Wednesday, February 4, 2009

LOL Kidz Camp 2009

June 8-12, Lake Williamson in Carlinville, IL

This year's Kidz Camp is going to be over the top fun for your child. Our theme this year is LOL-- Live Out Loud. We are going to be teaching about when we live with compassion the noise of our life points people to Jesus. Oh yeah, and there is going to be the water slide, blob, zip line, slip n slide, snow cones, popcorn, great food, new music, friends, messy games, fishing, crafts, games and more.

Kidz Camp is for children that have completed 1st Grade.

Cost for camp is $240 before May 10. After May 10 the cost will be $265. Fill out a bright green envelope and place a $75 deposit inside to sign up. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Green envelopes & fliers can be found upstairs beginning Sunday, February 15.


On Sunday February 8 & 15 all children that bring a friend that does not attend FBCM will recieve a coupon for a free smoothie from the church cafe. The friend will also recieve the same coupon. If your child brings multiple friends they will recieve a coupon for each friend they bring. There will be a friend check in station upstairs to greet all guests and pass out Friendalicious coupons.

Bringing a friend to church never tasted so good!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


The next Faith Club will be Sundays, March 1, 8 & 15 at 10:55. Faith Club is the new chrisitans class for kids. If you have questions about this class or would like to sign up please email me at

KidzStuff This Wednesday Night Feb. 4

It's time again for our monthly KidzStuff. KidzStuff is where kids bring parents to learn about God. One of the biggest values of parents attending KidzStuff with their children is that moms and dads learn what we are teaching at church all month long. It's one way that our partnership in spiriutally helping your child is strengthened.

And it's a whole lot of fun too. This month we have a big problem in the clubhouse. See you WEdnesday as we continue teaching the real meaning of "that's not fair."

Let's Go To the Fair!

Notes from the Editor
Fair Grounds"That's no fair!" Who among us has never put his hands on his hips and cried those words? Most of us have built-in fairness radar--at least when it comes to how we're treated. But of course fairness is a two-way street. More on that in a minute. Let's get something else out of the way first: the words SAME and EQUAL. Sometimes SAME = EQUAL. Sometimes it does not--which is how we're approaching the virtue of fairness. Think about it this way: fairness is NOT about treating people THE SAME. Because God created us in His image (Genesis 1:27), we are alike in some ways, but different in others. Apart from obvious physical differences, we have different personalities, skills and talents, likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. Because we're different, we have different NEEDS. And because we have different needs, we don't all necessarily need to be treated the same. (Example: I bet you and your siblings are not all the same. You are different in some ways. Which means your parents needed to do some things differently for each of you in order to parent you in the way you needed. Right?) So, fairness is not about treating people the same. Instead, fairness IS about treating people EQUALLY. Because God created us, He loves each of us--dearly and without favoritism. So much so that He sent His one and only Son to die for us (John 3:16), regardless of our sex, age, race, ethnicity, or nationality. As Peter said, "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right" (Acts 10:34-35, NIV). Thank goodness God is fair! Back to that two-way street thing: As dearly loved children of God, He wants us to be imitators of Him (Ephesians 5:1). "As believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism" (James 2:1, NIV). In other words, don't unfairly favor one person OR unfairly "disfavor" another. So this month, we'll be going to the "Fair Grounds," where everyone is treated with respect.
Week 1: Treat everyone fairly because everyone's important to God.(The principle of fairness, James 2)
Week 2: Treat everyone fairly--even those who are different.(The parable of the good Samaritan, Luke 10)
Week 3: Treat everyone fairly--even your enemies.(Saul and Ananias, Acts 9)
Week 4: Show God's love to everyone because He wants everyone to know Him.(Jesus' last orders to the disciples, Matthew 28; Acts 1)