Wonderful Word Wednesdays – Virtual VBS 2020!
Children’s Ministry can’t meet yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do VBS this year. We’re going to gather online Wednesday evenings in July, beginning THIS Wednesday, July 8, for Wonderful Word Wednesdays – Virtual VBS 2020! There will be teaching, worshiping, skits, crafts, fun, opportunities for online interaction, and … maybe more.
On Wednesdays, we’ll post a new episode right here on NP K!DS’ page. You’ll be able to watch then, or whenever it is convenient. Each session will offer different age levels of Bible teaching to choose from: preschool, 1-3rd grade, and 4-6th grade. The optional online interaction for each episode will include families posting pictures and videos on the NP K!DS’ page of their kids completing, for example, crafts, and reciting memory verses. If you like your child to participate, you’ll need to complete this online VBS Photo Release form.
Also, for this first Wednesday, parents can pick up a craft bag for each child on Monday, July 6, and Tuesday, July 7, anytime, day or night, outside, in front of the Resource Room, which is downstairs on the east side of the Children’s Building.
We’re planning on a great time showing our NP K!DS—and those beyond!—how God, through His Word, has the answers to our deepest questions and concerns through the gospel. To do so, each Wednesday, we’ll focus on one of God’s promises and then show that promise in action through a Bible story.
Here’s our teaching plan:
Promise: 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Story: The Gospel – God Rules, We Sinned, God Provided, Jesus Gives, We Respond
– God sent Jesus to rescue us from our sin so that we can be with him forever.
Promise: Hebrews 13:5 – “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Story: Daniel 3 – The Fiery Furnace.
– When we belong to Jesus, he will never leave us no matter where we go
Promise: Psalm 4:3 – “But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.”
Story: Exodus 2:23-25 – God provides Moses to bring His people out of slavery in Egypt.
– God hears the prayers of his children and answers.
Promise: Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Story: Exodus 16 – God provides manna in the wilderness.
– God knows what his children need and provides for us. (Our greatest need was a Savior and Jesus; the bread of life became that for us.)
Promise: Romans 8:28 – “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Story: Genesis 39, 39-42, 50:20 – Joseph’s slavery and rise to power.
– When we belong to God, he makes everything that happens to us work for our good.
See you THIS Wednesday!
Children’s Ministry Registration for 2020-2021
COVID-19 has surely made it impossible to have our NP K!ds on campus, but we are currently working on a plan to return as soon as possible. With that in mind, 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 on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 951.281.2827 or Dani Tiqui at email@example.com or 951.281.2825 if you have any questions or comments.
Northpoint K!DS’ “Big Group Time” During COVID-19
Hello, NP K!DS’ Parents,
Until we can meet again in person, we’re “gathering” here to work through our lesson each week. Pull up a chair and let’s get started!
Ministry Director, Children
Northpoint K!DS’ “Big Group Time”
The Week of July 5-July 11
PARABLE OF THE SOWER
Hear ye, hear ye, you wonderful NP K!ds!
You are here to hear from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, where Jesus will tell us a story that has a deeper meaning to those of us who love Him.
You go NP K!d’s, go!
Here are your 8 challenges for you to do below.
Watch the first video below for numbers 1, 2, and 3:
1. Mrs. Lynn, Chloe, and Davy Green get to say, “Hi!” and tell us our July memory verses.
2. Miss Terri will spread something all over.
3. Mr. Tri will help lead us to sing to God with our hearts and voices.
4. To watch this weeks’ story review the lesson of Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23), you’ll have to access it on a private webpage from the Northpoint All-church due to licensing issues (subscribe to the email HERE).
5. Open your Bibles with your parents and enjoy reading Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 and work through the family discussion questions below:
Luke 19:10 – “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Romans 5:8 “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
For numbers 7 and 8, get your parents!
For our NP Parents:
NP K!DS’ Resources for THIS week –
7. You can read an article, Parable of the Sower, 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.
8. 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. Look for next week’s message again and please remember to tune in this Wednesday for Wonderful Word Wednesdays/Virtual Bible School.
If you need anything, please, please, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For God’s K!d’s
Ministry Director, Children
Northpoint Evangelical Free Church
Text Messages to 951.642.3222
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, 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
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. We offer Sunday Morning Programs for kids 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.
For more information, please contact Northpoint’s Children’s Director, Terilyn Brown, at email@example.com, or 951.281.2827, or Andria Brucks at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 951.281.2812.
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 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.
To register online, please click here. We accept online registrations throughout the year starting in mid-August.