Newsletter for PROPEL Kids Ministry at Ayersville UMC

Where Kids Take Flight with Jesus



to PROPEL KIDS at Ayersville UMC

We're excited to launch this new kids ministry where kids will learn that Jesus is the pilot of our lives.

The Flight Plan is our monthly KidMin newsletter that will be sent to keep you updated on announcements and events. We will also send an eblast reminder before each meeting. If you have announcements or other info to share please let us know. If you know of others who would like to receive our communications, please have them sign up on our website


See what's happening this month.

Saturday, October 2, 5pm

Light the Night Family Fun

Bon Fire, Wagon Rides, Crafts, Games - Bring your lawn chairs and

a snack to share.

Fun for the whole family!

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Thursday, October 28, 6-7:30pm

Tunnel of Treats

Kids can visit treat stations throughout the church on Thursday, October 28 from 6-7:30pm for a safe way to Trick or Treat. If you would like a station from which to pass out candy or would like to provide candy, please contact the church office by Wed., Oct. 27 at Noon.


Sunday, December 12, 9am

Kids' Christmas Program

We plan to have a Children's Christmas program on Sunday, December 12 at 9am as a celebration of the birth of Jesus. We will be highlighting the talents of our Propel kids through different variety show acts. We have been talking about how God gives us each special talents and wants us to use them to glorify Him and share them to help others. At Propel Wednesdays he will be practicing for the program and may have to add a couple extra practices and a dress rehearsal as time gets closer. We would love all the kids to participate. If your child cannot or does not wish to, please notify us as soon as possible. We hope you will invite friends and family to our Christmas celebration as we worship the newborn King!

Memory Verse


We will be featuring a PROPEL all-star in this space each month. To help our church family get to know more about the kids, they will be bringing home an "All About Me" Worksheet. We also ask you email us a picture or two. We will feature information here as well as posting it at church. If for any reasons you do not want your child to participate, please let us know.



Get inspired with this month's encouragement.

Do Not be Anxious …

I’ve always been a bit of an organizer—I really like having everything in its place. In fact, when I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was to organize my toys. I had a container full of all kinds of different toy foods: fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, cakes, you name it. I’d dump that bin out on the floor and spend hours putting everything in order. I know it sounds thrilling but I just loved it. Well, I loved it until someone else wanted to join in. If my parents invited other families over to hang out for a meal, I would get so anxious just thinking about other kids showing up and messing with "my food". What if they moved something out of place? What if they put a purple food next to orange food!?! Can’t you feel the stress I was facing? Ok, maybe not, but you get the picture. Little kids aren’t always rational about sharing their things (well… some adults too). 

Dad tried a preemptive strike by talking to me beforehand, reminding me that I had to share my toys with the other kids. I would always agree with Dad that, yes indeed, sharing is a good idea. But when those little friends showed up, I’d spend the entire time trying to keep them out of my room. Matthew 6:31 & 33 says, “31 Therefore do not be anxious saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’… 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” It may seem a little weird to quote this verse here, as I’m pretty sure Jesus was talking about real food, not plastic food. But I think that makes it even more relevant to this story. I mean, if we shouldn’t be anxious about the basic necessities of life (food, drink, clothing), then we DEFINITELY shouldn’t worry about sharing our toys. God wants us to trust him and put Him first in all things.

After our friends would leave, Dad and I would have another conversation that usually involved some discipline. I didn’t like it at the time, but I’m grateful for it now since he taught me to love others more than things. 


1. Do you have any toys that you don’t like to share?

2. What can you do to make sure you’re not putting toys, or anything else,

before others?


God, thank you for the abundance of things you’ve given us. Thank you that we have toys to play with and food to eat and clothes to wear. Help us to be good at sharing those things with other people. Help us to seek your kingdom first and to trust you in all situations.


Come up with an idea as a family to share with others. Maybe donate food to a food pantry or soup kitchen, donate clothes to a thrift store, or take some cookies to a lonely neighbor. 


Operation Christmas Child is underway!

Pack a shoebox for children around the world to share the love of Jesus with them. We will be helping to pack shoeboxes in November. If your family would like to fill one you may pick up an empty box at the church. You may also just bring in items (toys, school supplies etc. to pack in the boxes we will be filling. More info to come on that next month.

October's Theme: Glow-in-the-Dark


Wednesday Nights - October 6 & 20, 6:30pm

Next Up at PROPEL-Watch for the E-Blast Reminder next week

Sunday Mornings at 10:05am - Adventures in Acts

Wednesday, October 6, 6:30pm - GLOW-IN-THE DARK Night - Wear white or light-colored clothes or other glow-in-the-dark items. God Lights Our Way!

Family Meal and Games start at 6pm if you would like to come early

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