The Bumbershoot: November 5, 2018

November 5, 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 Thanksgiving dinnerTHANKSGIVING 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 beginning at 5 pm!

Image result for music JOIN THE CHILDREN'S ADVENT CHOIR:
What a great start we had yesterday! We are so thankful to have so many older elementary students leading this year. All K-5th graders are welcome to join us each Sunday before worship from 8:30-9:20 through December 2.

Just to the left of the sanctuary doors, on the "Tools for Young Worshippers" table, you will find sermon outlines you can use to take notes & record your questions during the sermon. After worship, turn in your notes at the same table and they will be given to adults serving in nursery and hallways who can't hear the sermon. It helps them study what they missed, AND, they will also reply to you with answers to your questions!

  lower elementary party
The Younger Elementary CE classes decorated pumpkins, enjoyed Fall treats, and competed in the Turkey Olympics Saturday! 

As we look ahead to the upcoming Advent season, let's work to learn, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" that the children's choir will lead on Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent.

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, "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.

Have you ever worked on your math at school or homework, gotten all of the addition problems done only to realize that it was a subtraction sheet! How frustrating it is when we realize all the work we did failed to actually complete the task before us and our work was no good. This is exactly what Paul was teaching the Philippians. All of the "good things" he thought were adding up to make him a perfect student of the Scripture, he discovered were actually working against him! The only thing he could possibly do to make it right was look to Jesus, the only human who did ever do the work correctly and trust that Jesus would teach him how to be just like him! Paul tells us, this is what we need as well. We must stop thinking that we can add up our good works to make God pleased with us. The only thing that pleases God is when we admit we messed up being human and trust Jesus to lead us in the right way of being human. 

King Jesus, I often think I am doing good works to earn the Father's smile. Help me to put my eyes on you and follow - live as you lived - knowing this is the only way to life with you and the Father.

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:8a

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

A: The sixth petition is, "Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil."
Q: What does it mean to pray, "Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil?'"

A: We are asking God to keep us from being tempted and to make us strong enough to resist when we are tempted.

NOVEMBER 11: Advent Choir for Kindergarten - 5th graders meets at 8:30am

NOVEMBER 11: All-church Thanksgiving dinner @ 5pm. 

NOVEMBER 25: Hanging of the Greens

DECEMBER 2: Advent season 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