Monday, October 24, 2016

Path to Gratitude

For the month of October, we have been on the Path to Gratitude during our 2017 Generosity Campaign. Children have started each Sunday School class sharing things for which they are grateful and we have displayed these things on three Paths to Gratitudeon the preschool and elementary halls. On October 16, our Kindergarten through 5th graders participated in Path to Gratitude Prayer stations where children focused on the importance of responding with gratitude for things we are thankful for in the church that allow us to grow in faith and share Gods love in the world (pictures below). Pre-K through 5th graders also received their very own offering envelopes that day. Although our season of generosity is coming to a close, we want to continue to encourage our children and families to live with an attitude of gratitude. Below are some helpful resources to help you and your family continue on the Path to Gratitude in your daily lives.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

onCore! Wednesday Nights for Kids

Wednesday nights can mean a lot of things, but for 100+ RPC kiddos, it means onCore night at church! If you're not familiar with it, onCore is Roswell Presbyterian's Wednesday Evening Program for kids, and let me tell you, it's awesome! We start with a fun themed dinner with adults and kids of all ages. Then children go to Bible, choir, and finally, their choice of electives. Electives include things like art, lego club, leadership, hand chimes, rec, and drums.

This week in particular, I loved seeing how our children were able to engage scripture and encounter the Word of God in a real way through our lego elective. Children begin in prayer, then read a story from scripture (this week, it was David and Goliath), discuss what they believe are the most important parts and themes, choose a part they would like to focus on, and then build it! After they do that they read the story again and act it out with their creations. Finally, they talk about what stuck out to them and what they learned about God through the process.

Each week, I am amazed at the discussions and conversations that come out of each area of onCore, and it's also so wonderful to see friendships and community being formed outside of Sunday mornings. Wednesday nights at onCore are fun, loud, and busy, but it's very clear God is at work in a mighty way in the lives of children through their time at onCore!

If you are interested in joining us at onCore, you can still register for our Winter term that begins in January this year, just click HERE!

Check Out the video our children and their fantastic leader, Stan Homer, made of David and Goliath during their elective time!

1 Samuel 17: David and Goliath


Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Special Sunday!

October 2, 2016 is a special Sunday! It's World Communion Sunday, so all elementary classes will focus on Communion Education during Sunday School (and they get to eat lots of bread at the 11:15 service...yum)!

Also, this Sunday is the first Sunday of the Kindergarten Worship Education Series where Kindergarten children will learn and experience important elements of worship over the next 4 weeks. There is also a parent track at 9:45 in Alderman Hall.

During the 11:15 service 1st-5th grade choirs will sing which will be awesome!

Last, but not least, Sunday is the last day to bring old frames, Bibles, and crayons to help the Mustard Seed Project. Drop off is in the Sunday School classrooms. We hope to see you this Sunday!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2nd Annual F2 Photo Scavenger Hunt!

It’s that time! Join us for F2’s 2nd Annual Photo Scavenger Hunt September 9th! All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to a night of fun and fellowship. We'll meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Alderman Hall for a pizza dinner and then split into teams for a photo scavenger hunt in the nearby Roswell area. We will return to church at 7:30 to see everyone's photos and to announce the winning team! We will end at 8:00 p.m. Cost is $5. We do need parent drivers for this event. Register for this awesome event  HERE!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dear RPC Elementary Families,

This coming Sunday, August 14 is RPC’s Fall Kick-Off! There is so much going on all day Sunday and I don’t want you to miss a beat! Below you will find everything you need to know about Children’s Ministry Kick-Off Sunday!

First, our regular Sunday School classes will begin this week! Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade may be dropped off in the gym to meet their teachers and then the classes will head to their regular classrooms. Children may be picked up in their regular classrooms. 

Fourth and Fifth Grade Students will meet in Classroom 211 on the Elementary Hallway. They will play games, have worship, and then break out into their classes for the lesson and to get to know their Sunday School teachers. 4th Grade students should be picked up in 211 and 5th grade students will be picked up in 226 and 227 (across the hall from 211).

Beginning August 21, all children will meet their teachers in the classroom on the elementary hallway.

Following Sunday School, please stop by the Gathering on the Colonnade outside the Courtyard and Sanctuary for some yummy treats and to learn about our upcoming year of onCore, our Wednesday evening program for children.

Please join us for the 11:15 service as well! During the Children’s Moment, Children will receive key chains to put on their backpacks and we will say a special blessing over the school year. Children do not need to bring their backpacks.

We will continue kicking-off the Fall from 3-5 p.m. at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd., Roswell 30075. All are invited to help us kick-off RPC’s new program year! We will have live music, popsicles, games, and more! The Sprayground will be open for $2/person. We hope to see your family there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to seeing you Sunday and to a great year together!



Carrie Weatherford
Director of Children and Family Ministries     

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dear Families,
What an exciting summer it has been! We’ve played together at the pool, the movies, the mini-golf course, My Clayground, and the Sprayground, and we’ve certainly worshiped together during VBS, Word Wednesdays, many camps, and every Sunday (see below for some fun pictures). God has truly been at work in powerful ways through our fellowship and worship. Abby, our summer intern, and I have enjoyed spending an awesome summer with you and your children. Speaking of Abby, we are sad that she is ending her time with us this week in order to head back to the University of South Carolina for her sophomore year. Please join me in thanking her and praying for her. While it is sad that summer is coming to a close, we know that with every ending is a new beginning, and I am anticipating a wonderful beginning to the 2016-2017 year at RPC.
We have so much ahead of us and I want to make sure you don’t miss a thing! There are TWO really important events coming up that I want to make sure you have on your calendar!
First, our Fall Kick-Off is Sunday August 14, 2016, and our regular Sunday School classes will begin. Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade may be dropped off in the gym to meet their teachers and then the classes will head to their regular classrooms. Children may be picked up in their regular classrooms. After the 14th, children will meet their teachers in the classroom. We are excited for a great year of Sunday School! We will continue kicking-off the school year from 3-5 p.m. at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd., Roswell 30075. All are invited to help us kick-off RPC’s new program year! We will have live music, popsicles, games, and more! We hope to see you there!
LastlyonCore begins August 24! onCore is our Wednesday Evening Fellowship program for children and families.  Children  through 5th grade and adults gather for food, fellowship, Bible study, choir and fun with their church family on Wednesday evenings during the school year. We do require at least one parent or guardian per participating family to volunteer. Fall term of onCore is August 24-November 16 and winter term is January 11-March 29. You can register for both terms at a discounted price or each term individually. Register Here!

 Again, while it is sad summer is coming to an end, I am looking forward to a new school year, and I am confident God will be at work in abundant ways!
Many Blessings,
Carrie Weatherford                                                                                                                  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Family Fun: Finding Dory

Ready to beat the heat?! All Rising 1st-5th graders and their families are invited to join us for some cool Summer Family Fun at Aurora Cineplex! Cost is $10 per child (snack included) and $6.50 per adult (snack not included).RSVP by July 6, 2016 to We hope you can join us!