St. John’s Kids

Disciple Me Kids

Greetings St. John’s Family,

Greetings St. John’s,

Hello February! Not to be lost in the festivities is Jesus’ love for us. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice of love of us. He died for our sins. As we approach Lent and the Easter Season, we are told the story of how Jesus loved us so much He died for us. In John 3:16 we hear that God so LOVED the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. In John 3:1 we are told “see what great LOVE the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” We are all God’s family and we all share equally and unequivocally in His wonderful, comforting LOVE. Even though we fall short frequently in sin, we can take comfort in what is written in Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us.”

Don’t let the cold of February, freeze you out. Let your February be one of love, warmth, comfort, blessings of family and friends. Let God continue to bless us with His undying love and know that we are saved be- cause Jesus died for our sins.

Wednesday Disciple Me Kids Program: We were on winter break. We took December 25 and January 1 off. We had to cancel on January 8, 2020 due to no water and then boil advisory. I didn’t want to chance kids drinking out of water fountains. On January 15th, the teachers talked to the kids about prayer and how im- portant it is and how we should make prayer a priority. I copied and laminated The Lord’s Prayer book marks. I gave these to the youth program also. I am going to have the teachers in their last 5 minutes every Wednesday night bow their heads and recite The Lord’s Prayer with the kids. The memory verse for this week was “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2. On January 22, the teachers talked about how God wants us to follow Him. The memory verse is “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105. On January 29, the teachers talked about how God wants us to be honest and why it’s so important to God. Same memory verse as last week. In the month of February we will be talking about how God’s love will never let us down and how the kid’s can count on Jesus to be there for them always. Memory Verse is “Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a. On February 16, 2020 we will be taking the Wednesday night kids to the Kenton Bowling Alley for a night of fun. We will be providing pizza for them. On February 26th, 2020, we will not have Wednesday night due to Ash Wednesday.

Jr. Church: The kids are learning a series on the 66 books of the bible. This is a 12 week series if I would teach 5 days a week. So, we will be working on this for a while. We are learning hand motions for each book of the Bible. We are also learning a little background information on each book to help remember the hand motions. I have been playing a Youtube song on the 66 books of the bible to help them do the hand motions to the song. This is Awana Books of the Bible if parents want to play this song at home for the kids to listen too. All children are welcome to attend K-5th grade. This is from 10:50 AM – 11:30 AM every Sunday.

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Sunday School: is with Miss Hope PK-1st and Mrs. Dyer 2nd-5th grade every Sunday between services from 9:30am to 10:30am. They have been talking about Jesus and His life. We are talking about starting Sunday school at 9:00-10:20am every Sunday to give the teachers more time to teach lessons. This also pulls some kids from the 1st service who might just be in the nursery playing.

Hugs and Prayers to everyone! Have a blessed month! Trish Wilcox

derful hot meal prepared weekly for the kids! Thank-you so much kitchen staff! (Kay, Cheryl, Kim, Bob, Becky, Shane, To-ni, Jerry, Patty, and Janet). The kitchen staff serves the Children dinner. The children sit at tables with adult volunteers leading the tables (Nancy, Kathy, Jo Ann, Carol, Monica, Kay, Mykaela, Alisha, Hope, Linda). They head off to complete a Bible lesson with some wonderful teachers (Kristi, Donovan, Alisha, Cinda, Jo Ann, Shane, Kay, Mykaela. Also stepping in when needed Carol, Autum, Hope.) Then they go have fun in some games. Some children stay and sing bible songs with Miss Hope and Miss Linda in choir. We touch the lives of so many children each week for 2 hours a week. It’s such a blessing to be able to spread God’s unconditional love.

Why is Children and Youth ministry so important?

Children need to feel God’s love.

Children’s ministry may be the only time a kid truly gets to experience God’s unconditional love, not only God’s love but love in general. It’s so important to raise up children that know their worth in Christ and know that they are loved.

Children need to feel God’s love. Children’s ministry may be the only time a kid truly gets to experience God’s unconditional love. It’s so important to raise up a generation of children that know their worth in Christ and know that they are loved. We don’t know the background of each child we meet, but we get to make an impact on them just by loving them.

There are so many reasons children’s ministry is important but even more so we need to remember how much of a gift and a blessing children are. This ministry is important but it’s also worth it. Be a part of the children’s ministry at our church and see how much of an impact you are making on the children and yourself. It is an incredible blessing to see the children grow and to get to love them and lead them in this season of their life.

Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him.” (Psalm 127:3). Children are a gift and as a kids ministry leader, I get to see how much of a blessing they are every week. I see their pure hearts, them singing sweet songs to Jesus, their little hands raised high, and Jesus’ love that shines through them to their friends and leaders.

Children are important to Jesus. “But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'” (Matthew 19:14). It’s made so evident throughout the whole bible that children are important to Jesus which means they should be important to us, too! As Christians, we know to show people Jesus’ love, but it is so important to also share that unconditional love with children. In children’s ministry, we get the opportunity to love these sweet kids every week.

Children need a firm foundation. “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” (Proverbs 22:6). The time we spend with children at a young age impacts the rest of their lives because the things that are instilled as a child won’t be forgotten when they are older. Kids ministry at St. John’s Evangelical Church allows us to pour these core values into children while they are still growing so that when they grow older they will know these values. As we teach them bible verses to remember, they are able to recall those later in life in times of trouble.

I love this Children and Youth outreach Program with all my heart here at St. John’s and hope it continues on way into the future for our future generations to learn the love of Christ. This wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful, amazing VOLUNTEERS! Thank you!!

God Bless this Program!

Trish Wilcox

St. John’s Nursery

St. John’s welcomes your child into our staffed Nursery while you are at St. John’s for a worship service or while you are becoming a part of our faith family. We ensure quality care in a safe and loving environment. We invite children, birth to age 3 to our child-friendly Nursery.

Your child’s safety is our first priority.

Kids Sunday School 

 Sunday School is with Miss Hope PK-1st and Miss Dyer 2nd-5th grade every Sunday between services from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Disciple Me Program (Wednesday Night Kids Program) 5:15 -7:15 PM

The program will resume on September 25

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School 2019