Think Outside the Boat Due to technical difficulties the audio for the class is not available. We apologize for any inconveniences. Discussion Questions: Share with others a gift God has given you. Do you prize and appreciate what God has given you? Why or why not? Consider how you can use your gifts this week & in life. Ortberg lists three reasons why people bury their treasure: comparison, fear, and laziness. Which of these (or what other factor) could most tempt you to miss your “chance of a lifetime”? Why? What is the relationship between using the gifts God has given us and getting out of the boat? Pray with and for one another.
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Think Outside the Boat Download this book study or a past book study by clicking the button below. Download Discussion Questions: What are some of your boats? What is a specific area that you are discerning if God is calling you out of the boat? Where are you in relation to Jesus these days? Huddled in the boat with a life preserver and seat belt on. One leg in, one leg out. I’m walking on water and loving it! I’m out of the boat-but the wind looks pretty bad. Pray with and for one another.
Welcome back Covenant families. Hopefully everyone is settling into their routines. This week’s bible unit is God Made Animals (Genesis 1:20-25), which continues with the concept of “God Made Everything in the World”. Covenant Family Picnic Please join us as we kick off the school year with a family picnic and barbeque dinner. With a reservation, friends and family of the preschool and Child’s Day Out are welcome to attend! When: Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. Where: Patio and playground (FE 200 if raining) Cost: $8 adults, $4 children Bring: Blanket or lawn chair RSVP: TODAY Sept. 16 Make & Take Don’t miss the Make & Take in the second floor lobby this week. PAT Parent Activities Coordinators, Lindsey Cook and Diane Hurtado, will have a table set up where you can stop by right after drop-off and make a quick “activity bag” to take home with you. This month’s Make & Take is “Get up and Move Dice.” Love and Logic – Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun Please find information on the amazing offering here. The sessions begin in October. HopeFest Do you have gently used baby equipment and gear that you are no longer using? What about maternity clothes? Baby and children’s clothing? Please consider supporting HopeFest ’14. Donations will be accepted in the boxes on both second and third floors through October 16. More information can be found on the flyer.
Christmas International House (CIH) is a ministry offering hospitality to international students during the Christmas break (Dec. 18-Jan. 2). Host families provide a bed to sleep on and food at the table. Already-formed carpools help with transportation. Students come with spending money. CIH planned activities over the holidays include a party at Jack Mountain Longhorn Ranch in Dripping Springs with square dancing, a barbecue and hayride. Other scheduled activities include Blanton Museum of Art and Bob Bullock History of Texas Museum tours, an IMAX movie about Texas, a San Antonio River Walk tour, an Enchanted Rock visit and more. Host families are welcome to participate in activities. For more information contact Maggie Tate at email@example.com.
Need a boost to help get you thinking outside of the boat? This week, Covenant pastors are encouraging members and guests to read a daily scripture, as we work to live our lives according to God’s priorities. Monday- Romans 5:6-11 Tuesday- Romans 8:31-39 Wednesday- Psalm 136 Thursday- 1 John 4:7-12 Friday- Galatians 2:15-21 Saturday- John 3:16
It is great to see all the smiling children on campus this week. Hopefully everyone is adjusting to the school schedule; parents too! Our school year starts with the Bible Unit “God Made the World.” The children will be hearing how God made the world and everything in it. Genesis 1:1-19 Important Dates Friday, September 12 – Pizza starts for W/F Toddler IIs, W/F Twos, Fours and Fives Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 – “Make and Takes” in the second floor lobby – check back here soon for a preview Thursday, September 18 – Pizza starts for T/Th Toddler IIs, T/Th Twos and Threes Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. – Back-to-School Picnic on the patio and playground This week also brings the start of Extended Care and FUN Fridays. If you haven’t signed up for the entire month of Extended Care, you can still “drop-in” when you need extra time in the morning and/or afternoon. “Drop-in” is also available for both FUN Fridays (threes classes) and Enrichment Mondays (fours classes).
Engaging in conversation with preschoolers is always fascinating, but it can also be a challenge if you’re trying to get any specific information. This article has popped up in social media during the last two weeks. So, you may have seen it already. If not, click on over to Simple Simon and Co. blog. It has some really great questions to help interrogate kids about their day. Hopefully you’ll learn something new about the school day. Thursdays will be our day to post interesting articles and posts from around the web. Please feel free to email us with anything you think we should highlight here.
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