Friday, 24 October 2014

Neti's answers

A few weeks ago, our Awesome Kids enjoyed a White Sunday Party with Rev Neti and Moe. The kids asked Neti a whole heap of fantastic questions, about his childhood, sport, talking to God, favourite colours... and there were a few tricky ones Neti had to think hard about!

Here is Neti's answer to Keegan's question, "How many books in the bible?"

"The bible is divided into two sections, or parts. They are called...
  1. The Old Testament (which has 39 books)
  2. The New Testament (which has 27 books)
This makes a total of 66 books altogether."

Thanks Keegan and Neti for a great question and answer! If any other Awesome Kids have a question for Neti, please let us know!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Isabella's prayer

This morning Isabella led our congregation in a special prayer she wrote herself. Awesome, Isabella!

You can watch it by clicking here.

Crafty kids making thank you cards

Friday, 17 October 2014

Welcome back to Music!

Cups and saucers out; cushions on the floor; name tags sorted; stamps chosen; bubble mix poured; scarves, rainbow ring, claves and parachute ready; Horace the Teddy-bear hiding... all ready and waiting the arrival of our Musikool Kids families on our first day of term four.

We are very lucky to have such a great bunch of volunteers who help make Musikool Kids possible. Thanks guys!

Plenty of bubble fun this morning!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Musikool Kids starts back tomorrow

Musikool Kids resumes Friday 17 October. We look forward to seeing you all for a fun-filled, festive term 4 of musical play.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Great Feast!

Today was White Sunday, where in Samoan churches the children dress in white, take the entire service and are celebrated. Whilst we didn't take the whole service, Ella and Keegan helped Moe light the candle, Catherine led us in prayer, and the rest of the Awesome Kids helped with a drama.

We acted out the parable of The Great Feast. Spencer played the part of the king, who planned a banquet and invited all his friends. On the day of the party however, the friends were too busy or couldn't be bothered to turn up. The king sent out a servant to find out why they didn't come. They all gave very lame excuses and the king was very sad and cross. He then sent his servants out into the streets to invite everyone they could find to come and share in the banquet. 

Jesus said God has given each one of us a special invitation: to accept God's love into our lives. God is pretty awesome and loves each one of us so much and wants the best for us. What we do really matters to God. So the story Jesus told is to help us understand and remember this special invitation, to try and live in God's ways, showing love to other people.

To help us remember this parable (story) and help celebrate White Sunday, we held our own great banquet. We had invited some very special guests, Rev Neti and Moe. Fortunately they didn't make any excuses, they were very happy to turn up!

The Awesome Kids enjoyed having Neti and Moe to themselves for a while, and we had great fun eating, talking and laughing together. The children posed some thought-provoking questions to Neti, such as: "How do you talk to God?", "How many books in the bible?", "What sports do you like?" and "What is your favourite colour?"

Congratulations Emma and Corban!

Two of our Awesome Kids have had fantastic success recently.

Emma sat an ICAS Exam (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) for Writing and achieved Distinction. Congratulations Emma, that is an outstanding achievement!

Corban helped his soccer team win a tournament, and was awarded a very impressive looking medal. He wore it to church this morning (check out the photo!)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Come and Join the Party!

Awesome Kids Rules!

Awesome Kids looked at the 10 Commandments and came up with some pretty good rules for living of their own.

Here are a few of them:

- Love one another as Jesus loves us
- Respect your elders
- Care for your environment
- Believe in yourself and in others
- Help others when hurt or in need
- Accept others
- Try to help others as much as you can
- Don't lie to anyone
- Keep your bedroom tidy
- Pick up your clothes
- No running in the house

Friday, 3 October 2014

What Rules?

Do you like rules? Does your family have rules? What are the rules at school? Do you play a sport or game that has rules?

Knowing the rules means we know how to act, how to play the game, or what is expected. As we learn to live with other people and figure out the world around us, rules are very helpful.

In this week's story from the Bible, we learn about some rules God gave the people, called The Ten Commandments. Some of these rules you may have heard of, and they are pretty sensible rules which you will probably have at school and many other places. Here are a few of them:

- Don't take what is not yours.
- Don't tell lies about other people.
- Treat your mother and father with respect.

You might like to test your family's knowledge and see who can remember the other seven commandments! In the story from the bible, people asked Jesus which was the MOST important commandment of all. Do you know what Jesus said?

CLUE: "---- God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your mind. And ---- your neighbour as yourself." (See Mathew 22: 36-39).

Join Awesome Kids this Sunday Funday to find out more, and have fun with your friends at church. 

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