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Barefoot Kids Report

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Barefoot Kids Report

From Reverend Timothy Hughes, Senior Pastor


A new school year will bring new changes for Children’s Ministry at First Baptist.  Kim Ciaciuch who has led our ministry well decided she needed to step away.  Thank-you Kim for all you did for our kids and volunteers!  Your faithfulness and giftedness are so appreciated.

In her absence Teresa Hanson has stepped in to fill the gap in an interim roll.  Teresa has been great and is going to continue to fill in for us through the summer months.  Teresa, thank-you for your faithful service!  Your gifts and service are also greatly appreciated.

Starting in September we get to welcome “The Karens” to the lead spot for our Children’s Ministry.  Karenjean Crawford and Karen Gentzler have agreed to step up to the plate to help us teach the kids of First Baptist about the love of Jesus and what it means to follow him.  We are certain to be blessed by this power-house duo!  In fact, “The Karens” are already meeting to discuss plans and curriculum for next year.  

How blessed our church is to have such wonderful leaders eager to raise up our young disciples in the knowledge and adoration of Jesus.  Please do join me in giving a hearty thank you to Kim & Teresa as well as a warm welcome to Karenjean and Karen.


Blessings all, 


Pastor Tim


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Children's Ministry Report

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Children's Ministry Report

Hello all,

Within Children’s Ministry we have moved the kiosk from a parent check-in to Serve Team check-in at the end of the hallway.  This provides for greater safety and accountability for the children under our care.  In addition to our check-in/check-out process at the kiosk, for those who have children in the nursery, we are asking that before picking them up that the parent or guardian come to the kiosk to check them out.  We will then add stickers to the parent labels which indicate they have been checked out.  These can then be shown to the Children’s Ministry volunteers in the nursery.  By doing so, this not only allows for safety protocol to be implemented but also allows a thorough accounting of the children in our care.  If this is new to you, please know we desire to ensure the safety of your children.  Thank you for helping us to achieve excellence in this ministry.

A reminder: Please make sure you bring your parent labels back to the kiosk to allow swift check-out.


Our kids were so happy to be involved in the Christmas Eve service, wearing nativity costumes and singing “Away In The Manger.”  Overall, this event went very well.  Several adult volunteers stepped up to manage the masses.  Additionally, in the costuming process our 10-13 year old group, which has been led by Karenjean Crawford and David Hull was very active; helping the smaller kids get dressed.  This enabled the quick transition.  It was such a blessing to witness their servant hearts as they sought to be a part of, and to provide support for, the Barefoot Kids Ministry.  For the help of all, I was, and am very thankful.

Being within the Winter term of our studies the children are learning about Jesus.  YAY!  It is always such a blessing to see the children’s minds spark questions, seeking to understand God’s word.  One of the blessings of the children’s curriculum of Heart Shapers is the interaction within the classes.  There is curriculum now in place at the Nursery (0-2), Pre-K (3-5) and Elementary (6-9) year old levels. 

As always, within children’s ministry, those who volunteer have a great desire to change hearts for Christ…one lesson at a time.  Thank you for your support of this ministry.


In Christ,

Teresa D. Hanson (Children’s Ministry Leader Sub.)

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