Road to Regathering (Update #7)

Road to Regathering Update #7.
Published June 25, 2020 at 1:00pm

OVERVIEW:

1. COVID Uptick in Our Area. Masks Required
2. Road to Regathering Under Construction
3. Video Update from Pastor Stephen Trammell


1. COVID Uptick in Our Area. Masks Required

God is working in the midst of COVID and He is stretching our faith. In this season, we have learned the value of being flexible. Thank you for staying adaptive and connected.

Because of the uptick in COVID cases in our area, we are doing everything we can to keep our campuses safe environments for in person worship. Please help us Sunday by maintaining 6 feet of social distance, and wearing masks

We are in close contact with medical professionals and local officials, and your health and safety are our top priority.

Of course, thousands of you are continuing to connect every Sunday online in worship. If you’re not ready to come back, we encourage you to join us as each campus continues live online. Click here to see your campus’s times and ways to watch.

Thank you for staying consistent in your generosity. Because of your faithful giving, CFBC is able to stay on mission. If you’re unable to join us in person, you can give through PushPay at championforest.org/give.


2. Road to Regathering Under Construction


Our Road to Regathering is “under construction”. What this means is that while we continue to worship in person and online, any of the other on-campus programs, groups, and activities that were scheduled to roll out in July are on hold. 

Church, these are unprecedented days. Let’s take heart, remain faithful and stay diligent to all God has called us to. You are loved and valued. Let’s continue walking in the light that God gives us and invite others into the journey!

Following Jesus Every Day,
Pastor Stephen Trammell


3. Video Update from Pastor Stephen Trammell

The Church Meets the Needs of People

This week we are learning that God uses the church to meet people’s needs as an expression of His love. Make a list of ways you can help Christians who are in your church, in your community, and around the world. Below are just a couple of examples and great conversation starters.

  • Introduce your child to our Community Ministry Center and involve them in donating food to the center that helps our local community! For more info about the CMC, visit www.championforest.org/updates/helping-one-another.
  • You can also explain to your child that while not everyone can go on an international missions trip, everyone can pray and give offering money to missions, like International Treasure House. The church meets the needs of people.

Daily Bible Reading

Use the link below to follow along with us as a family with our Daily Bible Reading Plan.

Daily Bible Reading Plan

VBS 2020 Recap

VBS was a blast this year! We were able to enjoy 3 weeks of Virtual VBS with activities to do at home. Then, we closed out with one big Worship Rally during VBS @ The Drive-In at Steamboat Drive-In Theater. It’s been a beautiful month discovering Jesus as the foundation of our lives!

If you missed any of the activities, below are links to all of the Virtual VBS videos, the VBS @ the Drive-In movie, and a playlist for all the VBS songs. Our prayer is that these songs, activities, and Bible stories will continue to permeate your home throughout the summer!

VBS Activities

VBS 2020 Songs – Concrete and Cranes

If you have any questions or we can pray with you or your child, please e-mail or call us. We love partnering with you as you teach your child God’s word & lead him/her to Jesus.

Your CFBC Kids Ministry Team
Allie Kretsinger // North Klein, akretsinger@cfbc.org
Stephanie Rogers // Jersey Village, srogers@cfbc.org
Myrna Arana // Conroe Spanish, marana@cfbc.org
Natalie Bowman // Conroe English, nbowman@cfbc.org
Stephanie Chase // Champions, schase@cfbc.org


Kid Life Groups: June 28

The Antioch Church Helped

Today in KidLife Groups children learn that the church helps fellow Christians. The church in Antioch sent food to help the Jerusalem church during a time of famine. What are some ways you can reach out to other Christians?

Involve your child in donating food to the CFBC Community Ministry Center that helps people in our community or volunteer to do yard work for a senior adult in your neighborhood. Find a job in which your child could participate.

Use these simple steps to guide your family during today’s Life Group time.


Step 1: Print Activity Pages

Print one for each child. This is a great tool to have as you go through the videos. Each download includes the Activity Page for your child and a One Conversation page for you to use with the Bible reference and story.


Step 2: Watch Bible Story Video

Before you press play, sit together and pray. Thank God for this special day to worship and learn about Him. Then, watch the Bible story video together.

Preschool Bible Story
1st-5th Grade Bible Story


3. Read & Discuss The Bible Story Together

Use the Activity Page and One Conversation Page you printed to read and discuss the Bible Story together. Select an activity and talk about how it goes along with the story.

Activities

Babies-Kinder

One’s & Two’s
Move Across On The Verse
Gather: sidewalk chalk, Weekly Verse (Galatians 5:13). Tip: you may also print each word of the Weekly Verse on separate papers and tape to the floor with clear contact plastic to play inside.

  • Draw six squares in a row on the sidewalk. Print each word of the Weekly Verse and the reference in a separate square.
  • Say the verse to your child.
  • Ask him/her to hop from one word to the next as you say the verse.
  • Allow your child to go across the verse several times.
  • Suggest different ways to move (walk forward, walk backward, skip, jump)

Three’s – PreK
Paint With Forks
Gather: Kids Activities Page, paper plates, plastic forks, paint in shallow pans, painting smocks.

  • Help child put on smock before painting. Guide them to press the forks into paint and then drag or press the forks on the plate to make designs.
  • Read the Bible story from the Kids Activities Page. Comment that the people in Judea did not have enough food. Review the story with questions as your child paints.
  • Say that people at church give and help others.
  • Name ways our church helps other people. Consider buying and taking food to the Community Ministry Center this week.
  • Pray for our church ministries and the people who need food.

Kindergarten
Taste Food
Gather: Kids Activities Pages, Bible, small plates, napkins, any fruit, small crackers, cheese cubes, and tray.

  • Prepare the food tray.
  • Say, “People at church give and help others.” Explain that churches provide ways for people to help others.
  • Allow your child to select the food of his/her choice from the tray.
  • Open the Bible to Acts 11 and read verses 19-30 aloud as you and your child eats.
  • Remind your child about how people at the church in Antioch helped others by giving to help others who would be without food.
  • Pray and thank God that people at church can help others. Thank God for food to eat. Consider donating to the Community Ministry Center at church this week with your child.
  • Have your child complete the Kids Activities Page.

1st-5th Grade

Inside/Outside Musical Chairs
You will need chairs, balls of paper (any item will work), and music. Gather up enough to have 1 less chair and ball than people playing.

  • Place chair in the middle of the room and balls against a wall.
  • Explain to your family that when music starts they will begin walking in a circle around the chairs.
  • When you stop the music, shout “Inside!” or “Outside!”
  • If “Inside” your family will find a seat on the chairs. If “Outside” they will run to the wall to pick up a ball.
  • Whoever doesn’t find a chair or grab a ball is out. Continue playing by removing a chair and ball. **If not enough family members to play, switch turn being the music master.
  • Remind your kids that helping fellow Christians can happen inside AND outside of church.

Helping Hands

  • Gather all your family members together in a circle (the more the merrier). Huddle up together and close your eyes.
  • Put your hands in the middle and hold hands with each other.
  • Open your eyes then try to untie the knotted hands to form a group circle. BUT you cannot let go of the hands you are holding.
  • Explain to your kids that you have to help one another and work together, and helping others is an act of worshiping God.

Bible Verse Look-up

  • Grab your Bibles and have your children look up and read aloud. Galatians 5:13, John 13:14-15, Isaiah 58:10, & Matthew 20:28
  • Ask what all the verses have in common. Mention how serving others is an act of worship to God.

Work Together

  • Have your children partner up with their sibling or parent. Take paper and crinkle into a ball. (Need a ball per team)
  • Work together to move the ball across the room to a designated finish line. BUT you can only use body parts called out at that specific time.
  • For instance, start by letting your children only use their hands, then should out feet can only be used, then shout out elbows can only be used.
  • You can play multiple times and use different body parts, OR if you have enough people teams can race to get the ball across the room.
  • Tell your child that this week’s Bible story is about people in a church that helped each other.

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Remind your child that a group from Oklahoma went to Poland to lead a Vacation Bible School and a camp to help Polish people learn English.
  • Think about supplies the missions group might have packed.
  • Invite your child to play a memory game. Player 1 should say: “The team that went to Poland packed ____________,” filling in the blank with an item such as “decorations.” Player 2 might say: “The team that went to Poland packed decorations and snacks.”
  • Continue adding to the list.
  • Tell your child that while not everyone can go on an international missions trip, everyone can pray and give offering money to missions, like International Treasure House. The church meets the needs of people.

5. Pray

  • Thank God for showing us many ways we can worship.
  • Ask God to help your family find a way to serve.
  • Ask God to give you eyes and compassion to see others in need.
  • Ask God to help you and your family know how to meet the needs of others.


Essential Family Nights

To keep us all safe & healthy ESSENTIAL FAMILY NIGHTS ARE COMING TO YOU online! Experience the party on Wednesday evenings in July at 6:30 {or anytime after} at facebook.com/ChampionForestKids or championforest.org/updates/kids. You will see families competing in wild challenges that your family can try at home.

Tag or mention us in your social media posts for your families chance to be featured on our next Essential Family Night video!

Theme Nights

  • July 8th, Patriotic “We are Free” Night
    Dress in Red, White, and Blue.
  • July 15th, Luau “Friendship” Night
    Wear luau gear and come prepared to have some fun!​
  • July 22nd, Camo/Campout Night​
    Dress in your best camo gear and be ready to blend in​.
  • July 29th, Splash Night ​
    Water friendly attire.

Virtual VBS (Day 15)

Week 3, Day 5 – Parent Talk

It’s WEEK 3 – DAY 5 of our CFBC Virtual VBS 2020 and today is Home Builders – PARENT TALK. Parents, today is for you! Listen and learn about Helping our Children be Resilient from Dr. Shelly Melia (shelly@cbu.edu).

Take pics or videos of your family and post to social media! Then, tag or mention your campus and use the hashtags #cfbcvirtualvbs or #cfbcvbs.

Check out this playlist to learn the VBS 2020 Concrete & Cranes songs and sing along.
For more information about Champion Forest Baptist Church go to www.championforest.org.


Don’t Miss A Day!

It’s up to you and your family how to use Virtual VBS. Parents can preview and then teach on your own or even wait until the end of the week and do all the activities together with your family and friends. You can fast forward, pause, rewind, add activities, repeat activities and just HAVE FUN!
M – Rec // TU – Crafts // W – Worship Rally // TH – Missions // F – Parent Talk

Virtual VBS (Day 12)

Virtual VBS – Week 3, Day 2
Bulldozer Craft Day (Portrait Puzzle)


Virtual VBS (Day 14)

Week 3, Day 4 – Missions

It’s WEEK 3 – DAY 4 of our CFBC Virtual VBS 2020 and today is MISSIONS. Today we will hear from a few CFBC members and staff who have been to Kenya and worked with International Mission House Ministries. Bring your missions offering to VBS at the Drive-In!

Take pics or videos of your family and post to social media! Then, tag or mention your campus and use the hashtags #cfbcvirtualvbs or #cfbcvbs.

Check out this playlist to learn the VBS 2020 Concrete & Cranes songs and sing along.
For more information about Champion Forest Baptist Church go to www.championforest.org.


Don’t Miss A Day!

It’s up to you and your family how to use Virtual VBS. Parents can preview and then teach on your own or even wait until the end of the week and do all the activities together with your family and friends. You can fast forward, pause, rewind, add activities, repeat activities and just HAVE FUN!
M – Rec // TU – Crafts // W – Worship Rally // TH – Missions // F – Parent Talk

Virtual VBS (Day 12)

Virtual VBS – Week 3, Day 2
Bulldozer Craft Day (Portrait Puzzle)


VBS Information

Hey families!

We cannot wait to see you tonight for VBS at the Drive-in (Showboat Drive-in, 22422 FM 2920, Hockley Tx)! Here are some important details for you:

  • Gates open at 7:30 pm.
  • VBS begins at 8:15 p.m.
  • Kids Ministry Staff will be there to greet you and direct you to our lot. Roll your window down, and be sure and wave! There may even be some give-aways for you.
  • Have your RSVP confirmation available (digital or paper) to show at the ticket booth.
  • Cars/trucks may park where they want, but Covid-19 restrictions ask you to stay in the footprint of your vehicle. So please set up in front or back of your car, only. Do not leave extra space between vehicles. The CFBC Parking Team will be on rows to assist as needed.
  • A fun photo opt is planned for a family/ group pic. Please remember to “social distance” as you wait in line.
  • Tune your radio to 98.1 FM.
  • Bring your own lawn chairs, bug spray, snacks and drinks!
  • The Showboat playground and concession stand are currently closed.
  • Bathrooms are available. Get there early and go before VBS starts.

Concrete and Cranes, VBS 2020, will be one to remember! Plan on a night of interactive fun for your children and you! Be ready to laugh, sing, play, & discover the foundation for your life with us.

See you tonight!
The CFBC Kids Ministry Team


Road to Regathering (Update #6)

Road to Regathering Update #6.
Published June 17, 2020 at 2:00pm

OVERVIEW:

1. NO RSVP required on Sundays
2. Updates to our Four Phases
3. Summer Plans for Kids and Students


1. We’ll See You Sunday! No RSVP Required.


2. Updates to Our Four Phases


PHASE ONE – May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – June 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • June 7 – Services Restart On Campus / Student Activities Outside Only
  • June 14 – Expand RSVP to 50% / Offices Open to Scheduled Appointments
  • June 21 – Remove RSVP for Services / Only Temp Check Staff & Volunteers

PHASE THREE – July 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • July 1 – Mid-Week Services Resume On Campus (No Disciple Groups or Childcare)
  • July 8 – Kids Ministry Family Events (Wed. Nights – Outside)
  • July 8 – Adult Choir Resumes (Worship Center)
  • July 19 – Start Adult Life Groups, RSVP Preschool Starts (Worship Hours only)
  • July 26 – Start Student Life Groups (Sundays, 6-12 Grade) 

PHASE FOUR – August 2020 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • August 2 – Event Childcare (RSVP only)
  • August 2 – Limited On Campus Events
  • August 9 – Promotion Sunday, All Life Groups Resume, NO RSVP 

3. Kids and Students Summer Programming

This Summer is still going to be AWESOME for our next generation! We have an exciting lineup of experiences for our kids and teens that your family will love!

KIDS

Virtual VBS – Happening Each Day until the Drive In
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

VBS at the Drive In! June 18 & 19
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

Pre Teen Camp is ON! July 12-15
https://www.championforest.org/guide/kids/events/preteencamp/


STUDENTS

Middle School & High School Camp IS ON!
July 26-29
championforest.org/camp

Virtual VBS (Day 13)

Week 3, Day 3 – Worship Rally

It’s WEEK 3 – DAY 3 of our CFBC Virtual VBS 2020 and today is our WORSHIP RALLY. Today we will sing, play a game with our bible story, practice our scripture and hear our bible story about Jesus and what He did for us.

Take pics or videos of your family and post to social media! Then, tag or mention your campus and use the hashtags #cfbcvirtualvbs or #cfbcvbs.

Check out this playlist to learn the VBS 2020 Concrete & Cranes songs and sing along.
For more information about Champion Forest Baptist Church go to www.championforest.org.


Don’t Miss A Day!

It’s up to you and your family how to use Virtual VBS. Parents can preview and then teach on your own or even wait until the end of the week and do all the activities together with your family and friends. You can fast forward, pause, rewind, add activities, repeat activities and just HAVE FUN!
M – Rec // TU – Crafts // W – Worship Rally // TH – Missions // F – Parent Talk

Virtual VBS (Day 12)

Virtual VBS – Week 3, Day 2
Bulldozer Craft Day (Portrait Puzzle)