Kids Ministry Monthly: April

Kids Ministry

I love Spring! The colors and temperatures are mentally exhilarating and cause me to take on a fresh perspective on life. I live on a farm and life is quite active this time of the year. When a new lamb or calf is born it is news worthy.

The staff and volunteers of Kids Ministry have been intentionally praying for the kids of Antioch to have a radical encounter with Jesus Christ that will last for the long haul. On Palm Sunday one of our five year olds asked Jesus into her heart. Now THAT is newsworthy; a new life in Jesus! Will you join us in praying for our kids?

“I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.” 3 John 1:4 ESV

–Thresa Lawson, Children’s Pastor


THIS MONTH IN INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Birth-2.5 years

Blessing:

(Child’s name), may you never fail to love others first. May you take the initiative to be kind, generous and merciful with others, not because they will always treat you the same way in return, but because you have a good God who is forever kind, generous and merciful to you.

2.5 – 3.5 years

April 3 // Jesus is Alive (Easter) // John 19-20

April 10 & 17 // Jesus is the Good News (The Great Commission)// Matthew 28: 16-20

April 24 // God is Powerful (Peter Heals the Crippled Man) // Acts 3


THIS MONTH IN THE PRESCHOOL

April 3 // God is with Us (Baptism & Wilderness Temptation) // Mark 1:9-15

April 10// Remember and Celebrate Weekend // Feast

April 17 // Jesus Invites Us to Follow Him (Call of the Twelve) // John 1:35-51

April 24// Jesus is Awesome (Royal Official’s Son)// John 4:43-54

MEMORY VERSE:

“May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.” Psalm 119:76


THIS MONTH IN THE JOURNEY AND QUEST

April 3 // God Requires Obedience (Parable of the Builders)// John 17:3

April 10 // Remember and Celebrate Weekend // Feast

April 17 // God is Love (Parable of the Good Samaritan) // Luke 10:25-37

April 24 // Jesus is Salvation (Parable of the Great Banquet) // Luke 14:12-24

MEMORY VERSE

“This is how God showed His love for us; He sent His one and only son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE KIDS MINISTRY:

baby dedication smallWe long to see your family connected and knit in to our community in a deeper way as a result of the process of dedicating your child to God in our fellowship. Our spring Baby Dedication will be Sunday, May 29th. Please attend a mandatory orientation class in the 2nd Floor Classroom (located upstairs in the new building) on Sunday May 8th or May 15th. Register to be a part of the baby dedication here.

 

Kids Baptism Class enews

This class is for kids who have accepted Christ as their Savior and desire to be baptized. The class will be held during the 11:30 a.m. service on Sunday, May 8th or May 15th in the Upper Room (located on the second floor of the new building). Both the child and one parent must attend one of these two classes serves as a pre-requisite for children getting baptized at our Baptism Bash on May 31st. To register, please fill out this form.

 

Kids Camp logo blackMark your calendars for our Kids Camp June 3rd – 5th in Latham Springs. Kids Camp is for 2nd – 6th graders and the cost is $170 per child and $160 per child for families with multiple children.