This week, we’re thankful for each and every kid who is a part of our ministry. The ones who engage, the ones who are difficult, the ones who ask too many questions, and the ones who come every few months. We’re grateful for any opportunity we get to love them and minister to them! Thanks for being on the team!

Here’s what’s coming up in our ministry . . . 

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: A GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS
Next month, we’re creating an opportunity for families to come together and have fun while learning the true meaning of Christmas! We hope to see you there!

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: GIVING WAR
Next month, we’re serving our community together by collecting donations for a charity. 

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS PARTY
Let’s celebrate the holidays with a little fun, food, and friends! Come hang with us. There will be games, presents, and zero meetings.

THANKS!: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON THE WILDERNESS
WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: We can thank God for being God.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

“Thank you.” It’s one of the first phrases most of us learn to say, but it’s also one of the most difficult things to say and really mean! That’s true for us today, but it was true for God’s people in the Old Testament too. After they escaped the land of Egypt, the Israelites spent forty years wandering through the wilderness on their way to the promised land. While they wandered, they struggled to remember all of the ways God had provided for them (kind of like we still do today). In this 4-week series, kids will discover that we can thank God for so much — for providing for usfor being Godfor giving us wisdom, and for never giving up on us.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S ELEMENTARY LESSON GUIDE
DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S PRESCHOOL LESSON GUIDE

It’s not always easy for kids to practice empathy for others, but here’s a video that might help you better lead them toward selflessness, compassion, and generosity.

At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

Since we’re talking about thankfulness and food, let us know: what is one food you’re thankful for this week? Reply to this email and let us know!