It has been a great summer of brainstorming, planning, and getting organized for FirstKids. With August 1 approaching I wanted to provide you with some information related to Children’s Church this year. I’m excited about the future of this program and believe God is going to bless our children through it.
We will begin a new series this Fall… “Every Story Whispers His Name”
I’ve borrowed this series title from The Jesus Storybook Bible; which will provide the foundation for our weekly lessons. I will take one story a week, using it as a starting point from which to build a lesson and worship service around. My prayer is that our children will begin to recognize Christ as the main character of both testaments and that they will respond to him in worship.
I look forward to seeing your kids again on a weekly basis in Children’s Church. We are going to have a great time with drama, puppets, singing, and of course studying God’s word.
When? Children’s Church will resume August 1. Children’s Church will only be offered during the 8:30 worship service. Please bring your kids with you to the adult service and watch for myself, Sharon Carter, or Sheri Gholson to indicate the proper dismissal time (nothing new here).
Where? Children’s Worship Room (upstairs and above the Creation Station).
Who? Kindergarten – 3rd Grade. The Children’s Church team has decided to broaden the target audience by one grade level, however, there is a condition. Third graders may attend Children’s Church, but with the understanding that a transition to the adult worship service should take place by January (the middle of the school year). If you have any questions about why we are making the cutoff here, please feel free to give me a call at the Church
Should I buy a copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible? Probably, but not for your kids to bring to Children’s Church. We will continue to work primarily from the actual Bible. Storybook bibles are great, but they are not the infallible all sufficient word of God. We have several copies of TJSB in our Church library.
Have I been here yet…? www.jesusstorybookbible.com