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Explore the ministry opportunities for your children at Broad Street

January Update:

Bible Milestone for 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders

January 22 & 29

We will gift your children with their new bibles at the beginning of 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, January 22. This will be followed by two 90 minutes workshops that start after children’s time during worship and go until 12:30 p.m. on both Sundays to explore their NEW bibles. Parents are invited to join their children after worship upstairs in room 203. They will look at what the bible is and how to use it through crafts, games, storytelling, and science.


Sign up now!



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Sign Children Up for a Broad Street Buddy!

*Benefits of Intergeneration Community*


Barna Group has recently completed a study focused on children’s ministry that has yielded some important information about how that discipleship journey plays out. Here is what they found: It wasn’t enough for a child to be simply be involved in children’s ministry at their church in order to engage in the formative practices and meaningful characteristics of a disciple. There needed to be more, another integral step, another piece to the puzzle: Relationship.


They discovered that when kids have a meaningful relationship with an adult in the church, they are twice as likely to have an ongoing relationship with the church.


They are twice as likely to say church matters to them, three times as likely to see church as a highlight in their week, and three times as likely to read the Bible on their own. The conclusion drawn by the researchers at Barna Group? (and I quote) “The meaningful relationships individuals have as a children fundamentally influence the stability of their future faith.”’

 

We know this to be true at Broad Street Pres. We have seen it time and time again played out. Our youth frequently have these opportunities through summer trips, retreats, and youth group. And this winter and spring, we want to create space for more children to deepen relationships with adults at Broad Street beyond Ms. Brittany and Ms. Hannah. 

 

February 5 and 12, at 11:30 a.m. after worship, stay and get to know a special Broad Street adult, mentor, and friend. Week one will be a shared service project with your adult buddy and week two will be board games! 


Sign your child up online so we can work on finding a good match for them!



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Four Weeks of Wellness

Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’ (Matthew 11:29-30) 


  • January 22 - Havening: Learn about and experience the practice called Havening that helps calm the body and mind experiencing anxiety or trauma, taught by Dr. Steve Hamilton, Broad Streeter and retired LtCol, USAF who practiced Havening with soldiers experiencing PTSD.
  • January 29: Anxiety and Meditation with Betty Brown, Broad Streeter, elder, RN and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner.
  • February 5: Clean Eating and Healthy Digestion cooking class with Betty Brown, 90 minutes, Broad Streeter, elder, RN and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner.
  • February 12: Five Love Languages, a special Valentine’s Day Talk with Dr. Meghna Mahambrey, Broad Streeter and daughter-in-law of Steve and Annette Kuss. This topic is perfect for singles or couples of all ages and stages of life. 

 

**Parents/Caregivers, if you’d like childcare for any of these events, send Brittany Porch an email and we will arrange it! 



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Justice Camp Registration OPEN!

We are so excited to present a NEW faith formation opportunity this summer for elementary school-aged children called, Justice Camp. This will be a day camp that will focus on 4 themes of justice: Anti-Racism, Welcoming Immigrants, Climate Justice, and Food Justice. Each day, children will rotate through a workshop presented by partners who are professionals on the topic, a few initial partners are the Byrd Institute at OSU, a professional food justice advocate, and The Columbus Crew. Participants will also rotate through stations that include snacks, stories, games, faith connection, and a service project. 

 

We are inviting Broad Street Presbyterian Church and Bethany Presbyterian Church’s families to register first! In the next couple of weeks, we will expand registration to neighborhood partners. We will have limited spaces, 30 lower elementary school children and 30 upper elementary school children. We will register children until we are full, so don’t delay! 😊

 

Details:

  • June 26-29, 2023
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
  • Monday - Thursday 
  • Rising Kindergarten – Rising 5th graders (older youth can volunteer!)
  • $50, scholarship available upon request
  • Extended Day is available until 4:30 p.m. each day for an additional $100, afternoon care is provided by Sitting Made Simple with general fun camp activities 
  • Food Truck Family Picnic Thursday at noon to celebrate! 
  • Adult and Youth volunteers needed, sign up on the Central Hub

 

Registration is OPEN! You can register online here

 

Any questions? Reach out!

 

With excitement,

The planning team: Brittany Porch, Kathy Kelly-Long, Victoria Powers, Sarah Pressly, Annie Bezbatchenko, Tracy Ross and Randi Mitchell from Bethany Pres



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Looking for a Presbyterian Summer Camp?

Kirkmont Center offers overnight summer camps and is just an hour away in Zanesfield, OH. We have had Broad Street kids go in the past and love the experience of overnight camp fun. There is a discount for our kids in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley and if you need more scholarships, reach out to us as we can offer more. Ward Porch, 1st grade, is already signed up for Beginner Camp June 11-14 if any young Broad Streeters want to join him. And did you know Amy Miracle went there as a youth too? 


Learn more about the camps and how to sign up here.



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Club 345 – Food Pantry Project

February 26 at 11:30 a.m.

3rd-5th graders are invited to pack groceries and deliver them down the road to income-based senior living. We hope your tweens can join us!