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KIDteam AUDITIONS OPEN  — Is your child looking for a way to serve God using his or her creative talents?  Auditions are open for the 2009/2010 KIDteam for KIDstuff.  The KIDteam is made up of energetic kids that have a heart for praising God.  Using choreography, the KIDteam helps the KIDstuff audience engage in worship in a fun, Christ-centered way.  No experience or preparation is necessary.  We are looking for heart!  Auditions are this Sunday, March 22, at 12:00 pm in Room 2400 (2nd floor).  Children must be at least 8 years old to audition.  Please come early to fill out an audition form with a parent or guardian.  Come dressed in modest clothing and shoes that do not hinder movement or ability to fully participate.  INFO: Abigail Gustine, 703/639-2000, x3150.

TICKETS SALES OPEN — Don’t miss out on a fun family Easter outreach event, The Rock That Rolled, on Friday, April 3, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Click here  for complete details.  Ticket sales are now open!  Hurry, we will sell out!

KIDstuff PERFORMANCES – Save the dates for our next performances on Sunday, May 3 on Obedience and Sunday, June 7 on Faith.  The June 7 performance will have an outreach focus.  Click here for more about KIDstuff or to send a friend an online postcard.  INFO: Abigail Gustine, 703/639-2000, x3150 or

CHILDREN’S CLASS CHECK-IN TIMES – Please be aware of when check-in opens and closes.

  • Saturdays, 6:10 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Sundays, 8:40 am – 9:30 am; 10: 25 am – 11:15 am; 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm; 5:10 pm – 6:00 pm

STARTING POINT – Receive tools to start a conversation with your elementary-aged child about a personal relationship with Jesus.  Bring your child to Starting Zone on Saturday, March 28, 5:30 pm or Sunday, March 29, 9:30 am in Room 1207.   Pre-register at  Required for June Baptism.  INFO: Amy Meyer, 703/639-2000, x3102 or

IT’S COMING!  – Sports Camp for Kindergarten-5th Graders returns evenings July 27-31.  Complete details and registration opens April 19.   We also need assistant coaches, qualified nurses, support helpers, photographers, and more.  INFO: Natalie Bingham, 703/639-2000, x3139 or

APPRECIATE YOUR CHILD’S LEADERS? – Show your heart-felt thanks by helping with our Volunteer Celebration event on Friday, May 15.  We need parents to decorate, run check-in, serve food and drinks, and care for volunteers’ children.  INFO: Krystal Culpepper at 703/770-2906 or


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January – July 2009 Event Dates


KIDstuff highlights the elementary virtue of the month for Kindergarteners through 5th Graders and their parents through fun and energetic music, drama, and storytelling. The whole family is invited to worship, learn God’s word together, and join an incredible adventure!  Click here to learn more and see video clips of past performances.  Free and no registration required!  Performances are at 12:30 pm in the Smith Center (lower level auditorium) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, February 1 (Fairness: making sure that everyone is treated equally.)
  • Sunday, March 1 (Hope: believing that something good can come out of something bad.)
  • Sunday, May 3 (Obedience: trusting those who lead you by doing what you’re asked to do.)
  • Sunday, June 7 (Faith: deciding to trust in what you can’t see because of what you can see.)

Starting Zone:

Receive tools to talk to your elementary-aged child about a personal relationship with Jesus.  Bring your child to the next “Start Your Engine” classes on March 7, 8, 28, or 29.  Free but advance registration is required.  Click here for details or to register.  Required for baptism.

The Rock That Rolled Easter Party:

Save the date for this fun Easter-themed carnival for the whole family on Friday, April 3.  Watch for more details this spring.  Want to join the planning committee?  Contact Kristin Tomlinson at 703/770-2908 or

Volunteer Celebration:

Say thanks to your children’s leaders by helping with our annual volunteer appreciation party on Friday, May 15.  Looking for parents who can assist with decorating, food and drinks prep, serving, greeting, and providing childcare.  If interested, contact Krystal Culpepper at 703/770-2906 or

Sports Camp:

Sports Camp for Kindergarten-5th Graders returns evenings July 27-31.  Watch for details and registration information this spring.  Want to join the camp planning committee or serve as a camp helper?  Contact Abigail Gustine, 703/639-2000, x3150 or

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CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFER IDEA  – Give the gift of quality family time and teach children what really matters!  Family Times Virtue Packs include encouragement notecards for morning time, an audio drama for drive time, discussion starters for meal time, and Bible stories for bed time.  A new virtue avilable each month.  December’s virtue is Generosity: making someone’s day by giving something away and January’s virtue is Resourcefulness: using what you have to get the job done.  Available in THE BOOKstore at MBC for $10 each.  The virtues and theme verses are the same taught in Kid’s Quest every month but the packs do stand alone and can be given to any family interested in making the most of their everday moments together.  They are also not dated so past virtues can still be purchased and used in your home or given as gifts.  Hurry, limited supply!  INFO: Betsy Riggan, 703/770-2912 or

PARENTS, WE NEED YOU — Our nursery is committed to providing loving care and attention for newborns to 36 months while parents receive encouragement and instruction in worship services.  We are also committed to child safety which means we have strict policies about our volunteer-to-child ratio and once we reach our safe limits, we close.  Right now, it’s not space that’s confining us and closing rooms.  It’s low parent volunteer turn out.  Our nursery is dependent on parents serving on a rotating basis and is required of all regularly attending parents with a child in Kid’s Quest.  We need 150 volunteers every Sunday.  Since September, an average of 1/3 of the parents assigned to serve didn’t show up — that’s 50 people each Sunday who didn’t show up which means approximately 150 little ones each Sunday who could not be served.  Two weekends ago that rate jumped to 1/2 that didn’t show.  It saddens us to think of the families that are turned away and may never return to MBC.  Parents, we need you.  You are performing a valuable service!  For those who keep their commitment faithfully, we thank you.  Your service is deeply appreciated by Pastor Lon Solomon, the Kid’s Quest staff, first time visitors, and the parent who has not had a break all week.  For those who have struggled to keep the commitment, we ask you to use the rotation list as outlined in the cover letter to find someone to swap with you for a date that is more convenient for you and to be in communication with our Nursery Staff so they can work with you.  INFO: Cynthia Kilbourne, 703/639-2000, x1022 or

MAKE ROOM FOR NEW TOYS — Expecting lots of new toys this Christmas?  How about clearing some of the clutter first?  Our Kindergarten-1st Grade classes need gently used toys appropriate for children ages 5-7 years old to replenish our activity stations.  Looking for items like cars & trains, board games, dress up dolls, etc.  Please no books, stuffed animals, or toys that feature characters, ex. Spongebob.  Also, please no broken toys or items missing pieces.  Drop donations on weekends at Kid’s Quest Volunteer Central on the 2nd floor, across from the MBC Cafe or Monday-Friday in the Kid’s Quest office on the 3rd floor.  INFO: Marcy Davis, 703/770-2910 or 

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SUNDAY NURSERY ROTATION ALERT — It has been reported that the most recent publication of the Sunday morning Nursery Rotation did not reach every home.  If you normally serve on the rotation and have not received your copy dated for November 16 through January 4, please contact Cynthia Kilbourne immediately at 703/639-2000, x1022 .  We ask for your grace in serving with such short notice.  Thank you for being flexible.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES — Click here for preliminary information on Kid’s Quest during Christmas Eve services on December 24.

NOW PLAYING — Missed KIDstuff?  Check out a few clips on our new You Tube site!

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  — If you’re on Facebook, we invite you to join our group “On The Frontline in Kid’s Quest.”

WORK IN KQ — Click here to check out employment opportunities in Kid’s Quest.