We love kids! And we want the time that children spend at First Woodway to be the best hours of their week, while building a firm foundation on the truth and love of Jesus Christ.

What’s Happening Now!

BAR-B-QUE BASH
Who: All 2020-2021 Sunday Morning Kingdom Kids Volunteers & Spouses
What: Fun, Fellowship, & Free BBQ Dinner
Where: Worship Center (we will be practicing physical distancing, and while we will have BBQ, we will not have a buffet this year)
When: Sunday, August 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Why 1: Come hear the vision for the new year and discover how you are key to what God wants to accomplish!
Why 2: We have A LOT of new protocols to follow, so come and hear everything we (and you) will be doing to keep everyone safe.

NOTE: We will NOT provide childcare this year, so if husband and wife both teach, one can stay home with the kids while the other attends.

Go here to RSVP for dinner.

Click one of the tabs to learn more about Kids Ministry at First Woodway!

SUNDAY SCHOOL MATERIALS DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

Sunday, August 9

Hi, Parents!

Parents,

Last weekend, we looked at the Book of Genesis. This Sunday, we are moving forward to Exodus. When we read the Book of Exodus, we see one thing over and over – God’s power! That is what we will be focusing on this week.
When you are ready to begin, start by watching the short lesson video with your kids. It is a great way to engage spiritually with your family. Don’t forget to participate in the worship videos afterwards.

LESSON SNAPHOT

Bible Story: The Book of Exodus

Big Idea: God is Powerful

Memory Verse: “Ah, Lord God! It is You who have made the heavens and the earth by

Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you!” Jeremiah 32:17 (ESV)

LESSON LINKS

Bible Story

Worship 1: How Great is Our God (Passion)

Worship 2: Peace in Christ (5-year-old Claire Ryann Crosby & Dad)

Worship 3: Ah, Lord God (an oldie, but goodie)

LESSON ATTACHMENTS

· Family Activity

· Coloring Page

· Home Guide

· Sunday School @ Home Pages Ages 3+ and Ages 7+

WORSHIP ATTACHMENTS

· Sermon Notes Page

· Sermon Pages Ages 3+ and Ages 7+ 

It’s true – nothing is too hard for God. I am praying that you and your family see the power of God working in, and around, you throughout this coming week.

In Him,

Barbra Smith | Children’s Minister | First Woodway Baptist Church | www.firstwoodway.org/kids

SUNDAY SCHOOL SOCIAL DISTANCING PREVIOUS LESSONS 
March 29
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
August 2

TIME WITH MISS BARBRA ON ZOOM 
Hi families! Since we are not currently having Kids Ministry activities on campus due to COVID-19, we now have “Time with MISS Barbra” on Zoom. Here is the breakdown (all are at 3:00pm):

Ages 3 – Entering 1st Grade: Every Tuesday at 3:00 pm
(with parents, please)
Email Barbra at bsmith@firstwoodway.org for link and password.

Entering 2nd Grade – Entering 4th Grade: Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm
(with or without parents) Log in at:
Email Barbra at bsmith@firstwoodway.org for link and password.

Entering 5th Grade – Entering 7th Grade: Every Thursday at 3:00 pm
(with or without parents) Log in at:
Email Barbra at bsmith@firstwoodway.org for link and password.

DISCUSSION AND DISCIPLESHIP
Right Now Media “Discussion & Discipleship” is now available! We have preschool and grade school options. Click on the dates below to find these discussion pages. Watch for new “Discussion & Discipleship” videos and pages each Friday.

Preschool
March 27
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22
May 29 

Grade School
March 27
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22
May 29

WHAT IS RIGHTNOW MEDIA?
Our church has access to an extensive, video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies” and it has a huge library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. First Woodway members have free access to RightNow Media.

Do you already have a RightNow Media account?

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If you are ready to get your personal RightNow Media account then request an invitation by clicking below.

Request An Invitation

*Ministry schedules will be announced as we make decisions in compliance with guidelines issued by our state and federal governments.*

THE FUNTASTIC SHOW ON ZOOM | JULY 8
The FUNTASTIC SHOW is coming to Zoom! On Wednesday, July 8, Mrs. Barbra’s friend, Karl Bastian, will perform a Christian magic show and will present the Gospel, too. The event starts at 7:00 pm and is FREE, but you must reserve your spot in order to receive the log-in details. Click here to register: https://firstwoodway.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/415/responses/new

WATER BALLOON FIGHT AND GAMES | JULY 27
Mark your calendar for Monday, July 27 at 7:00 pm, for an epic water balloon fight and fun “physically distanced” outdoor games! All the exciting details will be announced the beginning of July.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 
To learn more about VBS 2020, click here.

PRE-TEEN CAMP RALLY UPDATE | CANCELED
The Board of Trustees Executive Committee and Management Staff of Camp Pineywoods has made the VERY difficult and sad decision to CANCEL all Power Plus camps this summer. We join you in being very sad that we will not be attending camp! We are already looking forward to Summer 2021!!!

PRE-TEEN CAMP RALLY UPDATE | CANCELED
The Board of Trustees Executive Committee and Management Staff of Camp Pineywoods has made the VERY difficult and sad decision to CANCEL all Power Plus camps this summer. We join you in being very sad that we will not be attending camp! We are already looking forward to Summer 2021!!!

FAMILY DEDICATION ORIENTATION & SERVICE
Family Dedications are faith milestones that we celebrate on select Sunday mornings throughout the year. To participate in a Family Dedication, you must first attend an orientation session. This informational class will focus on what a dedication is, as well as provide you with some excellent tools and resources for leading your child. Orientation classes are held in Room 1209 at 10:30 am on select Sunday mornings. Please RSVP online.

Orientation Class Offerings for 2020:
TBA

Family Dedication Services for 2020:
TBA

NEW BELIEVER’S 101 CLASS

The Kingdom Kids New Believer’s 101 Class is a pre-requisite for grade school children to be baptized at First Woodway. Classes are held in room 1209 from 9:00 am – 10:15 am. We believe that baptism is an outward symbol of an inward decision to follow Christ, so this class is for kids who have already accepted Christ as their Savior and desire to be baptized. In this class, we will discuss salvation, baptism, the Lord’s Supper, Worship, and how children can begin to grow in their Christian walk. Each child will receive a devotion book and workbook. Sign up by clicking here.

Class Dates for 2020:
TBA

Baptism Dates for 2020:
TBA

MDO (Mother’s Day Out)

MOTHER’S DAY OUT IS CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19.
PLEASE GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO VIEW ONGOING UPDATES.
FALL MDO REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

Fall MDO Registration is Now Closed
*** If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Melissa at mgrace@firstwoodway.org before sending your forms in.***
Summershine 2020 is Officially Canceled
  • Out of an abundance of concern for the safety and health of our workers and kids, we have decided to not have Summershine this summer. We are planning to open again for Fall 2020 MDO on September 1. Registration is open for Fall 2020. Follow the guidelines below.

Mission
The mission of First Woodway Mother’s Day out program is to provide opportunities for children to hear, learn, and live out God’s Word in a Christian-based preschool setting. Our desire is to teach and encourage children to love God, love others, and serve both.

Purpose
The goal of First Woodway’s Mother’s Day Out program is to create a Christ centered environment for young children that is inviting and full of exciting and educational activities. Our Bible-based curriculum provides a teaching topic for each week, which includes a Bible verse, story, and activity. Our rooms are arranged for free play time as well as for learning centers where children can make choices for individual or small group activities. We strive to meet the spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and social needs of your child in a warm and loving environment. Click here to take a tour of our facilities.

MDO Fall & Spring Semesters 2020-2021

Ages: 4 months – Entering Kindergarden
Days: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
Times: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Start Date: September 1, 2020
End Date: May 20, 2021

One Day Program (Tuesday or Thursday)
Fall Supply Fee: $35 due at registration
Spring Supply Fee: $35 due in January
Tuition: $105/month (with early drop off: $115/month)
*NOTE: Non-refundable Registration Fee: $25 (only pay if not doing Summershine)*

Two Day Program (Tuesday and Thursday)
Fall Supply Fee: $70 due at registration
Spring Supply Fee: $70 due in January
Tuition: $205/month (with early drop off: $225/month)
*NOTE: Non-refundable Registration Fee: $25 (only pay if not doing Summershine)*

Early drop off begins at 8:30 am.

Summershine Fees (There will be no Summershine 2020)

Paid in Full at Registration
Includes tuition, supply fee, and non-refundable registration fee of $25

Two-day program: TBA
One-day program: TBA

Refunds
Tuition will be refunded, less the $25 registration fee, if registration is withdrawn on or before May 31.

Registration

Download, complete, and return this registration form to the Mother’s Day Out staff to begin the process of registering your child. Openings into the program are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Form

2020-2021 Calendar

Policies

Scope & Sequence Younger 1
Scope & Sequence Older 1
Scope & Sequence 2-3
Scope & Sequence Pre-K
TEKS Guidelines

Contact

MDO Office
254.772.9696, ext 223

Lindsay Helm, MDO Director
lhelm@firstwoodway.org

Melissa Grace, MDO Assistant Director
mgrace@firstwoodway.org

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Never let your fire go out…When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God’s people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes. Romans 12:11-13 (NIrV)

First Woodway knows being a mother is one of the toughest yet most important jobs a woman can ever do, and First Woodway has a MOPS group especially designed to help Mothers of Preschoolers! These often sleep-deprived women, with stroller and car carrier appendages, meet regularly every other Wednesday morning (9:00 – 11:30 am) from September to May.

Fees
MOPS International Registration Fee is $32 (paid at time of registration)
MOPPET fees are paid in September and January – $35/one MOPPET or $45/two or more

MOPS Coordinators
Ginny Turnbow
Samantha Stevens
Victoria Brown
Contact the MOPS Team. We’d love to help you!

SMUG MUG
Want to see pictures from past Kingdom Kids events? Then click here.

Sunday Mornings

Your child will love and anticipate Sunday Mornings at First Woodway. Your child is invited to get connected at 9:00 am in a Bible Study class, then stay for 10:15 am kids’ worship, created to be especially relevant to their lives: Preschoolers in “Pre-K Praise,” Kindergarten and First Graders in “Hallelujah House!” and Second-Fourth Graders in “The WORD.”

KIDCHECK ACCOUNT
We use KidCheck account as our check-in system for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Please create a KidCheck account for your family by clicking the link here. Any questions, please contact the Kingdom Kids office.

9:00-10:30 am

Bible Study: Babies – Entering 6th Grade
Sundays will never be the same! We invite your kids to a new and exciting way to experience God. Each week your kids will draw closer to Jesus through hands-on active Bible study with our caring and gifted leaders. This will be a time packed full of fun for your child with praise and worship, great stories from the Bible, creative skits, games and activities, and fun with friends.

10:30-11:30 am

Pre-K Praise: Pre-K
Pre-K Praise meets in Room 116 of the Education Building, on the blue hallway. Kids gather together to experience large group music and worship, Bible teaching through stories and small group activity stations. If your child attends 9:00 am Bible Study, they will be taken directly to Pre-K Praise for the 10:30 hour.

Hallelujah House: Kindergarten – 1st Grade
Hallelujah House meets in Room A-120 of the MAC (gym). Imagine a room JUST for kids… with a barn, farmhouse, silo, country store, post office, and theatre stage… a room full of fun things for kids to do, see, touch & experience! And then imagine phenomenal, fun leaders who bring it all to life through their wacky alter-egos: Rowdy & Red, and SuperChick & SuperDude! Add to it a host of volunteers with a passion for helping children gain wisdom and understanding in foundational Biblical truths… and well, you’ve got Hallelujah House!  With large-group worship and praise that is full of energy and fun songs, skits, videos and puppets that come to life, Hallelujah House is always a favorite time for the kids and is certain to hold great truths!! And with every child as part of a small group, kids are sure to make friends and get a ton of care and love from their small group leader.

The WORD: 2nd Grade – 4th Grade
The WORD meets in Room 1204 on the second floor of the Children’s Building. Every Sunday the kids are challenged to worship God with all of their life! Our desire in the Word is that the kids will learn to love one another like Jesus taught, that they will apply His truths to their lives, and commit to a life of serving Him! During Gravitate Time kids get to hang out in “The Alley” – a cool space where they can catch up with leaders and friends, play games, air hockey, foosball, and even do crafts!  ElevateTime: This is when the kids experience a powerful time of worship, learn about God’s WORD through drama, videos, music, teaching, and other crazy attention-getting methods! Navigate Time: Kids meet in small groups with their leaders, with the focus being to build relationships through discussions, activities and prayer. The Word is a great, safe, fun and inviting ministry for kids of all backgrounds! Whether or not they have been in church since birth or just beginning …this is the place for KIDS!

5th Grade & 6th Grade
5th graders and 6th graders attend worship together with their families during the 10:30 hour.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

Register your child here

KIDS’ ROOTED (during Fall and Spring)
Discipleship + Music
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm every Wednesday evening.

ROOTED is based on Colossians 2:6-7: “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” The Kingdom Kids staff has a deep desire for kids to have a deep-rooted faith. Wednesday evenings will be key to growing that faith through discipleship and music.

Fall: Emphasis on Discipleship
We will play games, memorize Scripture, learn Bible skills, and dig deep into the Bible as we guide your students to have a deep-rooted faith.1st-6th grade // 6:00-7:00 pm

Spring: Emphasis on Music
We will spend time learning music and learning how to worship God through it. The kids will perform a musical on October 27. (ROOTED Music dates for the spring: March 18 – April 29)

Preschool (ages pre-kinder & kindergarten) // 6:00-7:00 pm
Each Wednesday Night Beginning again in the Fall
We will have 30 minutes of music, followed by 30 minutes of discipleship. In Discipleship, the kids will begin to learn about the Bible and will be taught that God made, knows, and leads us. These all lay a great foundation to the Bible and introduces kids to great concepts. During music, the kids will learn fun songs that show the power and greatness of God.

Preschool (age 3) // 6:00-7:00 pm
Each Wednesday Night Beginning again in the Fall
Our 3s this year will stay in the same room the entire night. They will have play time, music time, and Bible story time.

Babies-Twos // 6:00-7:00 pm
For parents who are on campus, either serving or attending a discipleship class, we have childcare available for the littles.

The fun all starts again in the fall from 6:00-7:00pm. You can register your child online here. (Please note that if there is a red asterisk, that question must be answered).

For ages three through sixth grade, the place for music and discipleship is at First Woodway every Wednesday night! We also offer an evening meal, including a kids’ menu, from 5:00-5:45 pm each Wednesday. Cost is $6 per adult, $3 for kids 12 and under, and ages 4 and under eat free. Email ldixon@firstwoodway.org to RSVP.

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Serve

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Check out the dozens of ways you can serve with Kingdom Kids – Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and with special events.