The most valuable thing at our church is your child. Thank you for giving us the joy of working with your kids. Here’s what the JOFKids class will be learning this year:

January 2016
Bible Verse: “In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
Theme: God Saw That It Was Good
Leap of Faith: God created a beautiful world for us.

February 2016
Bible Verse: “God has a plan for our lives and wants us to look for it and follow it. (Acts 7:17-36)
Theme: Moses
Leap of Faith: I will follow God’s dream for my life.

March 2016
Bible Verse: He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from this, all of you.” (Matthew 26:27-28
Theme: Jesus Lives
Leap of Faith: Friday was sad, but Sunday was glad!

Sunday, March 27, 2016: Easter Eggstavaganza (breakfast, egg hunt, games and prizes starting at 9:00

April 2016
Bible Verse: “Jesus told to ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” (Mark 16:15)
Theme: Good News
Leap of Faith: Go and Tell!

May 2016
Bible Verse: “So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:1-8)
Theme: The Church
Leap of Faith: We are the Church!

Sunday, May 8, 2016: Special Mother's Day activity by the children.

June 2016
Bible Verse: “Who do people say that I am?” (Psalm 139:23-24)
Theme: Jesus
Leap of Faith: Real people discovering and practicing the ideas and behaviors of Jesus that serve the common good and seek justice for all people.

June 19, 2016: Special Father's Day activity by the children.

July 2016
Bible Verse: “Love the Lord our God with all our heart … and love our neighbors as ourselves.” (Matthew 22:36-39)
Theme: Step Into My Shoes
Leap of Faith: Living from enough!

August 2016
Bible Verse: “Search me God and know my heart.” (Psalm 139:23-24)
Theme: Submerge
Leap of Faith: Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside.

August 20, 2016: Church School Field Trip to SkyZone.

September 2016
Bible Verse: “You are God’s child and heir.” (Galatians 4:6-7)
Theme: Hail to the Victors
Leap of Faith: Jesus Christ is our ultimate Victor, and that through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can live the kind of life that God promised.

October 2016
Bible Verse: “You shall teach them diligently to your children.” (Deuteronomy 6:7)
Theme: History and Heritage
Leap of Faith: Being with the community of faith and reading the stories of people down through the centuries gives us the sense that faith is not shallow, but as the song used to say, it is “deep and wide.”

November 2016
Bible Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” (2 Chronicles 20:21)
Theme: Being Thankful
Leap of Faith: I will praise God and give thanks.

December 2016
Bible Verse: “And, they will call him Immanuel” — which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:18-24)
Theme: Christmas in the Land of Oz
Leap of Faith: In God, there’s no place like home.