What do you tell your kids about worship?

what-does-worship-look-likeOur morning had held way too many “hurry up”s and “he did it”s, but silence reigned in our van on the way to school. I’d already delivered my morning speech about how we could have left the house more quickly, and I suspected that I sounded like the “wah, wah, wah” teacher from a Charlie Brown cartoon.

And then this happened… Read the story…

https://homefrontmag.com/worship-look-like

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5 Principles for Discipling Your Children

Max Lucado unpacks five tried and true principles for disciplining your children in ways that are sure to bear much fruit and give wonderful shade to the generation to come… Watch below on your Free Ross Road Right Now Media account…

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Watch on your Free Ross Road Right Now Media account…

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Bring out the Best in your Kids

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Bring the best out of those you love the most by creating an atmosphere of grace.

Too much of today’s Christian parenting is based on fear: fear of the world . . . fear of America’s liberal culture . . . fear of other parents’ and the church’s opinions. Best-selling author Dr. Tim Kimmel says fear, “is an excellent way to wreck your kids.”

Grace based parenting, on the other hand, relies on God’s love, replicates His forgiveness and commitment to His children, and displaces fear as a motivator for every behaviour…

Learn more… Watch the videos from you Ross Road Right Now Media account…

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God’s Not Dead 2

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I took my youngest (Gr 5) to this movie a few weeks ago as I was given special VIP Preview tickets. He loved it!! He’s always been one wrestling with evidence and has read all of Lee Strobel’s books for kids. If your Grade 5 (and older) child is a deep thinker with tons of questions, they will love it! It is predictable but yet powerful.

Watch the trailer here and learn more about show times: http://godsnotdead.com/

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Simplifying Childhood

“Too many choices erodes happiness, robbing kids of the gift of boredom which encourages creativity and self-directed learning…”

Excellent article, absolutely worth the read…on the value of simplicity parenting…

Read…: Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues | Tracy Gillett

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Final Goal Blown out of the Water ;)

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Before Christmas we set a goal of raising $110 in Kids Church to send to MCC for a hand pump well for their water project. Our finish line was March 6th. Kids were encouraged to raise money by doing chores, return bottles, etc and not simply ask their parents for money. This Celebration Sunday we will announce the final total!

Learn more here: https://donate.mcccanada.ca/cause/water

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March 13 – Daylight Savings & Celebration

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This Sunday, we Spring ahead one hour (set your clocks the night before) and we celebrate the 5th Sunday in Lent with all generations as we countdown to Easter Sunday! Preschoolers later dismissed upstairs to their classes. Children can use the Celebrating Sunday Kids Sermon Sheet in the foyer and doodle or draw away!
 
To the parents of our young children… Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome! The way we welcome children in church directly affects they way they respond to the Church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this place of worship. This is their church family.
 
Serving Opportunity for Kids!: Grade 1 and up are invited to partner with ushers and greeters to serve together. Simply arrive 10 minutes before the service and offer to assist.
 
Celebration Services: March 13, 20, 27. (Gr 1-5s back to Jr Kids Church on April 3rd after Spring/ Easter Break.)
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