Happy Wednesday,

We hope that your week is off to a great start!

We’re very excited to have welcomed one of our Kid’s Church Team Leaders, Amy Tallbut, back from maternity leave this past Sunday!  We have such a gifted group of teachers!

Sunday’s lesson focused on staying away from temptation and we talked about how God gives us warning signs to protect us from temptations. Some of the temptations we talked about were: lying, cheating, being hurtful, etc. We also talked about staying away from things that could tempt us, like friends who encourage us to make poor choices, movies that we shouldn't watch, etc. This led to a reminder about how reading God's Word helps us know right from wrong.

The bible story focused on Samson and included discussion on what we should do if we do make poor choices; that we should ask God for forgiveness and He will forgive us just like He forgave Samson.

Don’t forget that this coming Sunday is going to be a phenomenal morning for all of you as you experience Elevate’s second myStory Sunday.  We’re also gearing up for a great morning with our e.Kids!  Be sure to invite and encourage your friends, family, co-workers, etc. to attend and remind them that we would be excited to have their kids in Kid’s Church.  We will be talking about being committed to our families and obeying our parents.  Be sure that your kids (and theirs) don’t miss it!

Please click on the following links to access the Take Home Challenges from 01/22/12