Children’s Church Retreat Save the Date

July 24, 2014 by  
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The Children’s Church Retreat will be September 5-6, 2014 at Camp Kinard in Batesburg, SC. Registration for the retreat will be held after Church Services 8/10 and 8/17. Registration fees will be $15.00 per child and $40 per adult. Parents are encouraged to accompany their child. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dolores Singley, Audrey Ogletree or Cynthia Wright.

FBC Eagle Enrichment Program/July 14-July 25, 2014

July 13, 2014 by  
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The Friendship Baptist Church of Aiken, South Carolina, through the blessings of the Holy Spirit, proudly prersents the newly developed Eagle Enrichment Program.

This summer enrichment program is for ages 6-13 and promises to offer educational, spiritual, cultural, and physical development through a fulfilling academic curriculum coupled with on-site and off-site activities. Beginning April 1st, applications may be picked up from the Administrative Office of Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Avenue, between the hours of 8:30-2:00 PM, Monday- Friday or call the Church Office at 803-648-9290.

Dates: Sessions run Monday- Friday
Session One:
June 9th-June 27th

Session Two:
July 14th-July 25th

Time: June 9th-13 from 6:00 AM until 4:00 PM
June 16th-July 25, 2014 from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM

Cost per Session: $500.00 Per session or $167.00 weekly,
(to include breakfast & lunch)

Ages 6-13: 30 students maximun–first come,first serve

Objectives: Academics (Math, Science, Spanish, Technology,
English and Language Arts)
Fine Arts (Music, Art, and Career Exploration)
Recreation(Swimming, Tennis, Golf, and Field Trips)

Contacts: Rev. Clinton Edwards, Jr., Pastor (803) 221-3240
FBC Email: friendship@bellsouth.net

Leadership Training 1/11/2014 9:00 AM

January 4, 2014 by  
Filed under CHRISTIAN EDUCATION /TRAINING

Leadership Training will be held on January 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Bush Building. Rev. Sam Davis will be the workshop leader.

View Pictures From Children’s Bible Jeopardy 2013

July 24, 2013 by  
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Children’s Church Ministry

April 26, 2012 by  
Filed under CHILDREN'S CHURCH, FEATURED

The Children’s Church Retreat September 5-6, 2014 at Camp Kinard, Batesburg, SC was a spiritual experience  for all who attended. 

HELP IS NEEDED ON 1ST SUNDAYS DURING CHILDREN’S CHURCH. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE LET THE CHURCH SECRETARY KNOW BY CALLING 648-9290. THANK YOU.
Mission: To bring children to Christ and train them to walk and minister in the power of the Holy Spirit.

FOCUS:
To expose our children to the total worship experience which will prepare them for participating in the worship service in the church sanctuary. The children participate in singing, prayer, scripture, and lessons. Activities are incorporated to stimulate each child’s participation. The children attend Children’s Church in two groups:
 

 Preschool-Ages 3-5

Elementary/Middle School -Ages 6-12

ORGANIZATION:
The Children’s Church Ministry Team is divided into sub-teams; each sub- team is responsible for a specific Sunday. For planning purposes, the Children’s Church session is designed for one hour in duration. The children are dismissed from the sanctuary at approximately 10:45 a.m.

CALENDAR:
The 2012 curriculum year began for Children’s Church on Dec. 11, 2011. The elementary/middle school program, More Jesus! is divided into four quarters. The Spring Quarter begins on March 11, 2012. In the Gospel of Mark, the actions of Jesus come to life! The children will discover Jesus the Servant helping others and giving His life to save others. The Preschoolers’ curriculum, Discovering God’s Love, is a 52-week program designed to help 3-5 year old children understand the reality of God’s love and how He works in their daily lives.

ENHANCEMENTS

  • A Children/Youth Retreat at a camp facility (educational and fun)
  • Trips
  • Participation in Operation Christmas Child (Mission)
  • Participation in Recruitment Sunday

EQUIPMENT:

  • Computer projection for CD-ROM and DVD presentations
  • Portable puppet stage and puppets

How to Pray: Teaching Children to Talk to God

March 5, 2012 by  
Filed under CHRISTIAN EDUCATION /TRAINING

Joyce Meyer 
 
I’ve taught a lot about prayer over the years and how it is really just talking to God. Prayer is such a basic foundation of a Christian’s relationship with God. It’s how we communicate and fellowship with Him. But a surprising number of people, young and old, new and even long-time Christians, say they’re not satisfied with their prayer life. One reason for this seems to be that people are more concerned with following “rules” for prayer, or praying “right,” and aren’t confident God will hear or answer them if they don’t. But prayer is simply talking to God.
 
When it comes to teaching children about prayer, I get excited, because if they can grasp this simple truth early enough in life, they will most likely grow up enjoying a fulfilling relationship with God and a satisfying prayer life. Think about it, most kids will talk openly and honestly about almost anything. This is how we can teach them to pray — openly, honestly, about anything that’s on their mind.

As a mother and grandmother, I think kids just need to understand the simplicity of prayer. It’s asking God for what we need and believing He will do the best thing for us. It’s talking to Him about people we care about, asking Him to help them. Prayer is asking God how to handle a problem we have and doing what He puts in our heart to do. They need to know they can tell God anything at all because He loves them no matter what. They need to realize they can talk to God like they would talk to their very best friend.

So much of the time, kids are taught the way to pray and not simply to do it. They may learn to kneel, to bow their heads, or fold their hands. They might learn certain words to say or to recite a special Bible verse. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with any of that. But, while I believe it is very important to teach our children to pray, I think maybe we need to toss out the “rule book” and teach them to do what they do naturally and talk to God.
That’s the inspiration for my new children’s book, “Every Which Way to Pray.” Harley and Hayley Hippo want to pray, but they think prayer is hard work. “There are lots of rules for praying,” Harley complains. “You have to do it just right.” They even have a rule book that tells them so. But the little hippos learn from a whole zoo-full of their animal friends that they can pray any way they want to. They can kneel or stand to pray. They can say loud or quiet prayers, or they can say long or short prayers. They learn that they can pray any way, anywhere, anytime.

I believe this is so important for children to understand. They can talk to God any way — just be themselves with God. They can talk to Him anywhere — at church as well as home or even on the playground. And they can talk to God anytime — because He loves them and He is never ever too busy for them.

And you know something that’s really amazing? The way we teach our kids to pray is exactly the same way we can pray! In Mark 10:14 (NIV), Jesus told His disciples, “Let the little children come to me … for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

You might be wondering, such as who? Well, I believe adults can learn a lot from some of the characteristics of children when it comes to prayer. Children have strong faith; they trust easily — especially their parents. We can trust our heavenly Father like that. Children are transparent — they just “keep it real.” In the same way, we can talk to God without all the “thees” and “thous.” And children are resilient — they will fight, forgive and play again tomorrow. Our “fight of faith” may be a little more complicated, but we can make it with God’s help.

The main thing we need to understand is (and don’t underestimate a child’s ability to grasp this), it’s not the length or the eloquence or the posture of our prayer that matters to God. It’s the sincerity of our heart. He doesn’t expect us all to pray the same way — He just wants to communicate and fellowship with us.

So, throw out the rule book and simply talk to God — any way, anywhere, anytime about anything. Just ask Hayley and Harley Hippo!