Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Reminder:  One Service this Sunday, December 24th at 10:30.  No Sunday School.  (Nursery will be provided for Birth thru 4 year olds)  All VIP's scheduled for 4th Sunday will serve at 10:30.  Please arrive by 10:15.  If your unable to serve, please contact Cyrena Fletcher at preschool@isbc.org or 423-967-4146 no later than Thursday, December 21st. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Please join us this Sunday, December 10th at 6:00 pm to hear our children present
 "Jesus Means Christmas to Me"  

Lunch/Rehearsal on Sunday, Dec. 10th at 12:30. Dress rehearsal will be on stage. All singers need to wear black pants. A costume or special shirt will be provided for each child. 

You will be blessed as your children tell the wonderful story of Christ's birth with scripture and song.

See you Sunday!

Awana News

This week:
Puggles & Cubbies--Regular Club Night
(Sparks and T&T) Christmas party with the youth group – T&T clubbers will be going to the SAC from 6:15-6:45. Sparks will be in the SAC from 6:45-7:15. If your child comes in anytime after 6:10, please walk them in and make sure you find their group. Our schedule is completely different this week and your child’s club may not be in their regular spot. Please see Heather Harvey in the Awana office if you can’t find your child’s group. All groups will have a time to say the verses they have been working on, so be sure to send your child’s book with them.

Upcoming Events:
Dec 13 Last night of Awana until Jan 10
                Mission Time with WMU - all clubs
                Cubbies and Puggles – Birthday Party for Jesus
Dec 20, 27 and Jan 3 – No club, Christmas and New Years break
Jan 10 – First club back after break, Mission Time with WMU

Starting in January:
In an effort to help keep our Awana clubbers safe, we are going to start locking the CLC gym door leading out to the gravel parking lot during our club time and unlocking it in time for pick up. That door will be locked each Wed night at 6:10 and unlocked again at 7:15. If you or your clubber needs to enter the building from 6:10-7:15, you’ll need to enter from the door on the drive under side of the building. That will be the only door unlocked during those times.

Our clubbers and leaders will be instructed not to open the gravel lot door for anyone during the time it’s locked so please help us out by not requesting them to do so. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our children safe.

**Parents, it’s time to sign up for second semester volunteer spots. We have a lot of slots open for Jan through May that we need volunteers for. If you haven’t already signed up for your 3 weeks, now is the time to do it. If you have already worked 3 weeks and want to help out some more, we can use you. Sign up at this link:  Awana Parent Volunteers SignUp Genius

Thursday, March 16, 2017

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bible for Your Child

God’s Word tells us to hide Scripture in our hearts (Psalm 119) and to teach it to our children constantly (Deuteronomy 6). As parents, nothing is really more valuable for us to do for our kids, is there? Introducing them to God, the creator; His Son, their Savior; and the truth, His Word, is an honorable job. What’s more exciting than seeing your children grasp the love that God has for all of us? Now, admittedly, this hefty task can be daunting. Here are three things to consider when choosing a Bible for your children.

The age of your children

LifeWay has compiled a list of biblical concepts children can understand at certain ages, and the results are fascinating. It is so important to understand is how your children view God and Scripture as toddlers, preschoolers, young children, older children, and beyond. By understanding what they can grasp at each age, you are more empowered to not only have appropriate conversations with them but also able to choose biblically based products that reinforce your dialogue.

The actual product

It’s no lie that it would be hard to capture the mind and attention of your wiggly toddler if you just opened your Bible and started reading a passage from Leviticus. Needless to say, the age of your child determines which product is best when it comes to introducing biblical themes and stories to your kids. One series offered by B&H Kids, an imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources, The Big Picture Interactive, highlights and reinforces concepts and lessons taught in the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum and offers products for each age group. For babies and toddlers, there are board books, which use simple words and colorful pictures. For kids who are able to sit still a little longer or who are starting to read with help or on their own, Bible storybooks—products that faithfully summarize passages of Scripture in storybook form—are an easy way to engage with the Bible. For kids who can read on their own, it might be time for a full-text Bible, which leads us to . . .

The Bible translation

There are hundreds of Bibles on the market that seek to help engage kids. They contain colorful pictures and features and even marry technology with God’s Word so that kids really desire to dig in. The actual translation, however, is probably one of the features most overlooked in regards to choosing a Bible for kids, but one of the most important. When choosing a translation, look for one that is both faithful to the original text but also readable. A standout option is the new Christian Standard Bible, which combines accuracy and readability without compromise. This translation is available in a number of editions for readers of all ages, including The Big Picture Interactive Bible, which helps connect Christ throughout God’s story. When kids can read and comprehend without getting frustrated, reading becomes more enjoyable, which equates to more time spent in God’s Word.
Regardless of where you are in your journey, or how old your children are, it’s never too late to introduce them to God’s Word—truth that will carry them throughout their lives and that will not return void!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Christmas Schedule

Sunday, December 11th at 6:00 pm--Children's Choir Program "Come, Let Us Adore Him"

Saturday, December 17th at 6:00 pm at Glenwood Campus--Adult Christmas Cantata (Nursery will be provided for Birth through 4 year olds)

Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 pm at Hill Road Campus--Adult Christmas Cantata (Nursery will be provided for Birth through 4 year olds)

Wednesday, December 21st & 28th--No activities due to Christmas and New Year's

Sunday, December 25th at 10:15 a.m.--We will have ONE combined service at each campus--No Sunday School but nursery will be provided for Birth through 4 year olds.  No evening service.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

On Monday, Oct. 31, Indian Springs Baptist Church is hosting a “Trunk or Treat”.  We’re excited to provide a safe place for trick or treating, we are inviting children from the church and the community to come do their “trick or treating” at OUR church parking lot. Last year, we had over 800+ people come through.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? (As of Sunday, Oct. 9th, we only have 5 cars!)
As a volunteer you can choose to help make “TRUNK OR TREAT” happen in a variety of ways.  First, if you have a vehicle, you can offer your “trunk” for use in the event.      All persons interested in participating must sign-up individually or with a team by Wednesday, October 19th.  Next, you can donate CANDY (collection boxes at nursery & main entrances) or MONEY (Turn money into Cyrena at the preschool check-in desk)!  Finally, sign-up for a 30 minute volunteer slot at registration table, an inflatable or face painting.

If you have any questions regarding Trunk or Treat, please contact Ms. Cyrena at preschool@isbc.org or       423-967-4146.