Love Your Neighbor

During the month of April, all of our children and students in the Next Generation Ministry will be learning how God wants us to love our neighbors. We encourage your whole family to actively engage with the mission to love those around us.

 

Each week there will be a Challenge for your family to show love to others.

Use the Family Conversation Cards below to discuss how God can use your family to demonstrate His love.


We’ll wrap up this series with a Love Your Neighbor Family Day of Service on Saturday, April 28th

when we hope that all our Next Generation Families can make an eternal impact on our community with acts of kindness.  

That evening we invite families to join us from 5-7pm at the BCC Student Center for a

Celebrate Serve BBQ to share stories of how we loved our neighbors after a hard day of work!


Register below to join us for the Celebrate Serve BBQ by Sunday, April 22. 



Main Street Memory Verse

Elementary

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."  Ephesians 5:1-2


Preschool Paraphrase

"You are God's children whom he loves.  So try to be like God.  Live a life of love.  Love other people just as Christ loved us.  Christ gave himself for us..."



Week One - April 8

"Who Is My Neighbor?"

Luke 10:25-37

Family Challenge:  Identify a person with a need.  This could be a single mom, a family with a deployed spouse, a homeless person, a widow, someone who is very sick, a family who has recently experienced loss, or the elderly.  Love that person or family by meeting a specific need.

Week Two - April 15

"Love Your Christian Brothers and Sisters"

1 Peter 4:7-11

Family Challenge:  Find a way to love other Christians this week.  Write them a note, make them meal, or share with them how much they mean to you.  This may be people in your immediate family, people from the Church, or people serving as missionaries. 

Celebrate Serve BBQ

5-7pm  Saturday, April 28

BCC Student Center

Celebrate together after our Family Day of Service with Smitty's delicious pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, cole slaw, pasta salad, chips, lemonade, and dessert!  Cost is $5 per person.   Ages 3 and under are free.


Bring your lawn chairs or a picnic blanket!  Rain or shine. 


Be sure to register HERE by Wednesday, April 25.