November 2019
November 2019 Newsletter
Ever wonder what lesson your child will be learning on Sunday? What can you do together as a family in November? Keep reading for these answers and more!
Our Lessons for November
Don't forget that you can find lots of information on the Parent Portal page of the church website! Our new Bible verse, songs, upcoming events, and more are all there for you. We also provide extra coloring and activity pages for each Sunday that you can download and print at home These accompany each Sunday's lesson, and are a way for you to reinforce at home what they have learned at church on Sunday. Take a look today!
Sunday, November 3rd - Bible Blitz in
Watering Hole
On this Sunday, 1st - 5th grade will play fun review games in the Watering Hole to review all of our lessons from October. These were: Ruth & Boaz, Eli & Samuel, Israel Demanded a King, and God Rejected Saul as King. Your children can also say the Proverbs memory verse by heart for a prize! Be on time so you don't miss the fun!
Sunday, November 3rd - David is Annointed
(in Little Explorers)
Kindergarten and the Little Explorers will get a head-start on this story on November 3rd, because it includes a lot! Today they will hear the story about David getting annointed as king, and then later fighting Goliath. Their activities will focus on the first part of the story; next Sunday they will review the story and focus on David's defeat of Goliath!
Sunday, November 10th - David was Annointed and Fought Goliath
Sunday, November 17th - David and Jonathan Became Friends
Sunday, November 24th - God Made a Covenant with David
Thanks for Giving!
Thank you to our Safari Kid team members!
Ms. Kelli & Ms. Tracy want to say THANK YOU in this Thanksgiving season, to all of our team members. Thanks for GIVING! Thank you for giving your time and talents to children. Thank you for serving in our children's ministry. If you are thankful for our team members, be sure to tell them this month whenever and wherever you see them serving!
Thanksgiving Serving Opportunity
Worship God by serving together this November
Give with your family this Thanksgiving! First Alliance will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner in our Family Life Center, as well as at a local senior living facility. Volunteer with your kids to help in the serving line , to cook a turkey beforehand , or fill one of the other roles available. You could also head to the store with your kids and donate food items in the breezeway! Click the image for all of the information.
Give a Party - from your family to another!
Give a
"Happy Birthday Jesus" party to a family in our community!
First Alliance is once again organizing Christmas gifts donated from a local community (Maple Leaf Estates) and giving them to families in need in our community. Would you help us tell these families about what Christmas really means? We are asking our Safari Kid families to provide a "Party in a bag" for these families to take home with them. How? During the month of November , you would bring us a bag with certain items (see our Parent Portal ) so that these families can go home and have a Happy Birthday Jesus party! Safari Kids will donate a book to each bag that is brought in by one of our families. Be sure to look for details on the Parent Portal - we need the bags by the end of November, as gifts are handed out on December 14th!
A Change in Safari Kids Leadership
Ms. Kelli is stepping down...
If you missed the announcement in worship service on October 27th, you may not be aware of this upcoming change! After working for 11 years at First Alliance (and almost 5 years as co-leader with Ms. Tracy), Ms. Kelli is following God's lead back into the business world. It's no coincidence that our memory verse for October was Proverbs 3:5,6 "Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight." Ms. Kelli has been praying and listening to God's promptings, and has submitted her plans to Him. Pray for this transition for Ms. Kelli, and for Safari Kids! Until the end of 2019, Jami Bruno will be filling is as a part-time assistant. During this time, we plan to evaluate our children's ministry program & its needs, and then officially develop and list the position that will be open. Please go HERE to watch the announcement video.