Hello Reign Forest Friends!
Congratulations to everyone who has met (or who is working hard and will reach) our Bible Memory Verse Challenge this year!!! We are so PROUD of everyone! We invite ALL children to join us for our Bible Memory Verse Celebration on Sunday, Aug 18, during Reign Forest. And again this year, we will be giving out prizes to reward everyone who has worked hard and met the Bible Memory Verse Challenge (all 30 verses need to be said by the beginning of Reign Forest on Aug 18). If your child is needing to catch up, he/she has a few more weeks to say as many verses as they can. We encourage everyone to work hard in the next couple of weeks to reach the goal of 30 verses!
We will be giving each child who has met our challenge a $25.00 gift certificate to his/her favorite store (Walmart, Amazon, Target, LifeWay, etc.). Please let Anita know your child’s prize request by Aug. 12. Please have your child tell Anita in the next few weeks.
We are so excited and proud of ALL the children for their hard work with memorizing these Bible verses.
The Reign Forest Team
Angie, Anita, Cheryl, Jessi, and Kristen
Dear RF Friends,
On Sunday, we finished up our nine lessons on the fruits of the Spirit with a lesson on self-control. In James 3:3-10, we're reminded that our words have power. James uses practical images like a horse bit, a ship's rudder, and a flame to show us just how powerful they are. We can use words to encourage and help others, or we can use our words to hurt them.
Bottom Line: God gives you the power to have self-control. Self-control can be tricky, especially when we want something really bad or when life doesn't go our way. This can also be true with the words we use. We pray that kids will begin to see that they don't need to do this all on their own. God can help them show self-control.
Time is winding down, but there is still opportunity to catch-up on Bible memory verses!
~ RF Team
Greetings from the Reign Forest!
This week we discovered how faithfulness shows up in an incredible moment that Luke records in Acts 12:119. Peter faithfully served God and preached the message of Jesus. The church faithfully prayed for Peter while he was in prison. God was faithful to Peter and sent an angel to help him escape. They could hardly believe what happened, but everyone praised God for his faithfulness.
Bottom Line: Be faithful so others can count on you. Faithfulness will look different for each of us. Some of us will be faithful to family members who need encouragement. Others will faithfully help friends who struggle a bit. We hope kids learn that when they are faithful to others, God can do some amazing things through them.
Blessings: The Reign Forest Team
Reign Forest Team
Anita Wenrich is the leader every first Sunday
Jessi Sensenig is the leader every fourth Sunday
Angie Martin is the leader every fifth Sunday
Kristin Wise is the leader every second Sunday
Cheryl Marshall is the coordinator and leader every third Sunday