Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Updates

Hi everyone!

Last week was the end of our Service Project. Our kids were working to raise money for people in need in India. Together, our class raised enough money for:
  • 16 blankets to help people stay warm in the winter
  • 1 flock of chickens
  • 1 goat
Altogether, our class was able to raise over $150! It was great to see God using these devoted young helpers to share His love with people in need. Praise God!

We also got to watch a video about Forgiveness. You can check it out here:

Here are the handouts from week 4 in case you need them

See you in 2010!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Hi guys!

We just started Advent, so we have some fun new stuff going on!

First of all, our class is doing a service project to help out people in India. For the rest of this month, our kids are going to try to raise money to help people in need. Here are some examples:

$5 for a blanket to keep someone warm in the winter
$10 so that a child can have school supplies
$18 for a blanket and uniform for a child who is currently coming to school in rags
$35 for a sari, sweater, blanket, and shoes for a destitute widow
$53 for a goat

You can get more information on the page that we handed out in class that you can download here:

The 2nd thing that we have going on is our Advent Calendar. We watched this little video starring Lego Darth Vader to get an idea of what it's about:

Our class Advent Calendar is a little different from a normal Advent Calendar. Here's how it works: on each day of our calendar, we write down a way that we can share God's love with someone. Then each day, we do whatever our calendar says to do. In that way, we can give Jesus a gift of service every day before we celebrate His birthday.

Here's the sheet we handed out that talks about the Advent Calendar:

And here's the activity that we did in class to create the Advent Calendar:

If you're still not sure how it works, I made a little video explaining the Service Project and the Advent Calendar:

Finally, our end of the quarter celebration is coming up. I decided to combine it with the last Sunday in Advent so that we can have 2 celebrations in one! I will be handing out Discipleship Awards to kids that have been earning D-Points for our class. If you've been doing some great discipleship stuff at home, but have forgotten to fill out your D-Journal pages, please let me know! I'd like to be able to give your child a Discipleship Award. Just contact me and let me know what kinds of things you've been doing so that I can share them with the class. We want to make sure all the great work you're doing to help build your child's relationship with God is recognized.

Oh, and in case you need it, here's the D-Journal page from last week:

See you Sunday!