by Sara Cardinal
Chair, Children's Ministry Team
The Children's Ministry Task Force has been investing our energy in the recommendations provided by the Cathy Townley report. The first and easiest project to implement came from page 5 in her report, where she identifies that the Gathering Space would make a very warm and welcoming space for families with young children who might not want to take them upstairs to the nursery during Worship.
In early May we had a realtor do a walk through of the space and provide specific feedback in regards to flow, staging, and the needs of young families. Then a few weeks later, our team had a work day to remove the old furniture, declutter the Gathering Space, and to install new furniture and decor per our professional recommendations. We will have 2 more seats added before the summer is out, and a screen will replace the white sandwich board that we use for Sunday School announcements.
Up next, our committee will be doing some dreaming about the children's ministry spaces. This will be a bigger and more complicated conversation, but we are excited by the possibility of positive change!
We welcome your ideas and your presence on the team. Contact me, if interested, at 517-351-7030, or firstname.lastname@example.org.