Parent Connection (November 22, 2015)

ChristmasTree (Custom)

Today’s lesson We just started on the new series Christmas Tree—Decorate Your Heart. Each week will have a theme. Today’s was Ornaments, and the bottom line is “Like ornaments on a tree, all are welcome at the manger.” Chances are, your tree is like mine.  As I pull out the ornaments (A dog and I are the only females in the house, so decorating is a one-woman show), it’s a walk down memory lane. I have collections of baby’s First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Christmases for both of my boys, an ornament from our first Christmas together, lots of ornaments given by kids from … [Read more...]

AWANA Bible Hero Night


Parents, don't forget to help your child dress for Bible Hero Week this Sunday (11/15/2015) at AWANA! They can dress like any Bible character they want (except Satan) - David, Abraham, Esther, Mary, Jesus, Paul... Here's a commercial to get those Bible Hero juices flowing!   … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (November 8, 2015)

Kaleidoscope (500)

Today’s lesson We finished the Winter Games series today with Go for the Gold! Something that I’m passionate about is challenging kids to be like Jesus. I think we all know that He’s our ultimate example, but we settle for adequate instead because, well, nobody’s perfect. Today’s lesson was about preparing and persevering toward the “prize” of Heaven. One of the things Olympians need is a Coach. Someone told me once, “Tonya, if you keep relying on yourself to get to where you want to be, you’ll never reach your goals because you’re trusting the same person who got … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (November 1, 2015)

Kaleidoscope (500)

Today’s lesson Today’s lesson in our Winter Games series was called Wipeout. The bottom line is this. When we wipeout, God’s forgiveness allows us to get back up and start over. … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (October 25, 2015)

Kaleidoscope (500)

Today’s lesson Since Moses died last week, we are finished with his life, and therefore, finished with the Books of Law (Genesis—Deuteronomy). With Christmas coming up, we’re going to do some seasonal lessons and pick back up with Joshua in January. … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (October 18, 2015)

Kaleidoscope (500)

Today’s lesson Have you seen the “What’s In the Bible? DVDs?” I love them because they’re Scripturally-accurate and kids love them. … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (October 11, 2015)

Kaleidoscope (500)

Today’s lesson We’ve hit the pause button on Moses’s life and we dug into Leviticus today. … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (October 4, 2015)

Kaleidoscope (500)

Today’s lesson We learned the hard truth of obedience and the consequences of disobedience today. … [Read more...]

AWANA 2015


For children ages 3 to 8th grade, AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed - 2 Timothy 2:15) is a global, non-profit ministry that gives kids from every background and cultural setting a place to belong, build confidence and grow in their faith.  AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and disciplining kids in the church and community. Calendar for 2015-2016 ***Kids get one buck each time they participate in theme nights*** 8/9   … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (September 20, 2015)

Kaleidoscope (500)

Today’s lesson Did you know that the Israelites were only supposed to wander in the desert for about a year? … [Read more...]