Parent Connection (April 16, 2017)

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Matthew 14 & John 6 In our lesson today, Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptist has been murdered by King Herod. Understandably, Jesus was sad and wanted to spend some time being quiet. He got into a boat and went into the Sea of Galilee with His disciples. (Remember, these men were His best friends.) Well, as with any celebrity, the crowd found this Healer, Preacher, possible Messiah and wanted to hear Him teach. Most would have thought, “Can I just have two minutes to myself?” but the Bible says Jesus had compassion for them. They needed His love and Truth, and He was happy to share it … [Read more...]

Easter Schedule 2017

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Come celebrate our Risen Savior! April 16, 2017 6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service (followed by Pancake Breakfast) 9:00 a.m. Worship Service (child care during service) 10:30 a.m. Worship Service (child care during service) There will be NO Sunday School or AWANA on Easter.     April 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. Good Friday Service   … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child

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Have you ever wondered what the impact is regarding the shoebox that YOU pack? The Greatest Journey (TGJ) is a 12-week follow up discipleship program of learning for the children that accept Jesus as their personal Savior. All children are invited to the classes. Reported decisions: Every day 4,428 children accept Jesus 2-3 children each minute of every day Every 20 seconds a child becomes a follower of Jesus as reported through (TGJ) 14 children make decisions for every 100 shoeboxes distributed. Our region’s boxes were related to 103,000 decisions in 2016 It is … [Read more...]

A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR

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Easter is the highest day of the Christian calendar. I have often heard preachers say Easter ought to be no different than any other day since we should celebrate Christ’s resurrection every day. While that sounds very pious, it is really not true. I celebrate my marriage every day but our anniversary is still a special day in our calendar. While we do desire to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior from the dead each and every day, Easter is still special. It is the day we gather together to focus on the fact that Jesus rose from the dead. The fact that we set aside a specific day … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

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  Easter Egg Hunt for Preschoolers & Children. Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Crafts, puppets, and candy! Invite your friends and family! It's FREE! … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (April 2, 2017)

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Jesus Chooses Disciples A lot of Scripture was covered in today’s lesson. We have Mark’s, Luke’s and Matthew’s account, so there was a lot of bouncing around from verse to verse. After Jesus was baptized, his earthly ministry began. He knew His time on earth was coming to an end, and it was time to prepare a team so His message would continue to spread. The kids were asked what kind of men they would choose for this job. How about you? What gifts and personalities would you look for? Most important, though, is the willingness to obey, follow and serve. These men needed to submit to … [Read more...]

Equip Family Nights

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Equipping families in the way they should go - Friday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m.   Parents and Grandparents, If you haven’t participated in Equip yet, I hope you’ll join us this month. Over the past three months, we’ve learned, prayed, and served together. This month, we’re going to tie-dye T-shirts for Operation Christmas Child! Registration is $5/person and the deadline is Sunday, April 16, which is also Easter Sunday. For your convenience, you can register and pay online here.       Schedule for the year: January … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (March 19, 2017)

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Jesus’ Birth and Early LifeYou may wonder why we’re teaching about Jesus’ birth in March. Our curriculum teaches chronologically so your child will understand how the Bible transitions. The topic of Jesus’ birth landed in March. Besides, any time is a good time to teach anything from the Bible, right? Eight days after Jesus’ birth, Mary and Joseph took Him to the temple and named Him. The name Jesus means “the Lord is my salvation.” BTW, your child learned this week and last week that the custom “back then” was to name a child when they were eight days old, not immediately, … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (March 12, 2017)

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God Breaks His Silence Imagine your husband or wife or parent giving you the silent treatment for 400 years. That’s how long God had been silent after the temple was finally rebuilt. Today, we learned how God broke His silence through Zacharias. Remember the story of Abraham and Sarah? Abraham was 100 years old when Sarah finally gave birth to their son Isaac. Well, Elizabeth, Zacharias’ wife, was also “too old” to have a baby, but God makes the impossible possible! In Luke 1, God sent an angel to Zacharias and told him Elizabeth would have a baby! Spoiler alert—this baby was … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (February 26, 2017)

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As you may know, we have been learning about the Bible in chronological order. Last week, we learned about the completion of the temple, and next week, we will dig into the New Testament. For some reason, our curriculum barely scrapes the surface of the Minor Prophets. Therefore, today, we watched What’s in the Bible, Volume 9, which did an excellent job of explaining the last books of the Old Testament.     Have you thanked a Volunteer today? Every week, when you walk into church, you’re surrounded by Volunteers. Volunteers open the door and greet you with a smile. … [Read more...]