Family Ministry Faith at Home Resources


Hello Families

We hope these Family Ministry resources strengthen your faith growth and relationship with Christ. Our weekly at home Teaching Videos (Families: HeatherChildren: ShannonYouth: Tali) along with our worship song video, prayer, additional faith resource video links and collage of children's artwork have been prayerfully prepared to help further develop your faith in the home. We encourage parents to open the week's lesson plan provided and enjoy engaging their family in the story, crafts, discussion and prayer.

November Theme: God and Family - Part 4 (Parents are to love their children and take care of them)

Focus: Parents are to love their children and raise them in the instruction of the LORD.

Scriptures: Ephesians 6:4 - Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Colossians 3:14 - And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Proverbs 22:6 - Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Psalm 103:13 - As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Life Application Summary Study Bible: All the virtues that Paul encourages us to develop are perfectly bound together by love. Parenting is not easy. It takes lots of patience to raise children in a loving, Christ honouring manner. But frustration and anger should not be causes for discipline. Instead, parents should act in love, treating their children as Jesus treats the people He loves. This is vital to children's development and to their understanding of what He is like.

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Our Family Ministry Team delight in reaching out, encouraging and offering you prayer. When you get a chance, watch our teaching videos, engage in the lesson plans and pray together as a family. Feel free to call, email or message us about anything and we will pray about everything.

Faith at Home Family sheet - Faith at Home Resources to apply in your home.

• Nov 22 - Family Lesson plan
Prayer for the week (see below)
• Worship Song
• Lighthouse Video Sharing
• DOXA Video Sharing
• NEW Child/Youth Participation Form
Please go into the above link and complete form, print out and sign. Then scan or take a picture of form and email to Heather Mackey (email link below). These forms support our Plan to Protect procedures.
• Faith at Home Challenge
Other Faith Resource Links:
  - BibleProject
  - Crossroads Kid's Club

We welcome you to join our Online Ministry experiences:

Youth Ministry (DOXA Bible Study) Zoom Sundays 11:30am-12:15pm
Youth Group experience Zoom Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Family Ministry experience Zoom Tuesday 6:30-7:15pm

If you would like to join the above Zoom experiences, please email Heather Mackey or call her at 416-922-1361 X229.

Faith at Home Family Challenge: Please send us your stories, songs, artwork or crafts related to our faith lessons to share. Check out this weeks collage - God and Family:

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Prayer for the Week

Father God, thank you for giving us the gift of your Son, Jesus. Thank you for loving us so much and thank you for our families. Thank you for our parents, grandparents and guardians who love us and take care of us. Forgive us Lord when we neglect Your ways. Help our children to honour and obey their parents and guardians. Please help our parents by giving them wisdom and patience. Help us all to follow Your ways. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

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Christmas in Family Ministries

Christmas is around the corner and we are hoping to have families a part of supporting our Christmas Mission Project along with a creative way to support our Out of the Cold Mission. We also want to include as many children & youth that wish to be a part of our Family Christmas Worship Service (virtually) for December 20th 11am webcast service.

Please note: We are mailing out a special Advent calendar, family craft and other activities/materials, up-dates to all families this week! Please check your mail box!!

Please read details below and attachments for each:

Christmas Mission Project
We are supporting COTH Food Bank by having you donate non-perishable food or a financial donation. If you bring a food donation to the church on Sunday, December 6th from 10am - 2pm, Leticia & I will be available at the front Centre Hall doors (wearing masks) to receive your donation and to GIVE YOU A CHRISTMAS FAMILY ACTIVITY BAG (Filled with craft supplies and Advent materials for children/youth to engage in). Please see flyer for further details!

Out of the Cold Missions Letter
This Christmas, our YP Mission's Team are supporting the Out of the Cold Missions by providing boxes filled with essential needs to 300 guests. We would like children & youth to each write out a note to include in these boxes. Download instructions and due date.

Family Christmas Service
Our Family Ministry Team would like to include as many children and youth who wish to be a part of our Family Christmas Webcast Service happening on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11am. We are gathering pictures of children dressed in costume and/or pictures that children draw to include in a video that will help us tell the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20. Please see here for further details.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me

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Worship Song - The DOXA Band: Amazing Love!!



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LIGHTHOUSE - Equipping Kids to Shine the Light of Christ

Please watch the teaching video shared by Shannon & her Kids that relates to our lesson for this week.

• Nov 22 - Family Lesson plan
• CBOQ Brainpop Teaching Videos 

Contact Leticia Limgenco (Children's Ministry Associate)

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Doxa Glory -
Engage, involve and challenge youth to live out their faith... sharing the good news of Christ.

Please watch this short video for youth shared by Tali related to this week's lesson.

ZOOM with Youth! We will be connecting via Zoom this Sunday, Nov. 22nd at 11:30am for Bible Study Time

Please watch the video before our Zoom time at 11:30am.

Questions to think/reflect on before our Zoom time:

• Whom does God love and care for?
• Who do your parent(s) love and care for?
• Create a discussion about God's love/care for all families. Further discuss the love and care parents have for their children.
• Look-up and read the following scriptures: Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:14, Proverbs 22;6, Psalm 103:13
• What is God saying in the above passages that is important for families to do?
• What are helpful take-aways for all of us learn in these passages?
• How can we follow God's instructions?

Please contact us if you would like to join in. 

Other Faith Resources
• Bible Project - YouTube Videos
• CBOQ Youth

Contact Jackie Chung (Youth Ministry Associate)

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In Faith,
Heather Mackey
Director of Family Ministries
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
(416) 922-1361 x229
hmackey@yorkminsterpark.com

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Heather Mackey
Director of Family Ministries 
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
(416) 922-1361 x229

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