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Family Ministry

Our ministry team loves all kids and their parents! It is our desire to create a place for you and your family to be equipped to do life together in a way that is pleasing to Jesus. As you look through the pages of our website, we hope you will get a picture of who we are and what we do, both on Sundays and throughout the week; and discover how you can plug your family into the Lovers Lane Family.

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KIDS Sunday School OUTDOOR Programming

KIDS Sunday School Programming is OUTDOORS this summer during June and July! Kids will hear and participate in a Bible story each week. Then there will be a time to reflect through Wonder and Play.

Volunteers will engage with the kids in their thoughts and ideas about the story, then we'll bless them and feed them a snack, and send them off to play or wonder some more. All are encouraged to bring their own labeled water bottle!

Preschool kids will meet on the patio closest to Epworth and the Playground.

Elementary will meet on the patio off of the Parlor. Tents and water, and even fans will be available to help us stay cool.

AGES: Kids 2 years old (2 as of September 1, 2020) - 4th grade (2020-2021 School year)
We promote to the new school year in August) *Note drop-off location below in "Safety Protocols" Younger children are still invited to the Nursery and may be dropped off there.

Safety Protocols: Parents will drop children off outside the Parlor in the CFC. They will check-in using iPads, and answer a few COVID-19 screening questions. Masks will be worn by all participants, including vaccinated adults, during story, reflection, and blessing activities. Vaccinated adults may remove masks while monitoring the playgrounds and observing social distancing. Hand sanitizing stations will be available and used before snack, and after using shared supplies. Reusable supplies will be sanitized between uses.

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Nursery Reopened

The nursery for infants thru kindergarten-aged children is open without a reservation during Worship hours on Sundays. Please feel free to stop by and meet the nursery staff and our director Rocio.

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VBS (Vacation Bible School) July 26-30

We've celebrated and experienced life a little differently over the past year or so. Why not enjoy the spirit of Christmas together this summer with a fun and whimsical take on Christmas in July?!

Kids will focus on the 1 John 3:18 verse that talks about loving in truth and action, not just with our words. We'll use the themes of our Advent candles: HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE!

Weekly Resources & Videos for your kids!

Each Sunday, new videos are posted to help your child explore the story and the lesson for the week. We believe that children experience God through play, wonder, story, prayer, and blessing, and you will find these elements in each lesson. Reflection ideas for your family to continue the conversation throughout the week are also available. We hope to help create the space for your child to experience God and grow in the grace of Jesus Christ.

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5th & 6th Grade

Preteen Ministry is for those who are currently in the 5th and 6th grades. We offer Sunday School type teaching each week via video, Preteen game nights via zoom, service opportunities through our Preteen Service League, and many opportunities for this age group to connect with one another in a meaningful, spiritual, and enjoyable way. 

9:30-10:30: Preteen Sunday School | 2nd Floor Asbury 20

Second Sundays: 5:00-7:00: Preteen Night
Each second Sunday of the month our preteen ministry meets for a night of fun from 5pm-7pm! Due to COVID-19 and restrictions, we are meeting via Zoom.

All Preteens are invited to start in worship with their parents! Pastors will dismiss kids and preteens before the sermon.

For more information, contact Valeria Groothuis, Preteen Ministry Coordinator

Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 19
Scoutmaster: Carolyn Stalder | (214) 357-1300
Information: Cub Scouts are for boys in grades 1 to 4 (age 7 to 11). The pack meets on the last Monday of the month 6:30pm to 7:30pm in CFC 103/105. The dens meet twice or three times a month, depending on the den leader’s schedule.

Boy Scout Troop 718
Scoutmaster: Aaron Howell | (972) 238-0765
Information: Boy Scouts are for boys in grades 5 to 12 (age 11 to 18). The troop meets on Sundays at Lovers Lane from 3pm to 5pm. The troop goes camping once a month and goes on high adventure trips in Colorado and New Mexico in the summer.

Boy Scout Troop 800
Scoutmaster: Liz Vinton | (214) 357-1300
Information: Troop 800 meets on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 8pm at Lovers Lane or at their scout hut next to Walnut Hill Elementary School. Troop 800 goes on monthly camp outs and takes high adventure trips in New Mexico, West Texas, and the Florida Keys in the summer.

Venture Crew 718
Crew Master: David Demarest | (214) 748-6655 office | (214) 552-0032 cell
Information: Venture Crew scouting is for boys and girls ages 14 to 21. Crew 800 takes high adventure camping to the Grand Canyon and elsewhere.

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Sarah Luginbill

Pastor of Families
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Jennifer Sutcliffe

Director of KIDS Ministry
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Valeria Groothuis

Director of Preteen Ministry
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Tendresse Kapalang A Sul

Director of Inclusivity
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Emily Fry

Director of KIDSing
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Rocio Bamihe

Director of Nursery Ministry