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Hey Parents! It's almost Easter! It's a special time here at church, and we're here to help you make it special at home too. If you haven't already been using this great resource, I encourage you to start now and do the last few days of the Family Easter Devotional, as you prepare for Easter Weekend. 

Easter Family Devotional

Easter Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 2nd. 6:30 pm : Good Friday Service

The service will have a very somber and heavy feel. You will be asked to come in quietly as if you were attending a memorial service. The night will include images from the Passion of the Christ, which will be graphic. The goal of the service is to experience the suffering of Jesus which should lead us to a greater appreciation. We will also be observing communion together. 

We will be offering Hallmark Kids for our babies-5th graders, due to this heavy/graphic feel.  You can decide as a family, if you want your child to attend the service with you. 

Sunday, April 4th. 9:15am/10:30am: Easter Sunday

Hallmark Kids will be available for our babies-5th graders during both service times. (Connect Groups will not be meeting.) 

If you are inviting someone to join you, who has children, let them know that they can register their child before Sunday morning. They can save time, and skip the line! 

Hallmark Kids Guest Registration: https://my.hbcfw.org/connect/family-pre-registration

Hallmark Kids Schedule

Sunday Mornings:

Birth - 4 yr olds meet at 9:15 am and 10:30 am

Kindergarten - 5th Grade:

    9:15 am - Children's Worship

    10:30 am - Connect Groups

Wednesday Nights: 

Birth - 5th Grade - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

What we are learning on Sundays

Gospel Project

April 4th:  Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection

April 11th:  Peter Escaped from Prison

April 18th:  Paul's First Journey

April 25th:  The Church Divided

Memory Verse

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What we are learning on Wednesday

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LEVEL UP: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON EASTER

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Video games are something today’s kids are familiar with. . . maybe even too familiar! Games are played on every platform from game consoles to handheld devices/phones, and there are a ton of different games to choose from. But the constant across this diverse gaming universe is that every game has levels of increasing difficulty. When a player “levels up,” they are usually met with more challenges but also with more rewards. Through this series, we are challenging kids to “level up” their faith by examining the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection. Even though they might be facing difficulties and adversity of their own, kids will find the greatest rewards in their faith when they fix their eyes on Jesus. Because Jesus trusted God, Jesus beat death! When we doubt and have questions about God, Jesus helps me believe, and even during those times, Jesus is always with me

Parent Tip of the Month

“I’m not a regular mom. I’m a cool mom.” — Mean Girls

As the parent, you probably feel some tension between wanting to have a close relationship with your kid, but still needing them to listen to you. We get it! It’s a hard balance to find. Maybe this is surprising, but growing a deeper “friendship” with your kid will often help them grow a deeper sense of respect for you. So this month, schedule a day to hang out with your kid one-on-one — like friends! 

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Parent Tip 3 - Hang Out With Your Kid


Question of the month

We’re wondering . . . How does your family celebrate Easter? Hit Reply to this email and let us know!