November Orange Slices


Hi Parents!

Poor November.  In a way, it seems like the forgotten month.  Halloween and mega sugar rushes are over and all the shelves in the stores are already filled up with all things Christmas.  But if you're not ready to decorate with lights and candy canes just yet (and if you are we need to talk!), why not use the full month of November to help instill something oh so important in your kids lives. Hey, probably in your own life too.  It's called GRATITUDE. 

In fact, I wanted to share a link (see below) to a great article from Parent Cue called "A Gratitude Adjustment".  Need one?  We probably all do.  In fact, by taking the time each year to focus on others rather than ourselves, you'll be helping your kids focus on what matters most.  By why stop at just once a year?  Why not make it a monthly thing?  Or weekly?  Or daily?   I'd love for you to share your ideas too!

There's an exciting way that your family can extend gratitude to God for what He's done for you by partnering with the whole FCC family in November and December to make a big difference in the lives of our Napa neighbors.  If you join us on Sunday, November 19 at 8:45 or 10:30 for FCC's 160th anniversary intergenerational celebration (details below), you'll hear all about it!  If you can't make it, the following Sundays you'll hear about it too.  But you really should come on the 19th because that in itself will be a big 'ole celebration of gratitude to God for His faithfulness to our church.  

We even think gratitude is so important for kids to experience at all ages that we're spending every November Sunday having fun discovering more about it!  You'll find a sneak peek below!

A gratitude adjustment ... read it and I promise that you won't want to leave November in the dust. 

And parents, thank YOU for entrusting Kids@First with the partnership we have with you in helping your kids know Jesus and their part in God's Big Story! See you Sunday!

Praying for you and cheering you on,

Jan Hanson
Kids & Families Director