You are a toy, T-O-Y!!!

We all know the famous quote from Toy Story, as Woody tries to convince Buzz once again, "You are a toy, T-O-Y, toy"! This week in Graceland Studios we learned that we are also a T-O-Y (The Only You). There is no one else like us. God made us special and with a purpose.

I was so thrilled to share one of my favorite with books with you guys, "You are Special" by Max Lucado. If you would like to hear the story click here.

Chuck Foo introduced to our Big Idea: T-O-Y, the only you! And, Sandy taught us our power verse, "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:14. If you would like to meet her, click here.

Don't forget to sign up this week for Life School Musical!!!

Toy Story Challenge! You have a chance to win the Grand Prize (you and your family going to Toy Story 3 for FREE!!!)Here is how to get tickets:
1)bring your bible
2)bring your offering
3)bring a toy for Operation Christmas Child (Double tickets for each toy brought this week)
4)leave your name on the blog (simply click the word "comments" below this post and leave your name)

Have a wonderful week!!!


A Good Soldier Never Leaves a Man Behind

As we continue with our Toy Story curriculum, we learned that "A good soldier never leaves a man behind". We found out that putting on the armor of God makes us "a good soldier". Then we looked at the story of the Good Samaritan, which taught us how important it is to never leave a man behind.

Our power verse was introduced by a cool new kid, Sandy, Andy's (from Toy Story)cousin. To find out the power verse click here.

Only a few more weeks left before the GRAND PRIZE drawing. Here is how to get tickets:
1) Bring your bible
2) Bring your offering
3) Bring a small toy for Operation Christmas Child
4) Leave your name on the blog. Just click the word "comment" and it will open up a box for you to leave your name.

Can't wait to see you Sunday!!!


"You've Got a Friend In Me"

Our Toy Story series has begun! This week we talked about the song we all know and love from Toy Story, "You've Got a Friend in Me". Our Big Idea stated: I will BARF, Be A Real Friend! We talked about Paul's friend, Barnabas, who was a good friend to him, even when others were'nt. To help us remember how to Be A Real Friend, we learned that a real friend CARES. C- Challenges us, A-Accepts us, R-Respects us, E-Encourages us, S-Sticks with us. These are all things we need to do as we try to be a real friend to others, but sometimes we fail. No one is perfect, except the ultimate friend, Jesus. John 15:13-15 tells us that we are friends of God. No one can or ever will be a better friend than Him. Our Power Vese reminded us: "Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family." Proverbs 18:24

The competition is on!!! Here is how to get tickets for the Grand Prize drawing (Free Toy Story 3 tickets for you and your family, popcorn and snacks included):
- Being at Graceland Studios
- Bring your Bible
- Bring your offering
- Bring a new, small toy for Operation Christmas Child boxes.
- Leave your name at the bottom of this post.(Click the word "comment" and it will open a window for you to leave your name).

I can't wait to see you this Sunday as we talk about "A good soldier never leaves a man behind".

By the way, have I told you lately how much I love ya? Well, I do. You guys are the coolest kids on the PLANET!!! See you Sunday!


Toy Story Competition has officially begun!!!!

I am so excited about the new competition we started in Graceland Studios!!!This competition will be every Sunday until June 20th. So, here is how it works. Each week your child will receive tickets for:
1) Being at Graceland Studios
2) Bringing their Bible
3) Bringing their Offering
4) Leaving their name on the blog (weekly)
5) Bringing a new toy for Operation Christmas Child. (1 ticket for each toy)

We are using this time to get started on our toy collection for Operation Christmas Child. The type of toys we need are: coloring books, crayons, small dolls, stuffed animals, cars, yo-yo's, etc. The toy needs to be new and small enough to fit in a shoe box, allowing room for other items.

After sign in each Sunday, your child will go to the Toy Story competition table. There will be someone there to give them the tickets they earned. They will then sign their name on the tickets and put them in the bucket for a special drawing on June 20th.

Now for the Grand Prize!

We are planning to take a trip to see Toy Story 3 on June 27 immediately following the Sunday morning service. If your child's name is drawn, you and your family will go for FREE (popcorn and snacks included)!!!!! So, help your child to get as many entries as possible, starting now. Please leave your child's name in the comments section of this blog (click the word "comments" and it will open a window for you to leave the name). Make sure you check the blog every week!!!

God Has No Favorites!!!

This week in Graceland Studios we talked about the fact that "God Has No Favorites"!!! We looked at the story of the woman who washed Jesus feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. Though the Pharisees thought she was not worthy to even be around Jesus, Jesus loved and accepted her. We should follow that example. Love everyone, just as Jesus does.