CALENDER OF EVENTS FOR CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT
 
Well we did it. We made it to 2020. Hope everyone is having a good year so far.  I would like to take a moment to let you know the plans we have for extended session for this month. We had a busy holiday season so we will not have any activities  outside of Sunday morning,
I would also like to thank everyone involved in the Christmas musical. I am proud of our Children. They love learning about the Lord and all things in the bible. Like music, food, animals, history, and things to come

Jan 12
We will learning about the country Chile and how this country is related in the bible or if it is not in there. We will learn their culture and types of food they eat.
(The declining majority religion in Chile, according to a 2019 survey Encuesta Nacional Bicentenario, is still Christianity (63%), with an estimated 45% of Chileans belonging to the Catholic Church, 32% not religiously affiliated, 18% to Protestant or Evangelical churches and 5% to any other religion.[3] The religiously unaffiliated population (32%) includes: atheists, agnostics and people who do not identify with any particular religion. According to a 2017 poll by Latin obarometro, the country has the second highest atheists/agnostic/nothing in particular rate in Latin America (only after Uruguay), with 38 percent of its population declaring themselves devoid of any institutionally affiliated religious beliefs, another 11% declaring themselves Evangelical or Protestant, whilst just 45 percent of the population identify as Catholic.[4] Only 27% of Chileans say religion is very important in their lives, according to a 2015) {From Wikipedia}
We will encourage them to pray for the lost in Chile and learn about the outreach in there for missionaries and churches. We will try some of the food. And look at their culture.
Here is some of the foods we might try

Chile has a wide variety of foods, including seafood, beef, fresh fruit, and vegetables. A traditional Chilean meal is pastel de choclo , a "pie" made with corn, vegetables, chicken, and beef. This dish is usually served with ensalada chilena (Chilean salad).
Palta (avocado) is grown throughout Chile. Tomatoes and onions are other overwhelmingly popular and readily available vegetables. The nation's most important crops include grapes, plums, apples, pears, onions, corn, peaches, garlic, asparagus and beans
We do this to encourage the children to learn about people outside of American and How each country
Believes or not believes in God. We will look in the bible to see if Chile is mentioned in the bible.
In the case of Chile they are not directly mentioned in the bible, but It does say all nations.
We are having them learn that just because it is not listed in the bible God will still be with these people.
I will provide handouts for the children if they want them.

Faith and science have a lot in common. Both can be messy, explosive, and mysterious. Kids question both, test both, and ponder the wonder of things that, at first glance, might not make much sense. In the process of learning about science, kids are quickly captivated, embarking on their own discoveries. So goes faith: Once kids get a taste of our intriguing, real-deal God, they just can’t get enough.
Science is God-inspired, and it’s a lot of fun. So why not tap into your kids’ natural curiosity to help them discover fascinating scientific facts
We will be taking about fear in this experiment with the trials the world is facing and how it is effecting them. I am hoping this will help them open up and we can look at scripture to see how to handle it.
 


1. Calm in the Storm
Build a tornado tube to remind kids they can rely on God in any situation.
Bible Connect: Luke 8:22-25
Best for: Ages 8 to 12
Stuff Per Group: Two 2-liter plastic soft drink bottles, water, one 1-inch metal washer, duct tape, food coloring, and glitter.

Luke 8:22-25 NLT - Bible Gateway

The Experiment:
Let’s recreate a terrifying force in nature to see how it works!
Fill one bottle two-thirds full with water. Add food coloring and glitter to the water. Put the metal washer on the bottle mouth, then place the second bottle upside down on the first bottle so the mouths are connected by the washer. Tightly wrap several layers of duct tape around the bottle mouths to secure them, creating a tornado tube. Test the tube to ensure no water leaks. Turn the bottle over, start the tornado by swirling the top bottle, and watch the water simulate a tornado as it swirls down.
Scientific Facts: Water swirling in the tube is similar to the vortex of a tornado. The water spirals down, moving the glitter with it — just like a tornado moves objects in its path. The largest tornado recorded to date: May 22, 2004, in Wilber, Nebraska at 2.5 miles wide!
Talk About It: Have kids talk about how they’d feel if they were in a tornado and then describe a situation when they were afraid. Ask: What made that situation scary? What did you do? Read the Scripture. Have you ever felt like the disciples did? How easy or difficult is it to trust God when you’re afraid? Why? What’s a good way to remember we can trust God the next time we feel afraid?

Jan 12
We will be in a different room. I have asked for some pews for our class. We will be holding class in there learning how to sit in church what to expect when they graduate up. This will entail using their bibles and looking at scriptures and books in the bible. Last year we started our bible drills getting ready for this task. I need all children to bring their bibles we will provide them if they don’t have one.

Jan 26
There will be no extended session due to it being a 5th Sunday-if the Church has a program. If not we will have extended session and I will plan a lesson just in case.


God Bless you and your families,
Ms. Brenda Wrinkle and Ozell Gibbs

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” –
1 Corinthians 13:13