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!

Parents – during this time of shelter in place, we encourage you to check out our resources. Click on the tabs below.

SUNDAY SCHOOL MATERIALS DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

Parents,
Can you believe that Easter will be here in just a few weeks? In preparation for Holy Week, we are learning about some of the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus. Last week, we learned how Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. This week, we will be hearing about Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples.
When you’re ready, watch the lesson video with your children. It is fun for the whole family and there is an opportunity to pause and discuss at the end. Either before or after the lesson, you can watch one (or both) of the Worship videos provided.

Lesson Video: Last Supper
Worship Song 1: Yancy – To God Be The Glory / Doxology
Worship Song 2: Yancy – Little Praise Party: SHOUT!
Sermon Notes for Kids

LESSON DETAILS
Worship Songs: To God Be The Glory / Doxology and/or SHOUT!
Bible Story: The Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30)
Big Idea: Jesus gave His body and blood for our sins, so we can remember Him through communion. (We will be sharing communion together as a “virtual” church body on Easter Sunday. It is going to be a very special time!)
Memory Verse: “Everyone should take a careful look at themselves before they eat the bread and drink from the cup.” 1 Corinthians 11:28 (NIrV)
After the video lesson and songs, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:
· Family Activities Guide

· Coloring Page

· GO! Home Guide for Kids

· Bible Verse Sign
In times like these, it is good to remember what Psalm 118 tells us: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Despite the circumstances in which we find ourselves, I pray that you are able to see God’s thumbprint on this day, and that when you do, it brings you overwhelming joy.
I continue to pray for you and your families each and every day. Please let me know if you need anything.

In Him,

Barbra Smith
Children’s Minister @ First Woodway

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

Ages 2, 3, & 4: Every Monday at 3:00 pm
(with parents, please) Log in at:
https://firstwoodway.zoom.us/j/841659105
Meeting ID: 841 659 105

Pre-K & Kinder: Every Tuesday at 3:00 pm
(with parents, please) Log in at:
https://firstwoodway.zoom.us/j/234686656
Meeting ID: 234 686 656

1st-3rd Grade: Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm
(with or without parents) Log in at:
https://firstwoodway.zoom.us/j/527466596
Meeting ID: 527 466 596

4th-6th Grade: Every Thursday at 3:00 pm
(with or without parents) Log in at:
https://firstwoodway.zoom.us/j/554115557
Meeting ID: 554 115 557

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

Grade School
March 27

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.

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

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ZOOM PARENTING CLASS: IF I HAD A PARENTING DO OVER | STARTS APRIL 1, 6 – 7 PM  
In order to utilize this time at home, we are offering a 7-week online class for parents based off of Jonathan McKee’s book “If I Had a Parenting Do Over: 7 Vital Changes I’d Make.” The goal is to hopefully make these weeks in quarantine something you and your family can look back on with a smile instead of a grunt! We would love for you to join this class led by Ronny Higgins starting on April 1 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Click here to sign up: bit.ly/FW-Parenting. For questions, email Ronny at rhiggins@firstwoodway.org.

ADULT LIFE GROUP CHILDCARE NIGHTS 
These nights are set aside for our adult Life Groups to have fellowship with one another. While the childcare is free, reservations are required – you can sign up through your adult Life Group.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT | TBD | THE LION KING (RATED G)
Join us for a Family Movie Night in The Venue from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Bring a picnic blanket and dinner to enjoy with your family. We will provide drinks, dessert, and some fun snacks. We’ll also provide meaningful questions to jump-start discussion with your family after the movie. We will discuss the Lion of Judah and remember who we are and to Whom we belong.

PRE-TEEN CAMP RALLY | TBD
All current (2019/2020) 3rd-6th graders are invited to join us for Pre-Teen Camp this summer, June 21-24. We will have a Pre-Teen Camp Sign-Up Rally on Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 pm in The Venue. This will be your first opportunity to sign up and reserve your spot for camp. We’ll give you a glimpse into what Pre-Teen Camp looks like and answer all your questions. At least one parent must attend with their child.

All kids who sign up and pay for camp the night of the Rally will receive a free Pokey-O’s ice cream, which will be on site. At the sign-up rally, the cost of camp will be discounted to $245. After the Rally, the cost of camp will be $260. Cash, check, and credit card will be accepted! Scholarships are available. See Barbra for more information.

THRESHOLD – 6th GRADE RETREAT | TBD
THRESHOLD: “the point or level at which something begins or changes”
Our 6th graders stand at a threshold. They are getting ready to leave the Children’s Ministry and enter the Youth Ministry. They are getting ready to leave the “Elementary” school system and enter the “Secondary” school system. They are about to experience many changes – socially, physically, emotionally – and we want to help prepare them for those changes as we continue to guide them to spiritual maturity.

All First Woodway 6th graders (even 6th grade friends who don’t go to Woodway) are invited to join us for a time of learning, worshiping, and building relationship with God and one another. Registration forms are available at the Family Resource Table in the Atrium or you can download one here. You can pay via cash, check, or credit card. Scholarships are available – please email Barbra at bsmith@firstwoodway.org for more information.

For more information, please email Barbra at bsmith@firstwoodway.org.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL | JUNE 8 – 11
9:00 am-noon each day
VBS is for all kids, ages 4 through Entering 7th Grade
Join us as we unpack truths from the Bible through stories, crafts, snacks, and games.
Online registration will begin May 1.

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:
May 3

Family Dedication Services for 2020:
May 10

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:
April 26

Baptism Dates for 2020:
May 3

MDO (Mother’s Day Out)

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES.

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.

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 2020 Fees

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 + Bible Drill + 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.

January 15-March 4: 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

March 18 – April 29: 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 January 15
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 January 15
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 for the spring semester on January 15 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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Check out the dozens of ways you can serve with Kingdom Kids – Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and with special events.