The Bumbershoot: October 15, 2018

October 15, 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.

HAYRIDE & BONFIRE: Don't miss out THIS FRIDAY EVENING! Hayrides will run from 5 to 6. We will also roast hotdogs, marshmallows, make S'mores and enjoy fellowship around the campfire! Click here to RSVP now with number of family and friends planning to attend. The address will be given in a response to your RSVP.

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.

CHOIR BEGINS SOON: Advent Choir will begin rehearsals November 4. Look for details in next week's newsletter.

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.

VOICE OFF: Click here to see a video to help you review and practice at home the things we have learned in class.


In Philppians chapter 2, Paul tells us that all who belong to Jesus are to be of the SAME MIND and the SAME LOVE. Does that mean that when we have disagreements with one another, we just need to draw straws to decide which person gets to be right this time so we can agree? Absolutely not! Paul's command is not simply to agree on a side, but rather to be of the same mind and same love AS CHRIST! So what kind of mindset and love did Christ have?

In verses 6-8, Paul tells us exactly. He had a mind and love that considered us more valuable than himself. That's a pretty big deal! Jesus is God in the flesh and yet, he didn't think about himself or his position. Rather than speak up and tell the Roman soldiers they were wrong, he kept quiet knowing that his death would mean our life! He didn't yell about how right he was, he just kept thinking about how he could bring good things to sinners. This is the mind and love Paul is telling us we are to have and share with each other.

When your parents give you instructions, do you think about how you can obey with a happy heart to bring them joy? When your friends or siblings do something you don't like, do you think about how you can show them love or how you can show them you are right and they are wrong?

Lord Jesus, you gave up EVERYTHING for my good. Please help me to live in a way that shows that same mind and same love to my parents, my siblings, my friends and everyone I see each day.

Click here to read a song you can learn that might help you to think about this as you go through your days. Click here if you would like to hear the music for the song.

Yesterday’s worship training lesson was, “what is worship?” And next week will be “Entering God’s Presence”

Q: Why does God give mercy?

A: Because he is merciful! This may sound too simple, but it is true. Just like a dog barks because he is a dog, God gives mercy because it is who God is and what He does. 

If you still have questions about this, please feel free to come see me or call me sometime.

  Hayride (2)
Don't miss out on this month's fellowship: Hayride and bonfire this Friday evening. Email to RSVP.

"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 nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3

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

A: The third petition is, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
Q: What does it mean to pray, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven"?

A: We are asking God to make us able and willing to serve him on earth just as he is served in heaven.
OCTOBER 17: ESL Kids meet from 6:00 - 7:30.

OCTOBER 19: Hayride and Bonfire fellowship at the Cardel's.

NOVEMBER 3: Kindergarten - 3rd grade class fellowship.

NOVEMBER 4: Advent Choir 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