We in Kids L-O-V-E opportunities to team up with fellow ministries here at Cornerstone to accomplish Kingdom work in Jesus’ Name. In February, we partnered with two of Cornerstone’s ministries in doing just that: The Mexico Mission team and Shepherds Flock (one of our Adult Bible Fellowship classes).
The Mexico Mission team headed down south in April to minister to an orphanage and Pastor Guillermo’s church. The orphanage was in need of gently used clothes for the children that lived there. There was also a need for gently used men’s suits/sports coats for the men in leadership within the church in Tijuana. Cornerstone Kids and Shepherd’s Flock partnered together as the kids/kids’ families donated clothes for the orphans and the adults donated the suits for the men. We collected the clothes throughout the entire month of February. (Thank you to the many, many of you who participated in this.)
On top of the clothes donated, our children had an opportunity to donate Courageous Cash at THE STORE in Kids Church (they earn Courageous Cash when they say their monthly Bible Verses, bring first-time visitors to church or bring their Bibles to class). We praise God for being able to see Him working through the generous hearts of children, as young as 3-years old, who joyfully want to give to others. The amount was converted into US dollars by Cornerstone’s Missions Team (another awesome partnership) plus was also anonymously matched. These funds would be used to get groceries for the orphanage. Not only did God work through the children to clothe the orphans, but to feed them as well.
May we continue to keep our eyes and hearts open and in tune with the Lord’s leading as we joyfully spread His love to others… together.
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” Philippians 2:1-2
-Debbi Andrews, Minister to Children
UPCOMING KIDS EVENTS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VBS, July 16-20, 9AM-noon
If you attend Cornerstone and are between the age of entering 6th grade through senior adult and are excited to serve on this “mission field” opportunity, sign-ups are going on NOW! Please go to the Kids Lobby/VBS table. Attending one of the staff trainings is required by all participating the week of VBS. Training date options are Saturday, June 16, 10am-12:30pm or Saturday, June 30, 10am-12:30pm. (There is also a make-up training available on Monday night, July 9 if absolutely necessary.) Also, if you are new to volunteering in Kids at Cornerstone, fingerprinting is required if you are 18+ years. For your convenience, we will have a Live Scan agency on site here at Cornerstone on Sunday, June 24, from 9:30am-12:45pm. Sign up or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
VBS ‘18 REGISTRATION opens June 1 for all kids age 3 (& potty trained) through entering 5th grade. Cost is FREE so spread the word!
AWANA will be ending its first season by having our Finale/Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 30 from 6:30-8:00pm. Thank you to all of those who faithfully prayed for AWANA. We praise God for the way He has pulled this year together as children grew closer to Him. We also thank God for the “above & beyond” team that He brought together this year to fulfill His purposes!
Kids Church Promotion weekend is June 9/10