February 15, 2018

THIS SUNDAY:
Sunday, February 18th:
In Sunday School we'll learn about the baptism of Jesus and begin our Lenten journey of following Jesus' ministry with weekly lessons and passport stamps as we "travel" to Jerusalem.

We'll all gather in the Lounge for chapel time, then dismiss to classes. Please note that classes are split slightly differently and some locations have changed for Lent:

Pk-1st grade class will meet in the Art Room.
2nd graders will meet in the Theater Room.
3rd and 4th graders will meet in the Main Kitchen foyer.
Club 56 will meet in the Lounge.

COMING UP IN MARCH:

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: DINNER & BINGO!
Friday, March 2nd, 6 - 8PM in the Youth Loft.

FAMILY FUN OUTING: FAIRMONT AQUATIC CENTER
Sunday, March 11, 2-4pm at Fairmont Pool in Sugarhouse.

CM COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday March 14, 6:30pm

FAMILY FUN OUTING: BOWLING
Sunday, March 18, 4:30-6:30pm at Olympus Hills Lanes.

CLUB 56
Sunday, March 25, 3-5pm
We will hike or go sledding, depending on the weather!

PARENT OFFERINGS:

MOMS' NIGHT IN
Sunday, February 25th, 5 - 7PM
Join us for an informal social evening.  Bring an appetizer to share.  Hilary's hosting.  Contact hlambert@wpcslc.org.

MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Saturday, March 3rd, 7 - 9PM
Discuss the book, The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck.

DADS' NIGHT OUT
Thursday, March 8th, 8PM at Wasatch Brew Pub, Sugarhouse.
Contact Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com.

Blessings,
Hilary Lambert
Director of Children's Ministry
hlambert@wpcslc.org

February 9, 2018

Coming up this week....

This Sunday WPC is having our annual Congregational Meeting from 10:10-11 in the sanctuary.  We will update you on programming, ministries and of course, the budget.  Childcare (in lieu of Sunday School) is provided for children birth-6th grade in the gym during the meeting.

From 3-5pm we are hosting an ice skating outing at the Gallivan Center.  This event is open to all families, all ages.  Cost is $5/person or $20 for a family of 4 or more.  RSVP Here for Ice Skating.

Coming soon....

Tuesday Feb. 13 we are celebrating Mardi Gras with a pancake supper, a dance party in the Loft, and a short worship service from 6-7:30pm.  We are in need of a few folks to help make pancakes at 4pm and serve during the event.  If you can lend a hand, email communications@wpcslc.org.

Wednesday Feb. 14 we will usher in the season of Lent with a simple soup supper and Ash Wednesday worship service from 6-7:30pm.  Bring a soup to share and enjoy this peaceful service.

Friday March 2 is Family Fun Night, BINGO edition!  We'll provide pizza and games, you bring a side and have some fun!

February 2, 2018

Coming up this week....

Friday Family Fun Night is back!  Join us for dinner in the Loft, then we'll work in teams to bake cookies and muffins for Sunday morning coffee hour and socialize.  Pizza is provided, please bring a side to share!  Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

In support of Family Promise, this week Sunday School will be held in the gym for all ages, Prek-6th grade.  We'll do some large-group activities, small-group stations, and play games. Please pick your kids up in the gym at 11:00.

Coming soon....
Wednesday Feb. 7 CM Committee Meeting, 6:30pm at my house.

Sunday Feb. 11 we are having a Family Ministry Outing to the Gallivan Center skating rink from 3-5pm.  Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org if you can join us!

Tuesday Feb. 13 we are celebrating Mardi Gras with a pancake supper, a dance party in the Loft, and a short worship service from 6-7:30pm.

Wednesday Feb. 14 we will usher in the season of Lent with a simple soup supper and Ash Wednesday worship service from 6-7:30pm.

January 25, 2018

Coming up this week....

We will be talking about the African proverb, "When you pray, move your feet" during Sunday School, as we set up rooms and make lunches for Family Promise.  I could use some parent volunteers to help direct kids as they make lunches and set up rooms, please let me know if you can help.

Coming soon....

Friday Feb. 2 is Family Fun Night- baking edition!  We'll start with dinner in the Loft, then we'll work in teams to bake cookies and muffins for Sunday morning coffee hour and socialize.  Pizza is provided, bring a side to share!  Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

Wednesday Feb. 7 CM Committee Meeting, 6:30pm at my house.

Sunday Feb. 11 we are having a Family Ministry Outing to the Gallivan Center skating rink from 3-5pm.

Tuesday Feb. 13 we are celebrating Mardi Gras with a pancake supper, a dance party in the Loft, and a short worship service from 6-7:30pm.

Wednesday Feb. 14 we will usher in the season of Lent with a simple soup supper and Ash Wednesday worship service from 6-7:30pm.

January 19, 2018

Good afternoon!

We have a lot coming up this Sunday, 1/21!  For starters, in Sunday School kids will be learning the Lord's Prayer through games and activities, and we'll be talking about the idea of prayer for the next few weeks.

Sunday afternoon we are having a pool party at the Fairmont Aquatic Center from 4-6pm, for kids 0-18 and their parents.  Please RSVP to dfleishman@wpcslc.org by Friday.  All you need to bring is a suit and towel!

Looking ahead, next Sunday during Sunday School hour we will be helping to set up for Family Promise.  I could use some parent volunteers to help direct kids as they make lunches and set up rooms, please let me know if you can help.

Friday Feb. 2 is Family Fun Night- baking edition.  We'll start with dinner in the Loft, then move to the main kitchen where we'll work in teams to bake cookies and muffins for Sunday morning coffee hour.  Pizza provided, bring a side to share!  Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

Blessings,

Hilary Lambert

January 11, 2018

Good evening, CM families!

I look forward to seeing you all this coming Sunday. I have a request, if you are able to help: the 2nd-4th grade Sunday School class will be using empty tissue boxes for a craft this week, if you have any in your recycle bin, can you please bring them? Thank you!

For those of you with Preschool-age kids, Wasatch Presbyterian Preschool is now doing enrollment, and WPC CM folks can register for next school year! Click below for more information.   https://www.wasatchpreschool.org/new-page

We have some fun outings coming up: 

Sunday 1/21 we are going swimming at Fairmont Aquatic Center from 4-6pm; bring your suit and towel and get ready for some fun!

Friday 2/2 is Family Fun Night, Baking Edition: We will have dinner in the Loft then do a baking night to supply coffee hour treats for 2/4.

Sunday 2/11 we are going ice skating at the Gallivan Center, (time TBD), cost is $5/person or $20 for family of 4+.

Hilary Lambert

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year!

We will kick off 2018 on Friday night (1/5) with Family Fun Night- game night edition. We will be having a taco and salad bar for dinner.  CM will provide tortillas, salad greens and beef, please bring a topping to share and note what you will bring by sending an RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

Sunday School resumes this coming Sunday, 1/7.  For this block of classes we will be focusing on Psalms, Proverbs, and Prayers. 

Some things to look forward to...

Our January service project will take place during Sunday School on 1/28, as we help prepare rooms and food for Family Promise guests.

On Sunday 1/21 we will have a family outing to Fairmont Aquatic Center from 4-6pm.

I hope you all are enjoying the winter break, and I hope to see you on Friday night!  Don't forget to RSVP!

Blessings,

Hilary Lambert

December 19, 2017

Good morning, all! I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the Advent season so far.

First off, THANK YOU to all parents who helped out this past Saturday and Sunday to make our Christmas Play a success. I have heard no end of compliments about how well the readers did (go Club 56!!), how adorable everyone was, and how meaningful it was. Thank you for your help and support in making this happen!

Next Sunday is Christmas Eve, so we will have one morning worship service at 10am, and two evening services, 7pm and 11pm. The Children and Youth Choir will be singing the opening song at the 7pm service. We are singing Once in Royal David’s City, verses 1 and 2. Please encourage your child to practice this week in preparation for Sunday! For those singing, please arrive on Christmas Eve at 6:20 PM and have your child go to the choir room on the third floor. We will wear robes for the service and will need to make sure we have time to robe and rehearse once more. Thank you! From Sabrina and Marian, choir leaders.

There will be no Sunday School this Sunday, but there will be nursery care available at 10am and 7pm services. 

If you are looking for a little service opportunity during Christmas break, WPC is making sandwiches for St. Vincent Soup Kitchen on 12/16 at 7pm in the gym. Bring the whole family and lend a hand!

If you are traveling and will miss the coming weeks, I wish you a Merry Christmas and peace and blessings in the New Year. Looking ahead, we have Family Fun - Game Night Edition on 1/5. We will be having a taco and salad bar for dinner, please bring a topping to share and note what you will bring by sending an RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

Sunday School resumes 1/7. On Sunday 1/21 we will have a family outing to Fairmont Aquatic Center from 4-6pm.

Merry Christmas!

Hilary Lambert

December 7, 2017

Good evening, families!

Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend for a very busy and fun first weekend of Advent. We had a fun Family Movie Night on Friday! Thanks to those who volunteered at the Advent Festival Sunday, and for everyone who turned out to help ring in the season! It was a joy to see the Fellowship Hall bursting at the seams!

This Sunday we will be back in Sunday School classrooms for our last class before the Christmas Play (next week) and winter break (Sunday School resumes 1/7.) Each class will explore the "supporting cast" of the nativity through crafts, and work on Jesse Tree ornaments.

A reminder that anyone interested in singing "Once in David's Royal City" at the 7pm service Christmas Eve is invited to join in practicing at the beginning of the Sunday School hour. Sabrina and Marian will lead kids to and from the choir room, and choir kiddos will join Sunday School classes at 10:30.

See you Sunday!

Hilary Lambert

November 28, 2017

Good afternoon, CM Families!

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and a nice long weekend. I am so thankful to be able to work in community with all of you and your beautiful children!

Advent begins this Friday, and we have a lot happening in CM and around the church during this festive season. 

The Christmas Play will be on December 17, and this is the last call for you to sign your children up for parts. Please fill out this google form by Wednesday if your child wants to participate. I'll send out an email with the program, parts, and volunteer information on Thursday.

Friday, 12/1 is Family Fun Night, and we are kicking off the season by watching Elf in the youth loft. All ages are invited to come in PJs, enjoy pizza and popcorn, and watch the movie. Please RSVP to me by Thursday so I know how much pizza to buy.

This Sunday, 12/3 we are having all-ages Sunday School in the gym at 10:10. We will work on Christmas Play music and introduce Jesse Tree ornament making as a way to look at Advent through the Bible. In the afternoon at 5pm on 12/3 WPC is hosting the annual Advent Festival. Crafts, costumes, a petting zoo, carols, and a soup dinner are provided. 

Be sure to check the website for all the Advent happenings! See you soon!

Blessings,

Hilary Lambert

November 16, 2017

Hello!

This Sunday is our last Sunday School of block 2, during which we've learned a lot about the Presbyterian Church, worship, and what makes WPC special. We'll take a break from Sunday School next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and we'll resume Dec. 3 for Advent, during which we will study the "Jesse Tree," the stories from the Old Testament that lead us to the birth of Christ.

Advent is right around the corner...if your child wants to participate in the annual Christmas Play during 9 and 11:15 worship on Sunday December 17, please fill out this form.

f your kids want to practice the songs at home, you can hear them online!

e will kick off the season of Advent in a few ways, mark your calendars!

Friday December 1 at 6pm we'll have a Family Fun Night: Christmas Movie edition...wear your PJs, enjoy some pizza and popcorn, and watch Elf in the Loft. Bring a side dish to share, and RSVP to dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

Sunday December 3 we will do an Advent kickoff in the gym during the Sunday School hour. All classes prek-6th grade will meet together for activities.

Sunday December 3 at 5pm is the all-church Advent Festival in the Fellowship Hall. Look for more details coming soon!

See you Sunday,

Hilary Lambert

November 14, 2017

Good evening!

This past week in Sunday School the kids learned about worship and the liturgical calendar. We also began practicing the songs for the Christmas program. If you'd like to practice at home, you can hear the songs and see the lyrics here. Look for an email next week with more details about the Dec. 17 Christmas program.

Mark your calendars for December 1, we will have Friday Family Fun Night and watch Elf, enjoy popcorn, and get excited about the season! 

December 3 is the all-church Advent Festival, look for more information about it in the coming weeks.

November 2, 2017

Good evening!

First off, thank you to everyone who pitched in with set-up, running activities, providing supplies, and clean-up at our Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday night. It was a spirited, spooky event, thanks to everyone who made it possible! Two thumbs up to Club 56 for their fantastic Spook Alley!

This Friday, November 3, is our Family Fun Night of service for KidsEat. At 6pm we will gather in the gym to assemble food donations into backpacks, then we'll head to the Loft for dinner prepared by the youth. Please bring an appetizer/snack to share, dinner and dessert are provided. RSVP to Dawn (dfleishman@wpcslc.org) so she can get the right amount of food for dinner. 

This weekend Brad Leinberger will take family photos as a fundraiser for the camp fund. Sign up here if you haven't already. Brad will be in touch soon about the photo location, it is weather dependent so he will be making the call as close to photo time as possible.

The Muellers welcomed 2 baby girls on October 25 and the Cummings welcomed a boy on Oct. 27.  Please consider signing up to provide a meal for these families as they settle in to life with their new arrivals.  Please contact the church office for sign up information.

See you Sunday!

October 26, 2017

Good afternoon!

Read on for some exciting service and fellowship opportunities happening in the coming days. See you this Sunday for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which we will celebrate in Sunday School as well as during worship.

Please join us for the Halloween Extravaganza this Sunday, October 29 at 5pm. Club 56 and Youth will create a "spook alley" and there will be crafts and games, along with a soup dinner and dessert provided by the CM committee. We ask that everyone bring a salad or side dish to share, wear your costume, and be ready for some fun!

Next Friday we are having a Friday Family Fun Night service project, where we will pack the KidsEat meal backpacks. Afterwards we will have dinner in the loft, prepared by the youth. Please bring an appetizer or side dish to share, dinner and dessert will be provided.

We are in the final days to sign up for our November 4 and 5  photo fundraiser, to benefit the CM camp fund for Camp Wasatch and Camp Tuttle. For $60 your family gets a 30-minute photo session and digital copies of all the pictures. Get a jump on your Christmas cards and support CM! You can sign up for a time slot here.