Cook's Kids - August 2015

Thank you to everyone who donated items for our rummage sales. Thirteen kids were able to attend camp because of your generous contributions both to the rummage sale and to the kids camp fund. Your support is amazing and we are truly grateful!

August is shaping up to be a fun and busy month for Cook's Kids. Be sure to mark your calendars for these events.

August 4: Tuesday Tunes (10:00 a.m.)

August 7: Cook's Kids Club - Choir kids will use part of this time to practice.

August 8: Kids' choir will practice at 6:00

August 9: Down by the Creek Bank - musical performed in the evening service (6:00)

August 16: The Great Backpack Project (6:00) - a special event designed to help families bless others. Families or friend groups will stop at stations and learn how our lives are like school supplies. You will pack a backpack (or two) along the way and finish by praying at the altar for the child who will receive that backpack.

August 19: Movin' UP Party (5:45-8:00) - Parents will walk their kids to their new Connect Group (Sunday School) rooms where their new teachers will greet them with games and activities. Once they've connected with their group, they will move to the fellowship hall for pizza, popcorn, and the movie UP!

August 22: Preteen Invasion - Kids 4th through 6th grade from all over north Louisiana will meet together to learn how to soar like an Eagle as they face tough times in the upcoming school year. We will meet at the church at 8:30 and be back at 3:30.

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Cook's Kids - July 2015

What an amazing Journey Off the Map we had! 98 children attended, 9 salvation decisions were made and Pastor Mike got a pie in the face because our kids raised over $1,300 for missions. Thank you, church, for your involvement before, during, and after Vacation Bible School. The stage and building looked great, the teachers did an awesome job presenting the gospel, and the snacks were marvelous. Thank you to those who put up with extra décor in their rooms as we prepared to have a kid-friendly environment that allowed them to put aside the world and focus on following Jesus for a few hours each day.

Our 1st-3rd grade campers who attended Camp Harris had a great time...and came back soaked to the bone! It rained every day we were there and the resulting temperatures were enjoyable. Our kids rolled with the punches and had fun playing in the rain, studying God's word and making new friends. Thank you to Mel Corley for being the male chaperone.

Remember each Tuesday we have Tuesday Tunes from 10-11:30 a.m. followed by a fun activity. Our kids use this hour and a half to prepare for the musical they will present on August called "Down by the Creek Bank." If you have kids who haven't been attending, it isn't too late! All kids who have finished kindergarten throught 6th grade are welcome to join us.

July 5 is our Independence Day celebration. Kids bring your towel and prepare to get wet.

Kids' Ministry Team members will meet at 4 p.m. on July 11.

Centrikid campers will leave July 27 at 10:30 a.m. Please pray for us as we learn to be FIT for the kingdom of God. Insurance forms need to be completed, notarized, and turned in by July 19.

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Cook's Kids - June 2015

Look at what's coming!

June 1-5: Vacation Bible School
June 7: Family Night
June 9: Tuesday Tunes & Picnic on the Playground
June 11: Meet for a Movie (Rio 2)
June 16: Tuesday Tunes & Picnic on the Playground
June 18: Meet for a Movie (Lego Movie)
June 23: Tuesday Tunes & Picnic on the Playground
June 25: Meet for a Movie (Paddington Bear)
June 30: Tuesday Tunes & Picnic on the Playground

Tuesday Tunes is a continuation of musical practice for kids who have finished kindergarten through sixth grade preparing for our AUgust 9 performance of "Down by the Creek Bank." We will practice from 10:00-11:30 a.m. followed by a sack lunch on the playground and time to play. Please be sure and mark your child's lunch with their name or bring their siblings and join us for a fun time! Lemonade and water will be provided to drink each Tuesday. If you are available to help chaperone one or more Tuesdays during musical practice, your help would be very much appreciated. Please see Candi Martin to coordinate schedules.

On Thursdays, we will meet for a free movie at Celebrity Theatres. Popcorn and drink cost $4.

Family Night after VBS is our opportunity to invite the community in to see their kids sing and talk about what we've learned during VBS. After a short program, families will be invited to play games, take advantage of our playground, and get to know each other better. Please make plans to join us!

Wednesday nights we will continue our series on learning truths from God's Word through candy. This past Wednesday, we talked about how bubble gum is great and has lots of flavor, but for a very short time. Then your're ready to toss it out and move on to something else. In the same way, when we pursue things of this world to bring us happiness; we discover those things are fun for a season and then the need becomes evident again. Only God can bring us true joy, peace, and happiness. (Jayson blew the largest bubble out of our boys and Maggie won the girls' contest.) Bring those kids to learn truth by examining candy in relation to the Bible each Wednesday evening!

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Cook's Kids - May 2015

Here's what's happening in Kids' Ministry:


May 9, 6-8 p.m.: Bravehearted Boys will be here to teach all guys from age 4 through 6th grade how to be SUPERHEROES!!! So get online and purchase your tickets at It will be a night you won't want to miss. (And you might just find out YOU are your child's super hero!)

2015VBSLogo-sm June 1-5: Get ready to Journey Off the Map into places unknown to us, but known by God! VBS is coming and we need you to help us take kids on this incredible journey. Sign up for your preferred spot at the Welcome Center, or see Rebecca or Penny for more information. Registration is already live and online.
cooks kids clubCook's Kids Club will be May 8. You can spend an evening with your spouse and without your kids on the night before you learn how to be a super hero. Be sure to register by midnight on May 3 to reserve your child's spot.
Jason Ambrose will be available to take Mother's Day pictures in the prayer garden on May 10. Be sure and arrive early so he can capture your beautiful image before Connect Groups meet.
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Cook's Kids - April 2015


Interested in working in VBS?
VBS Training
April 7, 6:00-8:30
New Hope Baptist Church

VBS is June 1-5, 9 a.m. - noon

Thank you to all of you who attended our Kids/Youth ministry safety training! What a great group of people you are to spend that extra time with us. If you work with any child under the age of 18, this training is mandatory to serve in our church - this includes every Sunday School teacher, kids church teachers and assistants, DIGG leaders, Praise Kidz leaders, Cook’s Kids Club workers, camp chaperones for all ages, mission trip leaders, even our games time volunteers and bus drivers! If necessary, we will offer the class again on April 19 immediately following the morning service. Please contact the church office to let us know you will be attending. Thank you for serving the body of Christ and your willingness to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to do a great job!


Every parent wants their son to become a "super man" who acts with Godly character, so start him off with some real-life superhero training at Bravehearted Boys! By the end of this action-packed experience, your boy will be begging to do it again. Through fast-paced games, activities and movie clips, he'll learn:

  • He has "superpowers" from God!
  • How to tackle "villains" like temptation and peer pressure!
  • That God's Word is his superhero training manual!
  • Why mom and dad make awesome sidekicks!
  • It's more than a fun event. It's an unforgettable connecting experience you can't afford to miss!

May 9, 6-8 pm
Cost: $15 for father & son, $5 for each additional family member.
Sign up online now at

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