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PRETEEN MINISTRY

IDENTITY • BELONGING • MISSION

SUNDAY

MORNINGS

When | 10:00AM
Where | Surf Shack

SURF students in 5th and 6th Grade are at a very transitional point in life – neither wanting to be treated like kids, and yet not ready to be fully in the teenage world. SURF desires to minister to preteens by teaching them about Identity (Who God Is + Who Am I), Belonging (Who Is The Church + Where Do I Fit In), and Mission (Who Is Jesus + What Is My Mission).

Dan Bartel, and his team, take an apologetics approach – teaching on how to solidify a faith of their own and defend the many questions that they will come across. Topics include: science, world religions, preparing for adolescence, how to study the Bible, and more.

On alternate months, Bill Choate takes us through a fun and unique walk through the New Testament highlighting the works and ministry of Jesus.

WEDNESDAY

NIGHTS

When | 6:30PM-8:15PM (last week of August – May)
Where | Upper Room

SURF MidWeek is a youth group style evening, just for 5th and 6th Grade students. The Surf Staff uses creative and fun teaching techniques to make the Bible come alive to preteens who are just starting to own a faith of their own. Additionally, each week, there are insanely fun preteens games,  unique segments such as Guess Who’s Room and Who Dat, and our special Gremmy Groups, where your preteen is surrounded with fellow preteens to journey through life with, and a Lifeguard (mentor) to help guide them.

New to Surf MidWeek? Come a little early to fill out the FIRST TIMER CARD and be entered into the nightly Prize Jar drawing!

Surf MidWeek runs the last week of August to the first week of May. Check out the Summer Calendar for MidWeek programming throughout the summer.

HAPPENINGS

& HANGS

PINEWOOD DERBY

SUN | APR 21 | 11:30AM-2PM

@SMC

The Pinewood Derby is back! A fun event for kids & families in our community! Build a pinewood race-car and bring it to compete against other cars at the big derby. There will be categories and medals for all age groups (below).

Featuring food trucks, bounce houses, and a photo booth!

All ages welcome! 

Age Groups:
• 3 Years- Kindergarten
• 1st-4th Grade
• 5th-6th Grade
• Jr High (7th-8th Grade)
• High School (9th-12th Grade)
Adults

$10 | DIY Pinewood Car Kit

Register below to buy your kit.
Kits will be available Sunday Apr 7 after 10:00AM church service.

MEET THE TEAM

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Abby Bispo

Children’s Ministries Director

Hey NewCov! I’ve been the Children’s Ministry Director since October, 2023. I have had the joy of serving students of all ages for almost 30 years. My heart is to see kids fall in love with Jesus as they recognize the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man, and the redemption of Jesus Christ. I graduated from Fresno Pacific with a BA in Liberal Studies. I am the loudest laugher you’ll ever meet, and I laugh at all my own jokes. If we haven’t met, I hope we get to soon!

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Kirsten Bartel

Surf Administrator

I’ve been married to Dan for 26 years, and we’ve been at NewCov even longer! We have 4 kids: 2 are in college (1 of those is in the Air National Guard), and 2 are in high school. We love traveling and serving at our church!

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