Kids Ministries Blog

December 12, 2019

Hi Everyone


We’re really looking forward to this weekend because the Kids’ Choir is presenting this year’s Christmas musical, ‘Fact or Fiction’! We’re performing it on Friday Dec. 13th at 7:00pm and Sunday morning, Dec. 15th, at 10:00am. Please come out and support the kids. They have worked very hard and it’s a fun musical. We’re accepting monetary donations for the White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank. Your donation can be given at the Info Desk in the Church Foyer.


Kids age 5 years old and older will be in the Sunday morning service so there is no need to check them in. The Nursery is open for babies under 24 months and the Age 2/3 class will be open for kids 2, 3 and 4 years old.


The musical has a great message and my hope is that the kids will be a blessing to you while they share the true facts that are found in the word of God.


Can’t wait to see everyone.


Lisa

A Christmas Letter From Jesus

If you look for me at Christmas,

You won’t need a special star.

I’m no longer just in Bethlehem,

I’m right there where you are.

You may not be aware of Me,

Amid the celebrations.

You’ll have to look beyond the stores,

And all the decorations.

But if you take a moment,

From your list of things to do,

And listen to your heart, you’ll find

I’m waiting there for you.

You’re the one I want to be with,

You’re the reason that I came.

And you’ll find Me in the stillness,

As I’m whispering your name.

Love, Jesus

December 6, 2019

Hi Everyone,


Can’t wait to see you on Sunday.


The kids are going to go into the morning service with their small group leaders to see the Advent reading, so if possible please check them in at 9:45am and have them go to their classrooms. If you can’t get to church until 10:00am, check them in and then take them upstairs and they’ll be told where to go.


It is such a joy to have your child/children come to Kids Church on Sunday mornings. We’re having a lot of fun and they’re learning lots. Thanks for giving us the privilege to hang out with them.


Lisa

November 28, 2019

Hi Everyone,


Looking forward to another great Sunday. Here are a few things I’d like to share with you.


1st: Starting this Sunday, Dec. 1st, the kids are going to go into the morning service, with their small group leaders, so that they can be there for the Advent readings that will happen Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. If possible please come to church at 9:45am, to get your kids checked in and to have time for them to get to their classrooms so that they can go into the service with their small group. If you arrive after 10:00am, check your kids in, as usual, and take them upstairs to the Kids Ministries Wing. Someone will show your child(ren) where to go from there. After the advent readings the kids will go back to their classrooms with their small group leaders and you’ll pick up your child(ren) as usual after the service.


2nd: We’re having a potluck lunch, in the gym, after the service this Sunday, Dec. 1st. Hopefully your family will be able to join us. You can look on the church website, whiterockbaptist.ca, to see what to bring. Kids in Grade 1 and up are welcome to sit with their small group leaders for the lunch. After you pick up your child(ren) from Kids’ Church, you can go to the gym and your kids can find their small group leader and friends to sit with. We’ll have reserved tables for them.


3rd: The kids raised $350 for the Christmas Chicken Project!! We passed our goal of raising $300. Thank you to everyone for giving so generously.


4th: Below is a link to an advent calendar and activities you can do with your family this Christmas season.

https://www.faithgateway.com/jesus-storybook-bible-advent-calendar-printable/


See you on Sunday.


Lisa

November 21, 2019

Hi Everyone,


The weeks just seem to go by faster and faster. Can’t believe it’s almost Sunday again! Looking forward to seeing the kids and worshipping Jesus together with them.


Just a couple of things to mention:


1st: This Sunday, in Kids’ Church, we’ll be celebrating and praying a blessing over all the kids who are born in the month of November. Hope all the November birthday kids can be here.


2nd: This is the last Sunday we’ll be raising money for the Christmas Chicken Project. The money will go to Canadian Baptist Ministries to buy chickens and roosters for families in India and Kenya. Every $25 buys one family 2 chickens and 1 rooster. The church and the ESL students are also raising money for this. I’ve set a goal of $300 for the kids to raise. We’re raised $185 so far. For every $5, that a child gives, he/she can put their name on a paper chicken and hang it on our fundraising wall. Let do this and make a huge difference in the lives of families in need.


3rd: The Bible memory verse for November is—The Spirit of the Lord is on me because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. Luke 4:18


4th: Just a reminder that the Kids Check in station opens at 9:45 on Sunday mornings. This is so we can hopefully get started by 10:00.


Wishing you a great weekend and can’t wait to see you on Sunday.


Lisa

10 Things to be Thankful for

This Holiday Season

Hi Everyone,


We always have something to be thankful for, no matter what circumstances we may be facing, because we have a Lord and Savior who is crazy about us and loves us so much that He was willing to die in our place. It’s a great reminder, not only to be thankful during the holiday season but, to be thankful every day of our lives!


I just wanted to share this list with you so you can share it with your kids. We could all come up with many more things to be thankful for. What a mighty God we serve! 


Lisa


As we enter into the holiday season, it’s easy to look at those around us who seem to have it all together and be reminded of what’s lacking in our own lives. This can make it difficult to find joy and to have a spirit of thanksgiving. For many, the holidays are a dark season of depression and self-loathing.


Think of those with no family to celebrate with, the homeless, the incarcerated, or the shut-ins. There are countless reasons why someone might find the holidays to be more depressing than exciting, and any of these reasons can easily lead to a critical spirit, depression, and in the most severe cases, suicidal thoughts.


All of us, even those in the best of circumstances, carry some sort of hurt or disappointment that can cause feelings of dissatisfaction with life and feeling as if there’s nothing to be thankful for. Hopefully, the following list will help remind us that we all need to look beyond our circumstances to what we can and should be most thankful for.


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November 8, 2019


Hi Everyone,


I hope you’ve enjoyed the beautiful weather that we’ve been blessed with, this past week, and are looking forward to worshipping together on Sunday morning.


Just a couple of reminders:


1st: We’re raising money to buy chickens and roosters for families in need, in third world countries, until Nov. 24th. Fiona Lai will be sitting across from the elevator upstairs to collect the money before and after Kids’ Church.


2nd: The Bible memory verse for Sunday is: Luke 4:18–The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. Luke 4:18.


Can’t wait to see the kids on Sunday!

Lisa

Christmas Chicken Project

I'm very thankful we raised $70 for the Christmas Chicken Project last Sunday, Nov. 3rd. I know we can raise more money, so the challenge is to raise $300 or more by the last Sunday of November. Every $25 raised will provide 2 chickens and 1 rooster for a family in need. Let's do this!! Lisa

5 Ways You Are Teaching Your Kids to Be Entitled

Donna Jones

Could you be accidentally raising an entitled child? Here are five common parenting mistakes that can lead to entitlement:


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November 1, 2019

Hi Everyone

Looking forward to seeing the kids on Sunday. Just wanted to share a couple things with you.


1st: Remember to set you clocks back one hour, on Saturday, night before you go to bed. We get an extra hour of sleep!!


2nd: This Sunday, we’ll be celebrating all the kids who had birthdays in October.


3rd: Instead of doing Samaritan Purse Shoeboxes this year, our church is raising money to help families, living in a third world country, receive 2 chickens and 1 rooster. Let’s see how much money we can raise in Kids’ Church. For every $5 that a child brings, they can put up a picture of a chicken around the elevator and sign their name. Fiona Lai will be sitting across from the elevator this Sunday, before and after Kids Church, to collect money.


4th: The Bible memory verse we’re memorizing this month is: The Spirit of the Lord is on me because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. Luke 4:18


~Lisa