October 24: Oak Crest Kids to Mainstay Farm CANCELLED!
October 31: Family Fun Fest, 6-8pm
Due to lack of ability to participate this Saturday, our trip to Mainstay Farm will be moved to the spring.
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! We need help in the following areas:
Milk Bottle game
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.”
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 Tested Abraham
Bible Passage: Genesis 22:1-19
Main Point: Abraham trusted God even when he didn’t understand God’s plan.
Big Picture Question: What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
Christ Connection: Abraham showed his love for God by being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac.
This is how God showed His love for us: He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we
could have eternal life through Him.
This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, our journey takes us to an event that occurred after Abraham and Sarah had their son of promise, Isaac. Abraham received another message from God. It was a test, actually. God instructed Abraham to take his son Isaac, the son of promise, and sacrifice him on a mountain God would tell him about.
Abraham had waited so many years for this child! But what did Abraham do? He woke up early the next morning and set out with Isaac to do what God commanded. By this point, Abraham had supreme faith that God was able to do anything. Hebrews 11:17-19 gives us a peek inside Abraham’s mind: “He considered God to be able even to raise someone from the dead.”
Abraham showed his love for God by being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac. God provided a ram for the burnt offering in place of Isaac, who was spared. This is how God showed His love for us: He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we could have eternal life through Him.
Family starting points
- What did God promise? God promised to bless His people
- Abraham trusted God.
- What did God promise? God made a covenant to bless His people.
- Abraham trusted God even when he didn’t understand God’s plan.
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.