Although we may not be able to have our usual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper or many of our other annual activities, our Children’s Ministries director, Meredith Lamarche, still has plans to make the season special! Check back throughout the months until Easter for updates on activities. We hope you’ll join in our safe celebrations!

February 15 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.:
Drive through with Lenten bags, a mission project, and costumes

What are Lenten bags?

As we prepare to enter the season of Lent in February, the Children’s Ministry team is putting together bags with a variety of engaging activities for your families to help embrace the meaning of Lent. From craft supplies, a mission project for Lent, and a themed recipe you can make at home to family conversation cards and more, there’s a bunch of fun, spiritually formative options inside!

For the drive through, enter from Columbia Pike. If you can’t make the drive through but would still like a bag, please contact Meredith Lamarche.

What’s the Mission Project?

During the drive through on February 15, there will be a station for our Baby Wipes and Diaper Drive. All collected diapers and wipes will go to families at the Mission Center to help them care for their little ones. Unscented wipes and diapers in all sizes but especially sizes 4, 5, and 6 are needed.

Contact Meredith Lamarche with any questions or to arrange an alternate time to drop off wipes and diapers.

What’s this about costumes?

While we aren’t able to gather in person this year for Shrove Tuesday, we’re still going to mark the occasion with a couple of fun opportunities. The first thing we invite you to do is to wear your costumes when you come for the drive through on Monday, February 15. With your permission, volunteers will take your picture while you remain in your vehicle.

Celebrating Shrove Tuesday Online

Tune into the church’s Facebook page on Shrove Tuesday (February 16) at 6:30 p.m. to see the photos of our costumed kids from the drive through! If you are unable to make the drive through but would still like your child’s picture included, take a picture at home and send it to Meredith Lamarche by Monday, February 15.

Kids’ Virtual Game Night on Friday, February 19

The second thing we are doing to celebrate Shrove Tuesday is hosting a virtual game night on Friday, February 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join other children on zoom for a fun evening of various games! Please RSVP by Monday, February 15 to Meredith Lamarche. She will send out the zoom instructions the week leading up to the game night.