Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kris Cross

Kris Cross will be performing on the following dates and times.

  • Tonight - December 2, 2008 - Weirton Geriatric Center at 6:30 p.m. Performers will need to meet in the lobby at 6:15 p.m.

  • Saturday - December 6, 2008 - Fort Steuben Mall - 4:00 p.m. Performers will need to meet in front of JCPenney's at 3:40 p.m.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christian Education News

Cove has a Sunday School class for YOU! We have classes for every age and stage of life. We are currently looking for a teacher for an adult class. Think about your time and talents, are you willing to share them with others once a week? Contact Ed or Karen if you are interested.

Our handbell choir will be ringing in the holiday season all over the place! We will have practice on Monday December 1st from 6:30-7pm. Listed below is a schedule of our holiday performances.
  • November 30 (Sunday) 1:30pm at The Mall at Robinson
  • December 2 (Tuesday) 6:15pm at Weirton Geriatric Center
  • December 6 (Saturday) 4pm at the Ft. Steuben Mall
  • December 11 (Thursday) 6:30pm at Wyngate
The children’s choir has been practicing very hard over the last month. The children have been working on a short song to accompany the lighting of the Advent candle each week. They are also working on GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, a short musical which will be performed on December 14th here at Cove Church. Along with the program songs we will be singing a few songs of past programs at The Mall at Robinson on November 30th at 2pm. The children will also sing at the Ft. Steuben Mall on December 6th at 4:30pm.

I need volunteers to lead Jesus Time. This is not a difficult lesson to follow and I make the craft or game as easy as I possibly can. Please call Karen at 479-3711 to sign up!

The Children’s ADVENTure will be held on December 13th from 12-6pm. This program is geared towards those age 3 and up. The day will be a "mini VBS style" of day. This day is designed to give parents a day to do some holiday shopping or wrapping or even a nice afternoon to spend some down time together amidst all the holiday craziness. With this in mind I NEED grandparents and teens to help me. It takes more than one or two people to pull off a day like this!

As I type this it is November 7th and I have heard the first of Christmas songs playing in the stores. Now mind you, I’m not your typical woman, I am NOT a shopper! I’m one of those people you pass in the aisle who has that "man on a mission" look in their eyes. My first rule of thumb is get in, get it and get out! Well, much to my astonishment, the music was inspiring me to start the dreaded "Christmas shopping". Within minutes you guessed it, I was in the toy department! Making mental notes on prices, looking at colors, checking out everyone’s favorites… Now in years past this task would annoy me. Having lost my father during the holiday season 29 years ago, I have never really been a big fan of all the traditional holiday spirit and hubbub. What made me change today…was I starting to believe? Was I finally paying attention to the words…Let every heart prepare him room. Let’s prepare room for him in our hearts not just for the day or the season but for every day! I’d like to encourage everyone to slow down, browse and shop in leisure…

Seasons blessings to all!
Karen Vida

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Slime Time Pictures

Here are some pictures from Slime Time. We had a great time and look forward to next year.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Slime Time

Come to Slime Time, Cove’s big Halloween Event, Saturday, October 11, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Children 2 years through 4th grade are invited to participate! This is a “Family Event”! Parents are asked to stay and assist the “little ones” through the carnival, light meal and the costume trick or treat parade. During Bible Study and games parents can visit in the “adult area.” You are encouraged to wear street clothes and change into costume after the meal. Treats will be provided by the congregation, but you may bring additional goodies if you wish!

Monday, September 15, 2008

What's Coming Up for the Kids

Children’s Handbell Choir -- The children will practice on Monday, September 15 and September 22 from 6:30-7. The children will perform on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm. Cove is hosting the UOVP meeting that evening and we will perform for the! In October the children will practice on Monday the 13th and Monday the 20th from 6:30-7. In November the children will practice on Monday the 10th and Monday the 17th from 6:30-7.

Kris Cross -- Kris Cross will practice from 12-1 on the following dates: September 28, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 16, and November 23 Kris Cross will also perform for those attending the UOVP meeting on September 23rd.

Slime Time -- Slime Time will be a community event set up similar to a one day VBS. As you can imagine we will incorporate some science into the days Bible lessons. I WILL NEED HELP WITH THIS EVENT!!! Please watch your bulletins and newsletters for more information as the date gets closer.

Glory to God in the Highest -- GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST will be our children’s Christmas program performed on December 14th. Rejoice with the angel’s announcement of the birth of Jesus as the children tell the amazing story of that first Christmas night. You will hear the children sing some familiar Christmas Carols as this story is played out for you. Practice for the children will be on Wednesdays from 6-7 on the following dates: October 1, October 8, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, December 3, and our dress rehearsal will be on December 10.

Christmas ADVENTure -- Our Christmas ADVENTure will be a community event again scheduled like a one day VBS. This day will be full of stories and Bible lessons for the children as well as some crafts and LOTS of music. Why all the music? We will close our program asking all families to join us in a pot luck dinner after which the children will sing (possibly play depending on our numbers) for the parents as a closing to our joy filled day. I WILL NEED HELP WITH THIS EVENT!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mason Vida & Arden Minor Sing During Worship

Sunday, we were lucky to have Mason Vida and Arden Minor sing during worship. If you missed it or would like see and hear it again, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNfX451ab-M.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Kris Cross Is Gearing-Up for the Fall

Anyone interested in Kris Cross, Please contact me either by phone: (304) 723-2828 or e-mail kristen.palavis@comcast.net by Sept. 8. I will be placing an order for tied dyed shirts for the children to wear at performances. I plan on having the shirts donated. Our 1st performance will be Tuesday September 23 at the church. Also, just a reminder our next practice is September 14 at noon. I hope to see everyone there. Thanks a bunch. --Kristen

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kris Cross Schedule

Kris Cross will start practicing on Sunday, August 31 after the morning worship. Practice will last until 1:00 p.m. Participation is open to children ages five and older who are interested in or have a talent for dance. Parents are requested to stay for the first 10 minutes for an informational meeting. If you have any question contact Kristen Palavis at 723-2828 or the church office at 748-5980. Additional practices will be held on...

  • Sunday, September 14
  • Sunday, September 28
  • Sunday, October 19
  • Sunday, October 26
  • Sunday, November 2
  • Sunday, November 16
  • Sunday, November 23

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Things Are Cooking!

Wow! Where did summer go? It seems only a short time ago everyone was excited to see the last day of school and here we are, heading back! I hope everyone has had a fun, safe and relaxing summer.

There will be lots of new and exciting things happening at Cove this year. From what I hear it is not only with the children’s programs but with the adults also. I would like to encourage you to stop in and see if there is a program that might interest you.

Yours in Christ,

August 17th will be our church picnic! Kayla is planning some fun activities and games for the children. I’m sure this day will be full of fun and fellowship!

The children’s handbell choir will practice on Monday, September 15 and Monday September 22 from 6:30-7. The children will perform on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm. Cove is hosting the UOVP meeting that evening and we will perform for them.

Children’s Recorders will start in September! I have had several tell me they are interested however I have only had one person turn in an order for their recorder. I would like to have all these by September 7th (Rally Day) so that we can get started with them.

Rally Day has been set for September 7th! This year Cove will be the GOOD SOIL GARDEN CENTER! Cove will provide the soil, God has planted us, the seeds, here at Cove now let’s see how our faith can grow! What a start we get with Sunday School! Rally Day will begin at 9:30 and we will meet in Fellowship Hall. Bring a packet of seeds and your Bible!

Sunday School will follow a new schedule this year. We will meet in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 for an opening, classes from 9:45-10:45 and back to the hall for a closing at 10:45. This is to include ALL classes, children and adults. We will be doing some attendance prizes by class and by individuals, along with some skits and/or songs to start our day.

Our children’s Christmas program has been set for December 14th! We will start practices for this on October 1st. We will follow a Wednesday schedule from 6-7 throughout the months of October and November.

The children’s Christmas ADVENTure will be held on December 13th! We will have an all day Advent program for the children that will be structured to that of a 1 day VBS program. I WILL need help with this so please let me know if you can help! Parents, this is an opportunity for you to do any last minute holiday preparations or just enjoy a day TOGETHER! More information will follow.

Welcome aboard to Kristen Palavis and her new group KRIS CROSS! If you haven’t seen the new stick ministry you really need to stop in and see what it’s all about!

We have our puppets now we need some puppeteers! If this is something you might be interested in please let me know. I will be scheduling some days to practice and get together a small skit. This can be children, teens, and adults! There is also a great Puppet Ministry weekend in Columbus October 17 and 18. I know Mason and I will be going since we enjoyed the last one so much! If you think you might be interested in joining us, let me know. If we get 6 people to go we get a group rate of $26 per person, plus hotel and food. I will be making reservations on October 1st for this so don’t delay! You must be 8 years old to attend.

SLIME TIME! We are planning a childrens event that is an all day program followed by a Halloween Party! Guess what…I NEED HELP!!! Let me know if you can help with this program.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Kris Cross - An Exciting New Way for Young People to Praise God

Please join us on a creative adventure into the arts. Cove Presbyterian Church is proud to announce our newest youth program, Dowel Rod Ministry. Prepare to embark on an innovative exploration of the arts and creative movement like none other. The Dowel Rod Ministry is open to anyone ages 5 and up who either have an interest or talent for the art of dance. No previous dance experience is necessary to participate. The Dowel Rod Ministry will have its first two meeting on Tuesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 17 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Cove Presbyterian Church at Main Street, Weirton. Below you will find a brief description about the program. Interested? Come and find out even more next week as we explore more about this fine art of creative movement.

"Interpretive movement" in ministry is simply communication through rehearsed physical expression. For more than ten years, Jeff Smith of Salt & Light Ministries has been using wooden dowel rod sticks to interpret and bring to life contemporary Christian music as a dramatic art form. The concept of using sticks or "God Rods" in movement was designed for those who desired to express themselves through movement, but who lacked formal training, or were uncomfortable or unable to participate in dance. The creative movement ideas then spread to using additional props such as fabrics, hand gestures, sign language, and drama to interpret the lyrics and stories of Christian music.

If you have any questions pertaining to the Dowel Rod Ministry, please do not hesitate to contact Kristen Palavis at 304-723-2828 or the church office at 304-748-5980.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Introducing Kris Cross

We have an exciting new program for our youth - Kris Cross. Starting Tuesday evening, July 15 at 7:00 p.m., Kristen Palavis will be leading and instructing a troop of young people so that they can dance with sticks. This group is open to everyone from kindergarten to twelfth grade. If you’re interested to being involved in this activity, plan to come over to the Cove Presbyterian, 3404 Main Street, Weirton, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. We’ll also meet on Thursday evening , July 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cove's Vacation Bible School

Dates - July 20 thru July 24

Time - 6:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.

Ages - Pre-school to Adults

Place - Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton

Plan to come, have a load of fun, and bring a friend.