August on the Rooftop
Categories: Crosstown Kids
Wisdom: Finding out what you should do and doing it.
When it comes to wisdom, we want every child to grow up and say: “I can trust God no matter what.” And, because of how they trust Him they will also realize they can treat others the way they want to be treated and make wise choices regardless of the circumstances.
We want children to realize just how much Jesus loves them and that he DIED, so that they can have a relationship with God the Father. When that relationship becomes a priority in the life of even young children, they become aware of the power and wisdom of God. That awareness fuels a life of faith that helps kids to make wise choices. Our memory verse is Proverbs 8: 10-11. “Choose my teaching instead of silver. Choose knowledge rather than fine gold. Wisdom is worth more than rubies. Nothing you want can compare with her.”
On Aug 2, we visited 1 Kings 3:4-15 where young Soloman impressed the world with his choice of wisdom over riches or power. Bottom Line: If you want to be wise, ask God for wisdom.
On Aug 9, we will check out one of Soloman’s sons, Rehoboam, who ignored the wisdom of others and chose to rely on his peers and ended up with devastating results. 1 Kings 12:1-15. Bottom line: If you want to be wise, hang out with wise people.
On Aug 16, we will dive into some of Soloman’s advice in Proverbs. We will discuss how words can cut people down or encourage them. Bottom line: If you want to be wise, think before you speak.
On Aug. 23, we will stay in Proverbs and discover how being wise is important and a little more than knowing the difference between right and wrong. It’s listening to our loving God and following his rules. Bottom line: If you want to be wise, look before you leap.
On Aug. 30, we will wrap up our series on wisdom in the perfect scripture, Luke 2:52. Jesus shared amazing wisdom with his disciples that is recorded for us in the Bible. Bottom line: If you want to be wise, find out what Jesus said.
Visit our GodTime page in parent resources for four awesome devotionals each week that support the lesson from Sunday. I know you won’t want to miss the opportunity to teach your kiddos about God’s wisdom as they jump back into school.
Make sure you mark your calendars for these amazing upcoming events.
Blessing of the Backpacks
THIS SUNDAY, August 9 at the 9:30am and 11:00am worship services
Join us on this special Sunday for our first ever “Blessing of the Backpacks!” Just in time for Back to School, we will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect, and nurture them this year. Students of ALL ages are invited to bring their backpacks with them to church for this special event. Be sure to invite a friend, neighbor, classmate or teacher to join you for worship this Sunday!
Sunday, August 16 – Cookout 4:30pm-6:30pm
Mark your calendars for this special event family-fun event. The Kickoff Cookout is the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in a growth group, ministry and/or mission opportunity. Kids and adults will enjoy a wonderful evening filled with music, games and a yummy dinner at the best price ever – FREE!
*Please bring a donation for The Panty PB&J August Food Drive.
What’s in the Bible for Crosstown Kids!
Wednesday Nights from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Room 147
Ages PreK – 5th Grade
Wednesday nights are a great time for kids to experience just how much FUN they can have learning about the Bible!
Parents, you can relax and truly enjoy your Wednesday Night – CONNECT time knowing that downstairs your children are having a blast! Kids will love our new program What’s in the Bible, an interactive series with video, music, activities and an awesome take home sheet.
* If you are going to be in an adult Bible study that runs until 7:45pm, your children will go to Popcorn and Movie or to the playground at 7:30pm.
5th Grade Praise Team
Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:45pm starting August 19
The Praise Team is an amazing and fun leadership opportunity for all rising 5th graders. This high-energy team leads worship and serves as important role models for the younger grades. Practice on Wednesdays will include 30 minutes of devotional/leadership training and 45 minutes of intense worship fun! Team roles include on stage, backstage and audio visual assistants. 5th graders will be scheduled on a rotational basis to lead worship on the Rooftop during the 9:30am and 11:00am worship hours on Sunday mornings.
Fall Acolyte Training Class
Sunday, August 23 at 12:15pm
Calling all 3rd – 5th graders, be an important part of worship by bringing the light of Christ in to our service each week at the 11:00am traditional service. Join us for this special training class taught by Pastor Jonathan. A light lunch will be served during the training. Please RSVP, so we can plan lunch accordingly (include parent and child).
Our new Acolyte schedule will begin on Sunday, August 30. Our Acolyte leader, Amber Riley, will work with parents to make sure the 2015 fall schedule is convenient for all families. Depending on the number of Acolytes we have in training, each child will have the opportunity to serve once a month. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Crosstown Small Group Leaders Needed
Join our amazing team of Crosstown Kids small group leaders! Serving and worshiping on Sunday morning with our wonderful kids is truly worth every second. By simply volunteering one or two days a month, you will make an eternal impact on the life of a child! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org