Fall Y’all!

KidVenture Families — get ready for a great time at the Milligan’s home (Google Maps)! Fall Y’all will be held Sunday, October 29 from 3:30-6:30.

Fall Y’all is everything fun about Fall — good food, games, pumpkin carving, and more. The cost is $15 for the entire family. This Shin-dig is an annual favorite around KidVenture, as kids and families gather at Aaron’s home and enjoy all things Fall! Make plans to attend, you don’t want to miss this!

“Gadgets & Gizmos” 2017 Kid Summer Experience

June 19th – 23rd,  9:00am – 12:00pm at DeForge Community Park (located on Seneca Springs Parkway in Beaumont)(Google Maps). For Preschool through 5th Grade children.
This summer we’ll help kids embrace the unique way they are wired as we explore what the Bible has to say about their value and purpose!
This event is free!  Each child who attends will also receive a “Gadgets & Gizmos” T-Shirt to wear during the course of the week (as supplies last).
Please pre-register your child(children) for this event by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. We also strongly encourage you to print and fill out a current Parental Consent Form to bring on the first day; this will greatly expedite the check-in process and help alleviate long lines!
*Please Note: We must have a separate Parental Consent Form filled out and on file for EACH CHILD! One form for each kid.*
If you would like more info or have any questions, please email kidventure@venturelife.org; we would love to hear from you!
Online registration is now closed, but it’s not too late for your child to join the fun! Please visit the Registration Table at Summer XP to register your child.

May in KidVenture – Contentment

This month in KidVenture, our kindergarten – 5th graders will be learning about contentment.

We define contentment as  “deciding to be happy with what you’ve got.”

In other words, you can choose to be happy because of what God has actually given you. You can choose to shift your focus away from what you don’t have and toward what God desires to do with the life you have. When you trust Him with your life, you become more focused on being grateful for everything He’s already given to you.

The Bible has a lot to say about contentment. This month, we’re going to unpack several of those moments where people learned something about contentment as well as some key principles about how we can live our lives focused on trusting God no matter what.

See, when it comes right down to it, contentment is a heart issue. It can’t be solved by getting the thing that’s off-limits, the thing that someone else has, or even more of a good thing you already have. In other words, contentment happens when we place our trust in the One who is able to meet our needs each day.

When you teach kids to see their life as a gift from God it sets them up for a life of contentment and fulfillment. There will be no reason to be distracted by what others have, or what’s off limits, or what we had in the past. And when all of us really trust God, we will be content with exactly what He has put in our box for today and won’t worry about the future.

Each week this month we’ll tackle a new principle about contentment summed up in these 5 “Bottom Lines”:

1. When you focus on God, He can help you be content.

2. When you focus on what you don’t have, it can make you miserable.

3. When you focus on what you used to have, you can miss what you have now.

4. When you focus on stuff, you can miss what matters.

5. When you focus on God, you don’t have to worry.

Our Memory Verse is Philippians 4:12b (NIrV), “I have learned the secret of being content no matter what happens. I am content whether I am well fed or hungry. I am content whether I have more than enough or not enough.”

When Paul wrote this, he was under house arrest. He could have complained about not being free, but instead he focused on God and found peace in the middle of a difficult circumstance. Our kids can discover this same peace when they trust God with what they have and don’t have.

December in KidVenture – COMPASSION

For the month of December, we’re “Triple-Dog-Daring” our Kindergarten – 5th grade kids to show compassion to the people around them and even across the world.

We define compassion like this: caring enough to do something about someone else’s need.

Every week this month, we’ll be asking our kids an important question to help them think more about showing compassion.

1. God loved you first. How will you love others?

2. God saw our greatest need. Whose needs do you see?

3. God gave us the greatest gift. What will you give?

4. God gave us great news. Who will you tell?

Our memory verse is John 3:16 “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.”  This is the best verse to describe God’s compassion for us. He loved us SO much and wanted us to be with Him SO much, that He did something about it and sent Jesus to be our savior.

 

Kandy Kingdom Adventure

A Christmas Family Experience!  Fun for the whole family!  Join the characters from Kandy Kingdom for an exciting Christmas production, followed by crafts, games, family pictures, refreshments, and lots of Christmas fun!  Admission is FREE!  Sunday, December 13, 2:00pm – 5:00pm  Chatigny Community Recreation Center (1310 Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, CA 92223)

MOVE Kid Summer Experience

SummerXPMoveBulAnnounMOVE Kid Summer Experience is happening June 22-26 from 9:00-11:30 at DeForge Park in Beaumont. This unforgettable day camp includes songs, skits, games, crafts, snacks, and more! MOVE takes a look at the lives of some people from the Bible who changed direction after coming face to face with Jesus. Kids will have fun discovering how they can MOVE!

You can register your child on arrival to DiForge Park, but you can save some time by registering them at Venture Church on Sunday mornings (10:00 am at the Chatigny Community Center) or stopping by the Venture Office and Ministry Center (10420 Beaumont Avenue, Cherry Valley).