SURGEThe 4th-6th Grade Ministry
SurgeThe 4th-6th Grade Ministry
SurgeSUNDAYS | 8:45 AM | 10:45 AM
Surge exists to come alongside the work the Holy Spirit is already doing in each kid, and impart some spiritual momentum by continually putting them in the path of our great God. Our long-term hope is to raise up a generation of world changers who are unhindered in their pursuit of God and the realization of his kingdom.
Surge combines fun, high energy, and playfulness with a teaching & learning approach that takes preteens and their faith seriously. We aim to create environments where 4th, 5th, and 6th graders can be themselves…so that we can take them beyond themselves. Surge is not quite children’s ministry; but not quite youth ministry. It meets a need for Christian nurture and teaching aimed squarely at kids 9-12 years old.
Have your kid join us at 8:45 AM or 10:45 AM Sunday mornings. Every week. On time. With a Bible.
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The Surge Team
December 3 – Carols by Candlelight – Community Christmas celebration for people of all ages! Camel & Pony Rides, Music & Caroling, and much more! Easy to invite friends & neighbors to. 5-8 pm.
December 12 – “12 Days of Christmas” Celebration – Invite your friend to this one! Special, fun Sunday service in Surge where we talk about the real meaning of Christmas. 9 & 11 am.
December 17 – Christmas Outdoor Movie Night – Outdoors @ NCCC. Bring a blanket or low-backed chair. Showing “Elf” with snacks provided & prize drawings. Free. 6:30-8:30 pm. DRESS WARM.
December 19 – Day of Giving – Christmas doesn’t have to be all about us! This is a day of service projects + Christmas caroling. Starts at 3 pm in the Surge room. Caroling will happen at Lakeshore Gardens, across from Ralph’s in the Poinsettia Village shopping center. Pick up at 6 pm. *We need parent drivers for this event.* Please e-mail email@example.com if you’re willing.
December 24 – Christmas Eve Services – Bring your whole family. Identical services at noon, 1:30, 3:00, and 4:30. Children’s programs for kids 5 & under at the first three services. (Big kids go to main service.) Bethlehem Petting Zoo open from 11 am-3 pm.
December 26 – Pajama Day in Surge – It’ll be just like Christmas morning in the Surge room! Wear your PJs and let’s keep celebrating Christmas!
December 30 – Jump Into the New Year – At SkyZone in Bressi Ranch, 6-8 pm. Special group rate of $15 (does not include jump socks). No registration necessary, just come and have fun with your pals from Surge!
Day of Giving
Join us for Surge’s Day of Giving, Sunday afternoon, December 19 from 3-6 pm.
We have some hands-on service projects to assemble at our room, and then at 5:00 we’ll be Christmas caroling in Lakeshore Gardens, a mobile home community across from the Ralph’s shopping center on Avendia Encinas (directly across from the old church site). Pick up in the parking lot of Ralph’s at 6:00.
Come spread some Christmas cheer and celebrate Christmas in a way that isn’t all about you, but about others. No sign up required.
"WHAT'S THE STORY?" CLASS
This innovative, six-session class will take parents & 4th-6th grade kids through the Bible’s Big Story. Many of us know individual stories from the Bible, but have a hard time putting all of the pieces together into one complete story. This class will help with that.
Using the resources The Story and The Story for Kids, published by Zondervan, we provide a broad overview of God’s interaction with humans. Each week’s class is filled with review activities like timelines, table discussions, videos, and our giant map.
As we say, “Understanding the Bible’s Big Story is the first step to understanding its individual parts!”
For kids who are at least in 4th grade. Younger kids should wait for a future class offering. Kids must attend with an adult – parent, grandparent, friend’s parent, etc.
Meets Monday nights, 6:30-7:30 pm, February 28-April 11 (No class on Monday, March 28). Questions? E-mail Mark Friestad.
Pajama Day in Surge
Sunday, December 26 – the day after Christmas – we invite kids to wear their PJs to Surge. We’ll be showing the Christmas movie “The Star” and have a special snack that day.
A special event Sunday because we don’t know about you, but we’ll still be celebrating Christmas!
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