What is happening in the Kidz Corner?
We have launched a new program for the children that will engage them in outreach, service and missions. This is for all ages and will start with sitting in the worship service as a group or with their parents.
The children will come into the classroom each week and pick up their personal notebook and recite the Bible verse for the week. We have books for guests so they may participate as well. Then, they will take their books into the service and complete Sermon Notes and activity pages that relate to the sermon as preached.
The children will earn Bible Bucks for completion of their sermon notes, activity pages, reciting memorized Bible verses, bringing their Bible, bringing a friend, wearing their Lighthouse Tee shirt.
During the offertory, they will also be performing songs, playing instruments, a skit, reciting a verse that is meaningful to them and why, as well as other activities. We’ve assigned various values to each activity to enable them to earn a sizable amount of Bible Bucks for their mission’s projects.
At the end of a quarter, the child that has earned the most Bible Bucks will choose a mission project. All the funds earned by all the children for that quarter will be totaled and spent for that project. Each of them will be awarded candy, stickers, pencils, and the like for their participation.
These are some of the projects being considered:
*Purchasing socks or other clothing for the Homeless
*Purchasing groceries for a needy family
*Purchasing items and making boxes for Operation Christmas child
*Purchasing diapers, formula, and other baby items for Alpha family center
*Purchasing food to donate to a local food bank
*Serving at a Special Olympics event and provide supplies as needed
*Write letters and send care packages to our troops or college students
*Make thank you baskets with treats and thank you notes for our local police and firemen
*Making cards and letters of encouragement for local nursing homes and/or hospitals
*Should we find a need that is more costly, the children may wish to host a bake or candy sale, car wash or other service so that the congregation may sponsor a particular event.
We are all very excited and the children are very enthusiastic about their participation. We ask for your ideas for ways to earn and ways to serve. It is my hope that you will all embrace this program so that as a congregation we may all grow in serving our community!
Vicky Le Tellier