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Impact Kids Ministries 600 7th St., PO Box 40 Port Edwards, WI 54469
PAID PERMIT #14 PORT EDWARDS, WISCONSIN, 54469
ow can you tell a super apple tree from an ordinary apple tree? Super apples! How can you tell a super follower of Christ from an ordinary follower of Christ? Super Fruit! And that doesn’t mean they act fruity or goofy. It means they produce the fruits of the Spirit in a super way. Would you like to be a SUPER FOLLOWER OF CHRIST? GREAT! Start by studying Galatians 5:15-26. Then take a look at the definitions below and start producing “Super Fruit” today!!! LOVE- Caring for another person. Forgive your friends when they do things to hurt you. Be a friend to someone who’s lonely. JOY - Gladness. When you’ve had a bad day or things aren’t going the way you want them to, let God’s joy show forth anyway. PEACE - Quiet; happy in your heart. As you draw closer to God, He gives you peace, even though you may be hurting. PATIENCE - Being able to wait without getting restless. Don’t complain to your mom or dad when waiting in a line at the store. Teach someone younger than you a new skill, like playing a game or riding a bike. KINDNESS - Treating others nice. Bake some cookies and take them to your neighbor. Buy a friend an ice cream cone. GOODNESS - Doing what is right. Don’t get homework answers from a friend. Don’t cut in line for lunch. FAITHFUL - Staying true to your word. If you tell a friend you’ll do them a favor, don’t back out on them. GENTLENESS Thinking of other’s feelings, and treating them with kindness. When you see someone that dresses or acts different than you, be nice to them anyway. SELF-CONTROL Staying in charge of your own self. When someone makes you mad, don’t get angry at them. With a little help from God you’ll rock your super fruit powers!
Service at the PAC
Wed. Night Registration
No Kids Church
Kids Church 8:30 & 10:00 am
CE 6:00 -7:30pm Kids Church 8:30 & 10:00am CE 6:00 -7:30pm Kids Church Ten for Life “In God We Trust” (Proverbs 3:5,6) CE 6:00 -7:30pm
Kids Church 6:00 pm
Kids Church 6:00 pm
We asked ourselves in Kids Ministry, “If owning a Bible became illegal tomorrow and the only Bible we could have was what we had memorized, how much would the average American Christian know?” The answer was, sadly, “Not much.” We decided to change that. We decided to choose TEN scriptures to memorize. TEN scriptures to build a foundation of Bible knowledge. TEN scriptures to “hide in our heart.” TEN scriptures to memorize—FOR LIFE! “TEN FOR LIFE!”
6:30—8 M’Pact Girls Royal Rangers
Kids Church 6:00 pm
6:30—8 M’Pact Girls Royal Rangers 6:30—8
Now, in no way are we saying these ten scriptures are “more important” than others. These are just the TEN we chose. However, we did try to choose scriptures based on a wide variety of topics to lay the foundation for a life of scripture memorization. TEN FOR LIFE starts Sept. 26th in Kids Church—We encourage you to memorize these verses with your children. Let’s make this a family activity.
Hey Kids, Wow! As I write this, some of you have gone back to school. I heard that Rapids was lucky and got to stay home one extra day. Lucky them!?!? With school starting that means “all” of our Kids Ministry activities will soon be starting back up. Isn’t that exciting!!! Wed. Sept 8th from 6:00—7:00pm is registration for the Wed clubs: Rainbows, M’Pact Girls and Royal Rangers. You won’t want to miss that. Leaders will be at church in their classrooms ready to meet you and your parents. They will also be letting you in on all of the fun things you will be taking part in over the next several months.
Jesus commanded us to “do the fruit thing.” Okay, those were not His exact words, but you can find what Jesus really said in John 15:16 (don’t look it up yet). This command can also be found in the letters below by eliminating the letters used to spell the fruits of the spirit. Only eliminate one letter for each time it is used. For example, eliminate one ‘L’ for love and one ‘L’ for gentleness. Unscramble the remaining letters to fill in the blanks below and discover Jesus’ command. (“Love” is already crossed out.)
On Sunday September 12th your CE teachers will be back and ready to start off a fantastic year of helping you learn more about Jesus so you can grow closer to “Him” Bring your parents. We are all kicking off the year with a family pizza party at 5:15. Then on Wed. Sept. 15th clubs are back in full swing. It is going to be a fun year!
Here is a great game of reverse ‘Hide-n-Seek.’ Choose one player to be ‘it’. While everyone else closes their eyes and counts to twenty, ‘it’ tiptoes away to hide. After counting to 20, everyone begins to search for ‘it.’ When someone spies ‘it’, instead of calling out, they squeeze into the hiding place. All other players who discover them do the same. The last player in the ‘jam’ is ‘it’ for the next game!
Fruit for the Thought!
Here’s a memory game that makes a tasty snack when you’re done. Get about 10 “fruity” items from the kitchen and put them on a tray. Use things like fruit, juice, Jell-O, jelly, etc. Let everyone playing see the items, and then take the tray out of the room. Everyone writes down all the items they remember. The one who remembered the most is the winner, and the winner gets first pick for their snack.
Pucker Up Relay!
Divide into 2 teams. Cut straws in ½ and give one to each player. Cut two pieces of paper into the shape of a lemon. The first player on each team applies suction to the straw to pick up the lemon tissue paper. He passes the paper to the next person in line. The next person puts his straw on the fruit and applies suction to get the fruit to stick to his straw. The fruit is passed down the line as quickly as possible. If it falls to the floor, it must be picked up by the straw. No hands on the lemons!
All parents desire that their children have love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, kindness, and self-control. As Christian parents it is important that we train our children to have the fruits of the spirit because it's the evidence of what lives inside of us. Spend several evenings at dinner studying each fruit of the spirit. Take time as a family to memorize Galatians 5:22. Use some of the following ideas to help cultivate Christ-likeness (fruit of the spirit) in your home.
1st night of CE is Sunday September 12th 6:00—7:30pm Fall registration for clubs is Wed. September 8th 6:00— 7:00 pm
First night for Wed. night Clubs is Wednesday September 15th 6:30—8:00
Create a paper tree with fruit. Write the name of a fruit of the spirit on the back of each fruit. Each family member gets a turn to choose a fruit from the tree and act out (without words) what it is. Whoever guesses correctly gets a lollipop. However, they cannot eat the lollipop. After the game is over and you have "delayed" for a little while, thank everyone for practicing patience and allow them to eat their lollipops. Copy the same fruit shape two times for each person in the family. Pass out a blank piece of paper to each person. Ask them to tear the shape of the fruit in which you've made copies. Ask everyone how it felt. Next, pass out a paper with the fruit shape printed on it. Once again ask them to tear out the shape. Talk about the differences in the two papers. Finally, pass out the same paper with scissors. Ask everyone to cut out the fruit shape. Ask how it felt to cut with scissors instead of tearing. Explain that with the help of the Holy Spirit in our lives he will guide us just like the scissors helped in cutting the fruit shape.
Place enough chairs in a circle for every member of your family except one. Each person chooses a fruit of the spirit. One person stands in the middle of the circle. The person who is in the middle says the name of their fruit followed by “likes…another fruit”. If the person in the middle is “joy”, they might say “joy likes gentleness”. Whoever is gentleness has to say, “gentleness likes……” before the person in the middle taps gentleness on the shoulder. If someone gets tapped before talking they are the next “fruit” in the middle of the circle.
Kids Church 8:30 & 10:00 am CE 6:00 -7:30pm Kids Church Ten for Life “In God We Trust” (Proverbs 3:5,6) CE 6:00 -7:30pm Galatians 5:22-2...