The Bumbershoot: October 22, 2018

October 22, 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.

KINDERGARTEN - 3rd GRADE FALL FELLOWSHIP: The Kinder/1st and 2nd/3rd grade class teachers are teaming up for a fun fall fellowship at the Pipes home on November 3! Don't miss out on the chance to fellowship with friends, paint pumpkins, play games, make S'mores and more! Students in these grades and their families are welcome. Please RSVP to 615-653-0284.

JOIN THE CHILDREN'S ADVENT CHOIR: We know that scripture commands that we, “Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints”(Psalm 149:1). Therefore, the Children's Advent Choir will be learning how to do that very thing! Using the Charles Wesley hymn “Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus” we will be learning both truth from Scripture and how to use our voices to singing praise to our King. Join us each Sunday before worship from 8:30-9:20 beginning November 4th! Click here to email and let us know are coming.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES: Come check us out this Wednesday evening from 6:00 -7:30. While parents study English, kids play games, make crafts and enjoy making new friends.

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


We all love hero stories. It is exciting to read about someone who risks everything to rescue his or her friend who was in desperate need of help. When we read Scripture, it's hard to miss that Jesus is most definitely the hero of this story. We were all living in captivity, slaves to sin and death but Jesus came in and set us free! Now, if you were reading a hero story, what would you think if the one who was rescued ran right back into slavery as soon as the hero had gotten them out?!  That would be ridiculous! What kind of an ending would that be?

In the passage we looked at yesterday from Philippians, that is the exact picture Paul wants us to see. He tells us that if we live disobey God's commands, it is the same as running back into the slavery of sin and death. We must live in obedience to God if we want to enjoy the freedom Christ gave us when He rescued us. And what exactly is "obedience to God?" It means, doing things God's way when people are watching AND when they are not. Are you quick to obey when parents, teachers, and others are watching? Do you seek to live that same way when you are alone and think no one sees?

King Jesus, thank you for rescuing me from my own ways that led only to death. Father, help me to remember that you love me and gave good rules to help me live free from slavery to sin. Holy Spirit, give me power to obey when I know others are watching and to defeat temptations to disobey when I think no one is.

Yesterday’s worship training lesson was, Entering God's Presence And next week will be Committing to God's Kingdom.” Click on the title to read the lessons for further discussion at home.

1. Pray for Sarah Shearer as Baby Shearer is due any day now!


  Dr. Ross in CE
What a wonderful treat to have Dr. Hugh Ross share his testimony with our older elementary yesterday during the CE hour! Dr. Ross is an Astrophysicist as well as the President and Founder of "Reasons to Believe."

"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.
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and stwisted generation, among who you sine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:14-15

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

A: The fourth petition is, "Give us this day our daily bread."
Q: What does it mean to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread"?

A: We are asking God to provide us with all that we really need.
OCTOBER 24: ESL Kids meet from 6:00 - 7:30.

NOVEMBER 3: Kindergarten - 3rd grade class fellowship.

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

NOVEMBER 11: All-church Thanksgiving dinner @ 5pm

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