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!

SUNDAY MORNINGS + PARENT HANDBOOK 
We are working hard to minimize the risk of spreading COVID, while ensuring that every child feels loved, encounters God, and has a blast at church. Please read over the Parent Handbook before you come on Sunday mornings. In it, you will find all the new protocols, schedule, and information you need. Click here for the Parent Handbook.
Current schedule:
8:30 am – Sunday School Plus for babies through Pre-K
9:45 am – Sunday School for babies through 6th grade
11:15 am – Sunday School Plus for babies through Pre-K

Can I sign up my child for all three?
No. You may sign your baby through pre-k child up for one Worship service and Sunday School. Kindergarten and up can only be registered for the 9:45 am Sunday School hour. Kindergarten and up are welcome to continue attending big church with you!

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 6th graders are invited to join us on April 16-17 for a time of learning, worshiping, and building relationships with God and with one another.

Cost is $30.00 for the retreat and you can register by filling out THIS registration form and returning it to us. Scholarships are available – please email Barbra for more information.

Kingdom Kids Adventure Week | June 7-10 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
CALLING ALL ADULTS, COLLEGE STUDENTS, AND YOUTH
We need YOU to serve at Adventure Week! From being team lead to team member to floor coordinator to nurse – WE NEED YOU!
Please let us know that you would like to help by emailing Barbra Smith or by completing this short form.

PRE-TEEN CAMP 2021 | June 23-26
All CURRENT (2020/2021) 3rd-6th Graders are invited to join us for Pre-Teen Camp this summer, June 23-26. We will once again head to Pineywoods Baptist Encampment in Woodlake, TX, for three nights and four days of amazing Worship and Bible Study, canoes, kayaks, fishing, crafts, zip line, climbing wall, giant swing, swimming pool, nine-square-in-the-air, and so much more!

Cost includes chartered buses to and from camp, all camp meals, lodging, four t-shirts, and most activities (fishing pole and bait, snacks, gift shop purchases, etc. not included).

Pertinent Details
Camp Dates: June 23-26
Times: Leave around noon on Wednesday; Return around 1:30 on Saturday
Cost: $270.00 ($100 deposit due with registration); After May 2, registration increases to $290.00
Payment: cash, check, or credit card

Spaces are Limited! Only a completed form and payment can hold your child’s spot.

Download camp covid protocols and our registration form.

 

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

Sunday Mornings

Your child will love and anticipate Sunday Mornings at First Woodway! 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.

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

Please check in at the Kids Welcome Center in the Atrium of the Children’s Building and we will place your child in the proper classroom and help you find your way.

Sunday School Plus at 8:30 am
Birth-Pre-K

Special Needs
No Special Needs at this time.

Babies-Pre-K:
Swallows – 1102
Fireflies – 1104
Dragonflies – 1106
Butterflies – 1108
Bunnies – 1107
Ducklings – 1105
Squirrels – 1103
Turtles – 1114
Frogs – 1112
Owls – 1110
Raccoons – 1109
Bears (EK-A) – 1111
PreK Praise – 1115

Kinder – 6th Grade Attend Worship with Parents

Sunday School Plus at 11:15 am
Birth-Pre-K

Special Needs
No Special Needs at this time.

Babies-Pre-K:
Swallows – 1102
Fireflies – 1104
Dragonflies – 1106
Butterflies – 1108
Bunnies – 1107
Ducklings – 1105
Squirrels – 1103
Turtles – 1114
Frogs – 1112
Owls – 1110
Raccoons – 1109
Bears (EK-A) – 1111
PreK Praise – 116

Kinder – 6th Grade Attend Worship with Parents

Sunday School at
9:45 am
Birth-6th Grade

Special Needs
No special needs classes at this time.

Babies-Pre-K:
Swallows – 1102
Fireflies – 1104
Dragonflies – 1106
Butterflies – 1108
Bunnies – 1107
Ducklings – 1105
Squirrels – 1103
Turtles – 1114
Frogs – 1112
Owls – 1110
Raccoons – 1109
Bears (EK-A) – 1111

Early Elementary:
Deer – 1113
Moose – 1115
Kindergarten A – 1200
Kindergarten B – 1202

Elementary:
1st Grade A – 1201
1st Grade B – 1203
2nd Grade A – 1207
2nd Grade B – 1208
3rd Grade A – 1209
3rd Grade B – 1211
4th Grade A – 1210
4th Grade B – 1212
5th Grade Boys – 1215
5th Grade Girls – 1219
6th Grade Boys – 1217
6th Grade Girls – 1206

Good Morning, Parents!

Just a quick reminder that we do NOT have Sunday School this Sunday. We will have classes for babies-2s at all three hours: 8:30am, 9:45am, & 11:15am.

If you attend our Easter services in person, make sure you stop by the table in the main church foyer to pick up a Praise Pack for your children. This will help them stay intentionally engaged during Worship.

I’ve attached several coloring sheets, activities, and family devotions to this email. I hope they help you as you guide your children to know and understand the REAL reason we celebrate Easter.

Have a blessed day!

Barbra Smith, Children’s Minister @ First Woodway

Attached Files:
Coloring Page_Death on the Cross.pdf
Coloring Page_Jesus is Alive.pdf
Cross color-by-number.pdf
Easter Devotional 2021 Digital.pdf
Empty Tomb coloring page.pdf
Last Supper.pdf
OK Activity Page.pdf
PS Activity Page.pdf
Resurrection-Coloring-Page.pdf
Seek and Find_Death on the Cross.pdf

SUNDAY SCHOOL SOCIAL DISTANCING PREVIOUS LESSONS 
March 4
March 14
March 21
March 28

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.

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Mark Your Calendar:

April 16-17: Threshold (6th grade retreat)

June 23-26: Pre-Teen Camp

 

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 1204 (The Word) at 10:00 am on select Sunday mornings. Click here to register.

Orientation Class Offerings for 2021:
March 21, 2021
May 2, 2021
August 1, 2021
October 10, 2021

Family Dedication Services for 2021:
March 28, 2021
May 9, 2021
August 8, 2021
October 17, 2021

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 1204 from 9:45 am – 10:45 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. Click here to fill out the baptism form.

Class Dates for 2021:
March 7, 2021
September 19, 2021
November 14, 2021

Baptism Dates for 2021:
TBA

MDO (Mother’s Day Out)
*Registration for Summershine and the 2021-2022 School Year is now open*

We will accept registration forms from April 1-30.
After April 30, registration will close and you will be waitlisted.

 

MDO Fall and Spring Semesters 2021/2022

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 2021-2022
(fees below are 2021/2022)

Ages: 4 months – Entering Kindergarden
Days: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
Times: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Early drop off 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: May 19, 2022

One Day Program (Tuesday or Thursday)
Fall Supply Fee: $35 due at registration
Spring Supply Fee: $35 due in January
Tuition: $110/month, Early drop off rate $20/month
*NOTE: Non-refundable Registration Fee: $50 (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: $220/month, Early drop off rate $40/month
*NOTE: Non-refundable Registration Fee: $50 (only pay if not doing Summershine)*

Summershine 2021 Fees

Paid in Full at Registration
Includes tuition, supply fee, and non-refundable registration fee of $50

1 – day program: $205 (EDO: $40)
2 – day program: $410 (EDO: $80)

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. All information below is for the current 2020/2021 school year. All info is subject to change for 2021/2022.

Registration Form

2020-2021 Calendar

Policies

Covid-19 Policies

Scope & Sequence Younger 1
Scope & Sequence Older 1
Scope & Sequence 2-4
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
Amy Bovard
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.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
Due to Covid-19, we are not currently having Wednesday evening activities.

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Serve

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