Did you know that our Children’s Ministry is now sponsoring 2 children from Swaziland and Kenya? A display will be set up soon in the upstairs and downstairs areas of our children’s areas. More info and pictures coming soon, but here are some highlights!
Hope Musimbi Sande was born 1/21/2006. She attends Madoya School in Nairobi, Kenya. She lives with both parents and a sister in the Mathare slums. Her parents are both day laborers. Hope enjoys playing with dolls and wants to grow up to become a nurse.
Mukelo Nkentjane was born 1/1/2006 in Swaziland. He is a playful and fun-loving boy who loves to play soccer and race toy cars with friends after school. He lives with his parents, five brothers and two sisters in a tiny concrete blockhouse. His father is employed as a soldier and his mother is a maid. Staying healthy is very important to Mukelo, so he is thankful for the warm meal of rice, porridge and beans he receives daily from the care center. Mukelo attends Sunday school and prays for God to bless his education. His future dream is to become a brave police officer.
LIGHT FORCE (4-5 GRADE) MERGE SEPTEMBER 28-29
Come join us for a fun filled overnight retreat for 4-5 graders. 7:30pm Friday thru 8:00am Saturday. Cost is $15. Register HERE
PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL-KINDERGARTEN KIDS!
We continue this week with our basic truth that God Loves Me! Our memory verse for this month is Romans 8:9, “Nothing can separate us from God’s love.” (NIrV) If you did not pick up a refrigerator magnet last weekend, make sure and do that so you can have it in front of you each day as you open the refrigerator, and talk about it with your child.
Week 2 – SHEEP! Have you ever touched or been around a sheep? In our Bible story this weekend, Jesus shares a story about sheep, and then compares them to us! Though it might seem like an insult initially, when you realize that Jesus promises to be our Good Shepherd, it helps us to really understand God’s love for us! Just like the shepherd cares for and protects his sheep, and goes out of his way to rescue them when they are lost, Jesus does the same for us. With your child this week, read through this story in Luke 15:1-7 and talk about how much God loves you!
PARENTS OF ELEMENTARY KIDS!
Our SEPTEMBER VIRTUE is RESPECT – SHOWING OTHERS THEY ARE IMPORTANT BY WHAT YOU SAY AND DO.
Week 2 – God puts authorities in our life to protect us and to help us grow and learn. So our bottom line this week is: Respect God by respecting the people He’s put in charge. Romans 13:1-5 is our Bible passage this week and it talks about some important principles in dealing with “Who’s the Boss?” Our memory verse for September is short and sweet, but gives a powerful, clear message. 1 Peter 2:17 says, “Show proper respect to everyone.” This week, review with your child the people in their lives that have authority over them. Then ask them how they think those people help them grow and learn?