Here’s what’s happening this month at Cornerstone Kids. You will find information about what the kids are learning, preview videos, take home materials and more.
It’s always hard to see summer come to an end! We have enjoyed our time spent with your children at WinShape Camps for Communities, at our Summer Serve Days, at Summer Movie Nights, at Merge Camp, and more. We have seen God work through these fun summer activities to help shape and grow the faith of your kids, and it’s been such a joy to be part of that. We’ll wrap up this amazing summer with one final event. You’ll want to make plans to attend our Back To School Beach Party on Sunday, August 16, from 4-6 pm in the Hamilton Road parking lot. Kids of all ages are invited to make a splash with inflatables, water and sand fun, live music, and more. Bring a friend! And don’t forget your towel!
This Sunday, August 2, is Promotion Sunday in Cornerstone Kids, and it marks the beginning of a new season of ministry for us. Starting this week, children going into kindergarten will move into Rock City. Our Rock City volunteers are eager and excited to welcome this new group of kids! Children going into first through fifth grades will also move to their new grade groups in Rock City. We are very excited to offer a new 4th and 5th grade girls group and a 4th and 5th grade boys group at both services on Sunday mornings (at the Hamilton Road site). All soon-to-be sixth graders will be moving from Cornerstone Kids to Cornerstone Youth. Go here for information on Cornerstone Youth.
We’ve got some great things in store for our kids on Sunday mornings as we kick off August. We’ll spend this month in Pebble Path helping our little ones understand these three basic truths – God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Through some wonderful Bible stories, sweet worship songs, and fun activities, our volunteers will help our children embrace these truths firmly in their hearts. To learn more, view this month’s Pebble Path Preview Video below.
In Rock City this month, we’ll be learning to Dig Deep in search of Wisdom. Our curriculum defines wisdom as finding out what you should do and doing it. It’s not simply about knowing the difference between right and wrong. It’s about learning to be wise and to see life from God’s perspective. In an Indiana Jones-like setting of swinging vines, antique maps and treasure chests we’re creating an environment for our kids where wisdom will come alive. Our memory verse for the month is Proverbs 8:10-11. Our prayer for our kids is the same – that they will “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”
Save the Date:
- PROMOTION SUNDAY IN ROCK CITY (Kindergarten – 5th grade) is August 2.
- JOINING SUNDAY is August 16. To become a member of Cornerstone Church, you need to have attended Cornerstone Connect within the last year. To join or get more information, contact Lynn Blount at firstname.lastname@example.org. (The next Cornerstone Connect is September 20.)
- BACK TO SCHOOL BEACH PARTY: August 16: 4 – 6 pm, at the Hamilton Road site.
INFANT BAPTISM SUNDAY is August 30. If you would like to have your infant (infant-18 months old) baptized during morning worship, contact Lynn Blount at email@example.com.
- BAPTISM CELEBRATION: August 30: 5 pm, at the Hamilton Road site. If you would like more information about baptism, contact Lynn Blount at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know it’s a busy time of year for your family and filled with many changes. Our Cornerstone Kids team will be praying for all of you as you wrap up summer and your children head back to school. May God fill you and your kids with excitement and joy, and may He bless all that is new with peace. See you Sunday – we can’t wait!
Director of Children’s Ministries