Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, September 23-
Elementary—God is Lord of All
Genesis 12-16 (The Promise/Abraham)
This week we’ll meet Abram, or Abraham, as he will be called, the man who came to be the father of the Jewish nation.
When Abram was 75 years old, God told him to leave his country, his people and his father’s household and go to a land that He would show him. Think about that for a minute. But God didn’t stop there. God promised Abram that he would be a great nation, and that his name would be great and that all people on earth would be blessed through him. Wow!
The Bible says that Abram didn’t even hesitate. Abram left everything to start a new life with God. God had a greater plan for Abram. Through Abram, Jesus would be born and all people on earth would be blessed. We are part of the many nations God promised to Abram.
At Home Weekly Tru Story
September Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 7:9
Preschool—God is a Promise Keeper
Genesis 6-9 (Noah & the Flood)
As the years passed after God created Adam & Eve, the world filled with bad people who refused to listen to and obey God. The Bible says God was “grieved” that He had made man, so He decided to “wipe mankind from the face of the earth.” God could only find one man who loved Him. His name was Noah.
God remembered the promise He made to send a Redeemer, so He saved Noah and his family and a few of every kind of animal from the flood. God asked Noah to build an ark, which is where they all lived for a year. When the flood had stopped and dry land appeared again, Noah, his family and all of the animals in the ark came out of the ark. God made another promise with Noah—never again to destroy all of life with a flood. God put a rainbow in the sky so all who see it would remember His promise. God is a promise keeper.
At Home Weekly Tru Wonder
September Bible Verse: Psalm 33:1
2 Year Olds–God Made People
Genesis 1-2 (Adam & Eve) Foundational Truth: God made Me
We’ll spend the next two weeks learning that God made people. We are made in God’s image. God created us to have relationship with Him and with others.
This is going to be fun! Helping children understand that God made each of them—different, yet the same in many ways. Don’t we have an amazing God?! Yes we do!!!
At Home Weekly Tru Blessings
Kids Quest Offering—Advent Conspiracy
Our offerings this past Sunday came to $7.39 bringing our total offerings to $24.27!
Operation Christmas Child is Back!
Operation Christmas Child is a great way for kids to make a difference in the life of a child around the world. Kids learn to give to others and can see how God works through their gifts. All you have to do is pick up one of the shoeboxes provided, and follow the directions on the insert or online to fill the shoebox. Then return the filled shoebox to the OCC booth at Oakwood no later than Sunday, November 11th. Be sure to add a check for $9 to help with shipping charges. We’ll take them to the area drop off site for pick-up and distribution. It’s really that easy! Let’s see if we can help 200 children this year with our shoebox gifts!
- Preschoolers will be learning that God made animals.
- Elementary kids will be looking at the Incredible Faith of Abraham as he obeyed God not matter what He asked.
SPIRITUAL LEGACY WAYPOINT FOR NEW PARENTS:
This Waypoint is primarily for new parents, but any parent or grandparent who desires to pass on a Spiritual Legacy to the next generation is welcome to attend. You will learn about some of the most important decisions you could ever make for the ones you love the most. Spiritual Legacy is offered bi-annually. We encourage participation in this Waypoint as a step in the journey for Child Dedication.
WHEN: Sunday, October 14 from 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Oakwood Church
Middle School Room - Lower Level
Have a blessed week~
Children’s Ministries Director
Energizing the Next Generation to Love God,
Love Others and Make Disciples