September 16: Kids’ Choir Kickoff (Wednesdays @ 7pm)
September 26: Movie for a Good Cause @ 7pm
October 4: Visit to the Midlothian Nursing Home
October 24: Oak Crest Kids to Mainstay Farm
October 31: Family Fun Fest, 6-8pm
Mark your calendars! We’ll be going to Mainstay Farm on October 24th…time TBD. Children 8 and up may attend without a parent. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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!
CHILDREN IN ACTION/MISSION FRIENDS
We are so excited about the great turnout we had for our first night of Mission Friends and Children in Action! A big thank you to Tonja Adams, Paul Cheek, Courtney Steele and Connie Bowers for all of their help each Sunday evening! 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…
Serving in: San Diego
Missionary Family: The Aylett’s
Biblical Focus: Faith
Memory Verse: “ Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. “ Hebrews 11:1
Don’t forget: Movie for a Good Cause, 9/26 @ 7pm
Bring a friend and non-perishable food items!
WOOHOO! 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.
Mark your calendar! We’ll be going to Mainstay Farm on October 24th…time TBD. 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.
Unit Title: God the Creator
Key Passage: 1 Corinthians 8:6
Session Title: Cain and Abel
Main Point: God punished Cain for his sin.
Bible Passage: Genesis 4:1-16,25-26
Big Picture Question: What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.
Christ Connection: God had promised that someone from Eve’s family would take away sin. Cain
was not that person. He was sinful like Adam and Eve. So people waited for God to keep His
promise. At just the right time, God would send His Son, Jesus, to rescue sinners.
This week’s Bible story shows how deeply sin infected Adam and Eve’s children. Imagine Adam and Eve’s joy as their family grew. With each birth, maybe Eve hoped that this son would be the one to end the curse of sin, to crush the head of the snake. (Gen. 3:15) But as her sons Cain and Abel grew up, she and Adam probably witnessed with grief how sin affects their own children. Cain was not the Promised One, and neither was Abel. Out of jealousy and anger, Cain killed Abel. God punished Cain by sending him away to wander the earth.
Some time later, Eve gave birth to another son. She named this baby Seth. Seth was not the Promised One either, but Jesus would come from Seth’s descendants. (See Luke 3:23-38.) Every baby was born a sinner—like his parents and like Adam and Eve. At just the right time, God would send His Son to be born to save sinners. (Heb. 11:13; Gal. 4:4) God always keeps His promises.
Family starting points
● Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.
● What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.
● God punished Cain for his sin.
● Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.
● What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.
● Cain’s sin separated him from God and people.
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.