Children’s Ministry – November 2015

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Happy November!  A season to give thanks is upon us. We wanted to take a moment to say Thank You to the many volunteers that we have in children’s ministries. They all go above and beyond to make sure things are covered, that our kids are taken care of, and that all needs are met in each area. Your hard work and dedication truly means the world to us!

A huge thank you to those who grabbed an Operation Christmas Child box and filled it up. 100 boxes were purchased and they are gone! What an amazing impact RRC has on missions.

Speaking of missions, KidLife is collecting new socks for our “Sock Pile.” The pile is located downstairs in the children’s area, if you would like to help us make the pile grow. We will be collecting until December 13, and then they will be given to North Kent Community Services. Socks are the most requested items but the least given. The kids enjoy seeing the pile grow!

“Spark in the Dark” was a successful event. We were excited to see new faces and hear that people had invited friends and families to join us! We were also overwhelmed with the gratitude given to us by you all. We graciously accept it and are planning the event already for next year!

We are also working on our annual Pioneer Clubs Christmas Program, which takes place on Wednesday, December 16. Watch for details coming soon!


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Children’s Ministry – February 2015

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Caravan: Worship Ways!
We have begun our worship ways curriculum! The objective is to understand the importance of worship in our relationship with God and to explore ways children can worship – with the goal of leading the congregation during a morning worship service. If your child is interested in being a part of this please have them to Sunday school @ 9:50 am! We have a few more weeks of learning different ways in which we worship: dramatic reading, dance, singing, puppets, prayer, bells, instruments, and songs with motions. Please plan to join us on Sunday, March 1, for both services (8:45am & 11am) as we lead the congregation in a time of praise and worship to our great God!
 
Upcoming Events:
 
Pioneer Clubs:
Our current unit of study is “God’s Family.” We heard the parable of the Lost Sheep, which tells us that God is not willing for any to be lost. God sent Jesus to be our Good Shepherd, to die for our sins and invite us into God’s family. We also read the parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders, which shows that God wants us to build our Christian lives on the strong foundation of his Word. In the next two weeks we will talk about how we can help others join God’s family, and that Jesus will help us when we ask.

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Children’s Ministry – January 2015

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Upcoming Events (more information will be available as the dates draw closer):

  • January 16: Parents’ Night Out
  • March 1: Children Lead Worship
  • March 15: Family Movie
  • March 28: Easter Event

Pioneer Clubs: It’s almost Pando time! First through fifth graders and their families can sign up to go to Pando on February 4. Tickets will be available the next two Wednesday nights by the Pioneer Clubs office downstairs. Parents must sign a waiver, and ticket money is due no later than February 1 (ages 11 and older are $12, ages 10 and under are $10).

We recently finished our unit on Friends. Children learned that true friends care for and help each other, and that Jesus sets the perfect example. We learned that we can forgive our friends because God forgives us, and that Jesus wants us to reach out and include everyone. Finally, we also learned that our friends influence us, and we need to be able to evaluate whether their influence is good or bad, so we can say yes to the good and no to the bad.

In our next unit, we will talk about what it means to be in God’s family. Keep this page handy – the memory verses are listed below:

In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:14 (learn by January 28)

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24 (learn by February 11)

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 (learn by February 18)


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