What is it? – Kidz Klub is a free after-school program of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in which kids have snacks, songs, games, Bible stories, crafts, and service projects! It’s the original after-school program for Prairie Heights students!
Who? – Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade can attend.
Where? – Prince of Peace is near Big Long Lake! Students can ride our “Kidz Klub Bus” from Prairie Heights Elementary School to Prince of Peace on Tuesdays after school. Students can then be picked up by their parents/guardians at 5:45 pm at the church.
Why? – We offer this program so kids will learn more about God, His world, and enjoy being His child!You can still join us! Questions or Information? Please Call Pastor Jim Elsner at 260-351-2144 Transportation is provided from Prarie Heights Schools to Prince of Peace.
KIDZ KLUB Winter Session
The Winter Session of Kidz Klub concluded on Tuesday, March 19 with a great group of kids and an excellent group of volunteers, I mean that sincerely! Our leaders this session included: Melanie Atkison, Judi Wagner, Elaine Elsner, Julie McComb, Jenny Charles, Deb Kennedy, April Atkison, Megs Mosser, Earl Oberkiser, Bill Cunningham, Alli Turner, Kacy Badders, Wyatt Rogers, Brandi Brewster, and Faith Fretham. Let me share with you why I think Prince of Peace volunteers made Kidz Klub such a positive experience.
First of all is commitment. Those that volunteered were committed to being a positive witness to the students when the kids were not all that positive. Kids will be kids, and if they had a bad day at school, or have a rough home life, or didn’t eat their lunch…. Kids tend to act out, not connecting their past experiences with their present attitudes. Never the less, Prince of Peace LEADERS showed unconditional love and commitment to these children so they might glimpse who Jesus is through their lives.
Another aspect is reliability. If volunteers could not make it to Kidz Klub, they would notify me as soon as they could saying they couldn’t make it. We all have responsibilities, and Prince of Peace volunteers not only were reliable but responsible if they couldn’t make it. Many would even SEEK OUT SOMEONE to replace them when they wouldn’t be there. Incredible!
And lastly, Prince of Peace volunteers were flexible. Children are interesting creations, requiring structure and consistency to build in them trust and security, while at the same time needing flexibility to aid in their development, creativity, and inquisitive nature. Prince of Peace LEADERS were flexible with the students and worked with their individual personalities whenever they had a chance.
Many thanks to the volunteers who made kids feel welcomed and loved. They entered the doors to a safe haven they know as Kidz Klub, we know they entered the doors to Prince of Peace!
Don Schroeder, Kidz Klub Director