KidsMin Newsletter July 2017


  • Traci’s KidsMin Update
  • Upcoming Events
  • JULY Spotlight “Carol Simpson”
  • Bible Lessons: Early Childhood
  • Bible Lessons: Elementary
  • Visit us on Sundays!!

If I were to guess, you are well on your way to enjoying summer with your children. You are full of fresh ideas, energy, and excitement. You have left the stringent schedule of homework behind and are enjoying a more carefree day. As our team prepares the lessons for July’s Kid’s Ministry I noticed that in 1st through 6th grade, we are going to teach about Jesus’ miracles.

Jesus was probably fresh and excited to begin His miracle ministry just as you are beginning into summer, but as I continue studying I read how Jesus continually took time to be alone; time to retreat, to pray and to listen for God. In your busyness of your summer schedule, I want to encourage you to follow Jesus’ example to retreat, pray, and listen for God.

As parents we place our children and their needs at the top of our priorities, and let’s be honest, they demand it. Try to carve out a little time for you, because you are at your best and can give so much more, and yes perform daddy and mommy miracles, only when you are restored.

In Kid’s Ministry we are looking to be restored this July as we welcome Pastor David Hutsko to lead our church. I encourage you to come and greet him on July 22nd and 23rd. We are looking forward to leading into the future with he and his family.

Have a blessed July and I’ll look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Upcoming Events

Calendar Dates for July (Kid’s Min)
July 15th – Family Movie Night – SING
July 24th – 28th Vacation Bible School

Join with the church family for our annual church picnic down at Nipomo Regional Park.
Bounce houses, BBQ, music and friends!
Tickets available online *
$3 Entrance Fee / 10am-3pm / July 4th

Kids can now register!
Volunteers needed, sign up here!

Carol Simpson

Carol currently serves in our Nursery Dept on Sunday mornings. She and her husband Russ have been attending New Life for the last 10 years. They have three grown sons and five grandkids, which she adores and considers her best friends! She loves kids, which is one of the main reasons for getting involved in Kids Ministry. She and her husband were on the Hospitality Committee at their previous church in Boston and also served as deacons.

In Carol’s free time, she loves to visit her grandkids, entertain guests and volunteer at the local hospital in the gift shop. She loves to sew, decorate and cook alongside her husband.

When asked if she had to choose between reading peoples’ minds or being invisible, she would chose to read peoples’ minds, as she said she has always been fascinated by trying to figure out what people are thinking. As a matter of fact, if she were to go back to school now, she would most likely study Psychology! She and her husband love to watch sports, especially the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.

If stranded on a desert island and could only bring two items, she would bring pictures of her grandkids and fishing gear; and the one item she would eat for the rest of her life if she had to, would be shrimp!

Carol’s favorite scripture is Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”

Carol is a true blessing to Kids Ministry. She always comes with a smile and is excited to see each child. She is loving, patient and will go wherever needed, just willing to be a servant! We are thankful to have volunteers like Carol serve in our ministry!

Our first movie night was a ton of fun with over 60 kids and adults attending. We watched Cars as the sun set on the patio of New Life Church. We enjoyed the beautiful weather, popcorn and treats all in the comfort of our easy chair and blanket. Be sure to come and join us on July 15th as we headline the movie Sing. We have some fun pre-movie activities and snacks planned.


Early Childhood
7/2 – Lesson 4 (Spiritual Growth Tools)
“Joseph Forgives”
(Genesis 42:1-8; 43:16; 45:1-28; 46:5-7)
“Love one another.”
(John 13:34)
Focus: God helps me show His love to others.
7/9 – Lesson 5 (Spiritual Growth Tools)
“Birds Feed Elijah”
(1 Kings 17:1-6)
“God has been good to me.”
(see Genesis 33:11)
Focus: God loves and cares for me all the time.

7/16 – Lesson 6 (Spiritual Growth Tools)
“God Cares for a Widow”
(1 Kings 17:7-16)
God said, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”
(see Genesis 26:24)
Focus: God is with me, even when I am afraid.

7/23 – Lesson 7 (Spiritual Growth Tools)
“Elisha’s New Room”
(2 Kings 4:8-10)
“God gives us what we need.”
(see Philippians 4:19)
Focus: God cares for me and gives me what I need.

7/30 – Lesson 8 (Spiritual Growth Tools)
“God Helps Naaman”
(2 Kings 5:1-16)
“Lord, you are great and powerful.”
(see Jeremiah 10:6)
Focus: God is powerful and can always help me.



7/2 Unit 22 Session 6
“The Wicked Tenants”
Matthew 21:33-45
Main Point: God will judge those who reject Jesus.

7/9 Unit 23 Session 1
“Jesus Turned Water To Wine”
John 2:1-12
Main Point: Jesus’ first miracle was to turn water into wine.

7/16 Unit 23 Session 2
“Jesus Provided Bread from Heaven”
Matthew 14:13-21
Main Point: Jesus fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish.

7/23 Unit 23 Session 3
“Jesus Walked on Water”
Matthew 14:22-33
Main Point: Jesus walked on the sea.

7/30 Unit 24 Session 1
“Four Friends Helped”
Mark 2:1-12
Main Point: Jesus healed a man and forgave his sins.

Hey moms and dads!

The KidsMin Worship Team wants to extend an open invitation to all parents who would like to visit us on any Sunday, any time – you’re always welcome!

Feel free to grab some coffee and a pastry in the courtyard and come on over to the Life Center to see what your kids are learning during our Large Group sessions.

The 1st-6th grade kids meet in the Life Center every Sunday morning from 9:15-9:45 for 1st service and 11:15-11:45 for 2nd service.


Saturdays at 6pm
(kids ministry for 0-K)

Sundays at 9am
(kids ministry for 0-6th grade)

Sundays at 11am
(kids ministry for 0-6th grade)


Education Building
Check-In (Rm 16)
Newborns/Crawlers (Rm 3)
Early Walkers (Rm 4)
2’s (Rm 5)
3’s (Rm 1)
Pre-K (Rm 2)
Kinder (Rm 12)

Life Center
Check-In (downstairs)
1st – 6th grades

*Rooms 11,14, and LC1 are closed for the summer.

with the team

Traci Bognuda
(KidsMin Director)

Debbie Krovious
(Team Administrator)

Tami Lundquist
Becky Ferini

(Nursery Coordinators)

DeLynn Wagner
(Early Childhood Coordinator)

Melanie Borum
(Elementary Coordinator)