The Bumbershoot: December 17, 2018

December 17, 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.
THINGS TO NOTE:

note takingVOICE OFF CLASS OPPORTUNITY: 
Haley Jensen, who recently taught our children's Fine Arts Sign language class is offering classes for those who would like to continue learning.  Classes are open to all ages and will begin in January. For class times, cost, or more info, click here.

note takingNO BUMBERSHOOT FOR 2 WEEKS:
Since there are very few activities to report during our break from CE, there will be no Bumbershoot published on December 24 or 31. The first publication of 2019 will be January 7. If anything comes up of which children and families need to be aware, it will be noted in the church-wide ENews.

note takingCHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 
Our Lessons & Carols service will begin at 6:00pm on Christmas Eve. We hope you can join us as we listen to the story of our loving God, His Son's birth, and how it changes everything told through the Scripture and in song. 


praying child
PLEASE PRAY: 
1. Please continue to pray that God would bring complete healing to Ms. Shawn. 
2. Pray for traveling safety for our church family who will be traveling over Christmas
  PreK Christmas party cookie decor
The Pre-School students enjoyed decorating cookies, crafts and caroling at their class partyPreK Christmas party Mia   
HYMN OF THE MONTH: 
"Come Light Our Hearts" by Sandra McCracken is the song of the month. 

Click here to listen.

Yesterday’s worship training lesson was, "Listening To God's Word" and next week will be "Feasting at God's Table." Click on the title to read the lessons for further discussion at home.
A THOUGHT FROM YESTERDAY'S PASSAGE:

At Trinity, we talk a lot about singing. In our worship, we sing songs that teach us things about God. In children's choir, we learn passages of Scripture where singing is commanded. God gave us a whole book of the Bible filled with songs to help us learn how to sing in different times of our lives - when we are joyful, when we are sad, when we are lonely, scared, excited, afraid and more. The Psalms are the songbook of God's people. However, did you know that God doesn't just tell us to sing, he actually sings over us first?! Pastor Brandon explained yesterday that God's singing over his people is much like the way a father holds his little baby and sings them to sleep or to quiet their fears, or in simple gladness as he enjoys looking into the face of his child. God sings over us and, as his children, we look in his loving face and sing back to him. Do you know what it sounds like to sing back to God? It sounds like thankfulness for his gifts, patience when things don't go like we expected, joy in his love, trust in his plan, honesty with our fears. Singing back to God means living lives that image His Son, Jesus. Father, thank you for loving me so much that you would sing to me as your child. Help me to learn to sing my life back to you.



  MEMORY VERSE:
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17



CHILDREN'S CATECHISM QUESTIONS:
#136
Q: What does baptism call you to be?

A: A true follower of Christ.
#137
Q: What sign is used in The Lord's Supper?

A: Eating bread and drinking wine to remember the suffering and death of Jesus.
UPCOMING EVENTS:

DECEMBER 24: Christmas Eve Service at 6:00

JANUARY 13: CE Spring Semester begins

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 children@trinitymboro.com.