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Newsletter Issue # 29 --  September 27, 2016 

 

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In today's newsletter:

1) Needing Your Feedback

2) Fall Celebration: Feast of Trumpets

3) Skit: Valley of Skulls

4) Skit: Repent, the Kingdom is Near

The Lord's Prayer for children

 
 
 
 
 
1) Needing Your Feedback

Hello friends, it was brought to my attention that our curriculum pages were not as intuitive as they could be and might be difficult for teachers to locate necessary ministry resources. Upon this advice I have reworked our product pages. I am also about halfway through reworking our "F-R-E-E Ideas" pages. I would love to have your feedback as to whether or not this update helps you to locate the Media Types, Categories, and specific Topics for your ministry! I have also created an ALL Products-at-a-glance section. 

To get started, please visit our Children's Ministry SHOP page, which can also be accessed from our home page or from the red SHOP link at the top of this newsletter. I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions!

Your webservant,
Sarah Keith <><

 

 

2) Fall Celebration: Feast of Trumpets

Feast of Trumpets Rosh HashanahLesson Focus: God Calls Us To Repent.

Overview: Trumpets were blown, calling people to wake up spiritually and repent of their sins. Today, God calls us to repent and receive Christís atonement and be ready for the final trumpet blast.

Read Leviticus 23:23-25 from a child-friendly Bible.

The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts. It occurs on the first day of the seventh month, during our September or October months. Although the Bible doesnít say this, traditionally itís believed this day celebrates the creation of the world, and specifically when God created humankind on the sixth day. The Feast of Trumpets marks the beginning of the civil or national year for Israel. In our time, it is known as Rosh Hashanah*, the Jewish New Year. However, todayís celebration has little, if any, comparison to the celebration instructed in Scripture.

The Feast of Trumpets, like the Sabbath, is considered a Holy Day for rest and worship. It is celebrated by blowing a trumpet made from a ramís horn called a shofar. It is believed that a ramís horn is used to recall the ram that was sacrificed by Abraham in place of his son Isaac. The month leading up to the Feast of Trumpets is to be a time of repentance. Godís people are to consider their sins, turn from them, ďrepent,Ē and prepare their hearts for the Feast of Trumpets and the nine days that follow. Together these ten days are referred to as the Days of Awe and lead up to the tenth day, the most holy of all days in Israel, the Day of Atonement. This entire forty days, the month leading up to, plus the ten Days of Awe, are to be a time of repentance.

Learn more about the Feasts of the Lord.

*Rosh Hashanah occurs this year on October 3, 2016.

 

 

Christmas crafts for children Advent activities

                                                                                          

 

3) Skit: Valley of Skulls

A retelling of the story of Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones. Download the Valley of the Skulls skit.

 

 

4) Skit: Repent, the Kingdom is Near

Sample our skit on John the Baptist and repentance.

 

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