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INDONESIAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH
CHILDREN MINISTRY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
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NOVEMBER 2014
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
On the first Sunday in November daylight saving time ends and the clock "fall back" one hour. This happens at 2 AM, so you should turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday (Nov. 1)
KIDS’ EE SCHEDULE
To fulfill one of the requirements in the Kids’ EE Program, the students will share the Gospel to the prisoners’ children on Dec 13 through the Angel Tree Project by the Prison Fellowship.
Nov 9 ~ A Christmas tree will be displayed with the names of the prisoner’s children and the presents they wish to have. If you would like to help change a child’s life by giving them a Christmas they’ll never forget, please pick a name.
Nov 16-Dec 3 ~ Gifts collection
Dec 13 – Angel Tree Family Party will be held at GII SJ from 12-2PM for those who participate. RSVP is a must; first come first serve basis
For questions about Kids’ EE, please contact Kids’ EE Coordinator, Teacher Paul Tjam.
IEC’S GOT TALENT ~ NOVEMBER 9
is back! It will be held on November 9 from 12 noon at Noah’s Ark.
Please sign up at https://bit.ly/IECsGotTalent or contact Teacher Joana for more information
BIBLE HUNT replaces the Scavenger Hunt starting this month; please see the details below.
THE ARK STORE will be held every Sunday from 11:15-11:30 for this month only
Parents of Toddlers & preK-K: please pick up your children as soon as the Service ends and bring them to the Store. The teachers WILL NOT bring your children to the store.
JOURNEY CONTINUE
  1. Reading the Bible Everyday? https://bit.ly/ReadingBibleEveryday ~ 30 points will be given!
  2. Devotional for preteen-teen students: http://www.dailydevos.org/ ; record it at https://bit.ly/ReadingBibleEveryday ~ 30 points will be
given!
EVERY SUNDAY IS SPECIAL

FIRST SUNDAY is BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and PRAYING FOR PEOPLE around the world ~ NOVEMBER 2
Happy Birthday to birthday students and teachers: Samantha Phan, Josephine Tay, Natanya Thaulad, Teacher Novita Hambali, and Teacher Kiki Sophiana. The birthday students will receive 200 points which can be redeemed at the ARK store every Sunday this month.
After class, each student will receive a goody bag with a Swiss Miss Pudding to remind all of us to pray for people in Swiss this month.
SECOND SUNDAY is MAKING A DIFFERENCE SUNDAY ~ NOVEMBER 9
This is the last month to show support to Ms. Fina Linan, our missionary to Africa. Bring any item you wish to share with Fina. If you wish to make monetary donation to support her, please write a check to IEC with a note: Nurfina Linan Furlough.
THIRD SUNDAY is BIBLE HUNT SUNDAY ~ NOVEMBER 16
Starting this month, Bible Hunt replaces the Scavenger Hunt.
Every 3rd Sunday you will find jelly beans in small containers and a question on a piece of paper. You just need to write your name and answer the question by using the numbers based on the clues below.
The first people to answer correctly can bring the container home. One answer per child 🙂
Clues for November: Matthew 14:17; Luke 5:2
FOURTH SUNDAY is ATTENDANCE SUNDAY ~ NOVEMBER 23
The Attendance Sunday reward will be given to students who come on all four Sundays in a row (on the first, second, third, and fourth Sundays). We do not count the 5th Sunday.
THE ARK STORE
will be held EVERY SUNDAY this November from 11:15-11:30 at the Jordan River classroom with different items every week. The left-over items will be donated to Goodwill every week, so this will be the last chance to see the items. If you are willing to help sending donations to Goodwill, please let Clara know.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
1) THANKSGIVING RETREAT ‘NEVER ENDING STEPS” will be held on Nov 27-29 at the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova Hotel, CA 95742 (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sacmc-sacramento-marriott-rancho-cordova/). The children’s speaker is Mrs. Esther Hosea. The room is limited; please RSVP soon at: http://bit.ly/neverendingsteps
2) CHRISTMAS OUTREACH on Sunday, December 7 from 10-11:30AM
Teen students will join this Christmas Outreach (no regular Teen Sunday school class)
3) CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at IEC San Francisco on Saturday, December 20 at 5PM
Come and bring your friends and families for this special celebration! Goodie bags will be prepared for all children who come! So BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
4) CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at IEC San Jose on Sunday, December 21 from 10-11:30AM
Christmas present will be distributed after Sunday school
5) CHRISTMAS EVE at IEC San Jose on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:30PM
6) NEW YEAR’S EVE FELLOWSHIP on Wednesday, December 31 at 6:00PM
EXCITING INFORMATION
  1. FREE Six Flags Tickets with Read to Succeed Program https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/default.aspx
Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! The program is available to teachers and schools at no cost to participate, and it's a great way to motivate kids to read.
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Cost: FREE
  1. SIX FLAGS HOMESCHOOL DAY November 11, 2014
GET INVOLVED IN CHILDREN MINISTRY
We welcome everyone to get involved in the Children Ministry! If you think that God is calling you to serve Him through the Children Ministry, please contact Clara Iskandar. Your involvement will make a different in the life of our next generation.
MORE INFORMATION
is available at the Children Ministry Website at http://www.gii-usa.org/sjc/children/children_index.php
VERSE OF THE MONTH
“I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1-2
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