Lighthouse Letters

love God. love people. pass it on.

Palm Sunday Music

Hey Lighthouse Kids!

Click on the video below to practice the song we're singing for our Palm Sunday Parade!


Elementary Kids

Arrive by 8:40 a.m. to Room 307 so we can line up for the parade and head to the sanctuary.

Preschool Kids

If you'd like to be a part of the parade, bring your grown-up and meet us on the bridge

at 8:45 a.m. (2nd floor, outside of Reverend Are's office).


Looking forward to a fun celebration!

Lo, He Comes: Practice Video for Palm Sunday

ENCOURAGE

Chatting with God

How cool is it that the God who created the universe loves conversations with us?

They’re called PRAYER…

How do we pray? It’s just a conversation…talking and listening…just like you would with a friend.

Standing up? Sure. Sitting down? Yep. Kneeling? Sounds good. Lying down? If you’d like.

Eyes open? Yes. Eyes closed? Sure. Being still? Uh-huh. Running around? That works too.

You can pray any way you’d like!


What do we pray about?

· Things you’re grateful for

· Things you’re sad about

· People we love

· People we have a hard time loving

· Things we are hoping for

· Our animals

· Anything else you can think of!


What happens if we pray for something and it never happens? Well, first of all, that’s really hard and painful. And the truth is, we’re not sure why some prayers get answered in the ways we hoped and others don’t. But here’s what we do know…WE ARE NEVER ALONE. God is always near and we can chat with God anytime!


So for the month of April, here's a little prayer we can all share together. Figure out what/when/where/how you pray best and have a little chat with God. We'll be doing it right along with you!


Dear God,

I am so grateful for all you have done for me.

Bless my friends and family, those who are sick and grieving, lost and wandering.

Help me to open my heart and mind to those most in need.

Assist me to aid those less fortunate here and around the world.

In your name I pray.

Amen.


Blessings,

Brooke


P.S. Keep an eye out for our Prayer Booth in the Family Lounge on the 2nd floor (formerly Creation Station), courtesy of artist Dylan Mortimer. A great place to pause and reflect.

EQUIP

Holy Week Craft Ideas

Click on the buttons below for an Easter devotion to do with your kids

and some fun craft ideas to celebrate Holy Week.

Happy Easter to all!

Brooke's Books

Need something to add to your reading list? Check out another one of Brooke's favorites, Almost Holy Mama: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices For Weary Parents, by Courtney Ellis.

Happy reading!

Heartland Summer Camp

Find out more about the many wonderful camp opportunities offered through the Heartland Presbyterian Center. Click on the link below to learn more!

Dino O'Dell

You may know that Dino is a vital part of our Lighthouse mornings, sharing his musical talents with all of our Lighthouse kids. But, did you know he's also busy entertaining kids outside of Village? Check out his website to see all of his upcoming events!

ENGAGE

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April

6th - Coffee & Conversation, Room 307, 10-11 a.m.

Join us the first Wednesday of each month for coffee & conversation. In April, our guest speaker will be Ginger Rothhaas from compassionfix.com. Childcare is available by emailing Sandra Stephens one week prior to the event.


17th - NO Lighthouse, Easter

Enjoy being with your family in "big church!"


20th, 27th - Screen Sanity Summit, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday April 20, 27 & May 4 for Village's first Screen Sanity Summit. Join others in small group discussion and create a family screen plan based on expert-guided content for digital health. A study guide is required for this class and may be purchased from Amazon for $15. Register by clicking on the button below. For childcare, please email Sandra Stephens by April 13.


May

1st - 6th Grade Move-Up Brunch, Youth Loft, 10-11 a.m.

All 6th graders are invited to celebrate "moving up" to 7th grade at our annual Move-Up Brunch! Join us as we say "see you later" to Lighthouse and learn about becoming a part of our Youth Department. Look for more information coming soon from the Youth Department. Hope to see you there!


4th - Coffee & Conversation, Room 307, 10-11 a.m.

Join us the first Wednesday of each month for coffee & conversation. In May, our guest speaker will be Elizabeth Miranda with Miranda Counseling. Childcare is available by emailing Sandra Stephens one week prior to the event.


4th - Screen Sanity Summit, Room 307, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday April 20, 27 & May 4 for Village's first Screen Sanity Summit. Join others in small group discussion and create a family screen plan based on expert-guided content for digital health. A study guide is required for this class and may be purchased from Amazon for $15. Register by clicking on the button below. For childcare, please email Sandra Stephens one week prior to the class.


22nd - Last day of Lighthouse for spring semester

Lighthouse will be on break for the summer, but be sure to join us for Sunday Funday's throughout the summer!


June

5th - Sunday Funday starts, Room 307, 9-10 a.m.

Join us Sunday morning throughout the summer in our broadly-graded classroom. We'll work together on service projects and learn how to spread kindness to our neighbors.


8th, 15th, 22nd - Family VBS, VOM south parking lot, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us for an intergenerational VBS this summer designed for the entire family - parents, grandparents, "little kids" and "big kids" alike! We'll have music, learning, games, fun and food for the whole family. Dinner will be provided for all.

Click on the Summer Programs Registration button below to register.


July

24th, Last day of Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday comes to a close, but join us in September for our Fall Lighthouse kick-off! Details to come.

Meet Brooke

Brooke loves the mountains…especially when combined with a bike, paddle board, snowboard, family and friends! She also loves acting goofy, not taking life too seriously, and finding her people. She's the mom to 4 kiddos, a dog, and many Lighthouse kids who have adopted her as their 2nd mom...or big sister...or babysitter. Brooke lives our mantra: love God. love people. pass it on. She brings that energy to our Sunday morning Lighthouse, where kids leave filled with God's love.

Meet Kate

Kate is our organizer, task master, knower-of-all things Village, and rememberer of names long-forgotten. She is our go-to for crafting group emails and coordinator of baptisms for those sweet Village babies. She's an avid reader, a HUGE Jayhawk fan, lover of music and theater, and mom to two kiddos and a puppy. She is gifted in interpreting God's word and enjoys preparing lessons that allow our Lighthouse kids to find their own meaning and understanding.

Meet Kenyon

If you like ill-timed jokes that break up awkward silences, Kenyon is your go-to person. She loves all things funny, spending time with friends, being a boy mom, the KU Jayhawks, and watching all types of movies. Better late than never, she's discovered a love for writing and creating (being a boy mom provides ample material). She also loves spending time with the Lighthouse kiddos, learning alongside them as they discover their love for God.

Meet Kevin (aka Dino O'Dell)

Here's what we all know about Kevin: the man can sing. Moreover, he can entertain. Further yet, he teaches without kids knowing they're actually learning! All while simultaneously wearing jorts. And, if that's not enough to convince you of this man's amazing talents, he's also a video producer. The responsibility of being our lead musician, producing fun and entertaining videos, and leading our 6th graders on Lighthouse mornings rests firmly on his shoulders. And, he still stands tall. The man. The myth. The legend. Kevin "Dino O'Dell" Dolan.