SUNDAY SUMMER SCHEDULE
Beginning June 4th
9:30 AM - Morning Worship Service - Family Church
11:00 AM - Kids Church
At 9:30 AM, kids will be in the service with their families. Busy Bags will be handed out following worship. At 11:00 AM, kids will be dismissed before the adults to head back to Kids Church. During Kids Church we have Spiritual Growth Groups for adults. Right now the study is on "The Battle Plan for Prayer." We are also looking at a curriculum called "Talk Now and Later" for parents of kids and middle schoolers.
Kids Church @ The River is for 4 year olds through grade 6.
Our schedule for the next few months is below.
The first Sunday of each month is our BGMC Sunday. BGMC stands for Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge. We learn about a different country each month and what things the missionaries are doing there and how BGMC has helped them by providing supplies like puppets and Sunday School curriculum or even things like fresh drinking water. Our goal is to raise $2710.00 in 2017 to send to missionaries all around the world.
The other Sundays of the month we are doing a series called "QQQ- Questions, Questions, Questions: Learning from the Questions Jesus asked".
Jesus was a master teacher. From the parables to the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus consistently amazed the teachers of the law and His disciples with His insight and wisdom. One tool that Jesus used in a powerful way was the tool of asking probing questions.
The questions Jesus asked were not simple ones. The questions He asked forced an answer. They challenged the heart of the listener and caused everyone to rethink the way they lived.
In this series, your children are going to learn from some of the BIGGEST questions Jesus asked. They are
going to learn from Jesus on subjects ranging from gratitude to judgmentalism. They will learn from stories Jesus told such as “The Rich Fool” and “The Good Samaritan.”
We pray this series is a blessing to you and your children.
Hope to see your kids at Kids Church this Sunday!
Family Church - Some Sundays we do not have Kids Church. On these Sundays we call them Family Church. Because the whole family has the opportunity to sit together as a family in the sanctuary. We believe the church is everyone: adults, youth, and kids. And it is important to worship God together as the church. We do make "Busy Bags" available on Family Church Sundays. Busy Bags are a bag full of markers/crayons and coloring pages. But at the same time we want parents to encourage their kids to participate in the worship and listen to the sermon as best they can.
May 28 Family Church
June 4 BGMC - Hong Kong
June 11 QQQ Lesson 4 "Why are you afraid?"
June 18 QQQ Lesson 5 "Why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own?"
June 25 No Services at River of Life. We will be joining our District Camp at Lakewood Park Camp
July 2 BGMC - Argentina
July 9 QQQ Lesson 6 "Which would you say was a neighbor?"
Weekly Memory Verses with Coach
Questions, Questions, Questions Lesson 3
"Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness." 1 Chronicles 16:8
Questions, Questions, Questions Lesson 2
"And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world, but lose your own soul?" Mark 8:36
Questions, Questions, Questions Lesson 1
"If you love me, obey my commandments."