Children's Ministry - November 2015

Happy Fall Ya'll! We had a great night at Cook Kidz Club last month! We had some awesome parents help with our Bible lesson, crafts, and then movies! We learned a story about how our lives are like a pumpkin!

God picks us from the pumpkin patch, brings us in from the field and He then washes the dirt from the world off of us. All the influences from the other pumpkins still living in the world become cleaned off and we become clean and new! He carefully removes all of the yucky stuff called sin that tries to stick to us, which sin takes away the love and joy that God has for us. He then changes us from the inside out through our heart, mind, and actions. That is why it is important to go to church and learn about God's Word. He carefully removes all of the seeds of doubt, fear, greed, disrespect and hate. He replaces them with seeds of faith, hope and love. After Jesus is invited inside, you begin to experience the changing power of God's love in your life. We then become so grateful that it shows in our eyes and on our face, He carves a new smiling face on us. Now we have a light that shines through all we do and say. Our light comes from the Son of Light, and He shines through us for all to see.

Let your light shine before men that they may be able to see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry Team meeting November 4th at 7:15pm
Cook Kidz Club November 6th from 6-9:30pm
Fall Family Fellowship at the Farm November 14th from 4-7pm

There are always opportunities for our church family to love on our kids. Please contact me if you would like to help serve!

Thank You and Love you Cook Family,

Rebecca Welch


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Children's Ministry - October 2015

I am so thankful and blessed with the volunteers that help each week with the extended session, Bible Drill, missions, music, Connect Group, Cook Kidz and other ministries. You all mean so much to me, the kids, and their parents, your time is more precious than you will ever know. Each lesson you have planned, every seed you plant in the lives of our children never goes unnoticed. You are all appreciated so much.

Don't forget:
Wednesday's Bible Drill and Games 5:45-7:00pm
Sunday's Missions/Kidz Choir 4:30-5:45pm

October 2nd Cook Kidz Club 6:00-9:30pm
Oct. 25th,27th,28th,29th,31st,Nov.1st Judgement House
November 4th Children's Ministry Team meeting 7:15pm
November 6th Cook Kidz Club 6:00-9:30pm

Thank you, Rebecca

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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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