February 18th & 19th Parent Note for Remix/Revolution

Hi Remix, Revolution and SPIN Parents!

This week our bottom line is: Give to others who are in need. As we start to see others the way God sees them, we will become more aware of their needs. We have opportunities everyday to help others and meet their needs. One way to give to others who are in need is to get involved in our Knock Knock Give a Sock sock drive. Socks are one of the #1 items requested by homeless shelters. Help us show our local community some love this month by donating some new socks! It’s amazing how kids will start to show love to others when they become aware of the needs around them. We are a third of the way towards of goal to collect 1,000 pairs of socks. Remix is currently in the lead with 206 pairs and Revolution has 130 pairs. Below is this week's profile story:

Our Bible story this week is from Mark 6:30-44. We see how Jesus’ care for others turned into one of His most amazing miracles. Jesus reached a point in His ministry when He was extremely popular. Everyone wanted to hear what He had to say about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, thousands of people showed up to hear Him speak. As it became later in the day, Jesus could have sent them all home to grab some dinner, instead He made the unthinkable happen. He turned five loaves of bread and two fish into a meal for more than 5,000 people.

Our memory verse for February comes from 1 John 4:10:

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” (NLT)

We want our kids to learn a verse that gives them the essence of why love is important. Love isn’t just something we demonstrate because it’s a good thing to do. Love doesn’t even start with us. We love because God loves us. Love is an essential part of who God is and how God interacts with the world. We love others because of the capacity He put within us to love. His love drove Him to sacrifice His only Son on our behalf to make the relationship between us right again.

Make sure to check out the rest of our resource on the Kids’ Time website. We have weekly devotionals you can do along with your child, worship songs to dance and sing along with, Bible story videos and much more! Next weekend the elementary-aged kids will be in adult service to witness the baptism celebration. We hope you take this opportunity to talk more with your child about what baptism means. If you feel like your child or another member of your family is prepared to make this step in their faith please contact us!

Much Love,

Courtney

Courtney Straightiff

Coordinator of Elementary Ministry

New Hope Church Courtney.Straightiff@newhope.org

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