Kids on Mission This Week 10/16

Kids on Mission This Week 10/16

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K4-K5

Part 2: God Begins His Promise

Story 6 God’s People Become Great 

Question 13

Bible Verse: Exodus 3:7 “Then the Lord said, I have seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt...I know their sufferings.” 

Craft: God Calls Moses to Deliver His People

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1st-5th

Bible Truth Booklet #2: God’s Greatness.

Memory Verse:  Jeremiah 32:17 - “Ah Lord God! Behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.”

Other bonus memory verses, Bible Truth Questions and Answers, and Bible Reading Plan can be completed for additional points.

Kids on Mission This Week 10/9

Kids on Mission This Week 10/9

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K4-K5

Part 2: God Begins His Promise

Story 5 God’s People Grow 

Question 12

Bible Verse: Psalm 94:14 “The Lord will not forsake his people.”

Craft: God Saves His People from Famine

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1st-5th

Bible Truth Booklet: God’s Greatness. We will have updated copies of this booklet available for kids.

Memory Verse:  Isaiah 42:8 - “I am the LORD: That is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”

Other bonus memory verses, Bible Truth Questions and Answers, and Bible Reading Plan can be completed for additional points.

Kids on Mission This Week 10/2

Kids on Mission This Week 10/2

K4-K5

Part 2: God Begins His Promise

Story 4 God’s Big Promise 

Questions 10-11

Bible Verse: Genesis 15:6 “Abraham believed God, and he counted it to him as righteousness.”

Craft: God Counts Abraham Righteous

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1st-5th

Bible Truth Booklet: God’s Word (This is the last week to say memory verses for this truth. Award pins will be given out next Wed, Oct 9. The new Bible Truth Booklet will be sent home that night as well.)

Memory Verse:  John 17:17 - Sanctify them by thy truth: thy word is truth.

Other bonus memory verses, Bible Truth Questions and Answers, and Bible Reading Plan can be completed for additional points.



Backpack Blessings

Backpack Blessings

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During the month of October, we are partnering with Backpack Blessings, a nonprofit organization which provides food bags for 30-40 children a week who attend Pelham Road Elementary School. Food donations may be dropped off in the bins at the Welcome Center. Thank you for your willingness to give to needy children in our community! Below is a list of food donations being accepted.

-Beanee Weenee (8 oz can)

-Spaghetti O’s (8 oz can) 

-Mac n cheese cups, individual sized  

-Soup, no creamed soups please 

-Tuna 

-Peanut butter crackers (8 count) 

-Fruit cups (4 count) 

-Pudding cups (4 count)


Child Sickness Policy

Child Sickness Policy

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We care about our children at Morningside and are happy to welcome as many children as we can. However, with flu season approaching, please use discretion before dropping off your child in our nurseries or classrooms. Below are some good guidelines to follow when trying to decide what is best for your child and those in the nurseries and classrooms. Thank you!


STOP…Please Try Again Next Week

Fever of 100 degrees or higher

Wheezing or shortness of breath

Hard cough

Constant runny nose with yellow/green discharge

Lethargy

Diarrhea or vomiting

Redness or runny eyes

Sore throat or swollen glands

Undiagnosed rashes

Persistent itching

Uncovered sores

Unusual color

YIELD…Parents check on the child some time after drop off

Fever free for 24 hours

Sporadic cough

Minimal yellow/green runny nose

GO…Okay to come in

Mild, infrequent cough

Clear runny nose

Active, playful, and rested

Kids on Mission This Week 9/25

Kids on Mission This Week 9/25

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K4-K5

Part 1: God Creates His Kingdom

Story 3 Life Outside the Garden 

Questions 8-9

Bible Verse: Genesis 6:17 “I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh.”

Craft: God Judges the World and Saves Noah

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1st-5th

Bible Truth Booklet: God’s Word

Memory Verse: Psalm 119:97  O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

Other bonus memory verses, Bible Truth Questions and Answers, and Bible Reading Plan can be completed for additional points.




Kids on Mission This Week 9/18

Kids on Mission This Week 9/18

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K4-K5 KIDS

Part 1: God Creates His Kingdom

Story 2 A Very Sad Day 

Questions 5-7

Bible Verse: Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Craft: Adam and Eve Reject God

1ST-5TH GRADE

Bible Truth Booklet: God’s Word

Memory Verse: Romans 10:17 - So then faith cometh by hearing, hearing by the word of God.

Other bonus memory verses, Bible Truth Questions and Answers, and Bible Reading Plan can be completed for additional points.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

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This morning our Chinese Director, Kevin Chen, shared with the Morningside family about China's Mid-Autumn Festival, which celebrates family during the fullest and brightest moon of the year on the lunar calendar. Children sampled the special moon cakes served in China on this holiday.

Kids on Mission This Week 9/11

Kids on Mission This Week 9/11

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K4-K5 Kids

Part 1: God Creates His Kingdom

Story 1 The Very Good Beginning 

Questions 1-4

Bible Verse: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Craft: God Creates the World

1st-5th Grade

Bible Truth Booklet: God’s Word

Memory Verse: Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

Other bonus memory verses, Bible Truth Questions and Answers, and Bible Reading Plan can be completed for additional points.


Kids on Mission FAQ

Kids on Mission FAQ

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What will my child be learning at Kids on Mission?

This year we will be focusing on the Islands around the world.

1st-5th grade - Kids will enjoy competing in challenging team games. Kids also won’t want to miss our fun dress-up, store and snack nights! Most importantly, kids will open God’s Word where they will explore and memorize 6 Truths: The Bible, The Greatness of God, The Goodness of God, The Trinity, God’s Creation, and God’s View of You.

K4-K5 kids will be tracing the storyline of the Bible through The Big Picture Story Bible. K4-K5 kids will also participate in our craft, game, and snack times. Families will receive a copy of The Big Picture Bible Verses and are encouraged to talk through these questions and Bible verses at home as we talk about them at church. The Big Picture Family Devotional is also a good resource for families to use at home.

Where can I buy a Kids on Mission T-shirt for my child?

T-shirts will be available for $5 each for kids and volunteers beginning 9/11 outside the K4-K5 and 1st-5th grade classrooms.

What are the Bible Truth Booklets?

We will provide a new booklet for each Bible Truth during the school year. Your child should bring the booklet to Kids on Mission each week. Children will have a month to work through each booklet. In the booklet, your child will find an overview of all 6 Bible Truths, memory verses related to the Bible Truth, 10 Bible Truth questions and answers, and a Bible Reading Plan that you can work through with your child or that they can complete independently. You are able to sign off on the Bible Truth Questions & Answers and Bible Reading Plan. Volunteers will sign off for Bible Memory verses. Kids who say the weekly memory verse will receive an award pin to apply to their lanyard. Those who complete more in each booklet will receive a larger award at the end of the school year.

How can my child earn points toward the store?

Most points can be earned through completing parts of the Bible Truth Booklets. Other points can be earned by simply attending Kids on Mission, dressing up for special nights, and donating toward Backpack Blessings.

What is this year’s giving project competition?

This year we will be giving to our missionaries, the Liauws in Indonesia, who operate two orphanages in Jakarta and Borneo. Kids will be divided into two teams for the year and will be competing for the highest giving team. Money given by the children will be matched by the Morningside Children’s Ministry. The Liauws will be receive all funds at the end of the school year. The winning team will be treated to ice cream sundaes.

Is my K4-K5 child required to memorize verses in order to earn money for store night?

No. Each K4-K5 child will be given equal opportunity to shop at the store each semester whether they memorize verses or not. Our goal is to primarily expose them to the Scriptures.

Gospel Project for Kids

Gospel Project for Kids

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It is God’s plan to rescue His people from sin through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. The Gospel Project exists to point kids to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Kids will discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God.

This year we will begin our 3 year chronological study of Scripture in the Old Testament learning about a nation divided, a captive people, and a future hope. The kingdoms of Israel and Judah (1 & 2 Kings) may have been home to God’s chosen people, but they had forgotten about the promise God made to Abraham. However, God had not forgotten His covenant with His people. He loved them them with an everlasting love. This fall, we will follow the scarlet thread of redemption through the conquered and divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah.  

Each week, kids will learn: 

  • A true Bible Story with a Christ Connection 

  • A Story Point

  • A Big Picture Question and Answer

 The weekly Activity Sheet provides: 

  • Family discussion questions for you to talk through with your child. 

Over several weeks, kids will also learn:

  • A Key Bible passage 

Each quarter, your child will receive:

  • A set of Bible Story cards to keep for reviewing together at home. 

Look for weekly Facebook posts and a weekly blog post highlighting the story point and summarizing each Bible story. 

With all this intentional teaching and communication, we pray that the lessons learned will not just become head knowledge for your child, but will penetrate his or her heart with the Gospel week after week.


Morningside Kids Fall Fun Time

Morningside Kids Fall Fun Time

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Fall is in the air and soon all of its colors, scents, and tastes will merge into one place at Morningside. Join us as we explore and celebrate fall on Saturday, September 21 from 1:00-4:00 pm! Come for games, crafts, snack time, and media time. Kids ages K4-5th grade are welcome. This event is open to church kids, friends and those in our community. The event is FREE, but registration is required in order to attend. Please register each child individually. We hope to see you for some fallish fun! REGISTER HERE!

Kids on Mission Calendar 2019-2020

Kids on Mission Calendar 2019-2020

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We are looking forward to all that the Lord will teach us this school year in Kids on Mission! As you make your plans for your child or children to join us, please see the calendar below. You can register your child or children here.

Kids on Mission Calendar 2019-2020

Sept 4 Welcome to Kids on Mission

Sept 11 Bible Truth #1: God’s Word; Goofy Glasses Night

Sept 18 Bible Truth #1: God’s Word

Sept 25 Bible Truth #1: God’s Word; Pirate Night

Oct 2 Bible Truth #1: God’s Word; Backpack Blessings

Oct 9 Bible Truth #2: God’s Greatness; Silly Sock Night

Oct 16 Bible Truth #2: God’s Greatness; Snack Night

Oct 23 Bible Truth #2: God’s Greatness; Harvest Night

Oct 30 Fall Carnival! No KOM

Nov 6 Bible Truth #2: God’s Greatness

Nov 13 Bible Truth #3: God’s Goodness; Western Night

Nov 20 Bible Truth #3: God’s Goodness; Snack Night

Nov 27 Happy Thanksgiving! No KOM

Dec 4 Bible Truth #3: God’s Goodness; Christmas Night 

Dec 11 Bible Truth #3: God’s Goodness; Store Night

Dec 18 J.O.Y. (Jesus - Others - You) Night!

Dec 25 Merry Christmas! No KOM

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Jan 1 Happy New Year! No KOM

Jan 8 Christmas Break - No KOM

Jan 15 Welcome Back!

Jan 22 Bible Truth #4: The Trinity

Jan 29 Bible Truth #4: The Trinity; Crazy Hair Night

Feb 5 Bible Truth #4: The Trinity; Snack Night

Feb 12 Bible Truth #4: The Trinity; Backward Night

Feb 19 Bible Truth #5: God’s Creation

Feb 26 Bible Truth #5: God’s Creation; Color Night

Mar 4 Bible Truth #5: God’s Creation; Backpack Blessings

Mar 11 Bible Truth #5: God’s Creation; Animal Night

Mar 18 Bible Truth #6: God’s View of You; Snack Night

Mar 25 Bible Truth #6: God’s View of You; Career Night

Apr 1 Spring Break! No KOM

Apr 8 Bible Truth #6: God’s View of You; Hawaiian Night

Apr 15 Bible Truth #6: God’s View of You

Apr 22 KOM Olympic Games 

Apr 29 KOM Finale & Store

May 6 Awards program


Children's Ministry Recruitment

Children's Ministry Recruitment

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On Sunday, Sept 8, we will be focusing on serving our Lord and others across all ministries. If you are praying about volunteering in our children's ministry, please consider joining with those who are currently serving in either our Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, or Kids on Mission areas. Serving in children’s ministry enables you to build relationships with our Morningside Kids and other Morningsiders. Can you be a substitute when needed, serve once a month, twice a month or every other month? Prayerfully consider how God can use you. See the specific needs below and contact our Children’s Ministry Director, Lara Cropsey, if you would like to find your place at Morningside through Children’s Ministry.

Nursery (Infant-K3) 9:15 & 10:30 - (once a month)

Sunday School (K4-5th) 9:15 - (substitute teacher or volunteer)

Preschool (K4-K5) 10:30 & 5:30 - (twice a month as a volunteer or every other month as a teacher)

Junior Church (1st-2nd) 10:30 - (small group leader - twice a month or every other month)

Kids on Mission (K4-5th) Wed @ 6:45pm - (substitute small group leader)

Back to School Splash

Back to School Splash

Over 180 parents and children attended our Back to School Splash this past Wednesday night. In addition to our Morningside families, more than 50% of attendees came from our Greenville community. Praise the Lord for these connections and for the opportunity to give away over 100 school supply boxes to children!

Back to School Splash

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UPDATE: Our Back to School Splash is still on for tomorrow night from 7:00-8:15 PM. Due to unpredictable weather, the event will be held in the gym. Join us for dry inflatables, snacks, and FREE school supplies!

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

Over 100 parents, kids and children's ministry volunteers came out to Greer City Park on Thursday night for our family fun night. We had a great time of food, fellowship and fun!

Kids on Mission Registration 2019-2020

Kids on Mission Registration 2019-2020

KIDS ON MISSION 2019-2020

Join us this school year for Kids on Mission on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:00 pm. Each week 1st-5th kids will discover islands as we pray for those living and serving there. Kids will enjoy competing in challenging team games. Kids also won’t want to miss our fun dress-up, store and snack nights! Most importantly, kids will open God’s Word where they will explore 6 Truths: The Bible, The Greatness of God, The Goodness of God, The Trinity, God’s Creation, and God’s View of You.

Each week our K4-K5 kids will be tracing the storyline of the Bible through The Big Picture Story Bible. K4-K5 kids will also participate in our craft, game, and snack times. Families will receive a copy of The Big Picture Bible Verses and are encouraged to talk through these questions and Bible verses at home as we talk about them at church. The Big Picture Family Devotional is also a good resource for families to use at home.

Kids on Mission t-shirts will be available this year for $5. Payments can be made on the first night, September 4. To participate, please register each child.

Register Here

MK Family Fun Night

MK Family Fun Night

Come enjoy food, fellowship, playground, and games on Thursday, August 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Greer City Park. You may get wet playing games, so bring a towel! We are asking each family to bring chips or dessert. Main dish, drinks and paper products will be provided. We will eat under the picnic shelter, but are encouraging folks to bring camp chairs as well. We hope many of you can make it!

RSVP here