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C h i l d r e n s M i n i s t r y U p d a t e C h i l d r e n s a n d Y o u t h M i n i s t r y Y o u t h U p d a t e

Like the rest of the church, the children are im- mersed in 40 Days of Community, learning about loving each other, reaching out, belonging, grow- ing, serving, worshipping and celebrating. The chil- dren have been hearing about a group of very differ- ent people traveling together in an RV and how they learn to get along with each other according to the Bible.

Elementary children each received a key chain with Bible verses to help them remember key concepts and a daily devotional to keep them focused on God’s word and applying it to their lives. The preschool children have been working on a coloring book that has the same concepts in a simplified version. And for the children in the nursery, there are placemats for them to play on while their parents share stories and activities with them. Near the end of the month the children will make fleece blankets as a mission project for Hope Ministries.

On Sunday, November 12 during church the chil- dren will be singing praise songs that they learned in Kid’s Own Worship. The children will practice at 10:00 a.m. on that day, so please bring them to the sanctuary at that time.

Another important date to remember is Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, November 18. This is a chance for couples to spend quality time together without the children. Bring the children to church anytime between 5:00-8:00 p.m. and there will be an evening of fun for the children while you and your spouse go on a date. There is no fee for this event; however, donations are accepted to help send our children and youth to camp next summer. Please sign up in the Hospitality Room so we can plan accordingly.

Can you believe November is here? Fall is going so quickly. We are continuing our trip through the 40 Days of Community. We have looked at how youth can work together to make an impact on those around us. Several students have come up with ideas for ways they can serve others.

As “40 Days” comes to an end, we will be doing some different activities. On November 18, the youth will again be helping with Parents’Night Out at Westkirk. This is an opportunity for the youth to serve the church, and a way for parents of chil- dren in the church to have a night to themselves. We will be babysitting from 5:00-8:00 p.m., so the youth should plan on being there 15 minutes early to set up and 15 minutes later to help clean up.

We will also be taking a trip to the WHO studio and its sister stations on Wednesday, November 15. Van Harden has graciously offered to take the youth around his studio and show them what radio broadcasting involves. We will meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. so we can be at the station by 6:30. We will be back at the church around 8:15.

Wednesday night youth group meets at church from 6:30-7:30 p.m. High school youth small group con- tinues to meet at Brad Millis’ house on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. We will not be meeting on November 22 because of Thanksgiving.

. . . Jess Kanis, Youth Coordinator

. . . Karen Admussen Director of Children’s Ministry

Baptism at the Lake

On September 17,






commitmemt to Christ.

She and her father, Eric are

pictured with Pastor Michael.

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