June 29, 2018

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Sunday Bible Class

Our curriculum is Bible Studies for Life.  The lessons scheduled for this week are:

Spanish Preschool: Algunas personas oraron por Pedro

English Preschool: The Rich Young Ruler

School Age: The Rich Young Ruler

Please take the time to look at the Activity Pages that your children bring home.  You will find the Bible story, suggested Scripture reading for the week, and instructions for how to download the Bible Studies for Life app.

We love seeing your children in Bible class.  The more frequently they come, the more likely they are to build stronger relationships with the other children and with the teachers.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Recognition

-Sophia Barcenas participated in class.
-Caleb Bergman recited his memory verse and the books of the Bible in Spanish.
-Jacob Bergman was a great listener in class.
-Joshua Crawley has a birthday today.
-Jonathan Delisma has a birthday on July 5.
-Sophia Gonzalez participated in class.
-Elijah Ibanez has a birthday on July 2.
-Jayce Kiddoe was cooperative and engaged during class.
-Luke Parsard participated in class.
-Angely Reyes was kind to everyone in class.
-Katherine Ruiz has a birthday on June 30.
-The 3rd-5thGrade Class had active participation from Caleb Bergman, Adanna Emokah, Albert Paul Valdes,and Dayleen Valdes.

Mark Your Calendar

Sundays
Bible Class

Wednesdays
Summer Bible Club

July 8
K-2nd Grades Picnic

August 12
Preschool Picnic

August 26
Back to School Sunday

September 2
Bible Class Promotions


For Parents

You’ve probably heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child. Parenting is so difficult, so complex, so relentless, that it is more than any two people can successfully handle. Children thrive under the responsibility of loving parents but also under the watchful eye of a caring community. I have always believed in the wisdom of this proverb, but I’ve come to appreciate it even more as my kids grow older. And as I’ve come to appreciate it more, I think I’ve come to appreciate it better.

When I was starting out in parenting, I assumed this proverb, whose roots are in Africa, meant something like this: I will raise my children and expect the community around me—especially the Christian community—to keep an eye on them. If they go wild or get out-of-line or go sneaking off somewhere, I give those people free reign to let me know or to intervene directly.

. It may even fall to them to give my kids a stern talking to. I saw this kind of thing modelled in the community I grew up in. More than once I saw adults get involved when other people’s kids were getting out of control. Well and good, as far as it goes.

But as time has gone on, I’ve seen a far more active implementation of the proverb. The proverb demands more than allowing others to troubleshoot my children’s poor behavior. It invites others to provide input into the development of their character. It invites others to take an active interest in them, to speak to them, to challenge them, to counsel them, to befriend them, to love them. It invites other believers to ask my children about their faith and their fears, their trials and temptations, their dramas and their doubts. It invites other Christians to exert a significant influence on them, and all for their good and God’s glory.

It takes a village to raise a child. Really, it takes a church to raise a child because it is in the church that our children find a whole community of adults who love them, who have a deep concern for them, and who are eager to see them come to faith and grow in godly character. This “village” is not there just to keep them in line when they get unruly, but to experience the joy of seeing them grow up in God and grow up for God.

What a joy it is to know many are involved in the lives of my children; what a blessing it is to know they can get in touch with those people any time to receive counsel and care. What a blessing they’ve been to my children and to me.)

Condensed from "It Takes a Church to Raise Your Child" by Tim Challies from challies.com.  

 

EnglishVanessa Pardo