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Children's Ministry Summer 2018 Newsletter

Ministry Spotlight:
Children's Library


Summer is upon us and this is a good time to check out books from our Children's Library. We have a great selection of biographies, historical fiction and non-fiction as well as dozens of Lamplighter books. There are books for all ages from early readers to juvenile, and young adult. Our selection has been chosen to help your children grow spiritually and to learn how to live wisely.

Preschoolers and beginning readers enjoy having plenty of pictures to go along with the story and we have the entire bottom row of the library bookshelves full of early readers for them to choose from. A fun strategy for reluctant readers is to read chapter books aloud to them. This sparks their interest as they become engaged with the story and want to pick it up on their own to find out what happens next!

Our library catalog is searchable online. Visit our church website here for the link to Library World. If your child is still enjoying a book when it is due, you can renew it by sending an email to or stopping by the library when it is open on Sundays after church. The book drop is located on the south side of the Chapel just to the left of the entrance.

We recently added 22 Quigley’s Village DVDs to our video selection. This award-winning series is a delightful place where children learn Christian values. “Quigley's Village provides the very best in entertainment with important lessons to help children learn & grow. Programs are fun and entertaining for children 3-6, but they are also designed to help parents teach character values to their children. Each program is on a particular value, like telling the truth. Each program has a story that children can understand that is built around a value. Each program has a Bible story that relates to the value. The stories in the program are a wonderful discussion starter for Mom and Dad to talk with their children about a particular excellent aid in building godly character.” [1]

Summer Library Hours

Open on Sundays after Worship Service until 12:30pm. The library will be closed on these dates:

June 17th
July 1st-8th
September 2nd



June 3

The Loving Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Love
  • The Good Samaritan
  • Menno Simons, a protestant reformer, showed love to a group who hated him and his church friends by saving them from freezing in water where their boat was sinking
  • You should show compassion to others by treating them as you would have them treat you

June 10

Love for a Blind Man

Mark 10:46-52

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Love
  • Jesus Heals Bartimaeus Who was Blind
  • Elizabeth Fry showed love to imprisoned women and their children by setting up schools for them and sharing the Gospel with them
  • You can follow Jesus’ example by showing love to people others might ignore

June 17

The Grateful Leper

Luke 17:11-19

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Joy
  • Jesus Heals the 10 Lepers But Only One Thanked Him
  • Frances Crosby who was blind wrote many hymns to show her love and thankfulness to God
  • You can show joy by giving God thanks for the many good things He has given to you

June 24

Joyfully Found

Luke 15:1-10

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Joy
  • The Lost Sheep Parable Shows Us How Much God Loves Us
  • Dwight Moody traveled all over America and England to preach about Jesus and the joy that comes from being a Christian
  • Have you accepted God’s gift of salvation that brings you joy? 

July 1

A Father’s Trust

John 4:43-54

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Peace
  • Jesus heals the Nobleman’s Son
  • Reverend & Mrs. John Paton were missionaries who inspired hundreds of missionaries to also take up the Great Commission and make disciples of all nations
  • You can trust God to give you His peace in scary situations

July 8

Paul Keeps the Peace

Philemon 1:1-25

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Peace
  • The Runaway Slave
  • Samuel Kaboo Morris was used by God mightily to draw people to the Lord
  • You can ask God to help you learn more about Him and to live in harmony with all people

July 15

The Patience of a Father

Luke 15:11-31

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Patience
  • The Prodigal Son
  • Jim Elliot was a missionary to Ecuador and believed that work dedicated to Jesus was more important than his life
  • You can practice patience toward your friends and family by not complaining and being kind

July 22

Four Patient Friends

Mark 2:1-12

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Patience
  • Jesus Heals a Paralytic
  • William Wilberforce worked for years to pass legislation to abolish slavery in most of the British Empire
  • You can please God by doing what is right by helping others in need

July 29

A Boy Shares Kindness

John 6:1-15

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Kindness
  • The Feeding of the 5,000
  • Truett Cathy dedicated his time and resources towards welcoming homeless children into his home for over 30 years fostering 150 children
  • You can share with those in need and practice hospitality

August 5

 Cheerful Giving

Acts 11:19-30, 2 Corinthians 8:9

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Goodness
  • The Church at Antioch Helps the Church in Judea
  • George Washington Carver believed that his faith in Jesus was the only mechanism by which he could effectively pursue and perform the art of science
  • You can show goodness by using what God gives you to help others

August 12

 God’s Faithful Promise

Isaiah 9:6-7 Micah 5:2, Luke 2:1-52

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Faithfulness
  • God’s Promise of the Savior
  • Joni Ericson Tada became a quadriplegic as a teenager then began a Christian ministry to the disability community
  • You can show your faithfulness to others by keeping your promises

August 19

A Gentle Attitude

Luke 18:9-14

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Gentleness
  • The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  • Amy Carmichael served as a missionary to India and saved over one thousand children from a bleak future
  • You can show gentleness by caring about others with a humble attitude

August 26

NO Children's Ministry childcare due to annual business meeting during the worship service

September 2

Like a Forest Fire

James 3:1-18

  • The Fruit of the Spirit-Self-control
  • Taming the Tongue
  • C. S. Lewis wrote children’s books to help them learn about loving and obeying God
  • You can show self-control by being careful about what you say


Kids for Christ

Children going into 1st grade through 6th grade will be dismissed prior to the sermon on Sunday mornings and line up outside the Worship Center where the teacher will then walk them to the Chapel. We will continue to learn about the Fruit of the Spirit listed above. Our summer leaders are Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Shaw and Mrs. Wilson. 

Parents are to pick up their children promptly after service in the Chapel.