Important Information for Homecoming Sunday

There will be a few updates to our 10:30 a.m. Sunday school check in process to be aware of in preparation for this Sunday. The 9 a.m. check-in process remains the same. Please be sure to stay for the food and festivities on the lawn after worship ends at 11:30 a.m. During this first Sunday school session children will get to know one another and their teachers, learn the class routine, and begin a special collaborative art project on the theme of gratitude.

Check-In begins at 10:15 a.m.:

Enter the main lobby doors where greeters will be welcoming all children, youth and families.

Step One: All parents should check children in at the table in the lobby to receive a nametag. Volunteers will be making sure that each child is registered using the online form. If you haven’t yet, please fill out this form so that we have your nametags prepared. If you are inviting a guest, they may use the visitor form.

Step Two: Parents will accompany children to their classrooms. Greeters will have maps, signs and giant foam fingers to guide the way. Teachers will mark attendance on the class roster. They will be making sure each child has checked in at the lobby table and received a nametag. Classroom locations are:
Nursery–Room 12, new location across from the old room
Preschool/JK–Second floor west classroom
Kindergarten/First–Mallot Chapel
Second Grade–Room 11 (old nursery)
Third–Sixth–Lower level (basement) classrooms

Check Out is at 11:30 a.m. for all ages:

Children in the nursery through first grade must be signed out by a parent. Nursery children will be signed out from room 12. Preschool through first grade children will all be signed out from Mallot Chapel.

Second through sixth grade children and youth who have permission from a parent from the online registration form will be dismissed from Schmidt Chapel on the first floor. Children who do not have permission must be signed out by a parent from Schmidt Chapel.

A heartfelt thank you goes to the Children and Family Ministry Committee, the High School leaders, and sixty-three adults who are committed to teach this year!  Diana Connolly, Katie Lancaster and I are reaching out to those parents who offered to help with occasional events throughout the year. If you have 30–45 minutes to help with Homecoming Sunday, please sign up on this Google sheet.

The church building is absolutely buzzing as volunteers and staff prepare for a joyful and faith-filled year of worship, learning and community. We are excited to reconnect this Sunday, September 8 for our annual Homecoming celebration. Please be in touch with Christine V. Hides if you have any questions.