Merry Christmas!! It seems like as soon as Halloween is over we blink and here comes Christmas and New Years! I pray you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with family, friendship and feasting!
In Sunday School we are continuing through Genesis this week learning about Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers; learning the point “Is there anything God cannot do?” – God can do all things according to His character.
5th- Ice Cream Party for food drive Winners
19th- Crazy Christmas Sweater or T-shirt
12th- Regular Club night 19th- Awana Store
As always we have a busy month ahead of us beginning with this Sunday. We have our church-wide Christmas fellowship luncheon following service.
December 14th the youth and kids will be decorating gingerbread ornaments in the fellowship hall from 6:30 to 9 pm. Please sign up by December 7th. Sign-up sheets are available in the foyer and the youth room.
The next night, December 15th will be the all church Christmas Caroling and Dessert Social at 6 pm.
May God bless you with His grace and lavish you with His love through our Savior Jesus Christ throughout this beautiful season and into the New Year!
In Christ’s Love,
November is here & Halloween is over which means we are officially coming into the holiday season whether we are ready or not! In Sunday School we are working our way through Genesis learning about God’s Promise to Isaac this week and then Jacob and Esau the following week. We have started a new unit in Children’s Church called Kids Own Worship. This integrates worship songs and hymns with a bible lesson and activities. So far the kids really seem to enjoy it!
We have some wonderful activities planned for November so please don’t hesitate to come out and participate!! Coming up first we will be having our annual Operation Christmas Child packing party on November 10th, the kids look forward to this event every year! This event is open to the whole church not just the kids so please come out to participate in this special event! We will be serving hot cocoa and donuts this year so come see how big a blessing this event can be by participating! On Sunday Nov. 18th the kids will be placing the Christmas boxes on the stage; this is again something we all look forward to!
Friday November 30th we will be have a long overdue parents’ night out. If you would like a date night, sign-up will be in the Foyer or if you would like to help give parents a break so they can have date night please contact me! Coming up in December we have the all church Christmas Caroling and Dessert Social.
While it seems a bit early we are less than a month to Thanksgiving, please remember to slow down and enjoy your families and each other. God has truly blessed us in this nation to be able to worship freely and as often as we would like! I am truly thankful for each of you and greatly blessed to be able to serve in the capacity that I do in this ministry!
In Christ’s Love,
September Kids Corner
Happy Almost Fall and for you parents, Happy Back to School!! With the school year gearing up for some already and the rest starting next week the anticipation of being back on a schedule from the summer is bittersweet for some and happy for others. For my family it was a busy summer that seemed to make the summer go faster but we have been blessed by the time we have been home with kids just the same! As always we are gearing up for a busy fall, the biggest of which will be Trunk or Treat on Halloween, which is Wednesday,
October 31st. As we get into September we will start accepting candy donations.
I have to say this has been I think out best year yet for VBS! I thoroughly enjoyed this year, the format, the curriculum and most of all the kids, our kids and all the new kids that we had the privilege of ministering to! Most of all it could not have been accomplished with out all of you! I sincerely thank you and feel greatly blessed for each and every one of you for your willingness to serve in this incredible ministry. I am so blessed by your faithfulness in whatever capacity you have given whether through praying, donating, teaching or
just being supportive, thank you!!!
The best news of all from VBS is that we had 3 kids accept Jesus as their Savior; two on Thursday night and one the Sunday morning after VBS. All three had attended VBS the whole week. We are so excited to see God at work in these kids and the great things He is going to do with them.
Coming up in Sunday school we are back to where we started and begin Genesis 1 this Sunday!
Children’s Church will remain on hiatus until the end of September as we give our volunteers a bit more of a break and I continue to recuperate from ankle surgery.
From the book Words Kids Need to Hear by David Staal the author discusses how words really do matter when we speak to our kids. Whether we are a parent or a church leader words matter. Here are 7 phrases all kids need to hear whether you are a parent or an adult in a child’s life:
1. I Believe in You- they need to hear someone believes in them- catch them doing something good
2. You Can Count On Me- count on you to notice what they do that’s worth noticing, count on you to support, understand, care and be present
3. I Treasure You
4. I’m Sorry Please Forgive Me- Kids will authentically apologize if they experience it
6. No- Kids need to hear the word No! to the things Satan throws at them
7. I Love You- Say it, demonstrate it through action! Boys and Girls need to know we love them and give them the opportunity to express it!
As always I am blessed to serve your children and family.
In Christ’s Love,
August Kids Corner
It’s Time! It’s Time!! It’s Time!!! Do you know what time it is??? It’s August so IT’S TIME FOR VBS!!! Can you feel the anticipation, the Holy Spirit working? God is going to do a great work in all of us this year, in the kids & families that He brings to us as well as all of you, so we need to claim it! Are you praying for the kids, for the parents and for the staff?
We are still in need of some supplies so it’s not too late to donate or lend something. Please check the table if you haven’t done so already and if at all possible have it to the church by August 5th so we can do all of our decorating and set up the week before! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me! If you are volunteering or need to register a child please do so on the link located on the church website, www.rcpb.net . I only have 23 of the almost 60 volunteers registered so if you could do that, it would be one less thing I need to do before VBS week as well as designate the tribe names to the tribe leaders sooner rather than later!
Tribe Leaders and Marketplace “Vendors” Please begin reviewing your part and let me know if you need anything or have any issues! I am excited to see each of the kids faces and how they will react to everything they are going to experience during VBS week, but most of all to see how God is going to touch each of their lives!
Our Mission Designation this year will be Tyler Elementary. The tree will be up in the back of the sanctuary again for donations towards the school supplies but also we will be sending flyers home with the kids requesting school supplies for donation.
In Sunday School we are beginning the final unit of our trek through the New Testament. We will be studying Revelation throughout the month as starting back at the beginning in Genesis One in September. Additionally, Children’s Church will be back from its short hiatus in September. We are always in need of faithful adults to lead our children throughout the Children’s Ministry. If God is leading you please come join our team! You will not regret it!
As always I am blessed to be entrusted with your children each week and greatly appreciative of the commitment from my Sunday School team!
In Christ’s Love,
June Kids Corner
Happy June! Could it be? Summer is here!!! Happy Summer to those who are already out of school and
for the rest just a couple more weeks!!
Tip of the month: Be intentional. Remind your kids of bible truths while you or they brush their teeth
In Sunday School we just finished up our spring curriculum with the Heroes of Faith. The Bible gives examples of people who had faith, but the true hero of the Bible is Jesus. Jesus looked forward to the joy that would come because of the cross. Because of Jesus, the things the faithful people in the Bible looked forward to will come true. We know that Jesus will come back one day because God always keeps His promises. Coming up this summer we will continue our journey from Genesis to Revelation working our way through the last remaining books and ending in Revelation in early fall.
In Children’s Church we are continuing to work our way through the Fruits of the Spirit learning last week about Faithfulness, what it means to be a faithful friend and how they can trust one another as well as ways they can show the fruit of the Spirit quality of faithfulness.
As always I am blessed to serve your children and your families.
In Christ’s Love,
May Kid’s Corner
Happy Almost Beginning of Summer! We are quickly barreling towards summer and might I say
warmer weather to stay! In the Children’s Department we are closing in on the last four weeks of
our Spring curriculum. Coming up this week we will be re-enforcing our children’s church study
learning about the Fruit of the Spirit. Following that we will do the Armor of God, A Cheerful
Giver and finishing out the unit with the Heroes of Faith from Hebrews 11.
In Children’s Church we are moving into our third Fruit of the Spirit this week learning about
VBS will be August 13-17. Be on the look out in the coming days for volunteer opportunities, donation needs as well as other ways you can get involved. This VBS will be a bit different this year. While it is still the similar rotation we have done in the past this VBS will take place in the market place setting of Babylon. I am very excited to see this come together and for the kids to experience it!
Coming up this month:
May 12 All Church Family Movie Night
May 13 Mothers Day
May 20 Sunday Night Bible Study – childcare will be provided by a rotation of parents/volunteers throughout the study. Children up to 6th grade are eligible for childcare.
May 28 Memorial Day-church office closed A new feature I will be including each month are different ideas/activities you can utilize to connect with your kids.
This months idea is: Memorize a Bible verse or passage of scripture as a family.
As always I am greatly blessed to serve your children and you!
In Christ’s love,