Children's Ministry

by Ellen Dillard

Family Christmas Box

One of the goals of our Kidz Ministry Team is to empower parents to be their kidz’ primary spiritual mentors. God designed families as His number 1 plan for discipleship for kidz. The church is only one avenue for kidz to grow as disciples, but not the only place. Leading kidz spiritually doesn’t have to be complicated – parents can weave faith conversations into everyday life at any time!

The goal of the Family Christmas Box is to get families talking together about spiritual things in fun and easy ways that engage kidz at any age.

Family Christmas Boxes will be available on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2ndInside the box are 4 bags – to be opened each Sunday of Advent. The bags are marked 1- 4 and inside parents will find activity ideas, Scripture reading, and an ornament that ties into the devotional for the day. Parents and kidz get an opportunity to talk about the Scriptures, pray and have fun together. It’s not complicated and can be a powerful way for families to connect and grow in Jesus

Shhh…Can you keep a secret?

Family Night Lights: December 7th, 6:30-8:00 pm
For:  K-5th Graders and their Families
Place:  Barclay Building

FNL is the place where K-5th Graders bring their parents to learn about Jesus and to have a TON OF FUN!

We can’t share many details BUT we can tell you this:

If your last name starts with…
A-N – Wear as much RED as you can!
M-Z – Wear as much GREEN as you can!

There is something special for the FAMILY that wears the most Red and Green!

People ask all the time…can we invite our neighbors to FAMILY NIGHT LIGHTS…and the answer is YES!  YES! And YES! Bring your friends and their parents, too! They’re looking for something cool to do on a Friday night, too! And it is free. Mark your calendars NOW and plan to join us for a night of family fun.

A Look Ahead

November 21 – No Kidz Club

December 5 – Kidz Club Christmas Extravaganza

December 7 – Family Night Lights, K-5th Graders and their Families

December 23 and 30 – All Kidz Small Groups worship with their Families

December 24 – Family Christmas Eve Service @ 4:00 pm, Barclay Building

January 6 –  All Kidz Small Groups Gather

January 9 – Kidz Club Starts Back

January 19 – Family Experience for Preschoolers

February 1 – Family Night Lights, K-5th Grade

Thank you for praying for our 4th/5th Graders while we were on our retreat in early November @ Pine Springs Camp. Kidz and leaders had a great time together growing in Jesus and in our friendships with each other. Rebecca Quel, 4th Grade Girls Small Group Leader, shared, “I was afraid that the girls would be talking all night long. Instead, I fell asleep listening to the girls in the bunk above me competing to find and read the scriptures we had discussed earlier.”  We went on a hunt for Wisdom:  Finding out what you should do and doing it.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5