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    Children's Ministries Blog

    Rebecca Smith (Director of Children's Ministries)

    Wednesday
    Aug152012

    August 1, 2017

    The school year is fast approaching and we are getting ready to begin our eleventh year of the Coronado Community Awana Club at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.

     

    Registration will take place at the Meet-and-Greet registration picnic on Wednesday, August 30 at 5:45pm. Please plan to be there to fill out a new registration card and permission slip for each child and pay the appropriate fee/s. You will receive the materials needed for the Awana year.  Our first official club night will be the following Wednesday, September 6. Please meet on the game square at 5:50pm to begin on time.

     

    If a clubber is entering third grade s/he will need to purchase a new uniform and handbook. If your child finished his/her book last year and did not purchase a new one, you will need to do that at registration. If your child did not finish his/her book and is remaining in Sparks (K–grade 2) or Truth and Training (grades 3–6) he/she should bring that book the first night of club.  The Trek students (grades 7-8) will need a new book.

     

    The registration fee is $50 per child. This covers the cost of supplies, awards and materials for special events throughout the Awana year. 

    ClassItemCost
    All 2016-2017 Awana Club registration $50
    Sparks/Truth & Training  Uniform $15
    Sparks/Truth & Training Handbook and CD (Sparks) $10
    Sparks/Truth & Training Bible/book bag (optional) $5
    Trek (Grades 7-8) T-shirt  $15
    Trek Handbook $10
    Trek Bible/book bag (optional) $5

     

    If you are available to help as a leader or listener, there are always opportunities to serve. The majority of our volunteer staff are parents of Awana clubbers. It’s a great way for adults to learn more about the Bible and have fun with their kids!

     

    Please remember to RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 23 for the Registration picnic. It is important that you attend the registration picnic, or make other arrangements if it is impossible to attend. Last year we had to start a wait list for Awana due to the overwhelming response. Let me know how many family members will attend the picnic. Everyone is welcome! You may call or email me.

     

    Looking forward to another amazing Awana year!

     

    Rebecca Smith
    Awana Commander and Director of Children’s Ministries
    (619) 435–6860 x 104
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    Wednesday
    Aug152012

    2010 July 30

    From July 12 through July 16, the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church campus was awash with activity for 125 children between preschool and grade six and 75 staff and volunteer leaders. The week’s theme was High Seas Expedition, and the event was Vacation Bible School 2010.

     

    At 9:00am Monday through Friday, everyone rocked out in musical worship to the Lord. Immediately after, Bible schoolers began sailing through 20-minute activity stations, such as Bible Voyage, a set-decorated room in which Bible-clad leaders used props to teach Bible stories in first-person narrative. AtClipper Ship Crafts, kids assembled Biblical and nautical items, such as beaded name-badge lanyards, self-colored sailor caps, nautical bracelets, photos frames for class graduation portraits, textile-marker-decorated comfort pillows for use as reminders that God’s Word comforts us, scratch-art crafts, sticker scenes, and hand-tied fleece blankets destined for a a ministry for Peruvian women and children. Ship Rec Games creatively paired Bible-point lessons with team-building sports activities.

     

    Goodies from the Galley included hand-made snacks coordinated to Bible lessons. For example, a yummy Gummi Worm atop a Nilla wafer in blue Jell-O represented Paul surviving a poisonous snake bite. (Acts 28:1–10)  

     

    Bible school ended each day at noon after Floating Finale, another high-energy time of music-making in the sanctuary, Bible Buddy review, Bible point, Bible verse, and Bible story between songs. A standing-room-only crowd enjoyed the closing program on July 16.

     

    The life-sized, rocking and rolling ship temporarily docked in the chancel of our church sanctuary has set sail for the next of three more churches who are sharing the High Seas Expedition set with us. Each of the four churches sharing the equipment represents one of four points on a compass, a metaphor for God’s Word . . . the guide for our moral lives.

     

         • N is Murrietta
         • S is National City
         • E is Santee
         • W is Coronado

     

    Thanks beyond words to all the volunteers who devoted time, energy, and love to this summer ministry. Those on the Kirk Courier emailing list soon will receive a link to the online location of the Vacation Bible School highlights video. Not currently on the emailing list? Join The List Here.»

     

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    Wednesday
    Aug152012

    2010 March 05

    The Sunday school teachers' appreciation dinner last night—Thursday, March 4—was fabulous. Phil’s BBQ provided the meat and I was able to do the rest. We sat at tables draped in red-and-white-checkered tablecloths. On each table were gerbera daisies in vases wrapped in colorful bandanas surrounded by Western décor under a canopy of gold stars. Everyone loved the food, served to them restaurant-style by Randy Hill (Coronado Island Florist) our church bookkeeper and me, so diners felt special and didn’t have to keep getting up out of their seats to get more.

     

    My friends Mark and Ilona Jennings of Face 2 Face Theatre Company provided the entertainment. Mark is from the UK and both have been involved in ministry for years. Mark did a great rendition of a “bumbling regional Sunday school director” who continued to try to get his message across using at least two-to-three incorrect words before choosing the right one. It was hilarious. Following the laughter, Mark did a beautiful thought-provoking dance-and-sign language interpretation of Psalm 139, reminding us all that God has designed a future and purpose for each of us long before we were born. It left us all speechless.

     

    Child care was provided for the teachers’/helpers’ children, who ate pizza, popcorn and cookies and had fun playing together. Everyone enjoyed the evening! We’ll be doing it all over again in April for all the Awana volunteer staff!

     

    Email Rebecca Smith

    Wednesday
    Aug152012

    2010 March 01

    The momentum in Children's Ministries never slows, so I'm applying brakes just long enough to share our Eastertide schedule with you.

     

    Wednesday, March 3   Awana clubbers will be dressing in their best cowboy and cowgirl duds to have fun at "Western Night." Themed activities will include special games, Council Times, and best costumes will win prizes.

     

    Thursday, March 4   Sunday School teachers and helpers will be the honored guests at an annual appreciation dinner in Parish Hall. Phil's BBQ will cater this mouthwatering event.

     

    Sunday, March 7   Our Sparks team members, who were first-place winners in the February 13 AwanaGames, will receive commemorative champion medals. Read About The Team Victory Here.»

     

    I will be emphasizing the Scripture verses I Corinthians 9:24–25:

    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever."

     

    We need to live our Christian lives as winners, obeying God's Word and looking forward to our eternal reward—heaven!

     

    Wednesday, March 10   Pastor David will be a speaker in our Awana Truth & Training Council Time at 7:00pm. Our scheduled theme is "Sword Fighting."

     

    Sunday, March 28   During the 9:00am traditional worship service, all Sunday School class members will be parading through the church sanctuary carrying palm fronds to honor Palm Sunday, the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. Refer to Matthew 21:1–11Mark 11:1–10Luke 19:28–38 and John 12:12–14.

     

    Wednesday, March 31   Ralph West will be leading a special Easter lesson in our Awana Truth & Training Council Time.

     

    Sunday, April 4   In honor of Easter, Sunday School class members will share special fun and festivities.

     

    Email Rebecca Smith

    Wednesday
    Aug152012

    2009 October 01

    “ . . . your Word is truth.”  John 17:17b (NIV) 
    “ . . . I trust in your Word.”  Psalm 119:42b (NIV)


    Why did God give us the Bible? This is the question that Book One of the Awana Truth & Training(third through sixth grades) asks. There are eight answers coordinated with Bible verses that the children learn.

     

    1. God gave us the Bible so we can know Who He is. Psalm 100:3
    2. God gave us the Bible so we can know that He (the Lord) is the one and only true God. Jeremiah 10:10a
    3. God gave us the Bible so we can know His words are always true. John 17:17a
    4. God gave us the Bible so we can learn about people from the past. Romans 15:4a
    5. God gave us the Bible so we can understand we are sinners. Ecclesiastes 7:20
    6. God gave us the Bible so can know that Jesus is God, and that Jesus is the Son of God. John 1:1
    7. God gave us the Bible to show us we need a Savior. Acts 4:12
    8. God gave us the Bible so can know how to live. Psalm 86:11

     

    It is exciting to watch the children’s enthusiasm as they learn to study God’s Word and see for themselves why we believe what we believe. Eighty-five kindergarten through sixth-grade children and 35 volunteers, including six middle-schoolers, currently are participating in the Awana program.

     

    Our Sunday School teachers are doing a great job at teaching the kids the Old and New Testament Bible stories through creative and age-appropriate methods. These are the school year 2009–2010 teachers:

     

    Linda Allen Christian Graves Anita Lorr
    JoAnna Banks Deborah Harnden Anne Morris
    Julie Ellis Rachel Hengst Bill Smith
    Amy Graves Kelly Hickey Ralph West
        Karen Wood

     

    On Sunday, October 4 at 9:00am, we look forward to presenting to our third graders their very own copies of the NIV Adventure Bible for kids.

     

    On Saturday, October 31 at 5:00pm will be the fourth annual Fall Fest. We will transform Parish Hall and the back patio with fall leaves, pumpkins and various theme props coordinated with games. We also will provide a dinner at no cost. Fall Fest is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to join with children to enjoy a wholesome alternative at church.

     

    Now, can you still remember the eight reasons God gave us His Word?

     

    Email Rebecca Smith