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The Gift of Christmas

MEMORY VERSE
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

SUGGESTED PARENT+CHILD ACTIVITY
During the Christmas holiday, take time to help your child understand the spiritual dimension of the holiday. That love produces true joy. Help your child understand that we need to keep an eternal perspective and not bow down to the temporal pleasures that the world has to offer.

DAILY PRAYER
Dear Lord, help us to focus on the spiritual side of Christmas, fill our hearts with joy and give us a spirit of worship as we celebrate the birth of Your only Son Jesus Christ. Amen.


REMINDERS

Coming Sunday Discovery Point:
God is amazing

Coming Sunday Chairperson: Hannah Y
Coming Sunday Powerpoint Manager: Ian W

Let Your Light Shine!

WHAT WE LEARNED
Today, the children learned about the time the Magi followed a bright star to find Jesus, and at the same time discovered how they can be bright stars for others to find Jesus today. When we let our light shine, by being good little boys and girls, and by choosing to do right instead of wrong, our neighbors, friends, schoolmates, and even perfect strangers can see how we are different. That difference is Jesus. (Scripture used: Matthew 2:1-12)

MEMORY VERSE
"Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

Practice this verse several times with your child during the week. This will help him or her remember the verse and it will also help to reinforce what he or she learned during class.

SUGGESTED PARENT+CHILD ACTIVITY
Play a little game of flashlight tag with your child. Grab a few flashlights and pick a dark night. One of you can count to twenty while the other runs off to hide. When the perso…

Christmas Eve Sunday

Hi Parents,

Christmas is around the corner and there are only two weeks left in 2017!
Are you and your families looking forward to the winter break?

Here is what's happening on Christmas Eve Sunday December 24:
There is normal Sunday Service for all three congregationsMandarin at 9:30amCantonese at 11:00amEnglish at 1:00pmThere is the usual Sunday Children's Program during the three service timesNO changes to classes or times
There is also a
JOINT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
on December 24 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
There is NO Children's Program during the joint serviceKindergarten to Grade 6 kids will sit with their families for serviceThere will be an activity booklet for them to do during service if they want - please get one from the ushers on your way inNursery and Toddler Room will be open for parents to use as neededThere will be NO volunteers scheduled to look after the kids (no need to check-in/out) -  at least one parent/guardian should stay with the child
If you have any quest…

We Show Hope by Giving Our Worries to God

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
We show hope by giving our worries to God

Last Sunday Key Verse:
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you” (1 Peter 5:7)

FAMILY DEVOTION
Care Hunt
Why should we trust God and not worry? Read Luke 12:22-32 to find out.

Jesus tells us to consider the birds and flowers and how they teach us that we can trust God and not worry. In the same way that God takes care of the birds and flowers, he takes care of us, too.

Now it’s your turn!
Take your family for a walk outside. As you enjoy the fresh air and the atmosphere around you, look for things in nature that God takes care of. Make a mental list, write things on a notepad, or take digital pictures.

When you get back home, talk about the things you saw as you discuss these questions.

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
• How do the things on your list help you see God’s care?
• What does this teach you about God?
• How can you remember to give God your worries this week?

FAMILY CHALLENGE
Make a col…

We Show Hope in the Way We Work

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
We show hope in the way we work

Last Sunday Key Verse:
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

FAMILY DEVOTION
Build It!
Nehemiah had a rough job! Check out how Nehemiah showed hope in the way he worked even under tough circumstances in Nehemiah 4.

Now it’s your turn!
Work together as a family to build something. This could be something as simple as a birdhouse from a purchased kit, or something more elaborate like a treehouse in the backyard, or even a Habitat for Humanity house! Check the following links for ideas.
For various ideas for building with toys and food:
childparenting.about.com/od/activitiesandfun/a/buildingnight.htmFor free guides to build your own treehouse:
treehouseguides.comTo find a local Habitat for Humanity project:
habitat.org/cd/local/
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
• Sometimes things get challenging when you’re building something. What c…