Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hello Summer!!! Our last night of IMPACT!

We're going to miss our "Holy Crew" Worship Team.  Thank you for leading our worship each week and showing your commitment and love for Christ.  You will be greatly missed next year!!!
(L-R...Jacob Madsen, Landon Waligura, Collier Stovall, Trey Walton, Elle Whitteker, Aubrey Walton, & Trent Carr...not pictured is Sam Neufeld)

Parents:  Stay in the LOOP this summer with the Children's Ministry at GBF...
text "kids" to 
You will get info. on Mega Sports Camp (June 26-29  5-8pm), Summer Camp, and Back to School Happenings!

Thank you Leaders, Kids, and Parents for an awesome year of IMPACT!  

The SUN was out, the pizza was hot, and the popsicles delicious!  We had a fun last night playing games, eating pizza, joining together in worship, and saying goodbye to our awesome 6th graders.

We will miss our 6th graders!!!  We closed the night with a prayer from 2 of the 6th grade leaders, Jeremy Devore and Lacy Dupler.
"May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you, and give you Peace...AMEN!!!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last night of IMPACT (May 24th)

Tonight is our last night of Impact before we break for SUMMERTIME!!!

Come join us from 6:30-7:45pm for Pizza,  Games, and Worship...we will be outside most of the night, so wear comfy shoes and a light jacket if it's cool.  

To stay in the LOOP over summer and as school starts back in the fall, get on our GBF Kids/Parents text group. You will receive 1-3 texts a month with updates and important dates coming up in the Children's Ministry at GBF.  

On your cell phone, text the word "kids" to 903-462-4050
This will automatically put you in our system and you will receive updates as needed.
Have a Great Summer!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jesus at the Temple & important dates coming up

Reminder:  Student Life for Kids Summer Camp Fundraiser THIS SATURDAY/SUNDAY.  

Last Night of IMPACT:  MAY 24th (Pizza Night)

 Bible Story:  Luke 2:40-52

The Book of Luke records just two narratives about Jesus’
childhood: His dedication (Luke 2:21-40) and His time at
the temple when He was 12 years old (Luke 2:41-52). Both
stories set the stage for Jesus’ ministry on earth as an adult.
Mary and Joseph were faithful Jews. They had dedicated
the baby Jesus according to the law of Moses, and they
traveled to Jerusalem each year to celebrate Passover. God
had commanded the men to appear before Him three
times a year to observe certain festivals. (See Deut. 16:16.)
Once a year, those who followed God’s law would travel to
Jerusalem—often in large groups—to celebrate Passover.
In Bible times, a Jewish boy became a man at 13. His
father would train him to take on all the responsibilities of
adulthood, social and spiritual. Joseph was a carpenter, and
he likely trained Jesus in his trade. When Mary and Joseph
went to Jerusalem, Joseph might have taken Jesus around
the city to teach Him the significance of the temple and
explain the purpose of the Passover feast.
Jesus’ parents started the journey back home after the feast.
They assumed Jesus was among their traveling companions,
but He wasn’t. Jesus had stayed behind at the temple. Mary
and Joseph traveled for a day before they noticed Jesus was
missing. They went back to Jerusalem and found Him at the temple.
When Mary asked why He had done this, Jesus answered
Mary’s question with a question: “Didn’t you know that I
had to be in My Father’s house?” Mary and Joseph did not
understand. But Jesus is God’s Son, and it was necessary
that He honor His true Father. In all this, Jesus did not sin.
The Bible does not give many details about Jesus’
childhood, but we do know that as Jesus got older, He grew
in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with
people. Jesus carried out God’s plan to reconcile the world

to Himself. (2 Cor. 5:19)
Our young men in the group, the 5/6 grade boys, are led by the brave Jeremy Devore, Brandon Jester, and Mark Parker....and Barrett gets the honor of subbing quite a bit.  Thank you, men, for being Godly examples.

Our youngest group, the Kinder kids, are all hands on with the gospel.  Thank you Valerie Layton and Kimberly Ferrell for showing Gods love to these littles.  

3/4 grade boys...God Bless them!  lol!!!  They are a fun group.  Thank you, Barrett Dupler & John Gage...You are doing a great job of having fun and sharing the gospel at the same time.  

5/6 grade girls...Thank you Lacy Dupler and Shannon Rowell for your leadership and love for these girls.  

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1/2 grade group are always ready for a fun game and music led by Laci Bracewell, Buffy Jester, and Sidney Rowell.  

I didn't get around to getting pics of our beautiful, energetic  3/4 grade girls!  They are led by Laurie Richmond and Kathy Madsen.  Great job have been wonderful role-models for these girls.  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lesson; God Chose Mary (plus Minute to win it Games)

**May 13th-14th   Fundraiser for Student Life 4 Kids Camp--Facebook Baked/Smoked Sale
On May 13th @ 9:00, go to the Grace Bible Fellowship Facebook page and place a bid on many of our delicious baked/smoked items donated by people in the church and community.  Items such as Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Rolls, Cupcakes, Smoked Pork, Brisket, etc.  Bidding continues until 9:00 am on Sunday the 14th.  Highest bidders will be announced on the Facebook page.  All items must be picked up at the church that morning before or after the service at 10:45.  What a great way to support our kids and go home with a delicious item for Mother's Day lunch/dinner.  

**May 24th-Last Night of Impact (break for summer)-This will be a Pizza/Night of Worship.

**Mega Sports Camp--Kick-Off starts June 26th (sign-Ups and bounce houses)
Camp will be the 27th-29th (5:00-8:00 PM) Dinner provided each night

The BIBLE STORY —Luke 1:26-56  God Chose Mary
One day, God sent an angel named Gabriel to a town in Galilee called Nazareth. The angel went to visit a young virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to Joseph, a descendant of King David.
The angel said to Mary, “Rejoice! You have found favor with God. He is with you.” Mary was very afraid and puzzled. Why would God find favor with her? She had done nothing special.
The angel told Mary to not be afraid. He told Mary that she was going to have a very special and unique baby, and they would call the baby Jesus, which means “the Lord saves.” The angel explained that the baby would be great—He would be God’s Son! He would even be a king—the King God had promised would come.
Mary asked the angel, “How can that happen? I am not married yet.”
The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come, and a miracle will happen. The baby will be God’s Son.”
The angel Gabriel told Mary, “Nothing will be impossible with God!” He told Mary that her relative Elizabeth was pregnant, even though she was old and did not have any children.
Mary replied, “I belong to God. May everything happen just as you said.” Then the angel left her.
Mary hurried to her relative Elizabeth’s house. When she arrived, the baby inside Elizabeth leaped for joy! The Holy Spirit filled Elizabeth and she said, “What an honor, Mary! Your baby will be blessed too!”
Mary was so happy. She praised God with a song 
about how great God is. Mary knew every family in the future would say she was blessed because God was going to do great things through Jesus. God was keeping His promise to Abraham to bless the whole world through Jesus. 
Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months. Then she went home. 

Christ Connection: Mary was willing to follow God’s plan, even though being Jesus’ mother would not be easy. Mary wanted to bring praise to God. Likewise, Jesus brought praise to His Father by willingly dying on the cross to save people from sin.

3/4 grade playing KEEP IT UP!!!

The praise and worship team became THE HOLY CREW!!!  So funny!  Love these boys and their personalities.  

our leaders enjoy a little competition too!  5/6 graders had to bounce pencils in a cup.