October 2014

Using Our Gifts

We hope this issue will help children to recognize the gifts God has given them and see how those gifts might be used to help others.

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by Lisa Swanson

October 19-25

For your church

* Read 1 Cor. 12:4-6. Pick one of your gifts you can use to help your church.

* Prepare a snack to share with your Sunday-school class.

* Organize or suggest that your Sunday-school class create a zine and share it with church members. Donate a copy to the church library.

* Pray that your church be a gift to your local and global community.

10/01/2014 at 07:00 am

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Teaching Children To Value the Gifts of All

When you get right down to it, all kids are similar. They giggle, fuss, stomp around, yell, joke, and get shy. Our lives are enriched by all the different ways they express themselves. Yet many times, when we encounter someone with a disability, we have difficulty understanding what he or she is telling us.

If we remember that at our most basic levels we all share similarities, we can use our own experiences to understand other people better and to help our children do the same. more

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About this issue-October 2014

October 2014—Using our Gifts

Some people’s gifts are obvious. They are blessed with amazing talents in music or art or athletics and use those gifts in a way that inspires admiration from many. Other people’s gifts go largely unnoticed. But we all have gifts, as Paul’s letter to the Romans reminds us (Rom. 12:6-8). Whether our gifts are obvious to all or waiting to be discovered (even by us), the important thing is to use the gifts we have been given. Each of us is called to offer our own unique gifts and talents for building up the community of Christ. We hope this issue will help children to recognize the gifts God and given them and see how those gifts might be used to help others.

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09/30/2014 at 02:17 pm

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