Thursday, February 9, 2017

Whipped cream gummy bear pies and Nehemiah

Dear Parents,
This week in Impact,  the kids learned about Nehemiah, cupbearer to the King.  Nehemiah trusted that God would keep His promise to protect His people and give them a home. When we trust in Jesus, we believe God will keep His promise to give us—His people—a home. Jesus obeyed God perfectly. He died on the cross and rose again so we can have a home with Him forever.

Bible Story Video: Nehemiah Heard News of Jerusalem-Nehemiah 1–2
Nehemiah (NEE huh MIGH uh) was a Jew, one of God’s people. God’s people had lived in Babylon for
many years until King Cyrus, the king of Persia, took over Babylon and let them go home. Some of God’s people went home to Judah, but some of them stayed in Babylon. Nehemiah stayed and worked for the king of Persia. One day, some men came from Judah. Nehemiah asked, “How are God’s people doing in Jerusalem?” The men had bad news. “The people are in trouble. The walls around Jerusalem are broken down, and the gates have been burned down.” Nehemiah sat down and cried. Then he prayed and
fasted for several days. “Lord God,” he prayed, “we have sinned against You. Please remember Your words to Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples. But if you return to Me and obey Me, I will gather you from the ends of the earth and bring you to the place I have chosen.’ ”
Nehemiah went back to serving the king, but he was still sad. The king noticed Nehemiah’s mood and asked him, “What’s wrong? Why are you sad?” Nehemiah told the king, “Please send me to
Jerusalem so I can rebuild the city.” The king agreed. The king also made sure Nehemiah had wood
to help rebuild the city gates and wall. He even sent some men from his army to protect Nehemiah.
Nehemiah arrived safely in Jerusalem. After three days, Nehemiah got up in the middle of the night and went to look at the city’s walls. Then he told the people there, Come, let’s rebuild Jerusalem’s wall.”
Nehemiah told the people how God had helped him, and he told them everything the king had said and done. The people said, “Let’s start building,” and so they did.

The Minute to Win It Challenges are still going strong and very MESSY. I apologize if your child came home with whipped cream in their hair. :)
But....they had a BLAST!  Below are some Pics of the night:

Dates Coming Up:

Next Wednesday 15th:  Pizza Night and Worship

Spring Break March 13-17:  NO Impact that week

March 26th-Deadline to Sign Up for Summer Camp (Student Life 4 Kids) & 60$ Deposit

A big SHOUT OUT to these Cool Kids! They lead our kids in worship each week and do a super job.  

1/2 grade learning to play Stack It!

Time to get DIRTY!!!


Our Winner!!! Trey Walton! Way to go!
(I thought he was  going to be sick)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Chocolate Covered Donuts and Queen Esther!

Dear Parents,
To begin our Bible lessons this semester, we started with a brave young girl named Esther.  God used a young Jewish girl in a mighty way.  The kids learned the Main point that God is always Faithful to keep his promises even when we are not faithful to Him.  

Bible Story:  God Saved His People Through Esther
Esther 5–10
The Jews in Persia were in trouble. Haman, an enemy of the Jews, was plotting to kill all of them! Esther was queen, and she was also a Jew. She was going to try to help them. Esther went to the king. The king saw Esther and held out his golden scepter. “What is it, Queen Esther?” the king asked. I will give you anything—up to half of my kingdom.”Esther said, “Would you and Haman come to a feast today? So Haman and the king went to Esther’s feast. As they sat after eating, the king said, “What do you want, Queen Esther? I will give you anything—up to half of my kingdom.” “Please come to my feast tomorrow, you and Haman,” Esther said. The next day, Haman and the king went to Esther’s feast. As they sat after eating, the king said, “What do you want, Queen Esther? I will give you anything—up to half of my kingdom.” Esther spoke up, “There is a plan to kill me and my people.” The king replied, “Who is responsible for this plan?” “This evil enemy—Haman!” Esther said. The King was angry. He ordered Haman to be hanged. The king made a law to keep the jewish people safe from their enemies.
Christ Connection: God was in control over Haman’s evil
plan to destroy the Jews. Like Haman, Satan wants to destroy
believers. Satan thought he had won when Jesus died on the
cross, but God raised Jesus from the dead and defeated Satan once and for all.

Don't Forget!!!!  Go to the "CAMP" tab on this blog and do the Online Sign Up for Student Life 4 Kids Summer Camp.   For Ages 3rd-6th grade.

We started 4 new "Minute to Win it" Challenges and the Small group winners moved on to the large group challenge of eating a chocolate syrup covered donut from a fishing pole.  :)  Great Fun and REALLY Messy!!!