Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dory Discussion Guide

In case you lost your discussion guide, here it is!  We hope you loved the movie as much as we did!

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Family Discussion Guide

Ok, so we don’t expect you to have a college-level discussion with your kids about this delightful film (but if you do, way to go you!).  However, preschool and elementary kids are famous for watching their favorite flicks over and over.  
If you watch Dory again (it’s on Netflix, by the way), or you find yourself singing “Just Keep Swimming,”
you might find ways to talk about the strong positive themes of the movie,
like family, friendship, perseverance, creativity, and honoring those with disabilities.
Here’s some things to get you started:


Read the story of the Lost (Prodigal) Son in Luke 15. How does the dad in the story remind you of Dory’s parents? God is always waiting for you. He’s not mad at you. He doesn’t want to punish you. He loves you and is always looking for ways to bring you to Himself and His home.

Do you have a hard time doing something like Destiny’s eyesight, Bailey’s echolocation or Dory’s memory? Did you know God put your parents (and other trusted adults) in your life to help you with it? He also wants to help you with it! You can ask him to help you overcome that problem–it might be hard just like jumping over a wall like Bailey and Destiny did but he will empower you! (See Philippians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 12:9)
Talk about Dory's disability and how it affects her. Does it keep her from experiencing love, friendship, achievement or happiness? What does her experience (and Nemo's) teach us about disabilities?

What does Dory learn about what makes a family? Kids: Whom do you consider to be part of your family?

Which characters are role models? What do they do that's brave, courageous, selfless, and caring? How do their actions demonstrate teamwork and perseverance? Why are those important character strengths?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 23rd: Finding Dory Movie Night


Come join us July 23rd at 8pm to watch Finding Dory in the parking lot! 
Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your favorite lawn chair for 
a compelling story about family, disability, and being wonderfully made.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Register for VBS!!!


Mark your calendars for our CREATIVE Vacation Bible School adventure! Register your child using the form below, or pick up a paper copy at church.

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

June 4th: Family Hike to Midnight Hole


Families with kids and teenagers! 
Mark your calendars for our Family Hike to Midnight Hole on 
June 4th, immediately after church.  
We will take the church bus/van for all who want to join.  
We will plan to leave the church parking lot at 12:30.  
Pack a lunch, and bring water shoes to wade in the creek.  
Expect about a mile and a half long beginners' hike.  
We can't wait!!! 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

FBC Kids Love Pigeon Community Center!!




This year for Operation Inasmuch, we made goody bags for the "Summer Store" at the Pigeon Community Center!  The leaders of the summer program use the store as an incentive for the kids.  
The kids earn "bucks" for good behavior, kind deeds, etc, and then get to shop in the store!  
We packed "grab bags" for boys and girls, and donated other larger prizes too.






We walked down the street to the center with the goodies.


At the center, we got to meet Lin and Tasha, the wonderful women who run the center.
The Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center was awarded Community of Distinction for 2016 by WNC Communities


While we were there, we took the opportunity to do a prayer walk around the campus, 
praying for the leaders and the parents and kids they serve.


 Thanks so much for letting us come visit, Lin and Tasha!  We are so thankful you are our neighbors!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

April 29th: Operation Inasmuch



On April 29th, our families we will participate in Operation Inasmuch with a special project at Pigeon Street Community Center.  It will be a great time for our kids and parents to practice being the hands and feet of Jesus to others.  Come serve God and our community with your family!!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Plan Your Family's Easter


Looking for ways to celebrate Holy Week with your kids this year?  Shake up your Easter routine or start a new tradition with one of these great ideas!!  Also, don't miss our Palm Sunday celebration (April 9th at 10am) and Easter Service (April 16th at 10am).

Daily Devotion Resource for Holy Week

YouTube Videos:
A Very Special Easteranimated discussion with real-life children about Easter
What is Easterthe meaning of Easter with Phil Vischer
1, 2, 3 Jesus is Alivemusic video by Yancy, Little Praise Party
I Love to Tell the Storymusic video by Go Fish Guys

Activities:  
Make Un-Easter Baskets: an symbolic twist on traditional Easter Baskets
Resurrection Garden: a meaningful Easter experience
Create your own Resurrection Eggs

Books
The Easter Story for Children by Lucado/ Frazee/ Hill
The Very First Easter, picture book by Paul L. Maier

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Parent Cue

If you are looking for a source of encouragement and advice to help you build lasting faith in your kids, we highly recommend the Parent Cue Blog and Podcast.  Check it out for articles on family life, crisis, relationships, even technology.  Or subscribe to the Podcast to listen to their twice a month episodes on your way to work.  And don't forget about the Parent Cue app for your smartphone: the best way to stay connected to what we teach your kids each week at church.