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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 November:
November 1- Virtual Bible Study at 6:30pm- Led by Rachael Simpkins
November 8- Game Day with Confirmation class at 12:00
November 15- What are you Thankful for? – In person at 12:00
November 22- Catching up – In person at 12:00
November 29- No Meeting- HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Confirmation/Oasis

November 8th we will be having a day of games (weather permitting). This will take place at church at 12:00pm. Please let Jaime know by November 1st, if you are planning on attending. Also, if you have any special game ideas, let Jaime
know.

I am going to be adding a game in the messenger every month for Confirmation and Oasis Youth to play. This month’s game is “Who said it?” I will be listing a few quotes from either Martin Luther or Martin Luther King, Jr. I want you to email me to tell me your answers. No cheating and looking them up on the internet. The person with the most right answers, will win a $5 gift card to a place of their choosing. Here we go:

  1. “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”
  2. “Forgiveness is God’s command.”
  3. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
  4. “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.”
  5. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
  6. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

I look forward to getting your answers!

All Families: Please keep an eye out for next month’s messenger, I will be having an Advent Calendar that everyone can participate in. I have been working on it for some time now, I cannot wait for you all to see it!

Sunday School

As we continue looking at Bible stories that the Sunday School kids are learning during the school year, I hope this one finds you comfort. How many times have you had to say “Are you ready?” to your child or spouse? I know I have said it to Brandon plenty of times! I am sure I will be saying to Joseph a lot in the coming years. But have you ever heard someone say, “I was born ready!” Well in our Bible story that we are going to dig into this month, God tells us to “Be ready. Even when scary things happen, God is working for good.” You can find this story in Mark 13:24-36. The last seven months have been a hard time for everyone, some time your child may be scared or anxious. But this story reminds us that even in these times, God is working. Your child may say but how is God working when there are so many people getting sick from this horrible virus. We can respond by saying God is working with the doctors and nurses taking care of the sick or that God is working with scientists who are working on the vaccine. In this story Jesus knew that there was trouble ahead. He did not know that he would be dying on the cross but he knew of trouble and that no matter what God would be there working for the good.

The idea of staying calm when things are getting scary can be a hard concept for anyone of all ages to achieve. I know for me personally when I start to feel like I am not being calm in a situation where I am scared, I start to pray to God. There are times that I feel like I am having more of a conversation than praying to God. When I am in prayer I always try to talk to God like an old friend that I have not talked to in a while. During this month, I ask you to start having those conversations with God and inviting your child, grandchild, niece or nephew to join you in these conversations. I believe that if you are able to start these conversations with God at an earlier age, then you are going to be willing to have them throughout your lifetime.

If your child wants to learn more about this story or the other stories we are learning about in Sunday School, please join us for Zoom Sunday School. This is opened to all kids 3 years old to 6th grade. Each week, I will read the Bible story and we will have a little chat about the story. If your child cannot join us every week, that is fine. If they want to stop by and try it out, that is fine too! If you have any questions about Sunday School, please let me know! Each month I will be added a word search to the messenger for your child to do. I hope you enjoy them and if your child has a word they want to add to next month’s word search, let me know!

I hope you all had a safe and sweet Halloween! I would love to see pictures of everyone’s costume! I hope to see all of you soon either in Virtual Sunday School or in person when it is safe to start having Sunday School in person! I look forward to next month when we can dive deeper into another Bible Story and a reminder if you have a special Bible story and want me to dig a little deep into it with you, please let me know! Miss you all! Miss Jaime