May 8: Baby Dedication
May 15: Family Picnic
June 5: Preteen Camp breakfast fundraiser
June 26-29: PowerPlus Preteen Camp @ Pineywoods
July 17-21: OCBC VBS
POWERPLUS PRETEEN CAMP @ PINEYWOODS
***$100 DEPOSIT DUE IN CHURCH OFFICE
BY MAY 1ST***
Session 1: June 26-29 (Sun-Wed)
Camp Cost: $215
Early Registration Cost: $200
$100 DEPOSIT DUE IN CHURCH OFFICE BY MAY 1ST
VBS July 17-21
Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace
VBS will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start praying and planning!
Right now, I’m looking for family leaders (equivalent to last year’s tribe leaders) and people to man the workshops.
CHILDREN IN ACTION/MISSION FRIENDS
Come join us Sundays @ 6pm! Children in Action is for children in 1st-5th grade. Mission Friends is for children 3 years through Kindergarten. Childcare will be provided for children 2 and under.
This month in CiA/MF…
In April, children will study the Parable of the Sower and learn to listen to God's Word. They will learn about missionaries Eric and Kristi Stanton and Kevin and Laura Baggett who serve, persevere, and share God's message in Argentina. Children will also participate in activities that teach them to tell Bible stories in unique ways.
Serving in: Argentina
Missionary: Eric and Kristi Stanton; Kevin and Laura Bagett
Biblical Focus: Parable of the Sower
Memory Verse: So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:31-32 (ESV)
Kids’ Choir will sing during the morning service on May 15th. No Kids’ Choir on May 18th. End of year party on May 25th.
Kid’s choir will be each Wednesday night during the 7pm service. We will be preparing to lead worship with our Hymn of the Month and a new praise song. Come join us!
April’s Hymn of the Month: His Name is Wonderful
Unit 9: God Judges His People
Unit Description:Because His people continually fell into a pattern of sin, God raised up judges to help refocus the people’s faith and trust in Him. God used the judges to help deliver His people from their enemies. While a judge was still alive, God saved the people from their enemies, but when the judge died, the nation would lapse back into sin and again need salvation through another judge.
Key Passage: Isaiah 33:22
Big Picture Question: Whom does God use in His plan? God uses people in His plan.
Bible Story: The First Judges
Bible Passage: Judges 3:7-31
Main Point: The Israelites forgot about the one true God.
This week we begin studying the Old Testament judges. After Joshua died, the people
were left without a leader and began to sin against God. God disciplined them and when
the people cried out for deliverance, God sent a leader called a judge to rescue them.
Later, when that judge died, the people sinned again and the pattern was repeated.
The judges saved the people from the consequences of their sin, but not the cause of it.
God’s plan was to one day send a true Deliverer—Jesus, His own Son—to be the King
of His people. Jesus saves people from sin forever. Help your kids see that all of the judges were imperfect humans and they could not rescue God’s people from the cause of their sin, just the consequences.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers
○ God’s plan is perfect.
○ God’s people did not always obey Him.
○ God sent leaders called judges to help God’s people.
○ God sent Jesus to be our Judge.
○ Whom does God use in His plan? God uses people in His plan.
○ The Israelites forgot about the one true God.
○ How does God accomplish His plan? God uses people for His glory and
○ God’s people turned from Him to worship idols.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Isaiah 33:22
● “Deborah and Barak” (Judges 4–5)
Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big PictureCards for Families
for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.