March in Children’s Ministries

Bethany Durys

Volunteer of the Month
Ginny Vandestreek

Children’s Ministries would like to congratulate Ginny Vandestreek on being recognized as our outstanding Volunteer of the Month! She is one of the wonderful smiling faces that greet our families when they check in for Children’s Church. Ginny is always willing to help and is gifted in making people feel welcome. We are so blessed to have her on our team. Thank you, Ginny, for your faithful service!

Why did you draw that?
This week we learned about Jesus’ ascension. That was when He went up into heaven. We learned He promised us the Holy Spirit, which will help us our whole lives.

How do you explain Lent to kids?
Our new family devotional, “The Seven Stars of Lent,” offers some help. Seven short weekly devotionals offer simple suggestions for preparing your heart for Easter. Check it out on the Children’s Ministries mobile app (see below) or on the Northland website.

Moon Rabbit Watch Party
(for preschool and grade school children)
Thursday, March 29, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing.

How do you explain to your child the significance of Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection? What do you tell him or her about the Easter bunny? Through the reading of an exciting adventure story, “The Bunny Side of Easter,” author Linda Rooks will use the story of the Easter bunny to lead children into a heartfelt appreciation of the true Easter story and what Jesus did for them on the cross. Come with your child to help him or her learn about the true meaning of Easter and the greatest hero of all through an evening of fun activities that include looking for the rabbit in the moon, a book reading about where the Easter bunny came from, Easter crafts and face painting. Each child who attends the reading will receive a balloon, a puppet and treats for free. Pizza will be available for $1 per slice. For more info, visit Details: Debbie Blahnik at 407-949-7162 or

Do you have a fifth-grader in your home?
LUG Connect (Grade 5)
Fourth Saturday of every month through May 26, Children’s Worship Wing.

Northland’s Student Ministries and Children’s Ministries together want to help you and your child navigate through the transition from elementary to middle school with a fun and relational program called JumpStart! Students will get to know other fifth-graders and meet their future Student Ministries leaders. Parents will have a chance to connect other families, ask questions about Student Ministries’ programs, and ultimately become better equipped to continue to disciple your student.
Questions? Lindsay Johnson at
Click here to register.
Childcare is available for other kids in your family with a reservation; contact Pauline Hale at

Check out the opportunities to explore and develop your gifts, grow in your faith, and build AWESOME relationships on our Young Artists' Opportunities page! More will be listed soon, so be sure to revisit this page throughout the year. If you would like to be emailed when new classes and opportunities are scheduled, please sign up here.

NEW Children’s Ministries App!
The new Children’s Ministries app is here, and it is full of information and inspiration.

  • Know what your children are learning in Children’s Church each weekend.
    Get ideas for engaging your family in conversation about the weekend’s Bible lesson.
  • See the weekend’s sketch from the Early Childhood and Grade School Ministries.
  • Listen to the Bible memory verse songs.
  • Have easy access to the calendar for Children’s Ministries events.

Search for “Northland Children's Ministries” at your app/play store or CLICK HERE.