Weekly News: Kids

October 30, 2020

Parents,

Daylight Savings ends this weekend… That’s right, we FALL BACK!

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday so you get that extra hour of sleep before church on Sunday morning!

See below for this week’s Kids Ministry News and Info.

November Daily Bible Reading


Pumpkin Patch

Only a few more days to come out to the Pumpkin Patch! We are open 9am-7pm through Saturday, October 31st.

Come out for some cute fall photo ops, games for the whole family, and pumpkin picking!

www.championforest.org/pumpkinpatch


Food Donations Needed

Food donations are needed at the Community Ministry Center!

Critical needs
Toilet Paper
Peanut Butter
Grape Jelly
White Rice (2 or 3lb bag)
Cereal (8-15 oz.)
Pasta Sauce (24 oz.)
Green Beans (15oz. can)
Corn (15oz. can)


Save the Date

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

December 20
Christmas Adventure

February 12-13
Pre-Teen Winter Retreat

June 14-18
VBS

July 11-14
Pre-Teen Camp


Sundays in Kids Ministry

As a reminder, weekly registration is required to attend on Sundays. Registration closes at noon Thursday or when classes have reached their maximum registration limit. You can register beginning Sunday after church for the next week on our website, championforest.org/kids. Pro Tip: Register early!

If you registered for this Sunday, be on the lookout for your email! If you didn’t get a chance to register, we still want to encourage you to worship together as a family at one of our in person services or online!


CFCB Kids Ministry
Champion Forest Baptist Church
kids@cfbc.org | 281.885.6736
facebook.com/ChampionForestKids


Kid Life Groups: November 1st

Paul Wrote About Families
(Grades 1st-5th)

Today 1st-5th Graders will hear that the Bible tells about God’s plan for families. Paul wrote about God’s plan for families in the Book of Ephesians. God wants families to love, respect, and help one another, which brings honor to Him.

Review the Bible story with your child by reading through Ephesians 5:22-33; 6:1-4. Note each of the points Paul made about God’s plan for families. Discuss how your family can follow God’s plan and work together to honor God.

Abram and Lot Worked Together
(Preschool)

When their workers started quarreling, Abram and Lot found a solution that kept the families from fighting. Tell your family members that each person should work however he can to get along with one another. This week, when family members have a disagreement, encourage them to decide on a way to solve the problem. Pray for your family to get along with one another.

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
Explore Colorful Water
Gather: Kids Activity Page, washable markers, white paper, ziplock bags, tape, and water.

  • Draw on the inside of a ziplock bag with a blue marker. Fill the bag with water and seal with tape. Repeat with three different-colored markers. Use the red marker to print JESUS on the white paper. Repeat with the other colors.
  • Invite your child to investigate the bags of colored water while you discuss the Bible story.
  • Mention that there was not enough water for all the people and animals.
  • Guide your child to look at the word on the papers through the colored water.
  • Say that Jesus wants families to get along and love one another.
  • Say the Bible verse together- “Do all you can to get along with everyone. Romans 12:18.

Three’s – PreK
Play Out Moving
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, cardboard box, toy dishes, newspaper (or other lightweight paper), clothing items, blankets, and towels.

  • Place a marker in the Bible at Romans 12:18. Encourage your child to complete the Kids Activity Page.
  • Ask your child to pack the items in the box to get ready to move to a new place. Demonstrate how to wrap the dishes in newspaper so they will not get broken during the move. 
  • Invite your child to open the Bible to where you have it marked. Read the verse together (Romans 12:18). Suggest that your child pack the Bible.
  • Comment that Abram and Lot needed to move so their animas would have enough food to eat. Abram let Lot choose which land he wanted first. Abram followed God’s plan for family members to get along.
  • Lead your child to talk about ways he/she can get along or show love to their family members

Kindergarten
Make A Family Portrait
Gather: Kids Activity Page, heavyweight white paper, crayons, colored pencils, markers, glue stick, and scissors.

  • Have your child complete the Kids Activity Page. Then invite him/her to draw a portrait of your family.
  • As your child draws, discuss the Bible story. Ask him/her to tell some things about your family members (names, jobs, favorite foods, and so forth). Remind him/her that God created and loves each member of your family.
  • Say that God’s plan is for family members to get along. Remind your child that God wants families to show love, respect, and kindness to one another. Talk about ways that your child can get along with each of the family members he/she drew.
  • Go over the Weekly Verse together and have your child repeat it (“Do all you can to get along with everyone. Romans 12:18”).

1st-5th Grade

Bible Skills- Line them UP

  • You will need to get some clothespin and write the names of the books from the New Testament on them (use strips of paper if no clothespin), and a long string. 
  • Have your child grab their Bible.  
  • Have your child/children put the clothespin on the string in order of the New Testament 
  • Let them know that the New Testament is composed of many letters from Paul.  

Blessing Pumpkin 

  • Get a pumpkin 
  • Each day have your everyone in your family say what they are thankful for and write it on the pumpkin.  
  • At the end of the month- you will have a pumpkin full of blessings. 

My Family and Me 

  • Remind kids that the Bible tells us that God wants us to love, respect, and help our family members.  
  • On a table, place the same number of straws as family members.  Then remove 1. 
  • Call out a family member name. (ex. Dad) 
  • Everyone must quickly grab a straw.  
  • The person left without a straw must name a way to treat that family member. 
  • Reset and play again naming other family members. 

Family Picture 

  • Have your children draw family portraits on sheet of paper. 
  • Set out colors and markers from cabinets. 
  • Have your children draw a picture of your family doing something together. 
  • Have your children tell about their drawings. 
  • Remind your children that the Bible tells us God’s plan for families. 

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Ask: “What activities or hobbies do you like to do? How could you use those things to tell others about Jesus?”
  • Show the “Skate Park Sharing” video, or tell the missions story.
  • Pray for the missionaries in Peru who are using their hobbies and talents to tell others about Jesus. Ask God to help the kids be bold in using their abilities and hobbies to talk to their friends about Jesus.

5. Pray

  • Ask God to help us show love, respect, and honor to our family. 
  • Thank God for creating your family and everyone in it.  
  • Thank God for sending Paul to teach us about Your word.  
  • Thank God for planning for us to have families. 
  • Thank you for sending Jesus so we can be part of Your family. 

November DBR

Daily Bible Reading (DBR) prepares 1st-5th Graders for what they will learn on Sunday. Your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

Follow Jesus’ Example

In this month’s Daily Bible Reading (DBR), kids will discover that people can follow Jesus’ example. Kids will focus on stories of Jesus’ interactions with people—specifically, His disciples, a tax collector, and some children. Kids also will hear how Jesus resisted temptation and how He prayed in the garden. All these Bible stories point to the fact that people can be in right relationship with God through Jesus—isn’t that the truth of the gospel?

Kids will be reminded that people are God’s most valuable creation. Because He loves us so much, He will help us take deliberate actions to follow Jesus and honor Him with our choices.

Use the following link for all Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


Weekly News: Kids

October 23, 2020

Parents,

Join us TONIGHT for a family Movie Night in the Pumpkin Patch! Gates open at 7:30pm. Movie begins around 8pm. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and a snack. Refreshments available for purchase.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and a snack. Refreshments available for purchase.

Visit the website for more info and Pumpkin Patch hours, www.championforest.org/pumpkinpatch.

See below for this week’s Kids Ministry News and Info.

October Daily Bible Reading


Save the Date

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

December 20
Christmas Adventure

February 12-13
Pre-Teen Winter Retreat

June 14-18
VBS

July 11-14
Pre-Teen Camp


Sundays in Kids Ministry

As a reminder, weekly registration is required to attend on Sundays. Registration closes at noon Thursday or when classes have reached their maximum registration limit. You can register beginning Sunday after church for the next week on our website, championforest.org/kids. Pro Tip: Register early!

If you registered for this Sunday, be on the lookout for your email! If you didn’t get a chance to register, we still want to encourage you to worship together as a family at one of our in person services or online!


Food Donations Needed

Food donations are needed at the Community Ministry Center! Please drop off any donations Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Or anytime the Food Pantry is open.


Mission Greenspoint

Baby clothes (all seasons and sizes) and gently used baby items needed. Children’s clothes also accepted.

Donations to help support Mission Greenspoint can be dropped off in the donation boxes across from the café.


CFCB Kids Ministry
Champion Forest Baptist Church
kids@cfbc.org | 281.885.6736
facebook.com/ChampionForestKids


Kid Life Groups: October 25

Jesus Blessed the Children

Parents, today’s Bible story taught your child that God can help us value each person as Jesus did. Jesus helped His disciples realize that children were as valuable as everyone else they encountered.

Review the Bible story with your child. Remind her that Jesus knows every person is valuable. Make a list of people your child comes in contact with each week. Help her pray for each person and ask God to remind her that each person is unique and valuable to Him.

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
Paint Hearts
Gather: Kids Activity Page, paper, washable paint, paper plate, cardboard tube or heart stamps, painting smock, and marker.

  • Form a heart shape with the cardboard tube: Curve in on one side and push to a point the opposite side. Print the Weekly Verse across the bottom of a paper : John 13:15 Jesus said, “You should do as I have done for you.” Put a small amount of paint on a paper plate.
  • Go over the Kids Activity Page with your child. Discuss the Bible story and review the Weekly Verse together.
  • Have your child put on painting smock and show him/her how to dip the end of the cardboard tube (or heart stamp) into the paint. Demonstrate how to stamp hearts on the paper. Allow your child to stamp hearts all over his/her paper.
  • Read aloud the verse you printed on your child’s paper. Comment that Jesus loved people and we can, too.

Three’s – PreK
Follow Patterns
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, chenille stems (pipe cleaner), plastic beads, and crayons.

  • Create 2-3 different bead patterns on chenille stems for your child to follow. Twist each stem into a J.
  • Assist your child in completing the Kids Activity Page. Talk about the Bible story and go over Weekly Verse (John 13:15).
  • Give your child a few chenille stems and beads. Guide him/her to look at a sample beaded J and replicate the pattern on his/her stems. Twist the bottom of the chenille stem into a J shape.
  • Say that Jesus showed the way that people should live.
  • Mention that J is the first letter of Jesus. When your child looks at his/her beaded J stems, he/she can be reminded to live like Jesus.

Kindergarten
Trace And Draw A Life-Sized Picture
Gather: Kids Activity Page, large sheet of art paper, crayons, markers, child-size scissors.

  • Have your child complete the Kids Activity Page. Discuss the Bible story and review the Weekly Verse together (John 13:15).
  • Have your child lie on the paper, face, while you trace around his/her body.
  • When tracing is complete, guide your child to cut out his/her body outline and draw in their features and clothing with the crayons and markers.
  • As your child works, remind him/her that Jesus loves them and wants them to try to be like Him. 
  • Ask your child to name some ways that kids can try to be like Jesus. Suggestions might include: forgive, love, help, give, and so forth. You could write these ideas on your child’s body paper or on a separate piece of paper. Pray with your child and ask God to give you both opportunities to love others.

1st-5th Grade

Bible Skills 

  • Have your child grab their Bible.    
  • Explain to your child that you will call out a letter.  They need to name a book of the Bile that begins with the letter you called out. 
  • Then your child needs to find that book in the Bible.  

Me, Not Me 

  • Label one side of the room “Me” and the other side “Not Me” 
  • Tell your children you will call out a characteristic and they will need to move to the side of the room that describes them. Then reset to the middle of the room each time.  
  • Characteristics: freckles, brown hair, green-eyes, left-handed, missing a tooth, has a brother, hair longer than chin, etc.  
  • When finished let your child know that each person is different.  In today’s story we will learn how Jesus values every person, no matter what.  

First Person Stories 

  • After hearing the Bible story.   Have your child close their eyes and imagine what it would be like to be there.  (the setting, the weather, the noise, what Jesus looked like, what others were doing, etc.) 
  • Then have your child tell you the story using “I” and “We” instead of “they.”  

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Teach kids to say the phrase: “Jesus elsker deg” (Jesus ehelsker deyg, Jesus loves you).
    • Note: For assistance in saying “Jesus elsker deg,” play the “Dove Boys Share Norway” video and fast-forward to the final 30 seconds.
  • Display the “Norway Photos.”
  • Comment that the Dove family chose to live in Norway so they could build relationships with people and tell them about Jesus.
  • Pray for the Dove family and the work they are doing in Norway.
  • Encourage kids to give money to missions offerings at church so more families can become missionaries and go all over the world, telling people that “Jesus elsker deg!”

5. Pray

  • Thank God for his love for us and forgiveness. 
  • Ask God to help us show love to all people. 
  • Thank God for creating your family and everyone in it.  
  • Thank God for a quality you value about your child.  
  • Thank God for sending Jesus to set the ultimate example on how to live.  

Weekly News: Kids

October 16, 2020

Parents,

The opening of the Pumpkin Patch has been delayed temporarily. We will not open Sunday, October 18th, as anticipated, but expect to be open by midweek.

Please pray the pumpkins will arrive quickly. We can’t wait to get the Pumpkin Patch up and running as quickly as possible as we are so excited to reach our community and build relationships with families.

Visit the website for the latest info about Pumpkin Patch, www.championforest.org/pumpkinpatch.

See below for this week’s Kids Ministry News and Info.

October Daily Bible Reading


Exciting News About Sunday

If you registered for this Sunday, be on the lookout for your email with exciting news about Sunday! If you didn’t get a chance to register, we still want to encourage you to worship together as a family at one of our in person services or online!

Registration available for Preschool, Kids Quest (1st-5th Graders), Zoom Life Groups and Special Blessings! As a reminder, weekly registration is required to attend on Sundays. This allows us to plan ahead and ensure the safety of all our kiddos and volunteers. Registration closes at noon Thursday or when classes have reached their maximum registration limit. You can register beginning Sunday after church for the next week on our website, championforest.org/kids.
Pro Tip: Register early!

If you’re not ready yet to be in person, we understand! We will continue providing all the tools you need to disciple your children on our website.


Food Donations Needed

Food donations are needed at the Community Ministry Center! Please drop off any donations Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Or anytime the Food Pantry is open.


Mission Greenspoint

Baby clothes (all seasons and sizes) and gently used baby items needed. Children’s clothes also accepted.

Donations to help support Mission Greenspoint can be dropped off in the donation boxes across from the café.


ShoeBox Drive

This Christmas, give the gift that opens the heart: a shoebox filled with love and sent with your prayers.

Pick up a shoebox at one of the tables located around the church. Fill it with school supplies and small toys (instructions and suggestions for filling your box included). Then, return your filled shoebox no later than Sunday, October 25th.


Movie Night at the Pumpkin Patch

Join us, Friday, October 23, for a family movie night in the pumpkin patch! Gates open at 7:30pm. Movie begins around 8pm.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and a snack. Refreshments available for purchase.


CFCB Kids Ministry
Champion Forest Baptist Church
kids@cfbc.org | 281.885.6736
facebook.com/ChampionForestKids


Kid Life Groups: October 18

Jesus Loved Zacchaeus

Parents, today your child learned that God can help us show love to all people as Jesus did. Many people in town considered Zacchaeus, the tax collector, as the enemy, but Jesus singled him out of the crowd and showed him love.

Guide your child to reach out to someone and form a new relationship. Encourage him to find someone he knows who has few friends. Remind him that God can help him show love to someone he and others might find difficult to love.

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
Compare Short And Tall
Gather: Kids Activity Page, toys of varying heights.

  • Go over the Kids Activity Page with your child. Discuss the Bible story. Read the Weekly Verse several times aloud, “Love one another as I have loved you. John 13:34.”
  • Place two toys of obviously different heights on the floor in front of you. Challenge your child to tell you which one is the shortest.
  • Provide several additional sets of toys to compare and praise your child for finding the shortest toys.
  • Mention that Zacchaeus was short so he could not see Jesus over the people. Ask: “Do you remember what Zacchaeus did to see Jesus?” (He climbed a tree).

Three’s – PreK
Make A Headband
Gather: Kids Activity Page, construction paper, stapler, scissors, crayons, and glue.

  • Cut two 2-inch-wide paper strips. Cut some heart shapes from another piece of paper.
  • Help your child complete the Kids Activity Page. Repeat the Weekly Verse together a few times (John 13:34). 
  • Invite your child to decorate the paper strips with crayons. He/she may also glue heart shapes on the strips, too.
  • Discuss the Bible story. Share that just like Jesus showed love to Zacchaeus, people can love others like Jesus did. Talk about different ways preschoolers can show love to all people.
  • Print on the strips of paper: I can love others as Jesus did.
  • Staple the ends of your child’s two strips together, making one long strip. Fit the headband on your child’s head, and overlap and staple the other ends to complete the headband.

Kindergarten
Showing Love Charades
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, small slips of paper, markers, small bag.

  • Have you child complete the Kids Activity Page. Go over the Weekly Verse together, John 13:34, in your Bible. Remind your child that Jesus taught how God wants us to treat other people.
  • If able, invite other friends or family members to play this game with you and your child. 
  • Lead your child, or group, to name some ways to show love to others. Suggestions may include: give a hug, smile at someone, share a toy, invite someone to church, help and friend, and so forth. As ideas are suggested, write them down on small slips of paper and put in the bag.
  • Have your child take a slip of paper out of the bag and act out the action listed. The other members of the group will try to guess the action. Give everyone a turn.
  • Remind your child that people can love others as Jesus did.

1st-5th Grade

Bible Skills
LASSO THAT BIBLE BOOK

  • Let kids make a circle from the yarn to create a corral. Instruct the kids to place the cards of the books of the Bible printed side down in the corral.
  • Hold the magnet by the end of the yarn and use that “lasso” to pick up a card by the clip. Read the card aloud. Find the named book in a Bible. Ask your child to tell the name of the book before and after it in the Bible.

    IT’S A TOSS-UP!
  • Call attention to the tape sheet on the wall. Explain that kids will take turns tossing cotton balls onto the sheet to see how high they can get them. Tell kids the cotton balls will stick to the tape to show how high the kids tossed the cotton balls. Give each child three cotton balls.
  • Explain that each child will take a turn tossing her cotton balls, one at a time, onto the tape sheet.
  • Ask kids how tall a tree might need to be for a grown-up to climb it.
  • Ask whether it would need to be taller than the place their cotton balls reached. Mention that the Bible does not tell how tall the tree in today’s Bible story was, but it was tall enough to help a grown-up see over the crowd. Challenge kids to find out why this grown-up climbed a tree.

Storytime
RIDDLE ME THIS

  • Tell this riddle about today’s Bible story and let kids guess the answer:
  • “I can be tall or short and grow taller. I am always in one spot.” The one who guesses the answer (tree) may give clues for something or someone from the Bible story. Continue until every family member has had a turn giving clues for words in the Bible story. Examples of words to use are Jesus, crowd, happy or house.
  • Remark that God helps people love others whether they are your friends or not. Ask kids who they know that they can show love to this week.
  • Ask where they see people they don’t know well. Talk about ways they can show love to these people. Remind your kids that being kind is always a good choice.

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Mention that some church buildings in Norway are empty or have become cafes or other places of business.
  • Show the video “Norway Needs Jesus,” or review the missions story.
  • Discuss how missionaries are helping Christians in Norway share Jesus with others.
  • Pray that missionaries in Norway will find ways to open the empty churches so that many people who believe and love Jesus will come to worship Him

5. Pray

  • Ask: “What if Jesus had not shown love to Zacchaeus?” Note for kids that God helps people love others, both friends and enemies.
  • Ask God to help us show kindness to both friends and enemies.
  • As you think about God blessing the children, ask Him to help you know how you can bless each of them. Start by praying for of your neighbors.
  • Encourage your kids to show love this week as Jesus did. Pray, asking for God’s help to love all people.

PSC Update 10.15.2020

The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee. 
October 15, 2020

On behalf of the nine-member Pastor Search Committee, we want to share with you a brief update on where we are in our process.

From our September 17th, update, we wanted to bring to your attention two items that are worth reiterating:

  1.  Since August 4th, Vanderbloemen, under the direction of the PSC, has moved from candidate identification to actively screening candidates via phone and personal interviews. This part of the search process will continue until God’s man for the Senior Pastor has been selected. Currently, PSC is awaiting Vanderbloemen’s recommendation of potential candidates to be interviewed by PSC. 
  2. The PSC Team is busy formulating key questions that we will want to ask each candidate in the PSC interview processes.  Major input to the Senior Pastor Profile and questions the PSC will be asking to each candidate in the interview processes, includes valuable and insightful information from the survey results provided by you, the congregation, and the CFBC staff. We want to thank you for your participation. 

We are pleased to report to you that both the above tasks have been completed, and the PSC Team has been given Vanderbloemen’s recommendations of potential candidates for the CFBC Senior Pastor.  The PSC Team interview process for these candidates has now begun.

We covet your prayers in the days ahead. We would encourage you to periodically check the website for additional progress reports.  Please view the updated Key Milestones Flow Chart below so you will know exactly how to pray for the PSC.

The PSC Team


Weekly News: Kids

October 9, 2020

Parents,

Our first ever CFBC Pumpkin Patch is only 9 days away!!  We are so excited to offer this fun, fall experience for families in our community, October 18-31, 9am-7pm! 

We hope that you’ve marked your calendar and already know when you’ll be coming.  Don’t forget to invite your family, friends and neighbors to join you!  Use the following link to download a high res flier to post to your social media and/or neighborhood Facebook and Nextdoor pages to help us get the word out! 
CFBC Pumpkin Patch Flier

We can’t wait to see you at the Pumpkin Patch!

See below for this week’s Kids Ministry News and Info.

October Daily Bible Reading


Movie Night at the Pumpkin Patch

Join us, Friday, October 23, for a family movie night in the pumpkin patch! Gates open at 7:30pm. Movie begins around 8pm.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and a snack. Refreshments available for purchase.


Volunteer at the Pumpkin Patch

CFBC Members are invited to join us at the Pumpkin Patch to volunteer with your life group, as a family, or individually.

We could especially use some strong guys to help us unload hay Friday, October 16th. Use the following link to signup.


ShoeBox Drive

This Christmas, give the gift that opens the heart: a shoebox filled with love and sent with your prayers.

Pick up a shoebox at one of the tables located around the church. Fill it with school supplies and small toys (instructions and suggestions for filling your box included). Then, return your filled shoebox no later than Sunday, October 25th.


Sundays in Kids Ministry

If you registered for this Sunday, be on the lookout for your email. If you didn’t get a chance to register, we still want to encourage you to worship together as a family at one of our in person services or online!

Registration available for Preschool, Kids Quest (1st-5th Graders), Zoom Life Groups and Special Blessings! As a reminder, weekly registration is required to attend on Sundays. This allows us to plan ahead and ensure the safety of all our kiddos and volunteers. Registration closes at noon Thursday or when classes have reached their maximum registration limit. You can register beginning Sunday after church for the next week on our website, championforest.org/kids.
Pro Tip: Register early!

If you’re not ready yet to be in person, we understand! We will continue providing all the tools you need to disciple your children on our website.


CFCB Kids Ministry
Champion Forest Baptist Church
kids@cfbc.org | 281.885.6736
facebook.com/ChampionForestKids


Kid Life Groups: October 11

Jesus Prayed in a Garden

Today in KidLife Groups children learn that God can lead us to pray for His will as Jesus did. Before Jesus was crucified, He prayed in the garden for God to give Him strength to carry out God’s will.

Work with your child to memorize the Weekly Bible Verse, 1 John 5:14. Help her understand that praying for specific things is not wrong, but we should always pray for God’s will to be done, just as Jesus prayed before His crucifixion.

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
Climb A Mountain
Gather: Kids Activity Page, soft pillows.

  • Pile pillows on the floor.
  • Invite your child to climb over the mountain (pillows).
  • Mention that Jesus went to a garden on a mountain to pray.
  • Suggest that your child lean on a pillow while you discuss the Bible story.
  • Comment that Jesus’ friends were sleeping instead of praying.
  • Lead your child to say a simple prayer and then go over the Weekly Verse with him/her, “When we pray, God hears us. 1 John 5:14.”

Three’s – PreK
Make A Prayer Box
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, cardboard box, large sheet of paper or solid-colored wrapping paper, markers, scissors, tape, crayons, stickers, and index cards.

  • Wrap the cardboard box in paper and cut an opening in the top of the box large enough to reach your hand inside. Print on the box: God loves for me to pray.
  • Help your child complete the Activity Page. Discuss the Bible story and open up your Bible and read 1 John 5:14 together.
  • Guide your child to decorate the box with crayons, markers, and stickers.
  • Have your child draw different things they can pray for on index cards. You may also want to write or assist as needed. Have your child place the cards in the box.
  • Mention that the box is a container to place his/her prayer requests. Choose a card from the box and pray specifically for that request.
  • Share that God loves for people to pray. Go over the Weekly Bible Verse together again (1 John 5:14).

Kindergarten
Make A Folded Hands Prayer Book
Gather: Kids Activity Page, heavyweight white paper (folded in half), pencils, crayons (or markers), and child-size scissors.

  • Help your child place one hand on a folded sheet of paper, with his/her thumb on the folded edge. Trace around their fingers. Instruct your child to cut out the hands, taking care not to cut the folded edge.
  • Invite your child to decorate his/her hand books with crayons or markers. Open the books to the inside and help your child write the names of people or descriptions of situations for which they want to pray. Help child think of a special place they can keep the prayer book so they can use it often.
  • Go over Kids Activity Page together. Remind your child that people can pray as Jesus did. Lead your child in a time of prayer and then go over the weekly verse together (1 John 5:14).

1st-5th Grade

Bible Skills

  • Go over the 1st5 book of the Old Testament and New Testament with your child.
  • Then put your hand behind your back and put up X amount of fingers. (example 2 fingers)
  • Have your child guess the amount of fingers you have up.
  • After your child guesses, have them state that book of the Bible in the Old Test. And New Test. (example 2-Exodus & Mark)
  • Play a few rounds and take turns letting them pick the numbers too.

Everyday Charades

  • Have everyone in the family take 3 pieces of paper and write an activity on each paper. (i.e. brush teeth, eat, play baseball, etc.)
  • Fold up papers and place in a bowl.
  • Have youngest family member pick a paper and act out the activity without using any words, while the rest of the family guesses.
  • Whoever guesses correctly, gets to draw the next piece of paper. Discuss with your family, if each activity is something you do daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly.
  • At the end of the game, explain that Jesus commands us to pray daily.

Storytime

  • Start a story by saying: Cole was walking home from school. He stopped in his tracks and couldn’t believe what was in front of him. He went to take a closer look and…..
  • Have each person in your family add 1 -2 sentences to the story.
  • Once everyone has added to the story, finish the ending with a sentence.
  • After story let the kids know that it didn’t turn out as you had planned. Just as when we pray for God’s will, sometimes he leads us in a different direction than we thought.

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Review the “Norway Needs Jesus” missions story.
  • Show the “Norway Map.” Comment that the long, skinny country is nearly as long as the United States’ east coast.
  • Give each child one of the ending statements (blue cards). Read each beginning statement (red cards).
  • Lead the child who can complete the sentence with his statement to read it aloud.
  • Guide kids to pray that the people of Norway will seek and worship God.

5. Pray

  • Ask God to show us His perfect plan for us and to pray daily to him.
  • Thank God for listening and being with us during happy and sad times.
  • Thank God for sending Jesus to set the ultimate example on how to live.