The Lord is doing great things here at Aldersgate, especially within The Amazing Adventures! With this past weekend being my first Sunday experiencing Hoppy Time and The Amazing Adventures, I was overjoyed to see the children actively engaged in fun activities, interactive games, intentional crafts, inspiring lessons, and receiving strong Biblical teaching. The dedication The Amazing Adventures Guides (volunteers) have to the ministry and to the children in general is beautiful to witness. I am so eager to work alongside of all of them as this ministry continues to grow and flourish so we can continue to help the younger generation discover who Jesus is and to know Him well. It is clear the Lord has abundant plans for The Amazing Adventures, therefore, we ask for your prayers as we continue to seek the Lord’s vision for this ministry. The Amazing Adventures at Aldersgate Church will continue to be a space full of God’s love and an excitement for life. As we continue to invest in the children currently attending Aldersgate, may we move forward together, welcoming in new children and families within our community. My hope for The Amazing Adventures Children’s Ministry is to offer life altering activities, events, Hoppy Time, and Sunday School where children and their families can become deeply rooted in their faith while learning how to live a Christ centered life. More information will continue to be added to the new Children’s Ministry Bulletin Board across from Pastor Austin’s office. Please prayerfully consider becoming a part of our amazing and devoted volunteer team for either The Amazing Adventures and/or Child Care; whether once a month or more frequently, we will always welcome more help in these areas. If you believe God is calling you to serve as a volunteer in this ministry, please email [email protected] or view the volunteer sign-up sheet outside of the Children’s and Youth Ministry Office, Room 144 (next door to the Choir Room). The vacancies are highlighted in yellow, simply write in your name for the day(s) when you are available to help and I will be in touch with you through email. May you continue to experience an “Amazing Adventure” here at Aldersgate Church no matter where you serve. March: Preschool- Follow the Leader Following the leader is definitely something preschoolers love and understand. What they need to learn is that throughout life there will be countless choices of leaders they can follow. We want them to know who the best leader is to follow. And that is Jesus! Jesus is the best leader we can follow! By the end of this month, when we ask preschoolers who can you follow, our prayer is that they will answer, I can follow Jesus. Why? Because Jesus loves us, and He will always lead us in the best way. Memory Verse: “’Come and follow me’ Jesus said.” Matthew 4:19 NIV Key Question: Who you follow? Bottom Line: I can follow Jesus. Basic Truth: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
March: Elementary – DIY (Forgiveness is Up to You) Throughout the Bible, we can read about the importance of forgiveness. Right from the start, God made a way for Adam and Eve to have a relationship with Him again. The same is true for us. No matter how much we mess up, God will always make a way to forgive us. When it comes to forgiveness, we can also look to Jesus, who chose to forgive even those who were crucifying Him. Because of God’s amazing forgiveness, we should work hard to forgive others.
Bottom Line: Forgive others because God forgives you. Memory Verse: “Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 NIV
Life App: Forgiveness – Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated
Submitted by Brittany Brubaker, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, [email protected]
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