Awana Update for Nov 30

This week is the KGBC Business Meeting starting at 5 pm. We will have AWANA at the usual time, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. If you know of any parents that would like to attend the Business Meeting, we will be glad to have the kids (3 years old – 6th grade) join us for the evening!

THEME This Week: Wear Crazy Glasses or Sunglasses!


PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: Winter Wonderland
Friday, December 8
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Dinner – Fun – Movie

We have about 40 kids signed up so far – this is going to be a lot of Christmas FUN! We are going to share the Christmas Story with the kids, sing some Christmas carols and make some Christmas ornaments! Dinner and a movie are also included!

We have sign-up sheets available on Sunday. We are making plans for this event and need you to sign up by Wednesday, December 6. This will be a great date night or you can maybe do a little Christmas shopping without the little ones!

We need kids’ names, Ages, parents’ names, cell phone (that you will have with you that night) and food allergies (and any other medical info we may need to know).


Upcoming Events:

Sunday, December 10 – Join us for the Church Wide Christmas Program – “A Night of Worship – Hallelujah to the Baby Who Came!” in the Sanctuary at 6 pm. AWANA will be from 4:30 – 5:30 pm that night so we can all attend.


AWANA DERBY!!!
DATE CHANGE: Friday, March 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

We will be ordering cars at the end of January so be on the lookout at the beginning of the year for sign ups!

Blessings,
Ellie

The Proper Confidence

THE PROPER CONFIDENCE
How Can You Be Certain Your Life Will Make an Impact?
Philippians 1:1-6
Impact Statement #9: I will make a difference.

Your Life Will Have a Lasting Impact as you…

  1. Engage your spheres of influence (Philippians 1:1-2)
  2. Consistently recognize the joy of serving Christ and others (Philippians 1:3-4)
  3. Depend upon God’s work in you and through you (Philippians 1:5-6) 

Questions for Further Discussion:

  1. What’s your usual way of saying hello to your friends?
  2. In your family, how important are greetings in affirming each other?
  3. Who was the author of the letter to the Philippians? (Philippians 1:1)
  4. How did Paul identify himself and his coworker? (Philippians 1:1)
  5. To whom did Paul address this letter? (Philippians 1:1)
  6. How did Paul greet the Philippians? (Philippians 1:2)
  7. When Paul thought about the Philippians, what did he do? (Philippians 1:3)
  8. How were the Philippians in partnership with Paul? (Philippians 1:4-5)
  9. What was Paul confident about? (Philippians 1:6)
  10. Why is it a good practice to begin a letter with a Christian blessing?
  11. What godly encouragement can you offer other Christians?
  12. Paul complimented the church at Philippi; what positive things can you say about our congregation?
  13. How is Paul’s prayer for the Philippians a good prayer for you to copy?
  14. What prayer of thanksgiving can you offer for our church today?
  15. How can you encourage someone in his or her Christian journey this week?
  16. Which Christian brother or sister would be heartened to receive a letter from you this week?

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

We at King’s Grant pray you will have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving weekend! Count your many blessings. 

Remember that the office is closed from Wednesday at noon through Friday this week.

Please remember your assignments for Sunday – teachers, preschool volunteers, musicians, sound board guys… you know who you are. Our worship services don’t happen without our committed leaders.

Spectator or Participant?

CHURCH NOT A BURDEN. Spectator or Participant?
I Corinthians 12:12-20
Impact Point #8: I Will avoid religious traps in the church.

5 Facts about You and the Church

  1. Each member of the Body of Christ is made so by the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 12:12-13).
  2. The significance of each individual part of the church exists in the formation of the whole (1 Corinthians 12:14).
  3. All individual parts of the Body of Christ are necessary for the proper functioning of the church (1 Corinthians 12:15-16).
  4. The uniqueness of the parts of the body are interdependent (1 Corinthians 12:17).
  5. God’s perfect design of the body is the oneness and diversity (1 Corinthians 12:18-20).

Questions for Further Discussion:

  1. When have you felt insignificant in an organization?
  2. What functions in the church do you feel are most important? Why?
  3. In what way are Christians like a human body? (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
  4. Why should outward appearances or status not matter to us? (1 Corinthians 12:13)
  5. What unifies all Christians? (1 Corinthians 12:13)
  6. What makes Christians unified and dependent on one another? (1 Corinthians 12:13)
  7. What lessons are there in seeing the church as a human body? (1 Corinthians 12:14-17)
  8. Who arranged the parts of the body of Christ? (1 Corinthians 12:18)
  9. Why shouldn’t all Christians perform the same function? (1 Corinthians 12:19)
  10. Why should members of the body of Christ not say to each other, “I don’t need you”? (1 Corinthians 12:21-22)
  11. How might you compare your place in the body of Christ to a part of the human body?
  12. How well do you interact with other members in the body of Christ?
  13. When have you felt like an important or insignificant part of the body?
  14. What part do you serve in the body of Christ?
  15. How are you able to help other Christians?
  16. What has God appointed you to be in the body of Christ?
  17. Why do people often assume that certain duties in the church are more important?
  18. How can you honor the contributions of others in your church?
  19. How can you treat the “weaker” members of your fellowship as indispensable?
  20. What is one way you can show concern and love for another member of your church?
  21. What would be the best way to use your unique abilities in the body of Christ this year?

Missions Giving Catalog for 2017

For more information about the organizations featured in our Missions Giving Catalog, please click the links below:

Catalyst Resources International

International Mission Board – Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship – Global Missions Offering

Alma Hunt Offering

Judeo Christian Outreach Center

Campus Crusade

John Leland Center for Theological Studies

Virginia Voices International

People in Need Ministries

 

Church is Not a Burden Part 1

CHURCH NOT A BURDEN:
The Burnout of Activity or the Joy of Belonging?
Ephesians 2:8-10

Impact Point: I will Not Be a Church Dropout!

(6 Truths that move you from Burnout to Joyfully Belonging to the Church)

Questions for Further Study:

  1. What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
  2. What is the means of salvation? (Ephesians 2:8)
  3. Where does salvation come from? (Ephesians 2:8)
  4. Why can no one boast in his own salvation? (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  5. How is the believer God’s work of art? (Ephesians 2:10)
  6. What is the purpose of God’s workmanship? (Ephesians 2:10)
  7. What were you like before you became a Christian?
  8. When did you receive the gift of new life?
  9. How would you describe God’s grace to you?
  10. Why hasn’t anyone deserved God’s grace, mercy, or riches?
  11. How do you see God’s creative workmanship operating in your life?
  12. With whom can you share the news of God’s mercy? How?
  13. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, what good work for the kingdom of God can you do this week?

Journey to Christmas 2017

November 19th and 26th
Advent in a Box distribution
[ Advent Devotionals ]

December 1st
6:00 p.m. – Youth Christmas Party

December 2nd
6:00 p.m. – Pre-teen Christmas Party

December 3rd – Advent I
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – Worship Service

December 4th
5:00 p.m. – JOY Club to Tidewater Winds Concert at Sandler Center

December 8th
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Winter Wonderland: Parents’ Night Out
Registration is Required [ more info ]

December 10th – Advent II
8:30 a.m. – Worship Service
11:00 a.m. – Worship Service (combined with the Well)
6:00 p.m. – A Night of Worship
“Hallelujah For the Baby Who Came”

December 14th
3:00 p.m. – JOY Club to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

December 17th – Advent III
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – Worship Service

December 24th – Christmas Eve Services (Advent IV)
9:00 a.m. – Christmas Fellowship
10:00 a.m. – One Church Wide Worship Service
5:00 p.m. – Vespers (Candles, Carols, Communion)

Awana Update for Nov 9

We all loved the fall colors last Sunday!

This Week’s THEME: Patriotic Night – Wear Red, White & Blue to show your American Pride for Veterans! And yes, uniforms are required and can be part of your Red / White / Blue outfits.


PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: Winter Wonderland
Friday, December 8
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Dinner – Fun – Movie

Please reply to this email if you would like to sign up for this event! We’ll also have sign-up sheets available on Sunday. We are making plans for this event and need you to sign up by Wednesday, December 6. This will be a great date night or you can maybe do a little Christmas shopping without the little ones!

We need Kids Names, Ages, Parent’s Name, Cell Phone (that you will have with you that night) and Food Allergies (and any other medical info we may need that night). [ view the poster here ]


Don’t forget to bring back your boxes for Operation Christmas Child! They are due This Sunday so we can deliver them to the regional pickup locations next week!

If you miss a week, don’t forget that parents can sign off the next section to catch up. Ask the teachers on Sunday if you have any questions. We are keeping the kids on schedule this year with all kids working on the same section each week and appreciate your help! You can check your child’s book to see if they are missing any sections.

Blessings,
Ellie