SBC child care, children, youth reg. opens Feb. 1

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DALLAS (BP) -- Registration opens Feb. 1 for preschool child care, Giant Cow Children's Ministries and Youth on Mission in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference June 10-11 and the SBC's June 12-13 annual meeting.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) child care volunteers will care for preschoolers while Giant Cow Children's Ministries will lead the 5-12 year olds and Woman's Missionary Union will guide the Youth on Mission curricula and activities.

All activities for children and youth will be housed at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the annual meeting site. Youth who have completed grades 7-12 will begin their days at the convention center with worship each morning before going into the community for hands-on mission projects.

Pre-registration is required and will be handled online at www.sbcannualmeeting.net under the "children/youth" tab. The deadline for registration is May 11 for most programs, or when the space limitation of 125 children is reached. There will be no on-site registration.

Preschool child care

SBDR child care volunteers will offer child care for newborns through 4-year-olds June 10-13, encompassing the SBC Pastors' Conference June 10-11 and the annual meeting. Preschool child care is $25 per child for the Pastors' Conference and an additional $25 per child for the annual meeting. There is also a $10 non-refundable registration fee per child.

Lunch for preschoolers will be available for $6 per day June 11-13. Parents should pay all related fees when registering to insure their child's participation. The SBC will verify registrations with an emailed confirmation packet including a parent's handbook.

Giant Cow Ministries

"Legends of the Feast: A Story of Love That Never Stops" is the theme for this year's Giant Cow Children's Ministries events, including high-energy worship, impactful object lessons, Scripture memorization, games and activities. WMU will provide missions education as part of the curriculum.

Giant Cow Ministries will be offered for staggered fees: $65 for June 10-13, $55 for June 11-13, $45 for June 10-11 or June 12-13 and $25 for each individual day. The registration deadline is May 25 or until spaces are sold.

Registration is available at www.sbcannualmeeting.net or www.thegiantcow.com/sbc-dallas-2018-pre.

Youth on Mission

Youth on Mission will engage students in hands-on mission projects June 12-13 for $55 per youth plus a nonrefundable registration fee of $10 per youth. Lunch and snacks will be provided both days.

Compiled by Lynn Richmond of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's office of convention finance.
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