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Be sure to read Cast a Shadow's Newsletter "Forward" to find out what some kids were able to provide for other kids.

Cast a Shadow uses the vehicle of modern cycling to cultivate an unparalleled riding community. It empowers riders to seek and become the best possible version of themselves.
As riding bikes and self improvement via community are a priceless thing the end goal is to leave lives changed and enriched. This is where Cast a Shadow's hand of hope encourages the passion of Ride With Purpose.

As an organization we partner with a variety of unprivileged groups and non profit organizations to provide bikes to inner city kids, water wells to third world countries, and covering medical expenses and other hardships experienced by members of the community at large that may have otherwise gone unmet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.castashadow.org/

VBS 2016

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Impact Kids - Impact Your Home 3.20.16

Bible Focus:
Ruth 2:2-12; Matthew 10:28-31

Discovery Point:
God cares about our problems.

Key Verse:
“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

TAKE CARE

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.

FAMILY CHALLENGE:

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 Kids - Impact Your Home 2.14.16

Bible Focus:
Matthew 21:1-11

Discovery Point:
We show our love through praises.

Key Verse:
“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.

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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?

FAMILY CHALLENGE:

  • 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!