OSLC is proud to host the Lutheran Social Services program: Family SPOT
September Family SPOT Schedule
Fri, Sept 2nd - Kids in the Kitchen @10am
Sat, Sept 10th - Little Rembrants @ 10am
Fri, Sept 16th - Messy Play @ 10am
Wed, Sept 21st - Play SPOT @ 10am
Sat, Sept 24th - Messy Play @10am
Who We Are
Family SPOT Resource Centers are funded through grants from First Things First. We support families to help make sure ALL children in the community are healthy and ready to learn. We believe parents are their child's first and most important teachers.
What We Do
1)Resource and Referral
We provide families access to information and links to the resources they need to be confident and capable in their ability to support their child’s safety, health and overall well-being. Family assessment appointments are held with Family SPOT Program Coordinators and families who are in need of community resources such as:
*Finding a healthcare provider
*Completing a SNAP or ACCCHS application
*Finding child care
*Securing food, clothing and shelter
*Other resources specific to the needs of the family
Play SPOTs are offered at each center and in community locations each week to help increase parents understanding of their child’s development. Families with children birth - 5 years old who attend Play SPOTs engage in hands-on kindergarten readiness activities. Each family receives at least one book, the month’s daily at home activities and other great resources.
3) Parent Education
We provide parent education opportunities each with a goal to increase parent’s competence and confidence in parenting.
Why Focus On Early Childhood?
-90% of a child's brain develops during the first 5 years of life.
-Every dollar invested in early childhood yields a $16 dollar return.
-Studies show that children exposed to high quality early childhood education:
-Have better language, math and social skills
-Have better cognitive and sensory skills and experience less anxiety
-Are less likely to need special education or be held back a grade
Phone: (480) 489-5771 Email: (FamilySPOT@lss-sw.org)
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Matthew 19:14 but Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."
New Sunday school Model: We have adopted a new Sunday school model. Our Sunday school is based on a rotational Sunday school program. We will have monthly themes; those themes will be explored in Workshops. We have a total of 7 workshops (games, crafts, science, video, computer, music, cooking) per theme and have 3 workshops per Sunday. The First Sunday of the month is always Family Style Sunday. How it works is the children will meet in the Sanctuary with their families for the beginning of service, children will be called up for Children’s Message, then be dismissed to Sunday school. Children will gather in the Toquam room for a 7-10 minute opening and then rotate to the 3 different workshops. Each rotation is about 10 minutes. Following the rotations the students will gather back in the Toquam room for closing and dismissal.We are looking for parents, grandparents and congregation members to lead workshops. If you are interested in helping create disciples please see me.
Theme for Sunday School- We will learn about Moses’ birth. Why Moses was raised as a Prince of Egypt. How and why God revealed himself to Moses. How God used Moses to free the Israelites and the 10 Commandments given to Moses to share.
Family Style Sundays: Children will remain in worship on Family Style Sunday’s. They will receive worship bags that will contain activities related to the lesson theme for the month. Children will collect noisy offering and read during service. Our Affirmation Students and Youth will serve as Acolytes. The Nursery will be open for parents with young children to use but it will not be staffed.
Reading: Participating in worship in an important part of faith formation and building community. We are encouraging our Sunday School students and Youth to participate in the reading of the Sunday lessons. Because there are 3 different parts of the readings; the first reading, the Psalm and the second reading, we are asking that 3 children sign up to read for the First Sunday of the month. Children and youth are able to sign up to read on the bulletin board outside Kim’s office door.
Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism: We have a new structure to our Affirmation classes. This year we have a class of 1st year students and a class of 2nd year students that will meet on alternating Wednesdays. Both classes will be using the Crossways Divine Drama Curriculum. This is the same
curriculum we use for Saturday Bible Study. Our first year students will focus on the Biblical Narrative portion: the story of the Word of God and how the stories are related to each other. The second year students will focus on Our Narrative: how the Word of God relates to each of us as Lutherans. This program promotes learning of different ages and learning styles. Confirmation/Affirmation Students will also be participating in an Acolyte program as part of the Affirmation process.
Youth Group and Bible Study: Youth Group will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 11:30- 12:30 in the Community Room. We will have fellowship, HI’s and low’s, play games and have discussion. On the 3rd Sunday of the month Taylor will be hosting a bible study where senior high school students will get together and discuss the bible and discuss where it fits into their life today.
Members of the ELCA
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
God's work. Our hands.
Members of the Grand Canyon Synod