January 2014 Word on the Street Pancakes and Pajamas Baby Dedication Sunday, January 12, All 3 Worship Services The Scoop– Lunch for New Attenders Sunday, January 12, Noon, Family Center Nursery - Preschool Kids & Parents Sunday, February 2, 2014 9:00 - 10:15 Faith Street Commons Kids wear their pajamas to church and bring a pair of new pajamas to donate to the Wabash County Life Center. Yummy Pancakes, Music & Games for the Kids, Time for Moms & Dads to Fellowship American Heritage Girls Tuesday, January 13 & 27, 6:15pm, Family Center 113 Moms Monday, January 13 & 27, 9am, Family Center Pancakes & Pajamas Sunday, February 2, 9:00-10:15am, Family Center Sunday, February 2 to Kathy Jaderholm THINGS KIDS NEED TO KNOW! Since our January theme for K-6th Graders is KNOWLEDGE, I thought I would google “Things Kids Need to Know” so we could really narrow the subject down to the basics. Here are just a few of the results I found.. SuperStart Registration Forms Due 10 Things You Need to Know if You Slip and Fall in New York (Just in case!) Caring for Your Pet Rabbit, 8 Things You Need to Know (Sounds simple!) 4 Things Kids Need to Know About the Government Shutdown (I have no words.) 71 Things Kids Need to Know Before Kindergarten (71? Really??) Visit the Wabash Friends Booth at the Thank goodness our family only went to New York once and none of us fell down! What would be on your Top 10 Things Kids Need to Know List? How can God’s Word help us set those priorities? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tell us that “all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” God is the ultimate source of knowledge, so we need to know what the Bible has to say. As a 12-year old boy Jesus stayed behind in the temple to study the Scriptures. The scriptures must have been even more than just a source of knowledge for Jesus, but a connection to His Father! I want our kids to love God’s Word. They should know that the Bible is the place where they can go to find out who God is, to seek answers to life’s hard questions, and to discover how God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways. They should know the Bible is the place to learn how to worship and pray, and to discover God’s amazing love for us. They should know the Bible is life-changing, and it’s true! This year let’s make a commitment to prioritize our kids’ spiritual growth to an even greater extent than we focus on their physical, social and academic growth. Let’s make a Top Ten List using God’s word as the source of the most important things kids need to know. Kathy PARENT CUE Use these questions and discussion starters during meal time, drive time or bed time with your K-6 kids this month. Question for kids: What is something that you’re naturally good at? Do you think you have more to learn? Parents share: What are things you use to increase your knowledge of something that’s important to you? Question for kids: Is owning a Bible enough to help you make wise choices? Why or why not? Parents share: Why is it important to know what God’s Word says before we face the unknown? Question for kids: What is your favorite activity… a sport, cooking reading, singing? What other subjects might help you excel in your favorite activity? Parents share: What school subject from your childhood do you find yourself using as an adult now? Question for kids: What are some of the ways that you learn from others? Parents share: Why is it important to share the things we’ve learned in life, especially about God? Each week at the check-in desks parents can pick up God Time for K-6, Small Talk for preschoolers, and Parent Talk for infants and toddlers. These take home devotional activities go along with the weekly lessons and are designed for kids and parents to do together. Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor : Office, 260-563-8452 Cell, 630-881-8795 Email, [email protected] Website: www.wabashfriends.org Wabash Friends Church 3563 S. State Road 13 Wabash, IN 46992 FAMILY MATTERS Gather… Grow… Go… My First Look: January 113 MOMS Nursery: Infant - 2 Yrs by Phyllis Downey If you are a mother of young pre-schoolers and need a break with good fellowship and loving care for your children, 113 Moms is just what you’re looking for. This group of gals meets at the church twice monthly, the second and fourth Monday, from 9-11 am. Your children will be well cared for by dedicated church ladies, while you enjoy conversation with other young mothers, a light breakfast, and a meaningful program. Hopefully, you will leave refreshed! The name of the group is taken from Psalm 113—”He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children.” It’s Baby Dedication time again! On January 12th our church and a special group of parents are making an important commitment to eleven little children - to lead and encourage them in their spiritual journey. Please join the families of these children as together we have the opportunity to help them walk with Jesus. Most recently the Moms group enjoyed making ornaments and jewelry with Sue Scamihorn. Upcoming programs include sharing hobbies, felting with Lisa Ford, and a cooking class with Angie Baer. Emily Haarer commented, “I enjoy the creative outlet and talking with other mothers as we relax together. The child care is wonderful, the best.” Kalaina Cussen, Carson McClure, Ayden Eberle, Alexis Eberle, RaeLynn Howard, Anchor Eaton, Kennedy Ogan, Addilyn Jones, Kannon Strickler, Kinley Strickler, and Keaton Lane. The program is under the direction of Barb Lochner and Mary Davis. The scheduled dates in the upcoming year include: Jan. 13 and 27, Feb 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April 29, and May 12. Young mothers, we would love to have you join in the group, focusing on being the loving and happy mothers God intended us to be. Rachel and Haley Hurst Our next Baby Dedication will be May 11, Mothers’ Day. Preschool: 3 Yrs - Pre K Preschoolers… Pajamas… Parents… Pancakes… put them all together and you have the makings of a PARTY! Every family with children in the nursery and preschool age group are invited to join us on Sunday, February 2nd during the Sunday School hour, 9:00 - 10:15 in the Faith Street Commons. Families will get to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast prepared just for them, a few games and activities with the children, and great fellowship with other parents. We also have an opportunity to share in a special project together. We ask that each child come to church wearing their pajamas and also bring a new pair of pajamas to donate to the Wabash County Life Center. FAITH STREET CREW Parents & Volunteer Ministry Leaders 252 Basics: January VIRTUE: KNOWLEDGE ...learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do. K - 3rd Grade Coming February 28 MEMORY VERSE: “God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 NIrV JANUARY 5: Boy Jesus at the Temple, Luke 2:41-52 Since God knows everything, it’s important to discover what God says. JANUARY 12: Jesus’ Baptism, John 1:19-42 Discovering what God says helps me know Jesus. JANUARY 19: Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness, Luke 4:1-13 Discovering what God says helps me make the wise choice. JANUARY 26: Wise and Foolish Builders, Matthew 7:24-29 Knowing and doing what God says makes me strong. 4th - 6th Grade CAMP CAMP--IN It may be cold outside, but that won’t stop us from going camping… inside the Family Center Atrium! Kindergarten, first, second and third graders are invited to bring their parents for a fun night of camping inside! The fun starts at 7pm on Friday, February 28th and ends at 7am on March 1st. Bring a pop-up tent or blankets to make your own fort. There will be games, movies, snacks, stories and songs around the “campfire”. Try out different activity stations for creative family devotions. Super Start is coming to Indianapolis and we’re going! This is a high energy weekend event for fourth, fifth and sixth graders to grow in their relationships with friends, leaders and most importantly God! Through worship, interactive teaching and small groups students will hear all about the idea that they are treasured by God. While the world teaches us to look in the mirror to see who we are, God sees something different. He looks beyond the exterior and sees the true worth of each of us! Circle March 14th and 15th on your calendar. Check out the flyer in this newsletter for all the fun details. Pick up registration forms at church, invite a friend, and get ready for a great weekend! Registration is due February 2nd, so don’t delay. www.ciy.com/superstart/ It’s a new year and time for new commitments, new ideas, new perspectives! As we experience growth in Children’s Ministries, we have to look at new ways to handle that growth so we can best carry out our mission of making growing followers of Christ. BASIC TRUTH: Jesus Wants to Be My Friend Forever MEMORY VERSE: “With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 JANUARY 5: Catching Fish, Luke 5:1-11 Jesus can do things we can’t. JANUARY 12: Feeding 5,000, Mark 6:30-44 Nothing is too hard for Jesus JANUARY 19: Walking on Water, Mark 6:45-51 Jesus can do what is impossible. JANUARY 26: Calming the Storm, Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus has power over everything. LITTLE FRIENDS Day Care & Preschool There are many ways to get involved in Children’s Ministries, everything from leading kids on Sunday morning to organizing and gathering supplies behind the scenes. These are the ongoing places where we always need help. This year we’re looking specifically for people who want to take a leadership role on a team to plan and coordinate some of the key Family Experiences that we have through out the year. Check out the opportunities below and call Kathy if any of these are places you could use your gifts to serve our children and families. Some opportunities are specific to things already planned that need leadership; others are wide open for your ideas and creativity. Emily Buzzard and Jodi Getz circa 1986? Tree House Camp-In: February 28-March 1 Journey to the Cross: April 13 Summer Kick-Off: May Baby Dedication in May Vacation Bible School: June Family Mission Trip: July All-Church Picnic: August Fall Family Experiences: Dates TBA Creating Family Take Home Resources for Easter and Christmas Children’s Christmas Program Service and Mission Projects for Kids: Anytime Special Music and Programs: Anytime Quaker Haven Camp Coordinator This picture popped up on facebook recently and it’s brought smiles to many faces! Emily Buzzard and Jodi Getz have been friends for a very long time. Who knew all those years ago that they would end up working together at Little Friends? It’s just a reminder that God is doing BIG things in the lives of little people! He shapes their hearts through the influence of his Holy Spirit and godly people who help them get to know Jesus. We love that Emily and Jodi have made their life work shining God’s love and light into the lives of kids!
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