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Children's Sunday 2016

Every year at our church we have children's Sunday. We call it GF Kids LIVE! We recreate children's church in "big church" so the others can see what goes on in children's church and so that we can show how God is working in our department. 

For children's Sunday we have the kids do as much as possible and we use the songs and lessons from our children's church.

This year we had a praise party!

Here's our basic outline:
  1. Opening Song – Shuffle  (kids on stage)
  2. VBS Commercial - Cave Quest 2016
  3. Wake Me Up – Black Light Song by the PIT Crew
  4. Welcome – Pastor
  5. Scripture Reading – (child)
  6. Prayer – (child)
  7. Song – God’s Not Dead (kids on stage)
  8. Song – Romans 10:9 – Jumpstart3 (kids on stage)
  9. Lesson/Sermon– 
  10. Skit – 
  11. Invitation –  Nothing Could Keep Me From You (Instrumental)
  12. Offering  – Keep My Eyes on You –  (child special)
  13. Closing Song – I think I’m Gonna Throw Up 
We had kids standing at the door passing out bulletins and kids took the offering. (The bulletins this week were one big commercial for our children's department!)

For the invitation we created a shadow of Jesus on the cross using a white sheet hung on backdrop stand and a light in the back, a large wooden cross and a person to be Jesus.  As one of our children's ministers talked we saw Jesus appear on the cross, then the lights went out and as we prayed Jesus came back to life! It was a very visual statement. 

In the foyer we had baskets of candy for everyone to grab on the way out, and a VBS display with the registration information attached to pop rocks.

I was told it was one of the best children's Sundays we've ever had! And that, my friends, was all God, because those of us behind the scenes had several obstacles to overcome and there were a few glitches in the program.  But God is faithful and He will be glorified in our humility, so there was no need to stress or worry.

Later that evening we have our annual bake auction.  People donate baked goods and we auction them off.  Things get a little crazy but it's all in fun and for a wonderful cause. The money goes to preteen camp and we use the funds to decrease the payment for everyone.

It's the best day of the year to me! 


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