Cook's Kids - December 2014

December is shaping up to be a busy month for our kids! Just take a look at the scheduled events:

December 3 - The DIGG
December 4 - Elementary Choir practices with adult choir
December 5 - Cook's Kids Club
December 7 - Elementary Choir performs with adult choir
December 10 - The DIGG
December 13 - Elementary Choir performs at Lincoln Parish Library Events Center with adult choir
December 14 - Elementary Choir performs at Calvary Baptist Church with adult choir
December 14 - Happy Birthday, Jesus! Party during Connect Groups
December 17 - The DIGG
December 24 - Church Christmas Eve Service (The DIGG will not meet)
December 31 - The DIGG will not meet on this evening

Our Connect Groups will continue to meet each Sunday at 9:00 a.m.!

If your child is missing M&M's on Sunday evenings at 4:30, they are missing out on our missions education opportunities. Remind them that Jesus said "Go make disciples" and this is why we learn about missions - and live on mission. Not to do good, but to make discipes of Jesus Christ.

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Cook's Kids - November 2014

It's a Fun Fall Giveaway!!!

On October 31 from 5-8pm in our parking lot, we will hand out backpacks stuffed with Frisbees, salvation bracelets, and information about our church. If you have the gift of gab and/or the gift of giving, this is the event for you. Come hang out with your Cook friends and meet new ones as they walk past our church and park in our parking lot headed to trick or treat. If you would like to take advantage of this grand opportunity for outreach, sign up on the bulletin board at the foot of the stairs.

Fun Family Fellowship

October 29 will be our first ever Fun Family Fellowship. This event is designed especially as a fellowship time for members of Cook. The concession stand will be open, so bring a few dollars for dinner and hang out with your kids playing games, having fun, and enjoying each other. If you would like to contribute candy, the bulletin board outside the nursery has apples and pumpkins ripe for picking that suggest needed donations. Working the games more your style? See Rebecca to find out where your hands and feet can be best utilized.

M&M's and M&M's Minis continues...

Sunday evenings are a blast learning music to praise Jesus and learning about missionaries, missions work, and opportunities to share Jesus. Don't miss it on Sundays from 4:30-5:50pm.


Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm you can Dig Into God's Guidebook! Our first through third grades are learning to recite the books of the Old Testament, and fourth through sixth grades are learning to quote verses with a very small prompt. Your kids are amazingly adept at memory work. Keep up the good work Kaye Ambrose, William Hogan, Leigh Ann Williams, Sharee Levite, Tiffany Holstead, Leah Simmons, Thomas Boyd, April Fox and Ginger Willis. Your dedication is paying off!

Our preschoolers are digging into the Bible, learning how every story told, points to Jesus. What a great theme for them to understand! Thank you Holly Cooksey, Claire Carroll, Gabriela Johnson, and Stephanie Roberts for leading these kids.

Penny Dunn

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Cook's Kids - October 2014

What an awesome time we had at Willie's Redneck Rodeo! Our kids learned about Redonkulous Faith, Radical Forgiveness, Ravenous Prayer, Real Obedience, and Rowdy Kindness. We learned to be "all in" when it comes to following God – following him with everything in our being. I've counted 54 volunteers who were responsible for helping us. Whether you worked one night or all five services, you were directly responsible for the success of our kids hearing what God had for them. THANK YOU!

For this fall, there are some changes on Sunday evenings. M&M's (Music and Missions) and M&M's minis (for fours and fives) has begun. If your child loves being involved in missions (or you want them to love it), Sunday nights are for them. Mrs. Buttons is teaching our first through sixth graders upstairs and we have others teaching missions downstairs to our fours and fives. Our church will hear music from both groups later in the year.

The October 3 Bravehearted Boys Superheroes event has been delayed until spring to allow us to spread the word and make it a community event. Keep your eyes and ears open as we will need your help with advertising and promotion.

Cook's Kids Club will be held Oct. 3 from 6:00-9:30. As always, it is a free event designed to help your kids understand more of God's love for them.

October 29 we will have a fall festival for our church kids. Please contact Rebecca Welch if you would like to help.

October 31 we will be seen by our community as we stand outside the church and hand out gifts to those who come past as they target the neighborhoods around us for trick or treating. Sound like something you could help with? Let Penny or Rebecca know, your assistance is needed!

Fall is obviously a busy time; remember to not let events, schedules and things take priority over your personal time with God.


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Cook's Kids - September 2014

In August, we promoted our kids up, watched Everyone's Hero and discussed the importance of family, celebrated going back to school with a pool party, and began our fall semester of the DIGG (Digging Into God's Guidebook.)

September will be an exciting and even busier month for Cook's Kids.

  • A Luau themed Cook's Kids Club will take place from 6:00-9:30pm on September 5. Be sure and send your kids a towel and maybe even a change of clothes. We plan to have water games, hot dogs, and lots of fun!
  • Willie's Redneck Rodeo will take place Sunday, September 14 through Wednesday, September, 17. Gather 'round as Willie, Jase, and the crew teach us Christian values from Jesus' parables! Values such as Redonkulous Faith, Radical Forgiveness, and Real Obedience. We will meet in the Upper Room (Youth Room) on Sunday morning at 10:15 and at 6:00 pm nightly.
  • On September 21, we will kick off our m & m's nights. Sundays at 5:00 pm we will study missions and learn some music....we may even share a pack or two of m & m's!

Be sure and check out Bravehearted Boys online at to preview the Parent/Son event we have coming on October 3. Then go over to to purchase your ticket. For less than the price of two movie tickets, you and your son, grandson, or nephew can learn how to be superheroes for God!

Penny Dunn

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Cook's Kids - April 2014

April 6 - Church Bible Drill

April 13 - District Bible Drill

April 18 - Walk With Jesus Family Event will take place from 6-9 pm. A five station experience, this will even help Parents discuss the week of Jesus death, burial, and Resurrection in a hands-on attention-holding event. Make plans to spend the evening of Good Friday with Your kids here in our first ever Walk With Jesus.

April 22 - State Bible Drill, Temple Baptist Church

On March 8 we had a group attend MJAM to learn more about missions. These kids learned how to say hello in three different languages including Chinese. Facts about Lottie Moon and her love for the Chinese people were presented; Annie Armstrong's place is South Baptist missions history was discussed; our kids made salvation bracelets for Brazilian missions; and our own Caleb Free won a foreign language Bible drill in our class on Maritime Missions.

Cook's Kids were absolutely the best group of kids I have ever taken to an event. There were respectful, listened to the missionaries, asked thoughtful questions, and participated in every area. Our kids were definitely God-honoring!

To all of you who volunteered to work in our nursery during the Thirst Conference, THANK YOU!!! Because you were willing to miss one service, our normal nursery workers were able to attend most services and only miss one or two. Your generosity with your time is greatly appreciated.

Penny Dunn


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