The Columns – February 2016

Kids
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In the real world of work, school, extracurricular activities, birthday parties, ballgames, travel, etc., etc., parents have a hard time finding one on one time with their kids. So, how are we managing to build a great relationships with our children? We try to find meaningful activities in which to participate and have quality conversations with them (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). We try to be good role models (Matthew 5:16). We try to encourage them (Hebrews 10:24-25).

What better way to do these things than attending church and church related activities together? It’s an opportunity to hear truth and life lessons. It’s an opportunity to worship together. It’s an opportunity to take away what you hear and discuss it at length and put it into your real life.

In kids’ ministry, we have an important job. We are here to support you and help you to pass on to your children the treasure of an ongoing relationship with the King of the Universe. Relationships are the primary reason families, kids and volunteers keep coming back week after week. When the same kids are in the same group each week, those relationships within the group can grow stronger and stronger. When kids are in the same group each week with the same leader, the relationship with that leader grows. Leaders offer a key partnership with parents as they are another voice of Biblical truth in every child’s life. Over time, we have seen that kids and leaders in consistent groups will want to come back week after week because the relationships they are forming are an important part of their lives!

We want to do whatever we can for you and your children to help you build relationships at home, church, and forever with our Savior. We love having you here with us and hope that you will join us for Sunday School, church and all of the other events that we have for your children and families.

STACI ZEAGLER • Elementary (K-4) • szeagler@fumcshreveport.orgwww.firstshreveport.org/kidsfacebook.com – 1st Kids

BILLIE TATE • Nursery & Preschool • btate@fumcshreveport.orgwww.firstshreveport.org/kidsfacebook.com – 1st Kids

CAROLINE WILKINSON • StepUp (5&6) • cwilkinson@fumcshreveport.orgwww.firstshreveport.org/kidsfacebook.com – 1st Kids

UPCOMING CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Pig Roast “Eggs”travaganza • March 13, 2016 • 11:00AM • Rice Family Farm
Palm Sunday Processional • March 20, 2016 • 8:30AM & 11:00AM • Children Process with palms during worship.
Flowering of the Cross • March 27, 2016 • 10:00AM • Children are invited to bring fresh flowers.

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