KidsMin Newsletter August 2017


  • Traci’s KidsMin Update
  • Upcoming Events
  • Welcome Hutsko family!!
  • AUGUST “Spotlight “
  • Bible Lessons: Early Childhood
  • Hume Baptisms
  • Bible Lessons: Elementary
  • Visit us on Sundays!!

What an amazing week we have had in Kid’s Ministry. We just completed a week of Vacation Bible School called “Rome, Paul and the Underground Church”. The kids were able to watch first century Rome come to life in the Roman Market Place where dramas occurred each day. They were able to meet Paul while he was on house arrest and then spend time in an underground church. We are so thankful to have such an amazing group of talented staff and volunteers who put together a historical bible-based week!

We are looking forward to our last few summer activities, Family Movie Under the Stars on the 12th and our End of Summer Beach Picnic on the 13th. We’d love to see your family at either or both of these events so that we can hang out and get to know your family a little better.

For all of our parents with school age children, I imagine you are ready for your kiddos to go back to school. This is when you hear that Christmas song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, in your mind and are diligently trying to get back on a schedule. In Kid’s Ministry we are looking forward to our vacationing families return to Sunday school, we’ve missed you! We are also planning our Fall Kick-Off Weekend on August 20th.

For Fall Kick-Off, all classes will continue meeting in the same locations has they have all summer including our elementary students. Elementary will continue meeting in the Life Center with 1st through 3rd grade on one side and 4th through 6th grade on the other. We have enjoyed the opportunity to “team teach” so much that we want to continue that partnership into the new school year.

Thank you so much to all of those who came and volunteered over the summer so that those who serve in Kid’s Ministry regularly could take some time away with their families. If that is you, thank you! If you are interested in finding out more about serving in Kid’s Ministry, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Calendar Dates for August (Kid’s Min)
August 12th – Family Movie Night – The Incredibles
(come in costume)
August 13th – End of Summer Beach Picnic (4pm-7pm Bring your family and some food to share)
August 20th – Fall kick-off weekend
August 23rd – Kids worship team fall kick-off

Welcome Pastor Hutsko!!
We are so excited to welcome Pastor David, Dana, Alexandra, Andrew, Aidan, and Allison. Kid’s Min Team looks forward to getting to know the Hutsko’s as they join our New Life Family.

Charlotte Griffin

Charlotte serves every Sunday with our 2nd graders during the 9:00 service. She has been attending New Life since 1987, serving with our kids since 1988. She started serving as a Care Group Hostess and Facilitator and is still involved. She has always worked with kids and teens, and wanted to continue to do so with kids here at New Life. Charlotte has 2 adult step-children, a grandson,4 great grandchildren and a surrogate granddaughter.

In her free time she loves to read, watch TV and study French, but her favorite thing to do is travel. She has also played the violin, piano, guitar and bass guitar. One special thing about Charlotte is her talent for puppetry. She was the Puppeteers Director here at New Life for 22 years, and loved mentoring so many young people.

When she was a child, she wanted to be an actress, and then a librarian which she later became one. She is a big LA sports fan, and loves the Dodgers, Lakers and Rams. If stranded on a desert island, she would take her Bible and her iPhone, but since there would likely be no service, she would take her Bible and a friend.

Charlotte’s favorite scriptures are Jeremiah 29:11 and Ephesians 2:10. We sure appreciate you Charlotte. Thank you for faithfully serving with our Kids Ministry for so many years. You are a blessing and we are grateful to have you.


Early Childhood
8/6 – Lesson 9 (Spiritual Growth Tools)
“Crossing the Jordan”
(Joshua 3:1 – 4:18)
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.”
(see Hebrews 13:6)
Focus: When I am afraid, God helps me.
8/13 – Lesson 10

(Spiritual Growth Tools)
“Walls Fall Down”
(Joshua 6)
“I trust in the Lord.”
(see Psalm 31:6)
Focus: I know God helps me every day.
8/20 – Lesson 12

(Spiritual Growth Tools)
“Joash Fixes the Temple”
(2 Kings 12:4-15; 2 Chronicles 24:1-14)
“Teach me your way, O Lord.”
(See Psalm 27:11)
Focus: I can learn from others ways to obey God.
8/27 – Lesson 13 (Spiritual Growth Tools)
“Esther is Brave”
(Esther 2:1 – 9:32)
“Be ready to do whatever is good.”
(see Titus 3:1)
Focus: God helps me do good things.

On July 9th many of our families whose children attended Hume Christian Camp came out to play some games, eat some food, and be baptized. From Kid’s Ministry three of our students we’re baptized at the Avila Port Beach. It was amazing to see these kids flourish over the week at Hume and then to make a public commitment to follow Christ. Congratulations to all the children and students who were baptized!



8/6 Unit 24 Session 2
“Jesus Has Power Over Evil”
Mark 5: 1-20
Main Point: Jesus healed a man with many evil spirits.

8/13 Unit 24 Session 3
“Jesus Healed a Woman and Raised a Girl”
Mark 5:21-43
Main Point: Jesus healed a bleeding woman and raised a girl from the dead.

8/20 Unit 24 Session 4
“Jesus Raised Lazarus”
John 11:1-7, 17-44
Main Point: Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

8/27 Unit 25 Session 1
“Jesus Was Anointed”
Matthew 26:6-13; John 12:1-8
Main Point: Jesus said Mary anointed Him for burial.

WHEN: Wednesday August 23rd 3pm-5pm
WHAT: Come meet the director and crew!
WHY: Learn what we do and how we do it!
-Lets rehearse some new material!

WHERE: In the life center
Most importantly: HAVE FUN!!!

Hey moms and dads!

The KidsMin Worship Team wants to extend an open invitation to all parents who would like to visit us on any Sunday, any time – you’re always welcome!

Feel free to grab some coffee and a pastry in the courtyard and come on over to the Life Center to see what your kids are learning during our Large Group sessions.

The 1st-6th grade kids meet in the Life Center every Sunday morning from 9:15-9:45 for 1st service and 11:15-11:45 for 2nd service.


Saturdays at 6pm
(kids ministry for 0-K)

Sundays at 9am
(kids ministry for 0-6th grade)

Sundays at 11am
(kids ministry for 0-6th grade)


Education Building
Check-In (Rm 16)
Newborns/Crawlers (Rm 3)
Early Walkers (Rm 4)
2’s (Rm 5)
3’s (Rm 1)
Pre-K (Rm 2)
Kinder (Rm 12)

Life Center
Check-In (downstairs)
1st – 6th grades

with the team

Traci Bognuda
(KidsMin Director)

Auzia Clark
(Team Administrator)

Tami Lundquist
Becky Ferini

(Nursery Coordinators)

DeLynn Wagner
(Early Childhood Coordinator)

Melanie Borum
(Elementary Coordinator)

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