Children's Ministry - April 2017

Spring is here, which means new beginnings and new life. The most important is new life and new beginnings​ with Jesus Christ. No matter how we look on the outside, it is our inner joy, peace, hope, and love that God has given us through our new life with Him that matters most.

Last month, as we were preparing for our CentriKid Camp Fundraiser, God gave us a blessing that we still are in awe over. It started out with1st-6th grade helping price and straighten things up for the sale that would be Saturday morning. The kids were all scattered and busy and I had adults helping keep an eye on them. One mom was rearranging suitcases and found one that we had stored for a while. It was smashed in on one side and the lock was jammed. Several people had tried to get me to throw it away, but I just saw potential that it could be used for a photo prop or another need. It was tucked away behind the others, but she insisted we open it. She pulled it out and brought it over to where I was standing. It had a $2 tag on it. It was not very useful looking on the outside but what was on the inside would make all the difference. I said “there is a pile of keys on the table over there.” She went and grabbed a key out of the 25-30 old keys. She stuck it in the jammed lock and it came open. There was a Bible, clothes, and shoes in it. I picked up the Bible and started flipping pages There were envelopes in the Bible. I picked one up and by this time, the mom had found one in the back of the suitcase. We lifted them to the light and could see it was money. We both found several envelopes. The kids were even handing us more envelopes as they came to see what all the excitement was about. There was nothing to identify where this had come from, except Jesus Christ blessed us with enough money to allow 25 children to go to camp. The kids or adults will never forget the blessing God gave us on that Friday night as we worked. So, do not ever forget to look on the inside, just because the outside is flawed does not mean that God has not made a new beginning on the inside. Jesus is alive and you can find that inner joy, hope, love, and peace through Him.

Cook Kidz Ministry Calendar
April 9 -$30 due for M-Jam
April 16 -Sunrise Service 7:15 Railroad Park
April 22 -Mother/Son Scavenger Hunt 4pm
April 30 -Baby Dedication
May 5- Cook Kidz Club
May 6- M-Jam leave at 7:30am
May 14- Mother's Day
June 2-10 Mexico Mission Trip
June 26-30 VBS

Sign up online @ cookbc.org for upcoming events and check out our Facebook page.

Love you all,
Rebecca Welch

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Children's Ministry - March 2017

Look what's happening in CooK Kidz Ministry!


Last month was a blessing. We had our Daddy-Daughter Date Night, and it was awesome. So many, and all ages enjoyed spending time together. We focused on the importance of a daddy in a daughter's life. They made a craft together, which included ideas for them to have a date night each month until next year. There were some awesome memories made.

Our Love One Another Baskets were made by our Connect Groups and enjoyed by our older members that are not able to come see us at church as much as they would like to. The smiles and thankfulness from them are priceless. We continue to think of ways to minister to our community and show love to others.

Coming Up in March and April
March 10th Cook Kidz Club
March 11th Children's Camp Fundraiser-Garage Sale
April 1st Easter Eggstravaganza at Elli's Pumpkin Patch 4:30pm-7:00pm
April 5th $30 due for M-Jam at Tall Timbers 1st-6th grade includes T-shirt
Saturday May 6th is M-Jam

Check out sign-ups and other info online at cookbc.org or Cook Kidz Ministry on Facebook

Love you all,
Rebecca Welch

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Children's Ministry - February 2017

This month is filled with love! We need to be sure we are loving our families, neighbors and others we may come in contact with all year long. We can show people everyday we care and can pray for one another. Our children will be making Love One Another baskets for our older members that cannot be at church as much as they once could. This is a ministry of showing love to others our children and Connect Group leaders share in their class the weekend before Valentine's Day.

We will also have our Daddy Daughter Date Night this month. Our Children's Ministry Team is continually praying and thinking of events, 1 each quarter, where parents spend one on one time with their children and share God's love with them. They will have a devotional time where the specific relationship will be the topic and they will be prayed over. They will also have a meal and make an activity which will be a reminder each month of the importance of the relationship. These events are Father Daughter, Mother Son, Father Son, and Mother Daughter.

Our Vacation Bible School Ministry Team has been meeting and planning VBS for June 26th-30th. Go ahead and put VBS on your calendars for an awesome week to share scriptures, and Jesus’ love with children in our community.

We will be going to CentriKid Camp July 31st-Aug 3rd. This camp is for entering 3rd grade- 6th grade. The $50 deposit is due by Friday, February 10th.

There will be more info about these and other Cook Kidz Ministry opportunities on the Cook Baptist Church website or Cook Kidz Ministry Ffacebook page.

Upcoming Dates to remember
Daddy Daughter Date Night- Feb 3rd 6pm
Cook Kidz Club- Feb. 10th 6pm-9pm
CentriKid Camp Deposit Due- Feb.10th
Cook Kidz Club- Mar. 10th 6pm-9pm
Cook Kidz Camp Fundraiser- Mar. 11th
Easter Eggtravaganza- April 1st 4:30pm-7pm

Love you all,
Rebecca Welch

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Children's Ministry - January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May God bless your family this year. We stay so busy during the holidays The last two months of the year is a hurry and rush time for a lot of people. January is a time that some may make New Year's resolutions. I pray we put God first in everything we plan and calendar this next year. He wants to be in your whole year of planning. Imagine what we could accomplish if God was the center and the first thought we have when it comes to our life and others. God is great and we need Him.

If you missed the Cook Children and Youth musical, “Dude, You Hear What I Hear?” go to the Cook Baptist Church facebook page and watch the live video of it. It was a blessing and God was there. The choirs and leaders were a blessing to share Jesus' story. God used each one of them in a very special way.

This year, we will have new ministry opportunities for parents and children to share times together. Please watch on facebook and Cook Baptist Church website for upcoming events to spend time with your children.

Coming up:
Cook Kidz Club - Jan 6th
Daddy/Daughter Date Night - Feb 3rd 6-8:30pm
Cook Kidz Club - Feb 10th
Love One Another - Feb 12th mission to our shut-ins
Feb 12th - CentriKid Camp Deposit due $50 3rd-6th grade

Love you all,
Rebecca Welch

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Children's Ministry - December 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS! My favorite time of the year has finally arrived. You could say I have lots of favorites, but this is my most favorite. Happy Birthday Jesus!

The reason I love Christmas so much is because the meaning of real and true love was born on Christmas for me and for you. Every time I read or hear the Christmas story, it feels my heart with such joy and love. The reason we celebrate Christmas should be remembered by us all year long. He is the happiness in the children on Christmas morning. He is the love we share with our families around the Christmas season, those near and far. He is our Messiah, and he lives in all the miracles we see and hear every day. This time of year, we get so busy and we want everything to be perfect, but the most perfect gift you can give anyone is Jesus Christ.

Coming up this month
Dec 2 Cook Kidz Club 6-9
Dec 7 Cook Kidz Ministry Team Meeting
Dec 9 Christmas Music Lincoln Parish Library
Dec 18 Children's Musical 6:00pm (Bring your family and friends)
Dec 21 Prayer Meeting only
Dec 24 Candlelight Service
Dec 25 Come as you are service 10:15 am

Dec 4-18 Life Choices Tree will be by the Welcome Center this month. Please pick an ornament and bring a gift for a special baby. This is a special way to teach your family about Life Choices.

Love you all, hope you have a very Merry CHRISTMAS.
Rebecca Welch

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