April 12: VBS Team Leader Planning Meeting, 7pm (rescheduled)
May 8: Baby Dedication
May 15: Family Picnic
June 5: Preteen Camp Buffet Breakfast Fundraiser
June 26-29: PowerPlus Preteen Camp @ Pineywoods
July 17-21: OCBC VBS
Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace
VBS will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start praying and planning!
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: The Promised Land and Jericho
Bible Passage: Joshua 2–4; 6
Main Point: God led His people into the promised land.
Our journey through the Old Testament continues this week with Israel crossing the
Jordan River and entering into the promised land at last. Their first battle is against the
city of Jericho. God fought for His people and gave the city to them. It was clear from the
beginning that it was God’s power, not Israel’s strength, that would give them the land.
Just as the Lord defeated Jericho for the Israelites, Jesus defeats His enemies and leads
believers into the promised land of eternity.
Help your kids connect how God defeated Israel’s enemies with how Jesus defeated our
greatest enemy: sin.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers
○ We can trust God.
○ Joshua led the people into the promised land.
○ Joshua trusted God to be with His people.
○ Later, God sent Jesus to be with His people.
○ Whom can we trust? We can trust God.
○ God led His people into the promised land.
○ Whom can we trust? We can trust God to take care of us.
○ God fought for His people and led them into the promised land.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Joshua 1:9
● “Achan’s Sin and the Defeat of Ai” (Joshua 78)
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.