The story of Esther titled “This Is Me” gave the children the opportunity to see how God had created Esther for a purpose and how Esther was used to bring about God’s plan to save the Jewish people.
The children practiced social distancing during REIGN FOREST by staying in their designated spaces. The children participated in an activity where a volunteer pulled objects from a bag, and the group called out what the object was made to do. The children also played a memory game called “If I were a King/Queen, I would ___________.”
Both of these activities were meant to help the children think about the special purpose that God has for each of them. Following these activities, the children listened to the story of Esther on video. Reign Forest ended with prayer requests and a time of prayer to thank God that He has a purpose for each child. We prayed that God would give us the courage to do what He wants each one of us to do.
Reminder: Reign Forest Bible Memory Celebration Party is on August 30 during our regular Reign Forest time on Sunday morning. Anyone who still has verses to say can say them this Sunday, August 23, or send them by video or text to Anita Wenrich.
The Reign Forest Team
Hi Reign Forest Friends,
Our theme for the month of Augst is Creativity: Imagining what you could do because you were made in God’s image.
This Sunday, we kicked off this series in Genesis 1-2:3 as we help kids discover something about the beginning of the universe. Looking around at creation, one can’t help but notice God’s creativity. From nothing, God spoke the universe into existence. No detail left out; creation gives us the brilliant creativity of a God who is big enough to create the world and personal enough to love us no matter what.
Bottom Line: There’s no limit to God’s creativity. We pray that kids will start looking at the world more closely and notice God’s amazing creativity. From the uniqueness of animals to breathtaking landscapes throughout the world, not to mention the expansive universe filled with solar systems galore, we want kids to discover the wonder of creation and how it shows us how awesome God is.
We invite your child(ren) to join us on Sunday, August 30, during Reign Forest for our Bible Memory Verse Challenge Celebration. We will be celebrating everyone’s hard work with memorizing Bible verses. It is so important for us to learn God’s Word, store it in our hearts, and take it with us wherever we go. As Psalm 119:11 states, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” This year definitely posed some challenges with COVID-19 and church closing for a while, but we are very PROUD OF EVERY CHILD whether they memorized one verse or all 30. Prizes (gift cards of their choice) will be awarded to each child that memorized all 30 verses, and small prizes from the treasure box will also be awarded to the children who reached a 5 verse interval. During our celebration, we will continue to practice social distancing, and all treats served will be individually wrapped. Attached is a list of all the memory verses this past year if your child(ren) would like to memorize any more before the celebration.
The RF Team
Anita, Angie, Cheryl, Jessi, and Kristin
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