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Spring has sprung at Harborside for our Surfside Kids and several key dates are fast approaching.

On March 10, we will host a Backyard BBQ for the entire church family. This event will feature great fellowship, delicious pulled pork, and several fun tournaments (don’t miss the Cornament and the water balloon toss). You may officially let your child in on the secret of the day – pony rides and a petting zoo! You won’t want to miss this fun event.

Easter follows shortly thereafter – this year we will celebrate Christ’s resurrection on March 31. This is always a special time at Harborside and we are thrilled each year by the visitors we welcome. This year we will offer identical Easter services at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. and childcare will be provided at each. We will celebrate Good Friday at our 7 p.m. service on March 29.

We are deep into planning this year’s Vacation Bible School, God In Action, which will be held the week of June 24. Look for some exciting teaching where children learn that God keeps His promises and that He wants your child to be a part of His story. Children will create everything from backpacks to musical instruments to picture frames.

Lake Aurora Summer Camp is scheduled for July 14-18 for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and July 18-19 for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. This is going to be a fantastic time of sticky, summer fun and meaningful curriculum.

Besides all of the great events we are planning for your children, we have other exciting news as well. Harborside is moving to a new and much improved check-in system. We are currently training staff and volunteers to help guide families through the new check-in system beginning March 17. Change is always different and it may take us just a bit longer to check in as we train our families. We know you will be patient as we get acclimated with the new process.

If your child has not yet told you about our Merit Program for Celebration, we would be shocked! Our goal is to celebrate the hard work your children are doing to prepare for Sunday mornings. We see 4-year-olds tugging at their parents hands to get down the hallway so they can earn a merit for being on time. We see children practicing their memory verse each week so that they can earn merit number two, and little ones proudly bringing their own Bibles so they can earn merit number three. When the kids go to their large group worship and story-telling time, they place their merits into the appropriate vessel and once we hit the mark, we will have a Celebration Sunday. If they keep up with the great work they’ve been doing, I anticipate a celebration in just the next few weeks! See your Homefront Weekly (dispersed at the child’s classroom each Sunday) for fun activities, the memory verse, and great talking points to prepare your child for what God wants to teach him the upcoming Sunday.

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