Promotion Sunday!

Parents of Graduating Students,

Greetings from Children’s Ministries! I can’t believe how fast this year went! I’m sure it is equally hard to believe how fast your little one is growing!

I’m writing to each of you each of your kids are probably getting close to graduating to the next grade at school. And so I want to keep you apprised of what that means for your children, here at church.

This Sunday June 8th, your children will have graduation parties in each of their current classrooms. On that day, each child will have a party, receive a graduation cap, this letter, and for those going into 4th grade - a Bible, if they haven’t already. For 5th graders that are going into Middle School, Werner stop by the graduation party to welcome your students.

Next Sunday, June 15th, your children will be in their new classrooms. Some of your children may not be promoting to a different classroom, but I wanted to personally send you a letter to inform you of what’s going to happen that weekend.

See below for specific instructions depending upon the hour you worship and your children's grade:

9am Classic Gathering

  • Children going into Pre-K will meet their teacher, Joanne Gibson, outside of the Sanctuary during the Passing the Peace. Look for the sign saying Pre-K on it. You can pick your child up from Room 7 (upstairs) after the gathering.
  • Children going into Kindergarten will meet their teacher, Lynn Negrete, outside of the Sanctuary during the Passing the Peace. Look for the sign saying K-1st grade on it. You can pick your child up from Room 8 (upstairs) after the gathering.
  • Children going into into 2nd Grade will meet their teachers Kristine Conwell and Carole Rankin, outside of the Sanctuary during the Passing the Peace. Look for the sign saying 2nd-3rd grade on it. You can pick your child up from Room 9 (upstairs) after the gathering.
  • Children going into 4th Grade will meet their teacher, Theresa Whitehead, outside of the Sanctuary during the Passing the Peace. Look for the sign saying 4th-5th grade on it. You can pick your child up from Room 1 (downstairs, behind sanctuary) after the gathering.
  • Children going into Middle School can meet Werner for SHIFT (6th-8th grade Sunday School) during the Passing the Peace or stay in the gathering with you. Contact Werner, Director of Student Ministries, at or 562.493.2553 x102 with questions.

10:45am Modern Gathering

  • Children going into Pre-K can meet their teacher outside of the Sanctuary during the Passing the Peace. Look for the sign saying saying Pre-K on it. You can pick your child up from Room 7 (upstairs) after the gathering.
  • Children going into Kindergarten can meet their teacher, Barbara Bannister, outside of the Sanctuary during the Passing the Peace. Look for the sign saying K-1st grade on it. You can pick your child up from Room 8 (upstairs) after the gathering.
  • Children going into 2nd Grade can meet their teacher outside the Sanctuary during the Passing the Peace. Look for the sign saying 2nd-3rd grade on it. You can pick your child up from Room 9 (upstairs) after the gathering.
  • Children going into 4th Grade can meet their teacher outside the Sanctuary during the Passing the Peace. Look for the sign saying 4th-5th grade on it. You can pick your child up from Room 1 (downstairs, behind sanctuary) after the gathering.

Thank you so much! It is a blessing to walk alongside with you and your children as we each grow together! Please know, for those Children who are moving into Middle School, it is my heart to continue walking in various ways with these children… the journey doesn’t stop once they have graduated out of Children’s Ministry! Many blessings to you each!

His Grace,
Karen Eckland, Director of Children’s Ministries

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