Kids@First News

Vacation Bible School 2020 Video

By Lesley Andrews | July 27, 2020

Virtual VBS next week!

By Tammy Felder | July 7, 2020

This coming week we embark on our Vacation Bible School journey! This year we are trying something brand new, our VBS will be conducted virtually! Each of our children will still get the full experience of worship, praise, storytelling, crafting, snacks and even small groups, thanks to technology. Our goal this year is to help…

Racism Resources for Families #3

By Tammy Felder | June 30, 2020

Here is this week’s selection of resources for your journey… Read this: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/well/family/how-to-raise-an-anti-racist-kid.html?referringSource=articleShare Visit this website: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race If you’ve been looking for a list of books to read, these are both wonderful. The first link is a reading list of children’s books and the second link is a list of antiracist books compiled by Ibram…

Youth News

Youth Resources on Racism #3

By Brandon Bates | July 27, 2020

VIDEO: White privilege: does it exist? 0:00-4:12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyFLMJ0qPn8 (This is a clip from Canadian television shortly after the killing of Eric Garner in NYC ASK: 1. Who do you identify with in the video? Why? 2.Which statements or questions made you think? Why? [When we talk about the systems that reinforce racism, we cannot forget…

Youth – July 26

By Brandon Bates | July 20, 2020

July 26- Youth @ Home (will be sent that afternoon)Aug. 2- YOUth Zoom Check-in, Conversation, and competition. 7pmAug. 9- YOUth Zoom Check-in, Conversation, and competition

Youth Resources on Racism #2

By Brandon Bates | June 15, 2020

Parents, here are some more resources for conversations around racism and systems. There’s a plenty of options to choose from if you want to only use a few bits, or break it up. Conversations around this topic can feel vulnerable and uncomfortable sometimes. Yet, that is why we should lean in. If you have ever…