KidZone 2/15/2015

The Transfiguration. Jesus took Peter, James and John up on a high mountain. They were alone. Jesus was suddenly changed before them! His clothes became a dazzling white, whiter than anything on Earth! Suddenly, two other people appeared there and talked with Jesus - Moses and Elijah! The disciples fell down in fear. Then a cloud appeared and covered the mountain. A voice came from the cloud that said, "This is my son, whom I love. Listen to him." God was that voice and when he said, "Listen to him," he shows that Jesus is greater than both Moses (who represents the Law) and Elijah (who represents the Prophets). Read the story in Mark 9:2-9.

NEXT WEEK: Lent lessons begin! We will learn about Jesus' very last words spoken from the cross. Forgiveness is our theme for Sunday. Ms. Dorothy will visit us again and teach us some great songs! Kids 5th grade and below join us at 10am on Sunday.  Parents, please remember to escort your children to the Welcome Desk in the Ministry Center and check your kids into the KidZone.  See you Sunday!

KidZone 2/8/2015

We are on a journey with Jesus!  After following the star during Epiphany, we saw John the Baptist baptize Jesus; watched as Jesus called his disciples to be "fishers of men"; saw him teach in the synagogue and silence demons.  This week he healed many people, including Simon's mother-in-law and he became more forceful with the demons - "casting them out!"  Read the exciting story in Mark 1:29-39.  Be sure to look at the pictures in the gallery!

This Sunday - what was the Transfiguration?  Join us at 10am as we see what Mark says in 9:2-9.  Then we join the congregation is celebrating three baptisms!  See you Sunday!

KidZone 2/1/2015

Jesus drives out evil spirits! Jesus was teaching at the synagogue and what he said amazed those who heard him. Why? Because he was speaking with authority that didn't come from the law but came directly from God.  He demonstrated this authority when a man possessed of more than one demon approached him.  "Be muzzled!" he says. Immediately his power silences the shrieks of the demons. The demons knew who Christ was and they were afraid of him.

We acted out this amazing story from Mark 1:21-28.  Read it for yourself to find out how Jesus demonstrated his authority and power to the amazement of all at the synagogue (and to us!)

Next week we continue to see Jesus driving out demons and also healing many people. Don't miss the excitement as we study Mark 1: 29-39. We will also finish our Valentine crafts. All kids 5th grade and below join us at 10am in the KidZone! 

KidZone 1/25/2015

Jesus Calls the First Disciples
Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men. And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.

On our stage in the MegaZone, we dressed up as the disciples and Jesus. (Check out our pictures!) We saw the disciples mending their nets and working at their jobs and fishermen. Jesus called two sets of brothers – Andrew and Simon; John and James. All of them immediately left their boats, their nets, their  jobs, their families, and followed Jesus. Could we do the same thing? How can we follow Jesus and become “fishers of men?” How about coming to church on Sundays and inviting our friends? What about reading our Bibles and telling others about Jesus? How about doing something for someone who needs you? There are many ways to follow Jesus.

We are making Valentine gifts! (Lots of painting and planting.) Don’t miss out on a chance to show someone you love them. KidZone starts @ 10am every Sunday. See you there!