I know it’s been about 3 weeks since my last post, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and got to spend time with their families. I just wanted to give you all a quick update on what’s been going on at Mission Hill Kids! And I should start off by saying Drop & Shop was a huge success! Thanks to all of our many volunteers who helped make it happen, we could not have done it without your support!
How exciting is it that we are now in December? I am thrilled to get to start preparing for the Christmas season, so much happens this month. I am super pumped about the Mission Hill Christmas Party that we will be having this upcoming Sunday evening there’s going to be a hot chocolate bar (how cool is that!!!). Also, I am very pleased with how our Mission Hill Kids Christmas Program is going, the kids have been working hard over these last few weeks to bring us a program that I am sure we will all enjoy! And lastly, we are currently gearing up for our Christmas Eve service, keeping with last year we will offer two service options for you to join us at!
While a lot is happening in December, let’s take a look forward to 2015. I am very excited about what is around the corner at the beginning of 2015 for Mission Hill Kids. We are dreaming big and trusting God for some great things! We will be starting a brand new series (more details to come), we will be seeing some additions to our Mission Hill Kids service (a surprise for later), and we will be seeing our elementary age team expanding with new weekly and monthly volunteers!
That’s all I have for you today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday!
This week at Mission Hill Kids we started our new series “On The Run: Lessons from Jonah”. We learned that you can’t out run God. With that in mind, this week’s Mission Hill Kids: Verse to Remember is Psalms 139:1-3.
Parents of elementary age kids!
We have a jam-packed weekend planned for your kids! This week we begin preparations for our Christmas program! Angela has graciously offered to help coordinate all things musical at Mission Hill Kids. Last week your child received a recording of our songs (also available this Saturday).
We are also excited to start a 3-week series “On The Run: Lessons from Jonah”. This Saturday we will learn that when Jonah was told by God to preach to the city of Nineveh he ran from God because he didn’t want to. But he found out: “You can’t outrun God.” This Saturday you child will learn that even though we try to run, God’s love doesn’t stop chasing us.
See you Saturday,
In October of 2010, Ali Carr-Chellman gave a TEDTalk about using gaming to re-engage boys in learning. While her primary focus is aimed at boys in an elementary school classroom, it is also of great use to leaders in Children’s Ministries. I am not suggesting that we develop video games for our boys in KidMin. I just want this to serve as a reminder that we need to find new ways to make learning in church fun for boys as well. I would encourage you to take a few moments out of your day to watch this short video.
In honor of Game 7 of the World Series tonight, I thought I would share this awesome video I found on YouTube. As a younger Kansan I have never see the Kansas City Royals even make the playoffs. Of course that all changed this year. Take The Crown!
Here is a Tuesday Training Video,
I watched this video a little while ago and thought I would share it. Brian Dollar has some really great “How To Talk To Kids About…” videos, but this one has been very useful. Visit his website here or the High Voltage Kids Ministry website here.
Have a great Tuesday!
We had a great night tonight at Mission Hill Kids! We had multiple new visitors tonight, which was great! Then we went into an excellent time of worship, before we began learning two bible stories, one on Lot (Genesis 19:12-26) and the other was about Moses (Numbers 20:2-12).
This evening we talked about how God is fair and just. We went over multiple verses showing how God is a righteous judge. This week’s verse to remember is Malachi 1:14b.
‘For I am a great king,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and my name is to be feared among the nations.’ ~Malachi 1:14b
*One of the resources I sometimes use is KidsSundaySchool.com, which is what I did for this week, you can find the particular lesson that I used here.
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I am having a great morning so far in the office, I am so glad to be back working after taking some time off. For my first week back to Mission Hill Kids we learned about how while everything else in our lives can change, God remains a constant that we can always depend on. Take some time this week and learn this week’s Verse to Remember is Hebrews 13:8.
We had a great service this past Saturday at Mission Hill Kids! This week we learned about Adam and Eve’s disobedience, but more importantly how God’s rules are meant to protect us. With that in mind this week’s Verse to Remember is Proverbs 8:33.
Enjoy this beautiful Monday!
~Michael J. Snowden