Children’s Announcements

Sunday Night Live

We will resume activities on January 21st, 2018. Merry Christmas!

Club 56

C56 will resume on January 21st, 2018. Merry Christmas!

Gospel Project for Kids

Dear Parents,

This week and next week, we step out of the Bible’s big story chronology to celebrate Christmas. This week we remain in the Old Testament to learn about Jesus’ birth from the prophet Isaiah.

Isaiah’s name means “Yahweh is salvation.” God called Isaiah to be a prophet when King Uzziah’s reign was ending—more than 700 years before Jesus was born. At the time Isaiah spoke to the people of Judah, the kingdom of Judah was very wealthy. But the people did not follow God. They worshiped false idols, cheated one another, and mistreated the poor.

Isaiah spoke to the people of Judah at a critical time in their history. After King Uzziah died, the people were afraid. They were vulnerable to their enemies, and unlike Uzziah, their new king was less than ideal. Isaiah’s prophecies warned the people that God would judge them, but Isaiah also spoke words of hope. He told of how God would one day rescue those who were faithful to Him.

Perhaps the most amazing of all are Isaiah’s detailed prophecies about Jesus—His birth and His suffering and death. Jesus Himself read from the Book of Isaiah, telling the people that He was the One the Scriptures spoke of.

Jesus fulfilled God’s promises spoken by the prophet Isaiah. God kept His promise to send a king from the family of Jesse, the father of King David (Luke 3:23-32). The Spirit of the Lord rested on Jesus (Matt. 3:16-17). He was filled with wisdom and understanding (Luke 2:40). He came to bring salvation to all the nations (Acts 13:47-48).

Isaiah and many other prophets in the Old Testament told about a King who would come and rule forever. Jesus is the promised Messiah. He will make all these words come true.

Help your kids understand that Isaiah’s prophecies from God did not speak just to the people of his time; they also speak to us. Hundreds of years before it happened, Isaiah told of how Jesus would be born and how He would suffer and die to take away the sins of His people. Because of Isaiah’s prophecies, and those of the other Old Testament prophets, we have great confidence in the Bible and that Jesus is the Messiah.

Have a great week & see you on Sunday!

Darcy & Beth Ann

Books & Boogie

Books & Boogie will not meet on Wednesday, December 27.

Wednesdays 10am Church of the Holy Spirit – Children’s Hall

For children 2-5 yrs old

Come join us for songs, action activities, and stories!

45-60 minutes of listening, laughing, dancing & more!

Come prepared to have fun with your children!

Make memories and friends together!

Registration appreciated but not required.

Contact Becky McConnell at 819.3630 or beckymac5@msn.com.

Young Ladies of the Holy Spirit 2017-18

This is a club for elementary school girls and their mom or Grandma (or other adult woman sponsor), which meets once a month on Sunday afternoon from 2:30-4:30pm in the church library.

During this monthly meeting, half the time is spent in discussion on cultivating one useful habit and the other half is spent learning a life skill. A different habit and skill are presented each month. $3 per meeting (for some meetings) to cover the activity supplies cost. The goal is to create a community of women who are building relationships and investing in our elementary age girls.

Each meeting stands alone, so you can come or miss a meeting and still be welcomed at a future meeting. Unfortunately at this time, childcare for younger siblings will not be provided. Since these are stand-alone meetings, you will need to register for each class you wish to attend.

Upcoming meetings:

Our first meeting will be December 17th from 2:30-4:30 at the home of Meg Caruso. Sign-up is required (see registration link below).
Character topic: Self-Restraint (good for the holidays)
Activity: a cookie exchange

January 21- character topic: Breaking bad habits
Activity: Learning codes, such as morse code.

February 4th – character topic: Concentration
Activity: TBD

March 18th- character topic: self-control/even temper
Activity: TBD

April 8: character topic: Integrity
Activity: TBD

May 20: character topic: cultivating outdoor life
Activity: outdoor service project, planting

June 10: character trait: conversation and listening
Activity: tea party

Please register by clicking here or contact Tonja Weed at tonjaweed@gmail.com.