Encouragement, Volunteer of the Week & Easter Update!

Ken Fregeau

Let’s Celebrate!

 Meet Volunteer of the Week…Ken Fregeau

Ken has been a Backyard team member since September 2014.  He faithfully serves every Sunday at  11am in the green room.  Ken is always ready to reach out and help others.  He does a fantastic job  leading our 4 year olds and sets a great example for others to follow.  Thank you, Ken, the best is yet to  come!  

THANK YOU again for your amazing hard work and dedication.  We had another fabulous Parkview holiday!   Everything ran smooth for our 10 Easter services and more importantly 17,000 people were able to  hear about surrender and the glorious news that Sunday is here.

In addition, we have 949 children birth-kindergarten attend our Parkview Kids program over the past few days AND we had 31 NEW families. Praise God!

We’ve also had tons of positive feedback from our new Easter volunteers.  Here is just one of many encouraging notes that show YOU are making a difference with not only the children and families but also the people who serve alongside you.

“I absolutely loved my time serving at Parkview. Each and every time I go to Parkview I feel whole and volunteering definitely took it to the next level and I didn’t even know that was possible! I’d love to continue volunteering. Thank YOU for giving me that opportunity!!”  Rachel J.

Lastly, I encourage you to take a five minutes break and view the below video.  It’s about Sonja Romero, a Kindergarten teacher, who has a heart with no boundaries.  She is giving everything she has and is changing lives.  I pray it will bless and inspire you as you minister to God’s little ones.

I look forward to seeing YOU soon!  Thank you for being a part of our Early Childhood TEAM.

BIG hugs and much love,

Jill Shea

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“Go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19

April Curriculum

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Happy Easter! Jesus is alive! It’s an awesome month as we celebrate our risen Savior and share stories of brave men and women who told others all about Jesus.

This month is all about “Go and Tell,” and we have a fun cheer to help our little ones remember that we are to go and tell others that Jesus wants to be their friend forever. We will start off the month by celebrating Easter with our preschoolers (All Easter Services). Then, our little ones will hear the great commission—how Jesus asked His disciples to “go and tell” everyone everywhere about Him (April 11/12, 18/19). Finally, they will learn about Peter, who was put in jail because he was so good at “going and telling,” and the angel God sent to free him (April 25/26 and May 2/3). Through each of these stories we pray that the children will learn that God wants us to “go and tell” also, and that He is with us as we do.

The Monthly Memory verse is “Go and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19, NIV

The Bottom Line is Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Easter Services – April 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th

April Weeks 2 and 3 – April 11th/12th and 18th/19th


LG Worship Videos & Large Group Overview – April 2015

LG Overview – Easter – April 2nd – 5th

LG Overview – April Weeks 2 and 3 – April 11th/12th and April 18th/19th

LG Overview – April Week 4 and May Week 1 – April 25th/26th and May 2nd/3rd


LG Bible Lessons – April 2015

Important two-letter word, Volunteer of the Week + Easter Update

Bonnie Terry

Let’s Celebrate!  Meet of our Volunteer of the Week…Bonnie Terry!

Bonnie is a Garden Team Leader in Twos A room every other Saturday at 5:45pm.  She has been serving since April 2014. Although Bonnie is scheduled to serve every other week, she is always popping in to offer up help weekly and at multiple services!  Bonnie does an incredible job connecting with team members, families, and children.  Bonnie instantly brings up the energy in the room the minute she walks in.  Her smile and energy are contagious!  She is a great example of a dedicated leader.  Thank you Bonnie, the best is yet to come!

Our 10 Easter services kick-off in 14 days…hip, hip, hooray!

Last year we had over 16,000 people come through our doors for an Easter service.  WOWSER!!!!!!
We are expecting that number to grow this year.

Please review and double check our online scheduler for your serve dates and times.  If you need to request a sub, please do so as soon as possible.   If you do not have any services, please go ahead and plug yourself in to the schedule. We need YOU!

Thurs. April 2nd      7:00pm
Friday April 3rd       5:00pm & 7:00pm
Saturday April 4th  1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday April 5th     8:30am, 10:30am & 12:30pm

There’s a small word that has a BIG impact when you use it while serving…the word “we”.  You will find people will connect with you better when you intentionally use the word “we”.  The word “we” is very small and dynamic.  When “we” are working together to serve families and God’s little ones everyone comes together.  There is no letter ‘I’ in the word team.  We = team .

Here we GROW!  THANK YOU for being a part of what God is doing at Parkview.  You are more than you know!

BIG hugs and much love,

Jill Shea

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Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12











Encouragement for Parents, Volunteer of the Week & More! …


I am so grateful for everyone on our team making a difference in our Children’s Ministry.  THANK YOU for making a difference in the world!

This is a good week for us all to remember the power of our words.  Please continue to speak words of encouragement to the children, parents and fellow team members.  Encouragement is oxygen for the soul!

Let’s Celebrate!  Meet Volunteer of the Week…Gabrielle Robinson!

Gabrielle Robinson


Gabrielle started serving in the Early Childhood Backyard over a year ago. She loved it so much she decided to continue serving every week at the 9:00am service in Clubhouse B.  Gabrielle is very reliable, a self-starter, kind, patient and does a phenomenal job leading activities and working with the team. Thank you, Gabrielle, the best is yet to come!”

Friendly reminder, you can always find the fun-filled activities and worship music that Lisa Dorman puts together on our blog under the curriculum category

Final thought for this week… when you take a child by the hand, you take a parent by the heart.  Reach a child and you will reach their parents.

It takes over 175 team members every weekend for all of our Early Childhood rooms to be open for the Parkview families.  We can’t do this without YOU.  THANK YOU again for sharing your time, talent and energy!

BIG hugs and much love,

Jill Shea

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Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12


















March Curriculum

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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

March Weeks 3 and 4 – March 14/15 and 21/22

March Week 5 – March 28/29


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