Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kidz Camp Sign Up

Kidz Camp registration will begin on Sunday, March 16.

The camp dates are June 9-13 at Lake Williamson near Carlinville, IL. If you are interested in attending as a volunteer please let the Children's Ministry office know ASAP, complete and return a Camp Volunteer Application in early February and begin praying about how God can use you to help a child live for Christ!

Space will be limited for campers and volunteers so please consider your calendars now and sign up when registration opens.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, February 3

Attention All Families:

Please don't miss Sunday, February 3. We will have an exciting large group, including a friend from the past. Don't miss this great day!

The reason we do Connect Sunday every year is because we know it is so easy to miss connecting with a Small Group Bible Study. There is so much value to spending an hour each week with other adults in the same life stage to listen/discuss how the Bible answers real life questions like family, money, job and many other topics. Make this a time where you, as moms and dads, connect in a Bible Study.

This is so important becasue the best thing you can give your child is a mom or dad that wants to know more about God. If you have questions about what Bible Study to attend please send an email to for more specific information.

Don't let another year pass without attending a Small Group Bible Study (Sunday School)!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sundays ROCK!!!!!

Sundays in THE NEIGHBORHOOD Children's Ministry are rockin. Come join the excitement each week at 9:15 or 10:45. We are talking about ORDERLINESS (arranging your day to make it easier).

We have just discovered that God created the world in a specific order for a purpose. This Sunday we are going to be talking about what Jesus said was the greatest commandment. You know when you put God first everything else falls into place.

Don't forget FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT this Friday at 7 PM. Parents bring your child and enjoy watching Charlotte's Web the updated children's classic. We will have popcorn and lemonade. No drop off of children. This event is for kids and parents.

Make sure and bring your child this Sunday so you won't miss out on anything going on in THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

Thank You!

I want to say thank you from Angie and myself. Many of you have asked, prayed for and have volunteered to help. You truly are an amazing team. Thank you for helping me, but most importantly thank you for using your talents & time to serve God. We will keep you posted as to when the new baby is here. But as for now we wait patiently (sort of!).

Monday, January 7, 2008

KidzStuff this Wednesday at 7 PM

This Wednesday night is KidzStuff. KidzStuff is where families get to worship and learn about God together. Kids can't wait to have their parents with them on their spiritual growth journey. KidzStuff will help parents know the virtue we will be teaching during the month so that it can be talked about at home.

This month we are talking about ORDERLINESS. What a way to start the year! I am guessing that is something that can be talked about at your house. Gordo and the gang will be there this week and there something to do with the Wizard of Oz.

See you this week at 7 PM!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Family Movie Night January 18

Our Annual Family Movie Night is January 18 at 7 PM.

We will be watching Charlotte's Web. We will show the movie in the large area of THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Come on, bring the family and enjoy some popcorn. This will be a fun night for the entire famly!

Kidz Team Meeting

January 15 at 6 PM will be our next Kidz Team meeting. This is for all volunteers in the Children's Ministry. We have two team meetings per year, one in January and the other in September. These meeting are vital to the strength of our team. It takes many people to make the Children's Ministry effective and efficient. Don't miss this meeting!

6 PM Eat Dinner (Bully's BBQ, please RSVP, Childcare is Provided)

6:40 Pastor Fred will speak about exciting opportunities for 2008

7:00 Kidz Team in ROOM 224 (the large group area)
We will cover:
a. Upcoming dates, Super Sunday in March and additional classes
b. Sharing the Gospel with Kids
c. The Missing Link in Kidz Ministry Today & Why it Matters to You!

Please RSVP so that we can plan appropriately for food and childcare. You can do that by filling out a form that is upstairs and turning that in at the greeter station or by emailing Pastor Rich at

Please make this meeting. We all need to be on the same page because we have many kids who are sponges for Jesus right now. Remember, it is about Kidz Living 4 Christ!

Next Faith Club

The next Faith Club will be on Wednesday, January 16 & 23 from 7-8:15 PM. Your child will need to attend both weeks to complete the class.

Faith Club is the new Christians class for kids at FBCM. If your child has become a Christian and is asking questions about baptism please bring them to be apart of this classs. For more information or if you have questions please email them to Pastor Rich at