This week, we’re closing out our series about thankfulness. We’re thankful for a great month of learning and ministering together, and we’re thankful for your faithfulness in serving!
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 4 BIG IDEA: We can thank God for not giving up on us.
“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 us, for being God, for giving us wisdom, and for never giving up on us.
We’ve probably all encountered a kid who had a negative attitude and complained. How can we help kids cultivate thankfulness and gratitude as part of their everyday lives and attitudes? Watch this video about a teacher who helped the kids in her class practice gratitude, and it changed their lives.
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, let us know: what is one thing you’re thankful for about serving on the team? Reply to this email and let us know!