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This summer a group of mostly school aged children from our community will travel on a mission trip to help rebuild a rural community devastated by flooding in 2016 damaging hundreds of homes across this beautiful, Appalachian town. Three years later, residents are still in need of repairs and rebuilding from the flood. While there, they will invest in hard work projects and demonstrate God’s love. They will have many opportunities to learn from the community, to better understand the history, and experience the rich culture.
On Super Bowl Sunday, our mission team will be hosting our own ‘SOUP’er BOWL, a fundraising event to support the trip. During Coffee Hour on February 2, 2020 we will take donations and sell soup in pints and quarts for people to take home. 100% of the collection will be used to support the mission trip.
We are asking all parents and supporters to assist the children by preparing a pot of homemade soup and donating it for the ‘SOUP’er BOWL event. You can make your favorite soup, stew or chili.
If you plan to make soup please let us know what kind so we can advertise our menu
Pam Dooley, Brad Staeben, Jim Kenney
After Jesus’ baptism, youth will head to Luke 4:1-13 and see that Jesus is in the wilderness. In this story, Jesus was tested. Satan twisted what Jesus knew about God and His Word. But Jesus knew better and leveraged God’s truth to fight and win over evil. Each time Satan twisted what Jesus knew to be true, Jesus countered with Scripture.
Bottom Line: Discovering what’s in the Bible can help you make the wise choice. We always say, if you have a big question about what to do, the first place you should look is the Bible. We pray that kids will start to understand the importance of the Bible in their life. When they don’t know what choice to make, they can turn to God’s Word or someone who knows God’s Word to help them with whatever choices they’re facing.
This week, we find Jesus at the Jordan River. In John 1:19-42 and John 3:22-36. Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptist, is also at the Jordan River preparing the way for Jesus. When Jesus told John to baptize Him, at first, John refused, feeling far too inferior to baptize Jesus. John knew enough about the Scriptures, and he understood enough about God’s story that he responded to Jesus in a different way.
Bottom Line: If you want to know God, start with Jesus. The best way to know God is by taking time to find out more about Jesus. Jesus shows us what God is like. God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to make a forever relationship with Him possible. We want every kid to know how important it is to trust Jesus with their life.
We start the month in Luke 2:41-52 as we discover a moment from Jesus’ childhood. Jesus was fully God, but He was also fully human. And Jesus recognized something very important. He knew that if He wanted to be a part of God’s story and know the secrets of the world around Him, He needed to be in a place where He could learn what His Father said. For Jesus, studying Scripture was a priority.
Bottom Line: Knowing God is the most important thing. Our kids are growing up in the information age. There is no lack of information. However, not all information is as equally valuable. We want our kids to discover that when they focus on knowing God first, the rest will fall into place.