PARENTS OF 4-5 GRADERS!
Your child will be given the opportunity the next two weekends to sign up to SERVE in Light Force. There are three ways they can serve:
Student Leadership Team
~ Performs event planning and leads in various ways during Light Force
~ Meets the first or second Sunday of every month from 12:15-1:30 pm
~ A maximum of 12 students will be picked for this group
(a mix of both 4th and 5th graders)
~ Must complete the Student Leadership application
Student Worship Team
~ Leads the worship time each week, usually serving on a rotating schedule
~ Attends every other month practices
Student Production Team
~ Runs the media presentations, video clips, sound system and lights
~ Serves on a rotating schedule, typically once per month
~ Training is required. More information will be emailed to you after you sign up
Please talk about it with your child and then turn in the sign up form to Dave, Mike, Wendy or your child’s Small Group Leader by Sunday, September 2.
PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL-KINDERGARTEN KIDS!
Our basic truth for August is God Loves Me! Our memory verse for this month is Joshua 1:9, “God is with you wherever you go.” (NLT)Make sure to pick up a memory verse magnet if you didn’t get one last week. Place it on your refrigerator and work on memorizing this verse with your kids.
Week 3 – How do we know God is always with us? Great question! Your child may have asked you that before and you found yourself stumbling around trying to find the words to say. The story of Moses and the Israelites escape from Egypt and journey to the Promised Land gives us a great view of God’s perfect plan and his care for us. This weekend your kids will hear of the dilemma at the Red Sea. The Israelites find themselves stuck, with the Red Sea in front of them and Pharaoh’s charging army behind them. How does God provide for the Israelites? See how much your child remembers of the story. Or look it up in the Bible and read it together from Exodus 14. Then ask your child some ways they remember in the last week or month that they know God was with them and provided for them. When you talk with your kids, or they hear you and your spouse talking to each other about things that God has done, they begin to recognize those God sightings in their everyday life.
PARENTS OF ELEMENTARY KIDS!
Our AUGUST VIRTUE is CONTENTMENT – CHOOSING TO BE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT.
Week 3 – This week our Bible story is about a spoiled King named Ahab. He is seriously upset when his neighbor Naboth won’t sell his family’s vineyard. At the heart of this story is the lesson that it is a dangerous thing to want things that other people have. Our bottom line is: When you want what someone else has, it can make you miserable. When we have trouble with contentment we start to grumble and complain and sometimes we might even be tempted to steal. Over time we can learn that contentment is really a choice, and a good habit to develop. Paul encourages us to be able to say, like our memory verse says, “I have learned the secret of being content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.” Philippians 4:11-12. You might share with your child an example of how you were not content, and then did something that wasn’t very smart. Talk about how you could have handled it differently. Are we prolonging and feeding those bad habits in our lives?