Children's Ministry - December 2017

Happy Birthday Jesus! It is now Christmas time. Slow down, have fun and spend time with your family. This time of year brings lots of great memories from when I was a kid. My momma always made sure that everyone had the things they needed. She gave so much joy, love, and time to others. She would give socks, lotion, food and other gifts to the elderly. The children she knew always had plenty of clothes, shoes, food and toys. Our friends called her Momma too. She always had an open heart and a gentle guidance when things got tough or we just needed to talk. This time of year, all the memories of Jesus' love my mother showed through the years fills my heart with joy. Be sure to take the time to give your children and family the love of Jesus every day. It will last a lifetime. We are here to be Jesus’ hands and feet to everyone we come in contact with. Every child needs someone they can talk to and understand them. When the world gives them questions, your attitude and answers can lead them to Jesus. As the year comes to a close and a new one begins, pray that Jesus will show you new ways to be a light for Him to everyone you come in contact with.

Cook Kidz Ministry
Dec. 2nd Mom/Daughter Cookies and Canvas Party 10am-12:30pm
Dec. 8th Cook Kidz Club 6pm-9pm NO PEEKING PARENTS!
Dec. 9th Ruston Christmas Parade
Dec. 16th Musical - Lincoln Parish Library
Dec. 17th Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration Connect Groups
Dec. 24th Candlelight service
Dec. 25th Merry Christmas to you all!
More info at Cook Baptist Church website or Cook Kidz Ministry on Facebook.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and Love to you and your family,
Rebecca Welch

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Children's Ministry - November 2017

Wow, it has gotten cooler. Fall is finally here. This time of year reminds me of cozy fires, warm pajamas, hot chocolate, s’mores, and the list goes on of the fun you can have in the fall. The most fun of all is to share the love of Jesus with your family, friends and neighbors. Invite them to church with your family. You have lots of opportunities to invite them to church in the next few months. Sharing the love of Jesus through the year is what we are here for. This month, show them how thankful you are to be in their life. Pray Jesus gives you the opportunity to share His love with others in our community.

A lot has been happening with Cook Kidz Ministry and we continue to pray for more ways to love, build and encourage His kids at Cook. We are thankful for the support and love that you give Cook Kidz Ministry. You can change a child’s or parent’s life each time you keep the nursery or teach a class. God has given each of us gifts and abilities to show His love through this ministry. If you would like to have the opportunity to help in extended session or connect groups, we have opportunities for you to serve in areas.

What’s coming up
Nov 5th -Family Day at the park 3-6pm
Nov 10th -Cook Kidz Club 6-9pm
Nov 19th- Thanksgiving Meal
Nov 23rd- Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 2nd -Mother/Daughter Canvas and Cookies 10am-12:30pm All ages invited
Dec 8th- Cook Kidz Club 6-9pm

Love you all,
Rebecca Welch
rebecca@cookbc.org
Keep up with Cook Kidz Ministry at
Cook's Kidz Ministry on Facebook
Cook Baptist Church website

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Children's Ministry - October 2017

As Fall approaches, things start to change color. Our Children’s Ministry Team will be cleaning out things and putting a fresh color on classrooms. We are looking at ways to improve and make things better. We have prayed over this for a while now, and God has got great plans for Cook. We would like to thank everyone who helps in any way with this ministry. You do not know how many young lives you touch and how that impact will be the rest of their life.

We always have opportunities for you to serve in Cook Kidz Ministry. We have a really exciting mission coming up on Tues. Oct. 31st called “Operation Night Light.” We will be asking for you to fill the black can by the Welcome Center with whatever treat you would like to donate. This will touch our community in a big way. We have around 5000 people, mostly young families come by our church every year; they park on Cook property and walk the neighborhood. What better way to give back to Jesus then to stand in front of our church with a bag full of goodies and a smile welcoming them. If you would like to help serve at Operation Night Light, see Todd or Rebecca.

Coming Up in Cook Kidz Ministry:
Sept 24th - Oct 25th Drop off treats at the Welcome Center
October 6th - Cook Kidz Club
October 25th -Fill the bags for Operation Night Light
October 31st -“Operation Night Light”
November 10th -Cook Kidz Club

Love you all,
Rebecca Welch

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Children's Ministry - September 2017

School is in full swing. Continue to pray for all children and all school faculty throughout the year.

We have opportunities for you to serve in preschool and children's ministry this year. Check out our Facebook page, Cook Kidz, or Cook Baptist Church webpage to find exciting things to get your children, grandchildren, or kids in your neighborhood involved with Cook Kidz.

We are planning a Dad & Son Nerf Night on Sept. 23 from 4pm-7pm in the gym. We will provide pizza, Nerf games, testimonies and lots more fun. Invite your friends and come spend a fun night with your son or grandson. Sign up online at cookbc.org.

We are planning to hand out 1500 wrapped bags the night of October 31st at Cook Baptist Church. There will be a drop off at the Welcome Center for treats to share with the kids in our community. You may drop them off from Sept. 24th-Oct. 22nd. Cook Kidz will fill the bags on October 25th. This will be an exciting night to come and greet all the families in our community and share the love of Jesus.

Upcoming Ministries- Cook Kidz:

  • Sept 8th- COOK KIDZ CLUB- 6-9pm
  • Sept 23rd- Dad & Son Nerf Night- 4-7pm Gym
  • Sept 24th-Oct 22nd treat drop off at the Welcome Center
  • Oct 6th- COOK KIDZ CLUB - 6-9pm

Check out Cook Kidz facebook page and cookbc.org for details on these ministries and more.
Love you all,
Rebecca Welch

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Children's Ministry - August 2017

Well, the summer is coming to an end. Back to school for our children. Pray for the children, their teachers, and other faculty and staff.

We will continue our Wednesday evening TeamKid. It has been a blessing to hear the prayers and thoughts the children have on Wednesday evenings. We will continue to have fun learning God's word and praying for one another. I hope you get plugged in and learn ways to encourage and minister to your community and neighbors.

We will start back in September with Cook Kidz Club. If you would like to get involved with Preschool or Children's Ministry we have opportunities for you to serve. It is a blessing to serve the precious families in our community. To keep up with what is going on in Cook Kidz Ministry, join our Facebook page or visit cookbc.org.

We are so blessed to have our new pastor Jeff and Susan Smart be a part of our family at Cook. God has blessed us with them. Excited to see what God has planned for His church.

Love you all,
Rebecca Welch

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