October 31: Family Fun Fest, 6-8pm
November 1: Kids’ Choir will be singing during the morning worship service
FAMILY FUN FEST IS STILL HAPPENING! TO AVOID THE MUD, WE WILL BE SET UP IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT INSTEAD OF THE GRASSY AREA. IF IT IS STILL RAINING BY THE EVENING, WE WILL MOVE AS MANY OF THE BOOTHS AS POSSIBLE INSIDE THE FELLOWSHIP HALL.
FAMILY FUN FEST
Make plans NOW to bring your family to our Oak Crest Family Fun Fest on October 31, from 6-8 pm! We will have the same fun activities as last year, including 2 inflatable bounce houses, Creepy Critters petting zoo, hay rides, yummy food and many different games!
Also please set aside a bit of your time to volunteer in one of the many areas at the festival…sign up sheet in the foyer. Just ask me if you have any questions! We need help in the following areas:
Hay Ride helpers
Cotton Candy cotton candy helpers
Milk Bottle game
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. It’s not too late to jump in!
This month in CiA/MF…
Serving in: Cambodia
Missionary Family: The Kims (Names have been changed)
Biblical Focus: Courage
Memory Verse: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Kids’ Choir will be singing “Trust and Obey,” our hymn of the month, during the morning worship service THIS COMING SUNDAY, November 1st!
Kid’s choir will be each Wednesday night during the 7pm service. We will be focusing on the “Hymn of the Month” and Christmas music. This year, we will not be doing a Children’s Christmas Cantata, but we will be learning three different Christmas songs. One will be performed with the Adult Choir during the adult Christmas cantatas (evening of December 13th), and the other 2 will be performed during the morning service on December 13th.
Unit Title: God the Covenant-Maker
Key Passage: Romans 4:3
Session Title: The Promise Reaffirmed
Bible Passage: Romans 4:3
Main Point: God reminded Abraham’s family that He always keeps His promises.
Big Picture Question: What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
Christ Connection: God’s wonderful plan to Abraham extended well beyond his lifetime. The plan
was shared with Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and eventually an entire nation leading to the birth of a
baby boy named Jesus. Jesus fulfilled God’s plan to provide salvation and redemption for all of
Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. In His covenant with Abraham, God promised land, descendants, and a blessing to all the nations of the earth. (Gen. 22:17-18) In today’s Bible story, God reaffirmed the promise to Abraham’s son Isaac and to his grandson Jacob. (Gen. 26:3-4; 28:13-14)
When Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, became pregnant with twins, the babies struggled with each other inside her. God explained their future. The older son (Esau) would serve the younger (Jacob). Their families would separate and become two nations, one stronger than the other. These things came true, but not in the way Isaac’s family would have expected. Jacob tricked his father and brother to steal the blessing. To escape his brother’s anger, Jacob fled to his uncle’s house.
On the way, God spoke to Jacob in a dream. Jacob saw a stairway to heaven, and he saw God there. God repeated the promise to Jacob. He promised to be with Jacob. Explain to your kids that, like the stairway in Jacob’s dream, Jesus bridges the gap between heaven and earth. (See John 1:51.) Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Sin separates people from God, but when people turn from their sin and trust in Jesus, Jesus brings them into God’s family.
Family starting points
- What did God promise? God promised to bless His people
- God reminded Abraham’s family about His promises.
- What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
- God reminded Abraham’s family that He always keeps His promises.
Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families for ways to interact with the Bible content each week.