Forcey Kids Update – Summer 2021
June 3, 2021 | Kelly Herndon
FORCEY KIDS’ MISSION: Partner with parents to nurture their child’s faith in Jesus Christ
Our goal at Forcey Kids this summer is to serve as many families as possible, both in-person and online.
|Where We Are|
Since March 2020, Forcey Kids has not operated in person, but pivoted to online meetings and teachings. TeamKID finished the year virtually. Sunday School videos and materials are produced weekly by age-group for families to complete together at home. Quiet bags were made for those families who attended services in-person. Forcey Christian School operated both virtually and in-person.
The Forcey Kids ministry team has been keeping up with current practices as well as balancing our school’s needs and regulations as we share our spaces. Recently when recommendations changed, it was decided to let the school finish their school year uninterrupted by FBC ministries (as it has been such a tough year already). The FCS school year finishes June 10, so we’re ready to get back to Forcey Kids Ministry in person!
Based on CDC recommendations, MD Department of Health recommendations, FBC’s leadership, Philippians 2:1-11, and 1 Corinthians 10:23-32, Forcey Kids Sunday School will operate as follows for the summer of 2021:
- Sunday School for birth through age 4 will be available during the 11:00 service starting June 13.
- Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2.
- Masks SHOULD be worn by children 2-12 (as the COVID-19 vaccine is unavailable for those under 12), as well as all Forcey Kids Ministry Workers and any parents inside the nursery area for drop-off and pick-up. (Please let Ms. Kelly know if you or your child will need accommodations with mask-wearing.)
- Registration for Sunday School will be preferred, but visitors will not be turned away. Classes will be smaller than normal.
Forcey Kids will continue to offer Sunday School online as well as “Quiet Bags” for those children who will be in the service with their parents. Forcey Kids Camp (June 20-25) will be virtual again this year will all materials available for families to do together at home. Forcey Day Camp will meet in-person June 28 – August 13.
|Where We’re Going|
We are looking forward to adding back Sunday School for both services and for all age groups in the fall (if not sooner, as the Lord leads). This will be determined by CDC recommendations and vaccines available.