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School of Word & Art, Day 3–the one where a really fun VBS photo blog begins!

It is hard to believe that we’re already halfway through the School of Word & Art.  Today we learned from the Bible about the COVENANT promises God made to his people–particularly the promise given to Abraham.

Thanks so much to Dan Canales who came by to take pictures today.  I’m so thankful for him and the fruit of his labors.  There will be even more great photos tomorrow, but today I wanted to feature some pics from our Opening Ceremony.  Continue Reading…

Covenant Life Church Parenting Seminars

parentingresourcesBryce Butler recently sent me a link to these parenting resources from Covenant Life Church.  Click ahead for links to audio files and outlines. Continue Reading…

School of Word & Art, Day 2

What a great second day of the School of Word & Art. Today, we learned about the FALL of humanity. We heard about how Adam and Eve disobeyed God, bringing sin and death into the World. There were some fun snake crafts to help children remember to be wary of the evil one and his lies. As one little girl left, she looked back at me and said, “I learned about Satan today.”  We also learned from the Bible about how God promised to send a Savior and rescue fallen people. Children’s lessons about the devil may seem morbid, but they are important for helping kids learn to see their need for the savior.  It was a great day with the kids.

One of my favorite parts of the day was sitting with Laura Carr’s Older 3 year-olds class and Rachael Schroder’s 5 year-olds class rehearsing our memory verse from Psalm 100:1. I think we’ll have to all say it together in the opening assembly tomorrow.

I was also really grateful to Hillary Noltemeyter and the SNACK CREW. We had fruit and peanut butter today, and Hillary had a fantastic system for segregating those with peanut allergies into a separate section of the snack area.  I’m so thankful for all who serve diligently to keep our children safe!

School of Word & Art, Day 1–a blog post that links to free VBS music by Sojourn artists!

Today, over 150 children joined us at the 930 for our first day of the 2009 School of Word & Art.  We began our week-long study about God’s kingdom and had a great time learning about CREATION from the Bible.  We saw that God made man and woman in his image and placed a beautiful world in their care.  One of the highlights was learning lots of new music!  As we left today, parents were asking where they could get copies of the songs to hear at home.  You can find many of the songs including “To Be Like Jesus” and “Good and Gracious” on the new album To Be Like Jesus by Sovereign Grace Music. You’ll also find some unique songs by Sojourn artists such as “Psalm 100″ by Jeremy Quillo and “God’s Love Goes On Forever” by Chandi Plummer.  Click on the links to download an MP3 and chord sheets.  Check them out and sing along with your kids at home.  We’ll see you again tomorrow!

Memory Monday (07/13/09)

Psalm 100:4-5

(Scripture memory for
the School of Word and Art)

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

What is “Memory Monday”? Each week I’ll post Scripture and/or Bible doctrine memory work from the previous Sunday’s children’s Bible lessons. Here is the challenge! Learn the memory work together as a family. Then, kids, come to our Sunday gatherings next week and recite the memory work to Mrs. Kelsey Barnes (St. Matthews campus), Mr. David Kidd (Germantown campus) or me to receive a reward.