Big Top Kids

May 2023

Hey, Big Top Kids Families!

Happy May! The school year is winding down, and summer is right around the corner. Check out this month's newsletter to read all the exciting things coming up in Big Top Kids. Below are a couple short announcements:

1. Please check the coat racks in Big Top Kids and Littles. Any jackets or sweatshirts left behind after service this weekend will be donated.

2. The deadline to register for Kids Camp is May 16th. If you have a child going to camp, use the link below or go to the Homestead app/website to register.

3. Please have kids finish all drinks, donuts, and cookies in the cafe area prior to entering the Big Top Kids room. It helps us avoid spills. Thank you!

Pastor Brent and Pastor Anna

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Youth Volunteer Spotlight: Sophia Watkinson

1. Grade and where you go to school: Senior at Farmington High School

2. Favorite candy bar: Pink Starburst

3. Favorite super hero: Captain America

4. Favorite sports team: Minnesota Wild

5. Favorite Bible story: Noah's Ark

6. Where do you serve at Homestead: Nursery

7. What do you love about serving in Big Top Kids: I love all the kids and just being there to help the kids and take care of them and have fun with them.

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Kids Camp 2023

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Kids Camp: 2023

Homestead will be going to Kids Camp at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria from June 12th-15th! Kids Camp is open to kids going into 3rd-6th grade in the 2023-2024 school year. You Should have received an email with more details about camp. If you missed the email, go to the Homestead app or website to read more.

The deadline to register for camp is May 16th. Click HERE to get started with registration.

The cost of Kids Camp is $295. If you will be in need of a financial scholarship, please reach out as soon as possible, as the MN district has early scholarships available now.

Kids Camp Promo 2023

Casa Shalom Missions Trip

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There will be a missions trip to Casa Shalom this December! It will be a family missions trip. If you missed the info meeting and have questions, please reach out to Pastor Brent.
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Last Month in Big Top Kids

In April we celebrated Easter and learned all about Jesus. We were visited by Flamingo Fran, Joy Joy Sparkles, Captain Canada, TJ, and Greta the Gardener!

This Month in Big Top Kids

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How do I live for God?

Faith Verse: Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need."

May 6th & 7th

I pursue God

Faith Fact: I can talk to God.

Bible Story: The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6:5-13

May 13th & 14th

I give generously

Faith Fact: I give generously.

Bible Story: A Widow's Offering - Mark 12:41-44

May 20th & 21st

I serve others

Faith Fact: I serve others.

Bible Story: The Good Samaritan - Luke 10:30-37

May 27th & 28th

We grow together

Faith Fact: We grow together.

Bible Story: Believers Grow Together - Acts 2:42-47

**Big Top Kids Store**


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During our Spring Giving Challenge, we are raising money for Don and Dawn Eischens. The Eischens are international church pastors in Indonesia. Our Spring Giving Challenge will go through early June, with Slime a Pastor weekend on June 10th & 11th. Please join us in encouraging the generosity of the kids of Homestead as they give to make an impact around the world!

Giving Highlight

Benny sold cookies before and after a Sunday service. He raised $74 for the Spring Giving Challenge!!! Benny's generosity helped the kids exceed their first goal of $100 to be able to slime Pastor Brent!
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If your child would like to sell something outside of Big Top Kids in May, scan the QR code above or click HERE to sign up for a spot.
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Upcoming classroom transitions

Below are the ages for each Big Top Kids classroom:

Big Top Babies: birth - age 2

Big Top Littles: age 3 - kindergarten

Big Top Kids: 1st grade - 5th grade

Entering Big Top Kids

Kids who are starting 1st grade in the fall are invited to switch from Big Top Littles to Big Top Kids on Sunday, June 11th.

Entering Homestead Youth

Kids who are starting 6th grade in the fall are invited to switch from Big Top Kids to Homestead Youth on Wednesday, June 14th. There will be a preview day on May 31st, when students can attend youth group with Pastor Brent and Pastor Anna.
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Home Crew

Home Crew is an opportunity for 4th and 5th graders to grow in their faith, leadership, and relationships by getting more involved in the ministry of Big Top Kids. Home Crew helps in many areas of Big Top Kids and also meets a few times a year for Home Crew Hangouts.

If you have a 4th or 5th grader who would like to join Home Crew, reach out to Pastor Brent or Pastor Anna or talk to us at a weekend service.

Our next Home Crew Hangout will be Sunday, June 4th from 12:30-1:30.

If you have a child who will be starting 4th grade in the fall, he or she will be invited to join Home Crew later this summer!

Prayer Requests

We would love to partner with your family in prayer. If someone in you family, whether a parent or child, has a prayer request, click HERE to let us know.

Pastor Brent and Pastor Anna

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