The Kids’Quest summer session is off to a great start. Our first lesson was on Pentecost. Such an important lesson about the Holy Spirit. We will be looking at some very interesting lessons from the Old Testament the rest of the summer. Hopefully we will have some nice warm Sundays so we can spend some class time outdoors.
Our first VBS session was awesome! We enjoyed a Wednesday in June together from 9AM until 3PM. Our stories and activities centered around a cowboy theme of Jesus lassoing our hearts. We talked about Jesus’ great love for us, we sang fun songs, we made twine wrapped hearts, received cowboy hats, played Bible bingo, had yummy snacks and pizza for lunch, read books, prayed and had fun break times. It was a full day of activity.
The children, adults and Lucas, our helper, all had a fantastic day. We are very much looking forward to our next VBS time together in July. We would love to have more children enjoy that special time.
We will soon start our planning for the 2017-2018 session. We would appreciate any suggestions you may have to make our Kids’ Quest times even more enjoyable and meaningful.
Kids’ Quest is the children’s Sunday morning education time here at Hope. We are on a “quest”, or a search to learn more about our God and how He fits into our daily lives. He is there for us in the good times and the bad, just as He was for the people we learn about in the Bible. We welcome children from age 4 through 5th grade. Kids’ Quest meets during the worship hour every Sunday except the third Sunday of the month, which is our Sounds of Hope Sunday. On those Sundays, children may attend the worship service with their parents, then meet for Kids’ Quest from 11am to noon. Wisdom Quest, an education hour for the adults, is also held during this second hour on the third Sundays.
Kids’ Quest is an active part of our church community. We are involved in various projects and activities throughout the year. October is UNICEF month when we collect coins to help needy children of the world. In December we sponsor a sleigh ride, plan and set up a bake sale, and present a Christmas pageant. The first Sunday of February, the children take part in the worship service by reading scripture, leading prayers and helping to serve Holy Communion. This is a very special time for the children and they take the responsibility very seriously. Easter Sunday brings the popular Easter egg hunt for all children. In May, the children who have been in third grade are each presented with a Bible. The month of May also brings our all church celebration. A picnic lunch is served, then games and prizes are provided for the entire congregation as we celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.
The goal of our Kids’ Quest is to provide the children with a learning experience that will bring them to realize the importance of God in their daily lives and understand how much God loves them and wants them to live for Him. We also want the children to know they are an important part of the faith community here at Hope and they are loved here.
We appreciate any comments about our Kids’ Quest program. Suggestions are always welcome. We would like to hear how parents and students like the Sunday School hour after the worship service on the third Sunday of the month. We need to know your thoughts on this project.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our Hope faith community for the support and encouragement given to our Kids’ Quest program. It is such a blessing to know we are special and important to you, our family.