Sunday Night

WE ARE OFFERING A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR WORSHIP & CONNECTION FOR ALL AGES ON SUNDAY NIGHTS.

2023 CALENDAR OF SUNDAY NIGHT WORSHIP & POST-WORSHIP ACTIVITIES 

Standard time format: 
-4:30-5:30- optional, bring-your-own-food fellowship time (come and go as you please) 
-5:30- worship and discussion groups 
-post-worship- optional activity, no timeframe, stay if you want and as long as you want- typically no later than 7:00-7:30 “call it a night” to lock up time 

LS= Lifestage month (discussion groups and post-worship activities will be designed to promote stage-of-life connection) 

MG= Multigenerational month (discussion groups and post-worship activities will be designed to promote intergenerational connection) 

Unless otherwise noted, worship will consist of a beginning welcome, songs, Scripture, and prayer (all together) before breaking into discussion groups. 

“Casual Fun” simply means there will be no organized activity. Rather, board games and the like will simply be provided and hangout/mingling time will be open. 

Some less-than-obvious activity explanations are at the end. 

2023 

MG:
JAN 1- Milestones Service Cards 
JAN 8- Connect & Share
JAN 15- Casual Fun 
JAN 22- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Multigenerational Family Feud 
JAN 29- Youth-led worship (no discussion groups)(all-together)- Guy/girl activities 

LS:
FEB 5- Faith/Families Valentine’s project 
FEB 12- Warm and Fuzzies 
FEB 19- Casual Fun 
FEB 26- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Giant Candy Crush 

MG:
MAR 5- Pack Egg Hunt Eggs 
MAR 12- Create and Connect (Easter edition) 
MAR 19- Casual Fun 
MAR 26- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Lads Puppet Shows 

LS:
APR 2- Lads Convention Cards 
APR 9- Connect & Share
APR 16- Casual Fun 
APR 23- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Lifestage Bingo Night 
APR 30- Youth-Led worship (split guy/girl)(no discussion groups)- guy/girl activities 

MG:
MAY 7- Visitation Groups (no discussion groups- sing songs on visits)(this also stands in place of the post-worship activity- no return to building) 
MAY 14- Breakout Circles Show & Tell 
MAY 21- Casual Fun 
MAY 28- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Multigenerational Teams Buzzer Bible Trivia 

LS:
JUN 4- Make Visitor Information Packets to stock the welcome booth for following year 
JUN 11- Create and Connect 
JUN 18- Casual Fun 
JUN 25- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Lifestage Family Feud 

MG:
JUL 2- Church Camp Sendoff Cards 
JUL 9- Connect & Share
JUL 16- Casual Fun 
JUL 23- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Homemade Ice Cream Competition/Tasting 
JUL 30- Youth-led worship (no discussion groups)(all-together)- guy/girl activities 

LS:
AUG 6- Faith/Families Back to School Bags project 
AUG 13- This or That; I Have, I’ve Never; I Like, I Don’t Like 
AUG 20- Casual Fun 
AUG 27- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Lifesize Teams Tic Tac Toe Toss Tournament 

MG:
SEPT 3- Visitation Groups (no discussion groups- sing songs on visits)(this also stands in place of the post-worship activity- no return to building) 
SEPT 10- Create and Connect 
SEPT 17- Casual Fun 
SEPT 24- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Multigenerational Bingo Night 

LS:
OCT 1- Teacher Appreciation Cards and Video 
OCT 8- Connect & Share
OCT 15- Casual Fun 
OCT 22- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Lifestage Teams Buzzer Bible Trivia 
OCT 29- Youth-led worship (split guy/girl)(no discussion groups)- guy/girl activities 

MG:
NOV 5- Faith/Families Thanksgiving project 
NOV 12- Thanksgiving Speed Share 
NOV 19- Casual Fun 
NOV 26- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt teams/Sharing Time 

LS:
DEC 3- Faith/Families Christmas project 
DEC 10- Create and Connect (Holiday edition) 
DEC 17- Casual Fun 
DEC 24- Singing night (no discussion groups)- Team Christmas Tree Wall Decorating Contest 
DEC 31- Youth-led worship (no discussion groups)(all-together)- guy/girl activities 

SOME ACTIVITY EXPLANATIONS: 

Connect & Share: Members will have been surveyed for skills or things they would be willing to share with a group. A couple of these will be available to attend and learn. 

Thanksgiving Speed Sharing: similar to speed-dating, but sharing stories about past Thanksgiving memories or things we are thankful for, etc.

Create-and-Connect: pair up and do a creation activity together while having a conversation with a prepared list of questions for each other. This will range from doing a simple puzzle, coloring, drawing, holiday-specific, etc. 

Warm and Fuzzies: with a Valentine’s flair, each person will decorate or write their name on an envelope and attach it with a clothespin to a line of the wall. Every person will also draw a number coming in and write that number on their envelope. When the activity begins, they will draw a number from a separate bowl and write a warm and fuzzy note or card to put in that person’s envelope. People will also be free to write as many as they want for different people. 

Breakout Circles Show & Tell: a couple of weeks beforehand, we will advertise to bring an item that has a story attached or that is important to you (kids included!). We will break out into smaller circles where people will take turns going around the circle and sharing. 

This or That; I Have, I’ve Never; I Like, I Don’t Like: smaller groups will break into circles. Someone will have a prepared sheet of items to list. These will be either “this or that” (Coke or Pepsi), “I have” or “I’ve never” statements, or “I like” and “I don’t like” statements. Groups will either stand up or sit down for each item, raise hands or don’t for each item, or stand in the middle and walk to either side of the space for each item on the list, depending on the nature of the groups.