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!
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: 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
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 Creator
Key Passage: 1 Corinthians 8:6
Session Title: The Tower of Babel
Bible Passage: Genesis 1:26
Main Point: God created people to give glory to Him alone.
Big Picture Question: Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for
Christ Connection: People chose to give glory to themselves instead of God. They ignored God’s
plan, so God confused their language and scattered the people all over the earth. One day, Jesus
will gather together all of God’s people—people from every tribe and people who speak all kinds
of languages—and they will worship Him. (Revelation 7:9-10)
This week’s Bible story is about the tower of Babel. Following the flood, God wanted to have a fresh start. God commanded Noah in Genesis 9:1 to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” In Genesis 11:2, Scripture indicates that instead of filling the earth as God commanded, the people built a city and a large tower into the heavens. The people didn’t want to be scattered. They didn’t believe God would give them what was good if they obeyed Him. They sought to obtain for themselves what they believed was good.
The people tried to build a monument with its top in the heavens, but they succeeded only in separating themselves from God and from each other. God confused their language and scattered them over the earth. They were unable to finish building the city, so the city was called Babel—which sounds like the Hebrew word for “confused”—because there the Lord confused the people’s language. Teach your kids about God’s better plan: His plan not for people to reach up to Him, but His plan to reach down to people by sending His Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life we couldn’t live and die the death we don’t want to die. That is the gospel.
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 created people to give Him glory.
- 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.
- God created people to give glory to Him alone.
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.