The Bumbershoot: April 3, 2018

April 3, 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.

SURVIVAL CAMP: Father's and children are invited to Rock Island State Park on April 6-7. Spend a night surrounded by God's creation and learn about God's provision for you. Cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, email Pleun Troost

FINE ARTS POETRY CLASS CANCELLED: Due to a lack of enough teachers for the number of children interested in this class we have had to cancel. What a good problem to have! We will begin now getting more teachers for the 2018-19 series so we will not face this problem again.

DRAMA CAMP: June 4-9; Registration is now open to the public. Pick up your registration form at church or click here to download the registration from from the website. Also, be sure to pick up flyers to give to friends you'd like to invite.

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: Submit your designs now through April 15 for a chance to have your design be the inspiration for this year's Drama Camp T-Shirt. Designs can be drama-themed or based on the theme verse of our ministry: 1 Cor. 10:31. Turn in a hard copy at the office, or email your design to  (Shirts will use only one color)


One child remarked on Sunday, "I love celebrating Easter and I'm really glad Jesus didn't stay dead, but I don't really understand why it is such a big deal." That is an honest statement. And I think it's something a lot of people don't understand, so let's talk about it a minute. I want you to think about 3 things:

1 - Death is the end of something - or in the case of humans - the end of a person. People don't come out of death. It is final. It is true that Jesus raised some people from the dead, but no one in all of history had ever gotten up from underneath death on his own power. Jesus was the only one. No one called him out of death. He just got up.

2 - Sinners die. From the first moment that sin entered the human heart, all humans have been infected with sin. And sinners die.  In the same way that birds fly, dogs bark, and fish swim, sinners die.

3 - But what if... what if there was a way to defeat the sin that rules the human heart? What if there was something stronger than sin? 

This is the whole point of the Easter story. Jesus, even more than any of us, hates death. Jesus had a human body, but his heart was not touched by sin. So, when death took hold of him, it could not keep him down! He went into death, but after death had unleashed its most violent powers, Jesus got up by His own power! He was the only human in all of history to do this. He was able to do this because Jesus doesn't just know about life, he IS life. And here is why that matters to you and me all these years later. The risen Jesus, in his great generosity, says to us, "If you follow me, I will give you MY POWER to replace the power of sin in your heart. Then you will have the power to get out from under death too!" 



Children's Questions or prayer requests can be placed in the box on the Children's Table outside the sanctuary. 


"See, What a Morning"
 Click here to hear and see a demo you can practice at home.  (You will have to scroll to the bottom of the link to click on the video).


Have a picture for the Bumbershoot?  Submit your photos by email.  We cannot use everything but will gladly use what we can!

“He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” Luke 24:6-7 (ESV)

Q: How did people who believed God before Christ came show their faith?

A: By offering sacrifices on God's altar.


Q: What did these sacrifices represent?

A: Christ, the Lamb of God, who was to die for sinners.

NOW:  Register for Drama Camp!

April 6-7: Survival Camp

April 15: Final day to submit drama camp t-shirt designs.

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