Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Picture of the Week

Joy Bags are coming back in! 
Great job so far! If you don’t have a joy bag you can still pick them up near the KiDS COR info booth in the narthex. All joy bags need to be returned by December 11th
Thanks for helping us bless the kids in downtown KC.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advent 2011: Elementary Video: A Must See!

Check out the Elementary theme video for Advent 2011. This month we are talking about 4 of the greatest gift we can receive they are Grace, Peace, Joy, and Jesus. Thanks to Jack Anderson for making this great video.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Grow. Pray. Study.

Look for fun events to do during the month of December like 
spending the night under your Christmas tree!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Faith Builder

Sometimes a busy family needs a rest!  Maybe the day after Thanksgiving is a day for rest or maybe you are still celebrating.  If you are able, set aside one day this weekend for rest and renewal as a family.  (God gave us the gift of resting one day each week!)  Spend some time playing games, reading, watching a movie and eating a meal together.  Maybe you could go on a walk, do a craft project or cook as a family.  Maybe every family member could take a nap!  Rest doesn’t tend to come naturally for many of us, so this weekend, among your many blessings, thank God for rest and an opportunity to regroup, reconnect, and recharge. And then enjoy God’s gift! 
-Pastor Lisa

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Picture of the Week

Happy Thanksgiving! 
The awesome youth puppet team was in Bible Theatre this weekend reminding the kids to be thankful all the time not just Thanksgiving week.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Faith Builder

Create a family Thanksgiving chain.  Cut several pieces of colored construction paper into strips.  Each day from now until Thanksgiving, invite each family member to write (or draw a picture of) at least one thing he or she is thankful to God for on one strip of paper.  Use tape or a stapler to connect the strips of paper into a chain. Display the chain where everyone can see it on a regular basis.  Continue adding to it through the holiday season.

You can also adapt this idea by creating a “Thankful Turkey” and use different colored feathers or a “Thankful Tree” and use different colored leaves.

Each night, spend time together in prayer as a family thanking God for the blessings you have been given.  

-Pastor Lisa

Thursday, November 17, 2011


This week's picture comes from our Wednesday Night ZONE kiddos! They are helped the chuch get ready for Christmas by creating their own ornaments and decorating a couple of trees. They did an awesome job!! The trees they helped decorate are on the 2nd floor of the children's wing.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grow. Pray. Study.

Have you read your GPS for last week?
Find exciting activities and tips about the lesson.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Picture of the Week

Share the Joy with a Joy Box! 

Beginning Sunday, November 6th KiDS COR is partnering with the Resurrection Missions in the Joy Box project! Pick up a bag in the Narthex (or by the check-in computers upstairs) and join us in providing Christmas gifts for all 2,200 students at our six partner schools in Kansas City . We will be creating "Joy Boxes" with specific, inexpensive items that you can purchase at local stores. Bags will need to be returned bySunday, December 11.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Faith Builder

Silence.  Do you remember it?  Absolute stillness.  Quiet.  Peace.  Most of our homes would not be ever be characterized with this quality.  And that’s okay.  Or is it?

In Psalms, we read, “Be still and know that I am God.”  Hmmmm… God is calling us to be still.

When was the last time you were still?  When did you take a deep breath and turn over your concerns and work and worries to God?  When did you stop to remember that God is God and you and I are not?

If it’s been a while, take this moment (or one when you can) and pray these words.

“God, thank you for being God.  Thank you for asking me to be still in Your presence.  Fill my heart with peace, my body with strength, and my mind with rest. Help me turn my worries, cares and concerns over to You.  You alone are God, and I give you praise.  Amen.”

Teach your children this verse, model stillness for your children, have quiet time together as a family.  Appreciate the gift of silence and give thanks to God for being God.  

Pastor Lisa

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Picture of the Week

This Sunday our Elementary kiddos learned what it means to be a United Methodist Church . At the end of the hour the kids made posters describing what it means to be a 
United Methodist Church .                                   
 They did a great job! 
Check out a few of them below.