Wednesdays @ 7pm-TeamKID
Thursdays @ 2pm-“Adopt-A-Grandparent” at the Midlothian Health Care Center
August 19th: Final TeamKID for the summer
September 13: Children in Action Kickoff (Sundays @ 6pm)
September 16: Kids’ Choir Kickoff (Wednesdays @ 7pm)
VBS was such a success! Thank you to each and every volunteer! It would not have been successful without you! A very special thank you to Tonja Adams for her months of planning and visioning that went into this very different type of VBS! Also a big thank you to Carlos Greene for all of his extra help!
Our last TeamKID will be Wednesday, August 19, 2015
This week in TeamKID
God Can Count on Me to Praise and Worship Him
This week’s bible study is a Psalm of Praise: Psalm 95
Memory verse: 95:6
"TeamKID-Kids In Discipleship," our exciting summer children's program will be held on Wednesday nights from June 17th- August 19th @ 7pm in the fellowship hall. Team kid is for children who are ENTERING kindergarten through children who have COMPLETED 6th grade. We will not have a children's program on Sunday evenings during the summer. I encourage you to continue to attend on Sunday evenings and enjoy worship and bible study as a family. Child care will be provided for nursery and preschool age children (4 and under) on both Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
ADOPT-A-GRANDPARENT, Thursdays @ 2pm
Hope to see everyone at the nursing home tomorrow!
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Oak Crest Kids are partnering with the Midlothian Health Care nursing home to "Adopt-a-Grandparent." Every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer, we will take part in fun activities that the nursing home has planned for their residents. During that time, children will partner with their "adopted grandparent" to help them participate in the activity. We will also plan one Sunday evening during the months of June, July, and August to visit our "grandparents." Families with children of ALL AGES are encouraged to participate. Children under 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
CHILDREN IN ACTION/MISSION FRIENDS
Children in Action and Mission Friends will resume on September 13th! We will return to our school year schedule, holding CiA and MF on Sunday evenings at 6pm. Mission Friends 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.
Kid’s choir will resume on September 16th! 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 (evenings of December 12th and 13th), and the other 2 will be performed during the morning service on December 13th.
Unit Title: Paul’s Conversion and Ministry
Key Passage: Romans 1:16
Session Title: Church Responsibility
Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 1–16
Big Picture Question: What is the purpose of the church? The church exists to worship God, teach
believers, and make disciples of Jesus.
Christ Connection: Jesus’ mission for the church is for believers to come together to worship God
and to share the gospel.
Over the next few weeks, kids will learn about God’s plan for the church. When Paul visited Corinth on his missionary journeys, the city was full of people with various cultural backgrounds. Many of them worshiped Greek gods. Temples and shrines to these gods were scattered throughout the city.
Corinth was a strategic place to plant a church. Paul arrived in Corinth and met Aquila and his wife, Priscilla. Paul stayed with them for a year and a half. On the Sabbath Day, Paul went to the synagogues to teach God’s message to the people. When the Jews refused to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, Paul preached to the Gentiles. Many Corinthians believed and were baptized. (Acts 18:1-18) Finally, Paul returned to Antioch in Syria.
About six years passed. Paul was in Ephesus when he heard a report that the church in Corinth was struggling. The people in the church were arguing and suing each other. In some ways, they lived just like the people in Corinth who were not believers. So Paul wrote a letter—the Book of First Corinthians—to the Corinthian church, not only to instruct them on how to live but to answer questions they had about the faith.
Paul’s said that the Christian life is like a race, and a great reward awaits in heaven. (1 Cor. 9:24-27) Paul explained that the Lord decides what spiritual gifts to give to believers, and not every believer has the same gift. (1 Cor. 12:4-11) Then he reminded them of what is most important: the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 15:1-11)
Paul gave practical instructions so that the believers would know how to live in light of their salvation—not as a way to earn God’s favor. Paul spent a significant portion of his ministry meeting with believers and encouraging them to keep the faith. Jesus’ mission for the church is for believers to come together to worship God and to share the gospel.