonight!

We’ll be praising God will drums tonight!

DSC00743It’s an annual favorite with our kids, so come on out and join us!