It is 2018!! Another whole new year to experience God’s love and blessings. What could be better!
December was a busy month for us. It started with planning for the Christmas program. The cast was chosen and scripts with individual parts were sent out. On December 10 our bake sale was held. Many thanks to Sandy Johnson for organizing, publicizing, setting up and selling the wonderful treats. Many thanks to all the terrific bakers who contributed to this project and to all who purchased and enjoyed the results of their efforts. We sold $232.00 of baked goods that will be given to Animal Allies, which is our chosen mission project for the year.
On December 10, practice for our program was also held and the program was presented the following Sunday. It was wonderful! The entire cast did an outstanding job. There were some lighthearted parts but the message came through loud and strong. We are very thankful for a very good sound system so all parts could be heard.
We did miss out on 2 Sundays of class time but did enjoy the entire Christmas story. We also distributed treat bags to all children in attendance at the Christmas Eve services.
In January we will be looking at lessons on Jesus’ early ministry.
Our next exciting upcoming event will be the children/youth worship service on Sunday, February 4. We need all the young people we can get that day so please remember that date as you plan your activities.
The children and teachers of Kids’ Quest would like to wish all of our Hope family peace, hope, love and joy in the year ahead. ~ Anita
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.