It’s our amazing privilege in the NP K!DS’ ministries to joyfully support you, our NP parents, as you shepherd your kids to be complete in Christ! We do that by helping to build a biblical foundation, by helping to encourage a heart of worship, and by helping to develop a witness for Jesus Christ. Normally, we offer Sunday Morning Programs for kids from birth to sixth grade; a Wednesday evening program, AWANA, those 3 years old to 6th grade. In addition to the weekly gatherings, we also take kids to Winter Camp in the San Bernardino mountains each January, and a Vacation Bible School during one week each summer. You’ll find more for each program on this page.
All the above are what we normally when we’re not in a pandemic. But we are. So, right now, our in-person gathering is limited to Saturday nights, when the NP K!DS break away from our Saturday Night Service, for HangTime. You can read more about that below.
For those who can’t yet meet with us on Saturday nights, we’re “gathering” here each week to work through our typical Sunday school lesson each week. Scroll down to “Big Group Time,” pull up a chair, and get ready for Sunday school!
Take a look below for more about who we are and what we do now, during COVID-19, and when it’s over!
Ministry Director, Children
NP K!DS Saturday NIGHT!
The NP Leadership Team has given the green light for us to hang out with your kids during our Saturday night outdoor service! We’re calling it HangTime–and it continues THIS Saturday.
Here’s how it works: all children begin the service worshiping for a time with their parents. Then, at some point before the sermon, the kids, 3 years-6th grade, are dismissed by someone on stage. They head up to the playground with our HangTime leaders to enjoy field games, the playground, and Bible story discussions, all within your line of sight. If your child needs your assistance during HangTime, they will be returned to you. To end our time together, small group leaders watch your children return to you during the closing worship song.
COVID details: Your child’s small group leaders will be wearing a face covering. We recommend a face covering for children as well, but we will not be enforcing this, leaving that decision completely up to you.
Sound like fun? If you want your children to participate, all you have to do is visit the HangTime table (at the west end of the Water Wall) on Saturday night, before the service starts at 6:00 p.m., to make a name tag for your child. Then, listen for the HangTime dismissal. That’s it!
Children’s Ministry Registration for 2020-2021
COVID-19 has surely made it impossible to have our NP K!ds on campus as we have in the past. Even so, it’s that time of year to re-register your child in our Children’s Ministry program. To make it easier, we have created an online form that will allow you to complete registration at home. Click HERE to register online. Also in the works, is a system that will allow for touchless registration for our Saturday night Hangtime, and eventually, Sunday mornings. Until then. …
We will keep you up to date on our return to campus progress. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Terilyn Brown at email@example.com or 951.281.2827 or Dani Tiqui at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951.281.2825 if you have any questions or comments.
Northpoint K!DS’ “Big Group Time”
WEEK OF OCT 18-24
THE LAST SUPPER
The night before Jesus died, Jesus ate a special meal with His friends. Jesus wants us to REMEMBER this special meal. What did Jesus do to His friends feet before they ate? What did Jesus eat at this special meal with His friends? What new promise did Jesus make to everyone at this meal? Jesus wants us all to REMEMBER what He did for us? So, let’s get at it NP K!ds, let’s find out what Jesus wants us to REMEMBER. And then let us REMEMBER IT!
There are five challenges for you to do below:
1. If you listen very carefully in the video below, you hear the faint warning of something coming your way. Then, you get to listen to Miss Terri review last week’s bible story and sing Hosanna/Save us, Lord! with Mr. Tri. Then, you will get to hear the truth of God’s Word from our teacher this week, Mr. Rich Simpson. You Go, Mr. Rich, Go!
2. To watch this week’s lesson video outline of The Last Supper (Matthew 26:26-30; John 13:1-15), you’ll have to access it on a private webpage from the Northpoint All-church due to licensing issues (subscribe to the email HERE).
Now answer these questions below; always look for yourself what the Bible says the answer is. YOU GO K!DS, GO!
– Which disciple did not want Jesus to wash his feet? (John 13:8)
– Why did Jesus wash His disciple’s feet? (John 13:14-15)
– What other ways did Jesus serve people? What are some ways we can serve others?
– Why should we serve one another with Joy?
– Jesus said the bread and cup represent or is are a symbol of, what? (Matthew 26:26-28)
– Why do you think Jesus made a new covenant? What happened to the old covenant?
Christ Connection: At the Passover, Jesu shared His last meal with the disciples before His death and resurrection. Jesus said that His death would establish a new covenant. God’s people had broken the old covenant, and God promised to make a new covenant to forgive sins. God forgives the sins of those who trust in His Son, Jesus.
Memory Verses for October:
Ephesians 5:8b Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true) and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works for darkness, but instead expose them.
Ephesians 5:1-2a Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
For numbers 4 and 5, get your parents!
For our NP Parents:
NP K!DS’ Resources for THIS week:
4. You can read an article, The Last Supper, written just for this week, by the Gospel Project, that our teachers would have read in preparation for teaching their lessons this past Sunday. It’s insightful, helpful, and encouraging! Please read it HERE.
5. Download a few pages from our teachers’ Sunday school curriculum that they would have used to prepare Sunday’s lessons, along with the same activity page we would have sent home with your K!DS by clicking HERE.
That’s all for now, NP K!DS. Keep imitating your great and wonderful Savior and Friend.
For God’s K!ds
Ministry Director, Children
Northpoint Evangelical Free Church
Text Messages to 951.642.3222
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Sunday Mornings (Before & After COVID-19
Northpoint offers Sunday morning programs for children during both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. We break Sunday into two sections: Early Childhood and Elementary. Our Early Childhood program serves children birth to kindergarten, where we offer nursery care for children from birth to one-year-old, and Sunday school classes for children three years and above. The Elementary program is for kids grades one through six. Both sections use The Gospel Project for Kids. With it, we go through the Bible every three years to impact the three stages of childhood development from two years old through sixth grade. Our curriculum covers many of the main Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments to demonstrate how each story points to Christ’s redemptive work and our continued need for a Savior to redeem and restore us.
If would like to review our curriculum, please click here to watch a video by Pastor Matt Chandler from the Village Church, who does a superb job of explaining the importance of having a Christ-centered view of all of Scripture. To read more, please click here to open the “scope and sequence” of all the Bible lessons that will be taught through in three years. You can also contact Terilyn Brown at 951.281.28271 to schedule a “hands-on” review of the curriculum.
AWANA (Off Until 2021)
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, which is a paraphrase of 2 Timothy 2:15. AWANA seeks to help you in training your children to walk in God’s pathways rather than those of the world. Our AWANA Clubs are part of a worldwide ministry, headquartered in Streamwood, Illinois.
For more, please check out the AWANA Blog to keep you up to date with all that is going on. Be sure to check the site often.
Virtual VBS JULY 2020!
Hey NP K!DS,
We finished our Wonderful Word Wednesdays – Virtual VBS 2020 back in July. Did you miss any of our Wednesdays? Watch all of the videos on the Northpoint YouTube channel. Here’s the recap:
Northpoint Winter Camp 2020 Recap
Over the weekend of January 3-5, 2020, 15 Northpoint leaders took 32 fourth–sixth graders up to Thousand Pines for Winter Camp 2020! Our own Rich Simpson taught from John 7:38 to show that just as we can’t survive in this life without water, we can’t survive eternity without Jesus, our LIVING WATER. Tri Nguyen joyfully echoed that gospel truth through song. Thank you to our NP family for your prayers and support to get us up the hill; now, please pray that the seeds planted would grow into faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Take a look below to get an idea of what we did at Winter Camp.
Children’s Ministry Director
VBS 2019 Recap
On July 7, 2019, Northpoint was buzzing with activity as we put up Christmas decorations around campus in anticipation of our Vacation Bible School set to start the following evening. Christmas in July. Why? Our prayer was that in the years to come, when Christmas rolls around each year, all who would attend VBS would remember Christmas is all about Jesus. He is The Star of Christmas. We prayed before VBS, and now after, that those memories will lead them to the gospel and to Christ. Won’t you pray with us that the gospel seeds planted at this year’s VBS will sprout!
Take a look below to get an idea of what it looked like at Northpoint over the week of July 8-12, 2019:
Northpoint Winter Camp 2019 Recap
Winter Camp for our 4th-6th graders was January 4-6, 2019! Our theme, from John 8:12, was Light of the World: “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” We learned that we didn’t have to walk too far from our cabins at Thousand Pines at night to get where it was really dark—probably darker than it is at home. In the same way, we don’t have to walk too far from God to be in another kind of darkness: the kind that keeps us separated from Him—forever. All it takes is one sin against God. Just one. Talking back to our parents. Sneaking cookies from the kitchen cabinet after we’ve been told we can’t have any. Just one sin and we are separated from God, in darkness, forever. And we’ve all sinned. Today. Maybe even in the last few minutes. Seriously bad news, right? For sure. But there is good news. At camp we learned why, like it teaches in John 8:12, that Jesus is The Light of the World who takes away the darkness.
Here’s what it looked like:
Children’s Ministry Directortbrown@northpointcorona.org