We began Club 45 with Club Time.  Since it was raining, everyone was inside – playing games, throwing the ball around, playing limbo – and, of course, flipping water bottles! :)

Our mixers were Pass the Ball and Going on a Trip. Ask your Clubber how those went down – it was fun!

During Club Teaching Time we learned the Eighth Commandment; You Shall Not Steal. Many times our picture of stealing is a “robber” with a gun or a mask, but we talked about how stealing can manifest in a lot of different ways that we might not realize (cheating, borrowing and not returning, etc.).

Our focus this week was on how to become a giver, not a getter.  We began by having some clubbers act out skits to identify the different types of stealing.  Some of these were: borrowing and not returning, cheating on school work or a test, finding something that does not belong to you and keeping it, realizing you were given too much money at the checkout counter and not saying anything, being late and stealing time…etc.  God wants us to refrain from stealing and actually give to others less fortunate.

We had time with our small groups where we talked about tithing. (Giving 10% of all we have back to God). God gave each of us unique talents, gifts and the ability to earn money.  We need to be so thankful for everything we have been given.  God wants us to show our thanks by giving our tithes and offerings back to Him.  (Your church, missionaries or any organization that will further God’s Kingdom…bringing more people to Jesus!)

God wants us to “Be givers, not getters!!” 

 Our verse for the week is:

You shall not steal.”  Exodus 20:15

Every week there will be a verse to memorize.  Your child will be rewarded with a sweet treat for each verse committed to memory.  Have them find their leader to recite the verse during “Club Time”.

Our challenge verse is our Club 45 Theme Verse: Psalms 1:1-3 (It’s on the first page of their workbooks.) If this is memorized there will be a onetime reward for all who take this on. HOORAY FOR JACK HARENSKI… HE MEMORIZED THE CLUB VERSE THIS WEEK! 

Please ask and prompt your child to elaborate further on the Monday night activities!

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Have a great week!

The Club 45 Team