The Bumbershoot: October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018
The Bumbershoot
The purpose of children's ministry at TPC is to give specific thought and attention to the way children grow in their understanding of Christ's Kingdom and what membership in that Kingdom entails.

Image result for kids fall FALL FELLOWSHIP:    K-3rd graders are invited to fellowship with friends, paint pumpkins, play games, make S'mores and more this Saturday from 4-7:30 at the Pipes' home. Students and their families are welcome. Please RSVP to 615-653-0284.

Image result for music JOIN THE CHILDREN'S ADVENT CHOIR: All children in grades K-5 are requested for the Advent choir! WE NEED YOU!  Scripture tells us to “Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints”(Psalm 149:1). For 4 weeks, we will work to learn a hymn and how to sing it to call the whole congregation into the presence of The King during Advent. Join us each Sunday before worship from 8:30-9:20 beginning this week! Click here to email and let us know are coming.

Image result for Thanksgiving dinner THANKSGIVING DINNER: Help your parents prepare a side dish to share with 10 people, invite some friends, and join us for our annual community Thanksgiving dinner November 11 at 5 pm!

  yard work
Corbitt got a chance to learn about lawn care with Mr. Randy and Mrs. Mary. 

"He Will Hold Me Fast"
Click here to listen to the accompaniment and here to read the lyrics.

If you have photos you would like to submit for use in The Bumbershoot, please email the children's office.  We cannot use everything submitted, but will gladly share when we can.

Yesterday’s worship training lesson was, "Committing to God's Kingdom" and next week will be "Listening to God's Word." Click on the title to read the lessons for further discussion at home.

When describing Timothy during his sermon yesterday, Pastor Brandon used the phrase, "one of a kind."  Most of us would love to be "one of a kind" at something - dance, sports, art, music, etc. so we understand that it takes lots of hard work to be recognized that way. But Timothy was one of a kind at something else. We could actually add a word to help us understand what Timothy had become so good at: Timothy was "one of Jesus' kind." In other words, his main goal or focus in life, no matter what he was doing, was to be like Jesus. He wanted to be known as one who sought to imitate Jesus in everything he did. So, he spent time with teachers like Paul, listening to what Jesus taught and practicing imitating their service. And his practice worked! Timothy became one who was concerned for Jesus' people, The Church... just like Jesus.  Timothy because one who was committed to declaring the good news of God's Kingdom... just like Jesus. And Timothy became one who was NOT concerned about his own interests, but focused on God's interests... just like Jesus.  We could say that the story of Timothy's life told the story of Jesus! 

Do you long to have your life tell the story of Jesus? What teachers are you listening to and practicing imitating?
“But you know Timothy's proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel.” Philippians 2:22

Q: What is the fifth petition (in The Lord's prayer)?

A: The fifth petition is, "And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us."
Q: What does it mean to pray, "Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us?'"

A: We are asking God to forgive our sins for Christ's sake and to make us willing to forgive others.


NOVEMBER 3: Kindergarten - 3rd grade class fellowship

NOVEMBER 4: Advent Choir begins for Kindergarten - 5th graders

NOVEMBER 11: All-church Thanksgiving dinner @ 5pm

NOVEMBER 25: Hanging of the Greens

If you have questions about anything pertaining to children's ministry at TPC or would like more information on any events, please email Neecia Eggar at