September 2019
September 2019 Newsletter
Ever wonder what lesson your child will be covering on Sunday? Are you looking to put some dates on your family calendar? Keep reading to answer these questions and more!
September is BOGO month -
Bring One, Give One!
Show your children how to be a blessing!
Help us bless others! Click on the BOGO image to learn how .
Help us show the kids the importance of encouraging & thanking others! September will be our BOGO month of showing appreciation to educators. On 3 of the Sundays, we are asking your child to "Bring one, Give one." Bring One to your child's teacher, & Give One to us to deliver to the educators at Peace River Elementary! Whether it's a hand-made card or a new marker, small acts of kindness are a great way to show God's love. Why Peace River? What are we asking the kids to make or bring? Great questions! Click on the image to find out the BOGO details!

New Kindergarten Student this year?
On Sundays, Kindergarten students begin in Watering Hole, and then move into the Cheetah room. If you have a new Kindergarten student, please click on the Kindergarten image to read a more detailed welcome letter! It will help you talk to your child about what to expect on Sunday mornings.

At this time, we do not have teachers for the Kindergarten group during the 11:00 service . If your children attend during that hour, they will remain in Watering Hole and enjoy our lesson and activities there. Know someone at church who would be great for that age? Please send us their name!

Our Lessons for September
Don't forget that on our Parent Portal page on the church website, you can find activity pages for each lesson, which you can download and do at home with your child to review each Sunday! In September, we will learn about the cycle of sin and repentance in Israel during the time of the Judges.
Sunday, September 1 - The First Judges
Sunday, September 8 - Deborah & Barak
Sunday, September 15 - Gideon
Sunday, September 22 - Samson
Sunday, September 29 -
Bible Blitz & BOGO Assembly Day
The kids in 1st - 5th grade will spend today playing fun review games of the last 4 lessons in our unit. Help your kids review the stories & our memory verse, pictured here. If they say it today from memory, they get to pick a prize out of our prize box!

We will also use today to assemble some BOGO items for the teachers at Peace River Elementary! See the BOGO event description at the top of this newsletter for information.
Mommy & Me Group - Every Friday Afternoon!

Come with your little ones for a time of music, movement, crafts, fellowship, and worship! This group is led by Scarlett Jackson, and meets in the Family Life Center on Fridays from 3:30 - 5:00. For more information you can contact Scarlett by emailing her HERE, by calling the church office at 941-625-7435, or by checking the EVENTS page on the church website for updated information!
Opportunities for Grand Families
(grandparents raising grandkids)
Grand Family Fun Day - September 14
The Compassion & Outreach leadership team is organizing the 3rd Grand Family Fun Day of 2019 at First Alliance! This is a FREE day offered to grandparents who are raising grandchildren, and is open to anyone in the community. Grandparents are usually asked to call the church office and register their grandchildren, so keep your eyes on the bulletin and the website/Facebook pages as the date gets closer. The activities offered may also change - but it will be a FUN day. Go HERE to see pictures from the last one! Please visit our Events page on the website if you (or your teenager) can help by serving a 3 hour shift that day. This is an awesome opportunity to be Jesus' hands and feet!
New Small Group begins September 15th!
The church can be a family that supports, encourages, and teaches each other as we strive to follow God in the lives He has given us. If you are a grandparent raising grandchildren, and are not connected - or are just looking for a small group - try this one out! It begins September 15th, and will meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month! We will care for your grandkids as you go to service at 9:20 and stay for the small group at 11:00 (many of our Safari Kids stay for 2 services). You can also visit our website for more information by clicking on the picture below.
Say Yes!
Would you consider joining our team? We are currently praying for God to supply a 5th grade teacher & a Kindergarten teacher during the 11:00 service times, and more participants for our Good News Club team, which teaches Bible lessons on Thursdays at Peace River Elementary. There are also other roles available that would help us do our ministry better! Click HERE to see the opportunities available in various ministries at FAC, or visit our pages on the website to take a virtual tour of our ministry by clicking HERE .