March 2012 Children’s Choir Update

Our choir is continuing to work on their music for Lent and Easter. Our children’s choir will sing at the Lenten Services during the Sundays of Lent. We will sing Maundy Thursday and Good Friday also. We hope that your child will be able to come and sing at these special services. They will receive a blessing and the congregation will receive a blessing from their singing. If you need help in getting your child to these services, please contact Melinda Heidt (728-3288) or Dana Lee Smith (665-1377). Thank you to the parents and children for their dedication in helping us provide this ministry to the church. We are fortunate to have a Children’s Choir that sings regularly during our Sunday morning worship!

November 2011 Children’s Choir

Our children’s choir is a blessing to our church.  They have been doing a great job learning new songs and singing every Sunday.  Please let them know how much you enjoy hearing them sing. We will sing every Sunday and at our special Christmas Services. If you know in advance that your child will not be at one of the  Services please let me know.  We will have a Christmas party for the children on December 14th.  We will not practice again until January 11, 2012.  If you have a child that would like to sing in the children’s choir, please let me know. Thank you to  the parents and children who put a lot of time in practicing and  singing every Sunday. It is truly a blessing to our church to hear the choir singing praises to God every Sunday.  If you have any questions please contact Melinda Heidt 728-3288.

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November 2011 Children’s Choir

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Our children are doing such a great job with their singing during our worship service! Our congregation is so blessed as they give glory to God in song! We are so proud of them! If you have a child in kindergarten – 5th grades, we would love to have them singing in the choir. We meet after school every Wednesday that school is in session. They ride in from Marlow Elementary on the school bus. If you have any questions about choir, please contact Melinda Heidt at 728-3288.

Children’s Choir July 2011 Update

A beautiful sunny day on June 14th made a pizza and swimming party for our choir a very fun day. We had 20 children and 5 adults enjoying the sun and a swim. After swimming, we enjoyed a churn of homemade ice cream made by Joy Hutcheson. We honored 5 of our members with a Teen Bible. We thank Caycee Pannal, Andrew Sapp, Aaron Edwards, Charlie HeidtHarris and Julian Mobley for all the years they sang in the choir. They are entering the Middle School program at church. We know they will be faithful to this program. Children’s Choir will begin on September 7th at 2:45p.m. ending at 4:00p.m. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, Faithweavers will follow choir ending at 5:15p.m. with a meal following. (See article in this newsletter with all the information about the activities for those days.) We would like to have all children in Kindergarten – 5th grade to participate in choir. You will have to send a permission note to Marlow Elementary School giving your child permission to attend and ride the bus to church. Please send your note to the school by September 7th. They will not let your child come if you have not sent your permission slip. If you have a child in Sandhill or South Effingham, we will pick them up with your permission or you can bring your child. You will have to send a permission note by September 7th unless you will be bringing your child. If you need more information please contact Melinda Heidt at 728-3288.

May 2011 Children’s Choir Update

It is hard to believe that school gets out this month. Our last day for Children’s Choir will be May 18th. We will continue to sing through May 22nd. During the summer months, we will have some specials using the younger Sunday School children and the children’s choir singing with them. Thank you to our Children’s Choir members who have faithfully come to practice on Wednesdays and sang at the Sunday Worship Services. To the congregation, we thank you for the prayers and support you gave the choir during the year. We will have a pool party in June to honor our children for their dedication in singing at church. We hope you have a fun and safe summer!

Children’s Choir during Easter 2011

Children singing a fun song during the Childrens’ Moment.

Children’s Choir Update

We feel very blessed to have the participation of our children in our worship services! Thank you for making our worship more meaningful with your gift to the Lord of song! A reminder: our children will be singing on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and at the Easter Sunday Worship Service. If your child will not be able to attend one of the services, please let me know. We will have an Easter party on Wednesday, April 20th. If you would like to help with the party, please call Melinda Heidt at (728-3288) We will not have practice on Wednesday, April 27th because of Spring break. We will practice again on Wednesday, May 4th. We appreciate the children singing and the parents supporting us through volunteering their time to help us when needed. Thank you, and continue to pray for us!

March 2011 Children’s Choir Update

We have 15 children singing in the choir with an average of 11 singing every Sunday Morning. We are having a good time at choir learning our songs, playing instruments, and singing at the Sunday Morning Worship Services. We will sing at the Ash Wednesday Service on March 9th at 7:00 p.m. and at all the Sunday 5:00 p.m. Lenten Services. We appreciate all you do to help and support the children as they sing at the Worship Services. Please continue to pray for us as we work with your children every Wednesday.

February 2011 Senior Citizens Update

For our January meeting, Joe Tallent from Effingham Hospital talked about the expansion that is being added to the present facility. He pointed out the many areas of upgrading that will be taking place. The construction work should be finished in 2012.

Besides the program, 42 folks enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Charlie & Melinda Heidt, Cheryl Pannal, and Georgia Foss. Thank you to them and everyone else who brought items to share and/or helped clean up afterwards.

Our meeting next month will be on Wednesday, February 23rd. Bill Tyson, our County Extension Director, will be our guest speaker. He always has plenty of information to share. So come on out to enjoy good social time, delicious food, and an educational program. Bring a friend!

Encore Presentation – Children’s Christmas Program

There has been such a great response to our Children’s Christmas Program this year, we have decided to hold an encore performance in the near future (our initial date was cancelled due to bad weather). Stay tuned for the new date. This year’s program is entitled “Star of Wonder”. Shining stars from Zion’s Youth Group and children’s choir will be taking the stage to help remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. The offering collected at the program will go to help needy families in our community.

November 2010 Children’s Choir Update

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? The children are excited about their parts in the upcoming performance of “Star of Wonder” on Sunday, December 12th at 6:30 pm. The children will need to arrive at 4:00 pm for a short practice and pizza. We will costume the children at 5:00 pm.

Please note the remaining practice times and dates: Sunday, Dec. 5th , 12:15p.m. & FINAL REHEARSAL (DRESS) Saturday, Dec. 11th, time to be announced. Also, they will sing at the Friday, Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 pm. It is important that they attend the practices that are left and the Christmas Eve Service. We will practice on December 15th and have a Christmas party. We will not practice on December 22nd or December 29th. We will resume practice on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. We wish you a very good Christmas and a wonderful year in 2011. God bless each of you for your prayers and support during the year for our children at Zion.