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
VBS July 17-21
Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace
Right now, I’m looking for family leaders (equivalent to last year’s tribe leaders) and people to man the workshops.
POWERPLUS PRETEEN CAMP @ PINEYWOODS
Session 1: June 26-29 (Sun-Wed)
Camp Cost: $215
Early Registration Cost: $200
$100 DEPOSIT DUE IN CHURCH OFFICE BY MAY 1ST
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)
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
God the Savior
Unit Description: The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years before God brought them into the promised land. The Israelites needed to conquer the land, so God fought for His people. Joshua led the people and encouraged them to be faithful to the one true God.
Key Passage: Joshua 1:9
Big Picture Question: Whom can we trust? We can trust God.
Bible Story: Achan’s Sin and the Defeat of Ai
Bible Passage: Joshua 7–8
Main Point: God punished Achan for his sin. Then God fought for His people at Ai.
As we continue exploring the Old Testament this week, we will encounter Achan
disobeying God and taking something from Jericho after its defeat. Because of this,
when Israel attacked Ai next, they suffered defeat. God helped Joshua uncover Achan’s
sin, and God punished Achan for his sin.
The punishment for Achan’s sin was death. It seems harsh, but the Bible says that the
wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Because we sin, we deserve to die too. Jesus
came to die in our place. When we confess our sins and trust in Jesus, we are forgiven
and saved from spiritual death.
Help your children see that God takes sin seriously, but He also offers forgiveness and
eternal life with God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers
○ We can trust God. God always does what is right.
○ Achan’s wrong choice made trouble for God’s people.
○ God loves people, even when they make wrong choices.
○ God sent Jesus because He loves us.
○ Whom can we trust? We can trust God.
○ God punished Achan for his sin.
○ Whom can we trust? We can trust God to take care of us.
○ God punished Achan for his sin. Then God fought for His people at Ai.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Joshua 1:9
● “Joshua’s Final Encouragement” (Joshua 23:124:28)
Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App or the Big Picture Cards for Families
for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.