We hope your child had as much fun as we did Thursday night at Kids Club. Here’s a sneak peek into what we did. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for additional video, photos, and information.
Due to an unfortunate training accident, Jimmy was unable to compete in tonight’s competition. We watched a video documenting this tragic event together.
Fortunately, Gergu was willing to fill in and competed against another lucky 4th grader in tonight’s Olympic challenge. In an unprecedented turn of events, the competitors tied. After a quick check of the rule book, it was discovered that in the event of a tie the emcee would face the slime tank. Rachel reluctantly agreed under the condition that Gergu join her.
Together we watched a great video put together by Gerik Parmele featuring responses kids at The Crossing initially had about our word of the night, “Prize.” This word came from our memory verse Hebrews 12:1-2a:
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.
Kids Club 2012 – Prize from The Crossing on Vimeo.
We took a closer look at this word together at “Beyond the Gold,” our Bible Story component for the evening. We learned that a prize is what you receive at the end your race. We learned that Jesus is the ultimate prize. He promises eternal life to all who believe and trust in Him as Savior. This eternal reward lasts forever and looking forward to the finish line and prize at the end will help us persevere, especially when the race is difficult.
As you can see from the pictures below, there was also plenty of time for laughter, food, art, games, friendship, serving, dancing, worship, and fun..
Ways to Follow Up at Home
1. Have your child share what the red ring on his/her bracelet symbolizes.
Gold Ring Explanation: The gold ring reminds us of the gold medal or prize that Olympic athletes compete for. The prize at the end of a Christian’s race (or our life-long journey of believing in Jesus) is Jesus himself and being with him forever in heaven. There is no greater prize!
2. Discuss the following review questions together:
- How does “fixing your eyes on Jesus” help you finish your race?
- Describe the ultimate prize at the end of your race. Why is that the greatest prize of all?
See you tonight for night for our Friday night family event: The Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games
Friday, June 8, 5:30-8 p.m. at The Crossing
The entire family is invited to our last night of Kids Club. After fueling up with a delicious meal, athletes will “Go for Gold!” while competing in Olympic races and sports of all kinds. We’ll end the night back in Olympic Stadium with our Closing Ceremonies. You won’t want to miss one final competition on stage involving some slimy, GROSS, and fun obstacles for a few “lucky” competitors!
We’ll provide the main dish, paper products and drinks, but we need your help to provide the rest of our dinner.
Each family needs to bring the following:
Last names starting A–L: Bring a side dish or appetizer
Last names starting M–Z: Bring a dessert
Note: Childcare will not be provided on Friday night.