Easter Season Is Here!

Palm Processional – April 12/13

Children in Explorers through 5th Grade, as well as Access Ministry, are participating in a Palm Processional at the beginning of each service in the main auditorium (not in Smith Center for The Edge) on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13. Children must have checked in and arrived to their classrooms no later than 6:15 pm on Saturday and 8:45 am, 10:30 am, or 12:15 pm on Sunday. Sunday evening there is no Awana Club and no Palm Processional at the 5:30 pm service. Go to mbctysons.org/kqevents for complete details including the music, lyrics, maps showing where your child will stand and a video preview.

Good Friday Service – April 18

A special Communion Service for all MBC campuses is being be led by Tysons Campus Pastor Joe Henriques on Good Friday, April 18, 7:30 pm in the Smith Center. Kid’s Quest is providing limited childcare for newborn-PreKindergarten aged children with advance reservations by end of day Friday, April 11. Register online at mbctysons.org/kqevents. Children Kindergarten & up should attend the service with their parents. For childcare questions contact Sarah Koch at sarah.koch@mcleanbible.org or 703-639-2000, x1031.

Easter Weekend – April 19/20

Easter services are Saturday, April 19 at 6:30 pm and Sunday, April 20 at 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am and 12:30 pm. Kid’s Quest is providing normal weekend programming for newborn through 5th Grade at all these service times EXCEPT 7:30 am. There is no Kid’s Quest at 7:30 am. Kid’s Quest is also providing normal Kid’s Quest programming for newborn through pre-kindergarten at the Sunday 5:30 pm service. There is no Awana Club.

Kid’s Quest on Christmas Eve

3:00 pm Family Service:

This is a 45-minute family-friendly Christmas Eve service featuring a delightful live children’s theatrical performance and a message from Pastor Joe Henriques.

Nursery (newborns – 36 months)

  • No reservations required.
  • Nursery check-in open 2:45 pm – 3:20 pm.
  • Check-in at the computer stations in the cafeteria (on the 2nd floor).

Preschoolers Explorers (3 years by 9-30-12) & Pathfinders (4 years by 9-30-12)

  • Kid’s Quest preschoolers are performing bells at the beginning of the service.
  • Participants must arrive and check-in at the main lobby computers (near The Bookstore) at 2:30 pm.
  • If you have a preschooler and nursery age child, drop off your preschooler first as the nursery opens later.
  • Parents need to reserve seats for their preschooler. After they perform, they will be released to you to sit with you for the remainder of the service.

Elementary children (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • Sit with parents in service.

4:30 pm Family Service:

This is a 45-minute family-friendly Christmas Eve service featuring a delightful live children’s theatrical performance and a message from Pastor Joe Henriques.

Nursery (newborns – 36 months)

  • No reservations required.
  • Nursery check-in open 4:15 pm – 4:50 pm.
  • Check-in at the computer stations in the cafeteria (on the 2nd floor).

Preschoolers Explorers (3 years by 9-30-12) & Pathfinders (4 years by 9-30-12)

  • Kid’s Quest preschoolers are performing bells at the beginning of the service.
  • Participants must arrive and check-in at the main lobby computers (near The Bookstore) at 4:00 pm.
  • If you have a preschooler and nursery age child, drop off your preschooler first as the nursery opens later.
  • Parents need to reserve seats for their preschooler. After they perform, they will be released to you to sit with you for the remainder of the service.

Elementary children (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • Sit with parents in service.

6:00 pm Communion Service:

This is a 60-minute communion service that is more adult-oriented.

Nursery (newborns – 36 months)

  • No reservations required.
  • Nursery check-in open 5:45 pm – 6:20 pm.
  • Check-in at the computer stations in the cafeteria (on the 2nd floor). 

Holiday Helpers

Kid’s Quest doesn’t stop just because it’s Christmas time! In fact, we’re expecting an increase of visiting families and we need your help to welcome them and serve their children. Would you give the gift of time and be one of our Holiday Helpers? See our specific needs below. If able to help, contact us at 703-639-2000, x1012 or kqholiday@mcleanbible.org.

Monday, Dec. 24: 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, & 6:00 pm

  • Check-in Greeters: checking kids in on our computers
  • Lobby Hosts: standing in the lobby to direct people to the right destinations
  • Nursery volunteers: caring for newborns – 36 months
  • Preschool Escorts (3:00 pm & 4:30 pm only): escorting 3 years – Pre-Kindergarten on stage to perform bells

Saturdays, Dec. 22 & Dec. 29: 6:30 pm

  • Nursery volunteers: caring for newborns – 36 months
  • Preschool volunteers: serving with children 3 years – Pre-Kindergarten
  • Elementary volunteers: serving with children Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Sundays, Dec. 23 & Dec. 30: 9:00 am, 10:45 am, or 12:30 pm

  • Nursery volunteers: caring for newborns – 36 months
  • Preschool volunteers: serving with children 3 years – Pre-Kindergarten
  • Elementary volunteers: serving with children Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Easter Praises

Hello KQ Parents!

Following Easter weekend we received reports back from our staff, volunteers, and parents that roughly 50 children, across preschool and elementary, responded to the Gospel message in a meaningful way after participating in Kid’s Quest on Easter. A dozen specifically indicated that they just prayed to receive Christ that weekend and many who already had a relationship with Christ, expressed a commitment and desire for their faith to grow deeper.

I wanted to share with you some of the amazing testimonies of how God worked in the hearts of our kids this past Easter. It was a wonderful and emotional experience to witness and truly unforgettable.

  • Easter Sunday, three 3rd Grade boys from the same class all wanted to ask Jesus into their hearts. Our Sunday 2nd -3rd Grade Small Group Coordinator, Sandy Peterson, had the privilege of praying with two of them along with their parents. The other boy almost couldn’t wait because he was so excited that when his mom picked him up, they rushed to get Dad, too, so they could pray together.
  • A Sunday 2nd-3rd Grade Small Group Leader shared that she was so happy because a girl in her class had prayed and asked Jesus into her heart! The leader was overjoyed and said it was her best day at Kids Quest.
  • Several kids who had already accepted Christ before had candid discussions with their Small Group Leaders on what it meant to have Christ in their lives and how they could share the gift of salvation with their family and friends.
  • On Saturday night, there were roughly 15 kids who responded to the Gospel message or accepted Christ into their hearts!
  • From our Kid’s Quest Director, Betsy Riggan: “I hope you are all walking around with glad hearts today as I am! I am so very glad for God’s gracious provision and presence with us over this past Easter week. God brought so many volunteers ready and willing to serve the kids. We were able to keep all our classes open and that meant so many things…parents of little ones could worship and be encouraged and challenged by Lon’s powerful message, our preschool kids could attend the Tree House and hear the resurrection story told to them by caring people, and elementary children could be challenged to respond to begin a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ…and the most beautiful thing is that many did just that!”

Parents, what a huge praise! I hope these stories have shown you how great the Lord’s love is and how our working together CAN have a huge impact on your child. I ask that you pray for these children so that their young hearts will continue to obey Him and His Word. Also please pray for the kids who felt a spark in their heart but have not yet made the decision to give their life to Jesus.

In Christ, Andrea

P.S.

Do you, too, have a story to share of how Kid’s Quest helped impact your child’s faith? We’d love to hear it! Email romney.short@mcleanbible.org with your family’s story. Or, are you volunteer with a story to share of how serving in Kid’s Quest impacted your faith? We’d love to hear that, too. Email andrea.arispe@mcleanbible.org with your volunteer stories.

 

A Very Merry Kid’s Quest

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4 pm Family Christmas Eve Service: service geared specifically for families with children with a message by Pastor Joe Henriques and special appearance by KIDStuff.

Nursery (newborns – 36 months)

  • No reservations required for 4pm Christmas Eve service; just show up.
  • Nursery check-in opens at 3:45 pm. Please note that preschoolers need to check-in earlier than nursery-age children (see below).
  • Go directly to nursery rooms to check in. There will be no computerized check-in. Use the sign-in sheet provided and you and your child will receive matching security wristbands.
  • Infants/Crawlers: Room 2303; Walkers: Room 2304; Hikers (19-24 months): Room 2305; Navigators (25-29 months): Room 2302; Little Adventurers (30 months-3 years): Room 2301.

Preschoolers Explorers (3 years by 9-30-11) & Pathfinders (4 years by 9-30-11)   

  • Kid’s Quest preschoolers will perform bells, “Away in The Manger,” at the beginning of the service.
  • No sign up required; just show up.
  • Preschoolers will practice the bells in their Kid’s Quest classrooms on weekends in December. Parents, please review basic colors with your children at home to prepare as this is how children know when to ring their bell.
  • Preschoolers MUST ARRIVE AT 3:30 PM and check-in at the computers in the main lobby in order to participate. Make sure you plan enough time to find parking.
  • Parents need to reserve seats for their preschoolers and pick up glow sticks for them. After they perform, they will be released to you to sit with you for the remainder of the service.
  • Many children enjoy getting on stage and participating in services. However, if your child is uncomfortable doing this, please do not pressure them.

Elementary children (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • Sit with parents in service.
  • Pick up glow sticks at the doors.

Other information: 

  • Access will be providing Beautiful Blessings programming for children with special needs. Reservations required. Contact Jackie Janssen at jacqueline.janssen@mcleanbible.org  or 703-639-2000 x3438. No Friendship Club.
  • Internet Campus available at mbclive.org.

6 pm Christmas Eve Service with Communion: message by Pastor Lon Solomon 

Nursery (newborns – 36 months)

  • Advance nursery care reservations required for 6pm Christmas Eve service. Reserve by Monday, Dec. 19 by contacting Janie Cotone at 703-639-2000 x1014 or janie.cotone@mcleanbible.org.
  • Nursery check-in opens at 5:45 pm.
  • Go directly to nursery rooms to check in.There will be no computerized check-in. Use the sign-in sheet provided and you and your child will receive matching security wristbands.
  • Infants/Crawlers: Room 2303; Walkers/Hikers (13-24 months): Room 2304; Navigators/Little Adventurers (25 months-3 years): Room 2305.

Other information:

  • No Kid’s Quest preschool-elementary programming.
  • Access will be providing Beautiful Blessings programming for children with special needs. Reservations required. Contact Jackie Janssen at jacqueline.janssen@mcleanbible.org or 703-639-2000 x3438. No Friendship Club.
  • Internet Campus available at mbclive.org.

8 pm Christmas Eve Service with Communion: message by Pastor Lon Solomon.

  • No Kid’s Quest childcare available.
  • No Access Ministry (children with special needs) available.
  • Internet Campus available at mbclive.org.

10 pm Christmas Eve Service with Communion: message by Pastor Lon Solomon.

  • No Kid’s Quest childcare available.
  • No Access Ministry (children with special needs) available.
  • Internet Campus available at mbclive.org.

9 am Christmas Day Service:

Nursery (newborns – 36 months)

  • Advance nursery care reservations required for 9am Christmas Day service. Reserve by Monday, Dec. 19 by contacting Janie Cotone at 703-639-2000 x1014 or janie.cotone@mcleanbible.org.
  • Check-in opens at 8:45 am.
  • Go directly to nursery rooms to check in. There will be no computerized check-in. Use the sign-in sheet provided and you and your child will receive matching security wristbands.
  • Infants/Crawlers: Room 2303; Walkers/Hikers (13-24 months): Room 2305; Navigators/Little Aventurers (25 months-3 years): Room 2302.

Preschoolers Explorers (3 years by 9-30-11) & Pathfinders (4 years by 9-30-11)

  • Advance reservations for preschool care required. Reserve by Monday, Dec. 19 by contacting Janie Cotone at 703-639-2000 x1014 or janie.cotone@mcleanbible.org.
  • Check-in opens at 8:45 am.
  • Go directly to Room 2301 to check in. There will be no computerized check-in. Use the sign-in sheet provided and you and your child will receive matching security wristbands. NOTE: Preschoolers will meet on the SECOND FLOOR in Room 2301 (next to Cafe Check-in station) instead of their normal rooms.

Elementary children (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • Sit with parents in service.

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