We are back meeting weekly. For the time being we are meeting in person at 12:00pm, weather
permitting, at church. If your child is interested in joining us, please let me know so I can add you to my emails to keep you up to date. I will send out weekly emails reminding you about our meetings. If we are having an in person meeting, your child MUST wear a mask and bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Our schedule for the month of December:
- December 6th: Catching up at 6:30 via Zoom
- December 13th: Bible Study at 6:30 via Zoom
- December 20th: Caroling around your neighborhood
- December 27th: No Oasis- Merry Christmas
Please make sure to check your email from Pastor Wayne regarding your next serve event. This will take place on December 6th and he will be sending out a Sign Up Genius.
Merry Christmas Everyone! I cannot wait to see you in 2021!
Our annual Christmas Events will be a little different this year! For starters, you will see our Advent Calendar. This year we are doing the ABCs of Advent and every day we will learn a new letter and how it connects to the story of Advent. Every letter also has a Bible verse that you can read as a family. Our Sunday School kids will record a video for each letter.
If you are not receiving the emails of these videos, please let me know at LCOSJaime@gmail.com.
Also, December 13th should have been our Annual Christmas Pageant. Since we cannot have that, Miss Pauline and I will be doing a Christmas Caroling Zoom Party during Virtual Sunday School. We will be sending an email out by December 1st to all Sunday School families with the songs we will be singing on the 13th. We are asking all kids who are participating to wear their most festive clothing. I personally will be wearing an Ugly Sweater. I cannot wait to see what everyone else will be wearing.
If you have any questions about any of these events, please let me know!
John the Baptist
In the month of December, our Sunday School kids will be learning about John the Baptist for 2 different weeks. So I think this month it is really important to dig a little deeper into who John the Baptist was and why he was so important. In short, John the Baptist was a messenger from God to tell the people that Jesus was coming. But John the Baptist was not like the rest of the people around him. He was known to be very hairy and to have a very long beard. John the Baptist may have looked like some family members who haven’t had a haircut since the Pandemic has started. In our Sparkhouse Bible it tells the kids, “His (John) clothes were made of camel’s hair, held together with a leather belt! John ate strange foods, including wild honey and locusts, a kind of grasshopper.” “ YUCK!” So I am sure if you were to see someone that looked like John the Baptist running towards you, you may be a little confused. But God picked John the Baptist to tell that Jesus was being born and how to prepare for this amazing moment. The most important thing that John the Baptist told the people was to tell God that they were sorry for any of the sins that they committed. The best part about John the Baptist spreading this great news is that so many different people came together to hear him. Some people were rich, some were poor, some believed before and some did not. But they all came together to hear John the Baptist, this was not just an one day thing, this went on for many days.
You can find the stories in John 1:6-8; 19-28. I invite your family to read this together during the first two weeks of December. During this time I also want you to start talking about your child’s baptism with them or even your own. The reasoning for this is because we will be talking about baptism in the coming weeks of Sunday School. I want them to be able to recognize that John the Baptist is the one who ended up baptizing Jesus. I also hope for you to talk to them about how someone that may not be the best dressed or most put together, was the one who brought so many people together to prepare for Jesus’ birth.
I hope that you all have a very happy holiday! Christmas Eve may look a little different this year, but I will be doing a Christmas Eve Children’s Sermon in our prerecorded service. I will be asking a few questions and I hope to get an email with your child’s answers. Please all stay safe and healthy during the holidays and I cannot wait to be with you all in 2021!