Hello Remix, Revolution, & SPIN Parents,
This weekend, we look at something Peter wrote in 1 Peter 4:10-11. He reminded people in the early church how God’s Holy Spirit gave each of them a spiritual gift. These gifts are not for our own benefit. Rather, they should be used to benefit everyone. When we use those gifts, we can point others to Jesus. The Bottom Line is- Look for ways to serve others. Kids are just becoming aware of the needs around them. As leaders, we can help them notice the people around them who may have a need they can meet. God gives gifts to everyone who follows Jesus they can use to give back and help others know Jesus. In Revolution, the Key Question is- How can you serve someone today? Service is often something preteens know they should do, but they may not know exactly what they could do or how they can serve. We hope to give kids a chance to talk about the tangible ways they can help others. They don’t have to wait to use the gifts God gave them; they can use them right now.
Here are two questions you can ask your child to reinforce what was taught in church:
1.) What are you good at?
2.) How can you use your gifts to serve someone today?
We continue our Sock Drive to provide opportunities to practice serving others. We are collecting new, white crew socks for the Central Union Mission in Washington, DC. We want to show kids that Jesus has the power to work through us when we are willing. There are two boxes located upstairs for any donations you and your child would like to make.
Baptism Weekend is February 23rd & 24th. This means that all Elementary aged kids will be in the adult service to be a part of the celebration! If you believe your child is ready to be baptized, please contact me ASAP as we prepare for that service!
If you have any questions about anything, feel free to reach out. I would love to hear from you!
Director or Elementary Ministry
New Hope Church