Starting Feb. 3, Elders Baptist Church in Eldersburg will be hosting its A Good News Club at Eldersburg Elementary School, in addition to the one they host at Piney Ridge Elementary School.
According to Darlene Ely, one of the coordinators of this event, A Good News Club is a free, 90-minute after-school program for children from kindergarten through fifth grade.
“[This program] inspires and challenges them [children] to good citizenship, high moral values, obedience to those in authority and other positive behaviors,” Ely said. “The program is built around biblical and educational principles and includes an exciting visualized Bible lesson, songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games.”
Ely also said the mission of the program is to teach children that Jesus loves them and that they are important.
“Because of the message the children hear and the care they receive, the children learn to demonstrate the same behavior resulting in good citizenship at school and at home, obedience to those in authority and other positive behaviors. This is a win/win for the children, parents and the classroom.”