October 18: Visit to Midlothian Healthcare Center Nursing Home
October 24: Oak Crest Kids to Mainstay Farm
October 31: Family Fun Fest, 6-8pm
We’ll be going to Mainstay Farm on October 24th, leave Oak Crest at 10:30 and take a sack lunch. Children 8 and up may attend without a parent. Children under 8, must be accompanied by an adult. Children’s ministry will purchase each member child’s ticket, 3 yrs-5th grade.
Please reserve your child’s ticket by October 14th.
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!
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.”
Don’t forget: Visit to the Nursing Home…10/18 @ 5pm
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: God’s Covenant with Abraham
Bible Passage: Genesis 12:2-3; 15:1-21; 17:1-9
Main Point: God promised to bless all the world through Abraham.
Big Picture Question: What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
Christ Connection: God called Abraham to leave his country and family to go to another land. God
promised to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven to be
born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed.
Over the next few weeks, kids will learn that God is a covenant-making God. After the people spread out over all the earth when God mixed up their languages, He spoke to a man named Abram. God called Abram to leave behind his family and his lands to go to a place God would show him. God made a covenant with Abram, promising to bless all the world through one of his descendants. (Gen 12:1-3) By faith, Abram obeyed.
God was serious about the covenant; He always keeps His promises. God even changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which means “Father of a Multitude.” God promised to bless all the earth through Abraham. At just the right time, Jesus was born into Abraham’s family. (Gal. 4:4-5) Jesus fulfilled God’s promise to Abraham. (See Gal. 3:8.) Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Through Him, all the nations of the earth are blessed.
Family starting points
- What did God promise? God promised to bless His people
- God promised to bless Abraham.
- What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
- God promised to bless all the world through Abraham.