On January 1st, Impact Hunger Food Ministry collected a total of 353 pounds of food for the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard. This collection brings the total amount of food delivered to the MVCC From Jan. 1 2016 to Jan. 1 2017 to 4177 pounds along with cash donations of $120.00.
Impact Hunger food ministry collected 247 pounds of food for the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard on 11/27/16. Year to date, 3824 pounds of food and $120 cash have been delivered to the MVCC by Impact Hunger.
On October 30th Impact Hunger food ministry collected 318 pounds of food and $40 cash for the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard.
Impact Hunger food ministry collected 421 pounds of food for the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard on Sunday, September 25th. Year to date 3,259 pounds of food has been delivered to the MVCC.
Impact Hunger food ministry collected 375 pounds of food on Sunday, August 28th for the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard. Year to date, Impact Hunger has delivered 2838 pounds of food to the MVCC.
Impact Hunger food ministry collected 341 pounds of food on Sunday, July 31st for Menifee Valley Community Cupboard.
Impact Hunger food ministry has delivered over One Ton of food to the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard in 2016! The collection on 6/26 was 480 pounds of food, bringing the total amount of food delivered to MVCC this year to 2122 pounds.
On Sunday, May 29th, Impact Hunger food ministry collected 323 pounds of food for the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard. The year to date total delivered to MVCC is 1642 pounds of food.
Impact Hunger food ministry collected 487 pounds of food on Sunday, April 24th for the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard. Year to date, this ministry has delivered a total of 1,319 pounds of food and $80.00 cash to MVCC.
Impact Hunger collected 105 pounds of food on Sunday, March 20th. This year Impact Hunger food ministry has delivered a total of 832 pounds of food to the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard.
Ruth 2:2-12; Matthew 10:28-31
God cares about our problems.
“So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows” (Matthew 10:31).
God Cares About Our Problems
As a family, read Ruth 2:2-12 and Matthew 10:28-31. Discuss how God cared for Ruth and Naomi and how God has cared for your family. Then make bird feeders for your backyard following the steps below. As you work, talk about times God has helped your family with problems.
Here’s what to do:
Find a pine cone outside or buy one at a craft store. Tie a string to the top so the cone can be hung up. Use a spoon to smush softened lard into the cone. Roll the cone in oatmeal and birdseed—a real feast for birds! Hang the cone from a tree to help take care of your feathered friends.
Before you hang your bird feeders, pray together and thank God for caring about your family.
Every evening at bedtime, meet together to give your problems to God. Let each person write or draw a problem on a sheet of paper. Put all the papers in a pile. Pray together, asking God to help with each problem and thanking him for caring about our problems. Crumple the papers one by one and put them in the trash. Then get a good night’s sleep, knowing that God is handling your problems!
Impact Hunger food ministry collected 367 of food and a $40.00 cash donation on Sunday, February 28th. These items have been delivered to the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard to help bless those in need.
We show our love through praises.
“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 150:6)
We Show Our Love Through Praises
Parade of Praise
Everyone loves a good parade! With your family, read Matthew 21:1-11 to learn about a special parade. The people in Jerusalem had a parade-like gathering to express their love for Jesus through praises. What can your family do to express your love for Jesus through praises?
Think of a few ways, and write them here.
Now, using the ways to praise Jesus that you came up with, plan a family praise service—and practice so you do your best for Jesus!
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:
- Why do you think the people in Jerusalem got so excited praising Jesus?
- When have you seen people get excited as they praise Jesus?
- Why does Jesus deserve our praise?
- How can our family praise Jesus at home?
- Discuss ways that you can praise God as a family, such as pray together, have -family devotion time, and sing together.
- Choose one of the ways you come up with, and do it together as a family at least three times this week.
- Come together at your scheduled time and place for your family praise service.
- Praise Jesus together!
Impact Hunger collected 360 pounds of food on Sunday, January 31st to be delivered to the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard. This ministry is off to a great start in 2016.
God wants us to know his love.
“But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God…” (John 20:31a).
God Wants Us to Know His Love
KNOW HIS SWEET LOVE
God wants us to know his love.
Not just know about his love like we know about famous people or the stars in the galaxy. But really experience his love like we experience the power of gravity or the goodness of our favorite dessert. God wants us to know his love so much that he does a lot to help us experience it. Do this activity with your family to think about how God goes to “great lengths” so you can experience his sweet love.
Here’s how it goes:
Pour some of your favorite candy in a bowl. Put the bowl of candy in a room on one side of your house. Start at the other side of your house. Have one family member touch the wall and stay connected to it. Then everyone work together to stay connected and reach the bowl of candy. You can use articles of clothing, shoelaces, and anything you pass on your way to the bowl. The rule: You have to stay connected to the person who’s touching the wall, either by touching each other or by having something between you. When you reach the bowl, bring it back so everyone can enjoy it.
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:
- What was hard about reaching the bowl of candy?
- How is that like or unlike the way God went to “great lengths” to reach out to us?
- How has God shown your family his sweet love this year?
God loves you more than anything! And he wants you to know his love the way you experience the goodness of your favorite candy. He’ll stretch across great lengths to make sure that happens.
This week, give some candy to a friend with a note that says “God loves you, and his love is sweeter than this candy!”
- Matthew 3:16-17; 5:17-19; 6:1-6; 8:10-12; 11:10-11
- John 8:31-32; 14:5-7; 15:26-27; 17:17-19
God speaks truth.
“…All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”
God Speaks Truth
KERNELS OF TRUTH
Read Psalm 119:151 together and talk about some of the unwavering truths God has set in place to guide us.
Make some popcorn. Make false popcorn by crumpling small pieces of white paper into the shape of popcorn. Set two empty bowls on a table near the TV. Set the false popcorn and the real popcorn on the table.
Then do this:
Munch on the real popcorn as you watch a movie together. Ask everyone to listen carefully for attitudes or actions that aren’t in line with God’s truth. When something is portrayed in a way that’s not true to God’s Word, such as lying, hurting someone, or not controlling our anger, toss a false popcorn kernel into one of the empty bowls. When you see or hear something that is true to God’s Word, such as being kind, sharing, or helping, toss a true popcorn kernel into the other bowl.
Learn the sign for “true,” and discuss things that are true and good about God. Create a family signal that incorporates the sign. Use it to greet one another or to signal an alert when something is not in line with God’s Word.
Finally, compare the bowls at the end of the show and talk about the way God’s truth can be seen in our lives.