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, starting Sep 24. We also meet on Wednesday nights from 5-6:45pm starting Oct 4. 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.
- Fast Food Frenzy – Quick group visits to local fast food restaurants, selecting an item at each stop
- 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!
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.
It was a warm night at the end of May. Anticipation was rising as the kids were about to show up. Music pumping, crafts set out, check-in ready—all that’s left is to wait.
Finally, the kids started pouring in. A kid checked in, wrote a prayer request and put it in the jar, went into the room and got water or started doing a craft. As each student entered, I got to chat with them and hear about their latest adventures. After a while, we started some ice breaker games including the Name Game, where you get to hit each other (gently) with a noodle, and Never Have I Ever. Laughter filled the air!
It was a beautiful evening, so we moved the party outside. The kids competed in groups of four to see who could get be the first person to get 10 gummy bears out of the tin full of whipped cream. It was intense, to say the least! They all looked like cute, little Gibbon monkeys when they were done with white completely covering their faces! Next up, we blew up balloons and had the kids pair up. They got to cover their balloon with shaving cream and then had to race to shave it all off without popping the balloon. Only one team had their balloon pop. The night ended with a splash – water balloon toss! After all the playing, it was time to fill hungry bellies so we had snacks. We had a cereal bar where kids combined the most unthinkable of cereals. Wednesday nights have easily become my favorite night of the week!
If you are going into 5th or 6th grade, join us next time!
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Jun 28, Jul 12, 26, Aug 9 – PAK Room
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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”.