PAK [5th + 6th]
5th & 6th Grade Youth Group developing friendships and applying truths to life
Sunday Morning PAK
We meet in our PAK Room (9:45-10:45, Aug-May) to talk about issues we face daily as a pre-teen. We look to the Bible as our guidebook. We have a large group lesson and discussion, followed by meeting in smaller groups for projects like art, games, or role-playing related to the lesson.
High-energy game time, music, incentives, and Bible learning. Wednesday 6:45-8pm (Sep-Apr)
No, you don’t have to have any skills or even think you like drama. We all have a blast while we teach you the skills. Drama practice is on Sunday mornings, from 11am-noon, in the fall. We also meet on Wednesday nights (before Awana). Drama, dinner, practice and homework. This is a great place to deepen lasting friendships. At 6:45pm, we hope you will also attend Awana Club.
- PAK Parties – Upcoming 5th and 6th graders get together and have some epic fun and build friendships. There will be snacks and games every week. Oh, and it’s FREE! *We encourage kids to wear clothes they don’t mind getting wet or dirty, or bring a change of clothes/towel due to the fun in store for them!
- Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm – [May 17, 31; Jun 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9]
- Drop off and pick up is at the PAK Room but we will be outside on the church property for all the activities, weather permitting.
- Phil’s Friends is a service project in which the PAK help create and assemble hopeful care packages for cancer patients.
- Wheaton College Trip – Sunday Morning PAK students (only) go to the CS Lewis Museum, Billy Graham Museum, Great Mastodon, an Ice cream Parlor, Popcorn Shop and Candy Store!
- Fast Food Frenzy – Quick group visits to local fast food restaurants, selecting an item at each stop
The PAK Room
If you go around the back of the church, it is the second set of doors. All of our events will start out in this room. Therefore, your parents can drop you off and pick you up there.
Summer is a great time to go outside and do crazy activities with friends. PAK Parties are for incoming 5th and 6th graders to get together and have some epic fun and build friendships. There will be snacks and games every week. Oh, and it’s FREE! We encourage students to wear clothes they don’t mind getting wet/dirty or bring a change of clothes/towel due to the fun in store for them.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm – PAK Room [May 17, 31; Jun 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9]
Interested in helping in a small way? We’re looking for people who would enjoy providing snacks once for the students. Please contact Chelsea at email@example.com.
The PAK helped lead the worship services on February 25/26 and some might have wondered, “Do the 5th and 6th graders even know what they’re doing?” Let me assure you, they do! In class, they discussed the importance of worship and that what they were doing was not a performance. After doing one service, the children were asked what they learned from being a part of the service. Some of their answers included, “A lot of thought goes into it,” and, “I’m going to pay more attention to the words and what is being said.”
It’s easy to question if it was only a “weekend thing they did,” or if it really went deep into their hearts. On Wednesday at Awana, I was working with a PAK girl and one of the verses she needed to memorize was one they read during the service they helped with. Her face lit up, “I know and understand this verse because we did it in church last week!” It was a joy to see how God speaks to children and they understand these truths, sometimes more than we give them credit for.
The PAK is a 5th & 6th Grade Youth Group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life. If you’re in 5th or 6th grade, come join us! Sundays 9:45-10:45am (Aug-May), Wednesdays 6:30-8pm (Sep-Apr), and every other Wednesday 6:30-8pm (May-Aug).
The PAK present a drama that they wrote, titled “Face It”.
4 teams. 4 laundry baskets. 8 scooters. 225 balloons. Infinite fun.
Have you ever played the classic board game “Hungry Hungry Hippos?” At the PAK January Gym Jam we played our own version of this game, except with students. Laying on scooters, they trapped those colorful balloons with laundry baskets to bring back to their team. The team with the most balloons at the end won the game. We had approximately 30 kids who came and participated and four new friends.
The PAK is a 5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life. Join us Sundays at 9:45-10:45am (Aug-May), Wednesdays 6:30-8pm (Sep-Apr), and every other Wednesday 6:30-8pm (May-Aug).