Consolidation Update, Volunteer of the Week and MORE! …

Now and Later from Dale Hudson on Vimeo.

We are THRILLED to see how God is moving in Parkview’s Children’s Ministry!  This is the first week we get to consolidate our two teams the Garden (Nursery) and Backyard (Preschool/Kindergarten).  Welcome everyone!  

Lisa Dorman and myself started working in the nursery years ago and we are super excited about now being one team and unified!

“The first five years of a child’s life are the most formative.  Much of what a person becomes is developed during this time with the first three years being the most critical.  The above one minute video is a great reminder  that when you minister to children you will see fruit NOW in their lives and LATER when they are adults.

Researchers said though personality plays a big role in how kids turn out as adults…they also documented that life events are also a major determining factor.

As a children’s ministry team member, we have the unique privilege of influencing children at the most important time in their life.  What you teach them will not only make a difference in their lives now, but will stay with them for the rest of their lives.  You are helping shape their future!”

Let’s CONNECT!  We have a private Facebook group for our team which is a fantastic way for us to get to know one another better.  Our Parkview EC Facebook group is a for volunteers on the Early Childhood Team at Parkview (birth through Kindergarten).  The ‘EC’ Team ROCKS!  This is a safe place to share, grow in our faith, encourage, laugh and build relationships. Let’s grow and prosper according to God’s word.  Friend me up at and include a note that you are on our team so I can add you to our private FB group.

As we get to know one another better, let’s ENCOURAGE each other and CELEBRATE what each of you are doing for His kingdom.  Every week we put the spotlight on one of our AWESOME team members.  We will now rotate every week between the Backyard and Garden team members.

Let’s CELEBRATE!  Meet this week’s Volunteer of the Week…Kevin Fox!

Kevin Fox

Kevin joined our team almost two years ago and serves faithfully every Sunday in the Backyard at 11:00am and recently added a second service and now also serves at 9:00am.   He is reliable, helpful and willing to go above and beyond.  He started out serving in the four year old room and now serves outside the classroom assisting our coaches and coordinators by making sure all six of our Backyard classrooms are equipped and organized with their supplies.  He will assist our coaches and coordinators with any requests.  He is kind, patient and willing to do whatever it takes to help.  We are so grateful to have him on our team.  Thanks Kevin, the best is yet to come!

Our team blog ( ) is our home base and a place where you will find everything for Early Childhood.  Feel free to browse around!  Lisa Dorman is very organized.  She creates and puts all the children’s activities and worship music in our curriculum category .  It’s available 24/7.  Thanks Lisa!!!

If you have any questions please contact your department’s Coordinator.  All our contact information can be found by clicking on this link .

We are THRILLED to be a part of what God is doing at Parkview and for the opportunity for us all to work together.  It is an honor and privilege to serve you.

Here we GROW!

BIG hugs and much love,

Jill Shea








March Curriculum

KIDZ_EC_MemoryVerse_Feb2014March 2015 Memory Verse Motions - Blog

Jesus tells us to “love each other.” What does that even look like? Well, it looks a lot like the way Jesus loved people when He was here on earth. Through everything He did and the stories He told, Jesus taught us to love each other. That’s why we’re telling these specific Bible lessons this month. We want to teach our children to love like Jesus. We’ll start with a story Jesus told, a parable. The first two weeks (March Weeks 1 and 2) has preschoolers hearing about the widow’s mite and how they can share (love) even when they have very little.

The next two lessons are from the life of Jesus that prepare us for the Easter message coming in April. They will hear how Jesus, the Son of God, washed the feet of His disciples (March Weeks 3 and 4). Even though Jesus was God’s Son, He still served those around Him. We want our preschoolers to know that we too can serve those around us, no matter who they are. We’ll end with the joyous celebration of Palm Sunday (March Week 5).   As Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, He was preparing for the ultimate act of love. He truly exemplified the verse, “love each other.” We pray that through this month’s lessons, our preschoolers learn to love like Jesus.

The Monthly Memory verse is “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12, NIV

The Bottom Line is I can love like Jesus.

March Weeks 1 and 2 – February 28/March 1 and March 7/8

LG Bible Lessons – March 2015

LG Worship Videos & Large Group Overview – March 2015

LG Overview – March Weeks 1 and 2 – February 28th/March 1st and March 7th/8th

LG Overview – March Weeks 3 and 4 – March 14th/15th and 21st/22nd

LG Overview – March Week 5 – March 28th/29th

Reflections, 2 year anniversary & volunteer of the week!

Let’s celebrate!  Meet Volunteer of the Week…Meredith Brody!

Meredith BrodyMeredith is a Team Leader in Clubhouse B every Sunday at 11:00am.  She has been serving since August 2014.  Meredith is a team player and goes above and beyond by also helping with our large group activities.  Meredith always shows up ready to connect with the team and lead the children with a bright smile.  Her energy is contagious!  She is a great example of a dedicated leader.  Thank you Meredith, the best is yet to come!

It’s our two-year anniversary for our Sunday night 5:45 service!  We’ll be celebrating with a pizza party at 5:00pm for our Sunday night team.  We are also in need of two more adults for this Sunday night, February 22nd.  If you are available please let me know and come on in.  The more the merrier!

Reflections, thought for this week…

“Dee-liberations from Delia” – Consider each child as a quilt.  The parts of a quilt are gathered from various places, some new and some old.  Each piece has its own characteristic.  And each piece goes into making the whole design of the quilt.  Many people and events make up the child you teach. Respect that heritage and let your time with the child become a part of the beautiful binding. (From Ready, Set, Teach! by Delia Halverson)

I look forward to seeing YOU soon!  THANK YOU for your dedication to leading God’s little ones.

“You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:14-16

BIG hugs and much love,

jill shea


This weekend, Easter Times & Volunteer of the Week

Greetings!  We are quickly approaching the weekend and we are in need of more adults for Sunday morning at 9:00am.  If you are available please let me know as soon as possible.

Let’s Celebrate!  Meet our Volunteer of the Week…Sharon MacDonald!

Sharon McDonald

Sharon serves every Sunday at 9:00am in our green room with the 4 year olds.  She is dedicated to creating an irresistible environment for the children.  She is kind, patient, a team player and committed to God’s little ones.  We are so grateful to have her on our team.  Thank you Sharon,the best is yet to come!

Friendly reminder, Lisa Dorman always posts our activities and worship music on our team blog.  You have access to this any time of day to review.   Click here 

I wanted you to be the first to know, Easter service times have been finalized.  Drum roll please…

We will have 10 Easter services (April 2nd- 5th).  

Thur  – 7:00 pm

Fri – 5:00 pm

Fri – 7:00 pm

Sat – 1:00 pm

Sat – 3:00 pm

Sat – 5:00 pm

Sat – 7:00 pm

Sun – 8:30 am

Sun – 10:30 am

Sun – 12:30 pm

We love our team



Have a happy Valentine’s Day weekend, we LOVE our team!!!  ThANK YOU for caring and leading God’s little ones, you are more than you know!

BIG hugs and much love,

jill shea




Memory verse:  “You are everything I need” Psalm 119:57























January and February Curriculum


January 2015 Memory Verse Motions - Blog

January Weeks 3 and 4 – 2’s and 3’s – January 17th/18th and January 24th/25th

January Weeks 3 and 4 – 4’s and 5’s – January 17th/18th and January 24th/25th

February Weeks 1 and 2 – 2’s and 3’s- January 31st/February 1st and February 7th/8th

February Weeks 1 and 2 – 4’s – January 31st/February 1st and February 7th/8th

February Weeks 1 and 2 – 5’s – January 31st/February 1st and February 7th/8th

February Weeks 3 and 4 – February 14th/15th and February 21st/22nd (activities 1 – 4 for ALL rooms, activities 5 and 6 for 4’s and 5’s only)



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