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2018 Events

Here are the Children's Ministry events planned for 2018:
February 19, Monday - registration for summer camps startFebruary 25, Sunday - Parents Dialogue Meeting I*CANCELLED*April 08, Sunday - Plan to Protect Training IMay 27, Sunday - Volunteers Appreciation EventJune 11, Monday - registration for Awana 2018/19 startsJuly 01, Sunday - summer schedule startsJuly 08, Sunday - Gr5/6 + Youth BBQ IJuly 23-27, Monday to Friday - VBS 2018August - Basement RevampAugust 12, Sunday - Gr5/6 + Youth BBQ IIAugust 26-30, Sunday to Thursday - Overnight Away CampSeptember 09, Sunday - Plan to Protect Training IISeptember 09, Sunday - new school year startsOctober 20, Saturday - Awana 2018/19 First MeetingOctober 28, Sunday - Parent Dialogue Meeting IIDecember 24, Monday - Christmas Eve Children’s Presentation  **TBD

God is All-Powerful

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
God is all-powerful

Last Sunday Key Verse:
“He said, ‘Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power’ ” (Daniel 2:20)
FAMILY DEVOTION Very Strong One bolt of lightning can deliver 100 million volts and can be as hot as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The power in nature is amazing, but it’s nothing compared to God’s power. When the people of Israel worshipped false gods, Elijah held a contest to show who had the real power. Read all about it in 1 Kings 18:16-39.
Now do this:
Pour some paper confetti on a table. Rub a balloon on your head or a wool sweater for about 30 seconds. (Wool works better!) Slowly move the balloon down to the confetti.
The confetti leaped up to the balloon because you gave it a charge with your hair. The charge pulled up the confetti. Keep your eyes open for God’s power—it will definitely surprise you!
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS • How can we help each other recognize more often that God is all-powerful? • H…

God is Our Guide

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
God is our guide

Last Sunday Key Verse:
“Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you” (Psalm 143:8)
FAMILY DEVOTION
Reflection of Love
Look in the mirror and what do you see? Yup—you see a reflection. Read ACTS 8:26-40 to meet a man who reflected the love of Jesus!
That’s enlightening!
When we treat others the way Jesus says to, we reflect the love Jesus shows us. Philip reflected Jesus’ love when he helped the Ethiopian understand the Scripture.
Now try this: Gather two empty paper towel tubes, a mirror, a flashlight—and a friend! Read what Jesus had to say about sharing your faith in him. Check out Matthew 28:19-20.
Set the paper towel tubes on a table in front of a mirror. Place them in a V-shape pointing toward the mirror. Use a flashlight to shine light through one tube toward the mirror. Angle the second tube until you see the light reflected back through the second tube.
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS • Who has reflected the light and love of Jesu…

Sunday School Take-Home for Jan & Feb

Growing closer to Jesus goes beyond the classroom and church.
All our Sunday School lessons include a take-home component, these handouts are given to the kids or parents at the end of class when they are picked up.  It is encouraged that parents, along with their kids, use the handout to plan meaningful activities during the week to review and talk about the topics the kids are learning at Sunday School.  It is a good resource for families to develop faith at home.

Parents, if you did not get the Take-Home Sheets from the Sunday School teacher, or your child made it into a paper airplane and lost it, no worries!

Take-Home Sheets for January and February are available for families to view and download here: Elementary Sunday School Take-Home Sheets
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave a comment here!

God is Our Perfect Father

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
God Is our perfect Father

Last Sunday Key Verse:
And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:18)

FAMILY DEVOTION
God's Children The people of Israel were God’s children, but they had turned away from him. Did God turn away from them? No! Read Hosea 11 to see how God describes himself as a parent. Cool, huh? Here’s a doll to make that will remind you that God wants you to be his child!
Here’s what to do: Take a 3x5-inch cardboard, and wrap yarn around it lengthwise 50 times. Thread a piece of yarn through the top of your wrapped yarn and tie it off. Slide the yarn off the cardboard. Then wrap yarn around the cardboard widthwise 25 times. Tie it off, and slide your yarn off the cardboard.
To make a doll, take your first bundle of yarn, and tie off a head about 11⁄2 inches from the top. Take the second bundle, and thread it through the middle of the first bundle to make arms. Tie off …

God is Amazing

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
God is amazing

Last Sunday Key Verse:
“Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10a)

FAMILY DEVOTION
A Wonderful Wedding Find John 2:1-12, and read about Jesus’ very first miracle! Jesus turned water into wine. You can’t do that, but you can turn something red.  Here’s how:
Have an adult help gather these supplies: shallow pansmall bowl1 cup water1⁄2 cup vinegar1⁄4 cup liquid dish soap1 tablespoon baking soda1 packet of red powdered drink mix Cover a table with newspaper. Pour the dish soap and vinegar into the bowl, and set it inside the shallow pan. In a separate container, add the baking soda to the water and stir. Sprinkle some of the powdered drink mix into the water and baking soda until it turns dark red like wine.
Slowly pour the water mixture into the soap and vinegar mixture, and watch as it erupts into a foaming red volcano! Surprised? The chemical reaction that made your cool red volcano was nothing compared to Jesus turning water int…