This week at Club 45, we continued our study of the Fruits of the Spirit by talking about JOY!

First, we had to mix things up a little bit with a game of Fruit Basket Questions. The kids had to get in random groups as dictated by Ms. Chrissy then do a speed round of get-to-know-you questions. So fun!

Then they settled in to learn more about JOY. Ms. Chrissy talked about the difference between happiness (temporary) and joy (permanent). She taught that happiness is tied to our circumstances and feelings but our joy comes from our relationship with Christ – which never changes. The clubbers shared many things that bring them joy: family, friends, having a good school, having a roof over our head, clean water, pets. Ms. Chrissy blew up a balloon to symbolize how, just as a balloon is filled with air, all these things in our life fill us with joy. As soon as that air is let out, though, the balloon deflates. But when we are filled with the joy of Christ, it is everlasting!

The clubbers split up into their small groups to share more about what brings them joy and to go over the memory verse.

The memory verse for this week is:

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13

Hooray to the clubbers that memorized last week’s LOVE verse:

Charlie, Claire, Nick, Sarah

And…a big shout out to our clubbers that memorized the Club Verse (Psalm 1:1-3) and recited it perfectly to Ms. Betsy:

Claire, Nathan, Meredith, Benjamin, Ava Cummins

We also announced that it’s time to sign up for JUNIOR WINTER CAMP!! The dates are January 15-17, 2016. All you need to do to secure your spot is put down a $50 deposit and fill out the medical release form. Spaces are limited – sign up now because your kids DO NOT want to miss out on this amazing weekend at Forest Home! For more information, contact Chrissy Ippolito at [email protected].

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