WOW Wednesdays fosters friendships, creativity, worship, and learning about Jesus in fun and exciting ways! This program is designed to encourage families to be together, and to know other families in the church. The evening runs from 5-7:05 p.m. and is open to ages 0 to Grade 5.
WOW is a parent Co-Op. Families join service teams that rotate between providing the weekly meal to assisting with activities. Once your child has registered for WOW, you will receive information on your service rotation.
WOW is divided into a trimester system: September 27-December 6, January 24-March 21, and April 4-May 9.
5-5:10 • Opening Worship
5:10-6 • Activities
6-6:20 • Dinner
6:20-7:05 • Godly Play lessons in small groups
Kofi Dennis has been a Master Teaching Artist with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts since 1998. As a professional percussionist and storyteller, Kofi provides Arts Integrated classroom residencies and professional development workshops in music and creative drama for early childhood educators both locally, nationally and internationally.
This past summer, he was part of a team of Wolf Trap master teaching artists and administrators who spent three weeks in Singapore, in collaboration with their National Arts Council and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), to train, facilitate workshops and conduct STEM residencies in arts integration for teachers, administrators and artists.
In addition to training new Institute Teaching Artists, Kofi also conducts an arts integrated program (known as “Baby Artsplay”) for infants up to five years, together with their parents at various county libraries and other centers. He’s the music teacher at IDEAVENTIONS Academy for Math and Science based in Reston.
Kofi Dennis is well known as part of the duo, Anansegromma; presenting traditional African music, drums rhythms, and storytelling. He also teaches the traditional djembe drumming and has the unique opportunity of working with juvenile and adult prisoners in area county jails, sharing his talents of storytelling and drum rhythms.
Kofi is a graduate of the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, and studied early childhood and adolescent education at Komenda College, University of Cape Coast.
Lily is a junior at Washington Lee High School. She has a strong passion for art and loves working with kids. She wants to be an art teacher when she is older and is very excited about teaching at WOW!
Ms. Oana will be teaching a gymnastics class filled with skill and safety. She will be utilizing her previous gymnastics experience combined with her physical therapy expertise.
Ms. Oana grew up in Romania performing gymnastics since she was 4. She trained professionally for 7 years and then joined the circus until she was 15. At that age she immigrated to America and redirected her focus, discipline, and hard work that she learned from her athletic young life and utilized them to help her learn to speak English and eventually earn her doctorate in physical therapy.
She currently owns her physical therapy clinic in Fairfax helping her patients, of all ages, heal from musculoskeletal injuries. She designs treatments to help them regain or enhance strength, flexibility, balance, skill and function and teaches them proper movements to help prevent further injury.