Join us Friday, December 7th
at our dickson city campus
6:00 pm Family Hangtime
7:00 pm Worship and Learning
Family Night is a free event for the whole family. Kids and parents will get to spend the first hour hanging out - eating a light dinner, playing games, and connecting with other families and friends. This month, we will get to watch a special performance from juggler David Cain, a Guinness World Record Holder! Dinner will be picnic style (inside) while watching David’s show. At 7:00pm, we will divide into age appropriate areas for more fun and learning.
PRESCHOOL kids will be dropped off in our preschool hall to play and hear a lesson from our puppets
ELEMENTARY kids will worship together and continue their fun
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL students go to the 3D lounge or designated spots to serve with friends
PARENTS will go to the main auditorium to learn about of the tough parts of parenting today - kids and depression from special guest speaker Kim Mecca (bio below).
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Kim Mecca will be joining the parents to help us understand the struggle that many kids have with depression. She is the Executive Directive for the Office of Specialized Services for the School District of Philadelphia, overseeing the operations of special education, including psychological services, for around 19,000 kids. She has worked as a school psychologist in private practice and public schools for the past 16 years and is most proud of securing 1.2 million dollars of federal funding to implement social-emotional programming for a local school district. Prior to working in the public sector, she was a therapist for local hospitals and psychiatric facilities. Most importantly, she is a proud wife and mother of 3 grown children and is loving the empty nest! Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience, a Master's in Psychology, and a Post Master’s Certification - School Psychologist.
Special Giving Opportunity:
Our friends at EOTC are once again hosting a Christmas Toyland! They are accepting gently used toys that can be passed along to kids shopping for their siblings. We join in this effort so our kids have an opportunity to give out of what they have, and to let others see that the families of Parker Hill are for NEPA! Bring your gently-used toys to our Family Night collection tables. As opposed to years past, donations will only be accepted on December 7th.