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M AY

2013

N E W S L E T T E R

VOL. 1

COMPLE TE JOY KIDS’ CLUB GAZETTE

First Presbyterian Church | 820 Colonial Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23507 | fpcnorfolk..org

OFFICIAL PAINTING OF THE COMPLETE JOY KIDS’ CLUB BY: CAROLINE BURTON, CLUB FOUNDER 8 YEARS OLD

Complete Joy Kids’ Club Has Launched! First Presbyterian Church has launched the Complete Joy Kids' Club, to support the Nazareth Joy Village in Kenya! If your kindergarten through fifth grade child is interested in being part of kids’ operated fundraising and activities club, this is the club to join!

KIDS’ CLUB BAKE SALE, MAY 19

The first meeting was Sunday morning, May 5, from 9:00-9:30 in room 205/206. During the first meeting, our kids wrote letters to our Joy Village friends, developed the club rules, and planned our first bake sale and churchwide crayon/marker drive.

CRAYON/MARKER COLLECTION STARTS NOW

Upcoming Kids’ Club meetings: Sunday, June 2, 9:00-9:30 am Sunday, August 4, 9:00-9:30 am To register your child to be part of kids club or for more information, contact: Hunter Johnston, Director of Children’s Ministries, at hunter@fpcnorfolk.org.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE JOY VILLAGE IN KENYA!


What’s Happening in Kenya at the

MEET C AROLINE! CAROLINE IS OUR FPC COMPLETE

by Kate Miller FPC church member, currently in Kenya

The  Joy  Home/Village   renova3ons  are  now   complete  and  our  fourth   family  will  soon  be  moving   into  their  new  home.   Furniture  is  being  built,   curtains  hung,  and  placing   new  children  in  the  Joy  Village   con3nues.

“ALL THE CHILDREN ARE DOING WELL AND THRIVING.”

We  have  a  total  of  four   trained  moms  and  one  aun3e.   Two  new  moms  will  begin   their  training  next  week,  so   they  will  be  prepared  to  join   the  Joy  Home,  caring  for  their   new  family  of  children.    All   the  children  are  doing  well   and  thriving.  Their  semester   break  is  over  and  they  will  be   returning  to  school  on   Monday,  May  6.

JOY KIDS’ CLUB FOUNDER, AT 8 YEARS OLD. THIS WHOLE CLUB WAS HER IDEA! SHE HAS A GIANT-SIZED HEART AND IMAGINATION, WHICH HELPS HER AS AN ARTIST AND A CHILD PHILANTHROPIST. CAROLINE WANTS YOU TO BE PART OF THE KIDS’ CLUB, TO HELP COMPLETE THE JOY VILLAGE IN KENYA.

B AKE SALE, MAY 19

Sunday  morning,  May  19 in  the  Common  Area  at  FPC between  church  services

WE NEED YOUR BAKED GOODS FIRST THING SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 19. PLEASE PACKAGE THEM AS SMALL SERVINGS, IN ZIP-LOC BAGS (3-4 COOKIES PER BAG). CONTACT HUNTER AT HUNTER@FPCNORFOLK.ORG IF YOU PLAN TO DONATE BAKED GOODS OR WOULD LIKE TO STAFF THE BAKE SALE TABLE. ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO BENEFIT THE JOY VILLAGE IN KENYA.

CRAYONS & MARKERS THE 12 MEMBER SUMMER TEAM FROM FIRST PRESBYTERIAN WILL BE LEAVING FOR KENYA IN JUNE. PLEASE HELP THEM BY DONATING, CRAYOLA CRAYONS, MARKERS, AND COLORED PENCILS. WE NEED LOTS OF THEM! DONATIONS CAN BE LEFT AT THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CHECK-IN AREA. CONTACT BECKY@FPCNORFOLK.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION.

crayons,  markers,  and  pencils   can  be  donated                                   now  through  June  9


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