Sunday, September 22, 2013

First Aid, part 2

We had some very special guests to help us learn about First Aid!  Big thanks to Dellie and Kirk from White Rose Ambulance for coming out and doing a show and tell with the kids!

They had lots of questions about what the various things inside the ambulance are for.

Everyone had a chance to test out the stretcher and have their heartbeat checked with the stethoscope.

They even got to sit in the driver's seat, turn on the sirens and talk into the loudspeaker!


 Afterward we had a wonderful question and answer time where we got to ask the EMT's all kinds of questions about their jobs.  They were so friendly and helpful! 
Some interesting facts we learned:
* They work 13 hour shifts every other day
* They receive over 100 calls per shift
* They do many things besides 911 calls,
including transporting patients to appointments
and recovering bodies
* Some days they do not have time to eat,
get a drink or go to the bathroom!

Monday, September 16, 2013

First Aid, part 1

Our first meeting of the year was a success! We began by studying the account of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. We made a story wheel and handed out a fun page to take home.

We then looked at each item in a first aid kit and discussed the uses of each item. Finally we made our own mini first aid kits. We used sandwich size zip-top baggies and filled them with useful items: antibiotic band-aids, alcohol wipes, vinyl gloves, safety pins, bandages and a list of emergency phone numbers.

We chose Luke 6:31 as our memory verse and handed out cards to help the children remember to practice their verse.

Next meeting we have a special guest scheduled!

Friday, September 6, 2013

First Meeting of 2013!

Looking forward to our first meeting tonight, seeing old friends and meeting some new ones! 

Friday, August 23, 2013

An Introduction/What We Do

An Introduction
Welcome to this exciting ministry of teaching children to be Keepers of the Faith.  We are glad that you are interested in this program for your family.  It combines both spiritual and practical skills as a complete unit, since there is really no difference between the secular and the sacred in the daily walk of a Christian.  “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” ~1 Corinthians 10:31.  The purpose of this ministry is to guide and train young people to walk in the steps of our Lord Jesus Christ, day by day, moment by moment, in every situation.  Jesus came to earth to complete the work God had given Him.  God also has work for us to do.  Men are to preach and teach the Word of God, lead their families, provide for them, and care for them.  Women have the work of being helpmeets to their husbands and nurturing their children.  Each has a responsibility to be a faithful witness and reach out in love to the needy.  It is with joy that we do this work for our Lord, and it is with joy that we teach our children likewise.  It is God’s plan as revealed through His Word.

Keepers of the Faith Clubs are carefully designed programs that provide a solid framework for establishing and maintaining a Christian learning environment.  These programs stress Christian attitudes and habits while teaching a wide array of practical skills that are often critical for children who will develop into complete and competent adults.  This program will teach and inspire children toward fulfilling God’s plan for them.

Keepers of the Faith Clubs provide wholesome, fun-filled learning experiences while building character.  The children learn basic skills of caring for their immediate environment, such as home care for boys and homemaking for girls.  Hand skills, crafts and projects are learned by both.  Spiritual skills and habits are developed.  Physical fitness is developed through outdoor activities.  Knowledge is gained through learning about leadership, culture, and nature.  Spiritual priorities like Bible reading and memory work are stressed, and there is also a strong emphasis on meeting the needs of others.  Children learn to make such traits an integral part of their lives through a number of others-oriented activities.

Keepers of the Faith Clubs permit every child to achieve without competing against each other.  Success is not dependent on brains, talent or speed.  Hard work, character, and perseverance are the requirements for achievement in this ministry, as in life.  We promote parent-child relationships, family, and God’s design for a masculine man and a feminine woman.  We have a mission from God to teach our children.  Let us minister together to train them to be strong, godly adults who are independent of the world, and yet fully dependent on God.

What we do:
The foundation of the clubs are the Contenders for the Faith and Keepers at Home handbooks, which are the basis of the skills to be learned to equip our children to be godly men and women, able to care for their homes and families in their God-given roles.

Meetings consist of Lesson Time, which will focus on character building and practical Christian living, and Skill Time, where the children will learn and practice hands-on skills from the handbooks. 

Children will have the opportunity to earn badges for skill accomplishments as well as for Bible reading and Bible memory.

More information about Keepers of the Faith can be found at as well as handbooks, table of contents of handbooks, skill lists, badges and more. We emphasize Christian character, Bible reading, serving others, and practical skills while having fun and fellowship!

Important Information
KOF Club is geared toward boys & girls ages 5-14, however, this is a family club.  Parents are expected to attend meetings and all siblings are welcome!

Meetings generally run from September through April, with optional recreational/social activities scheduled monthly May through August.

Regular meetings will be held Thursday or Friday evenings.  More info to come.

Join us on FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M. for a planning meeting.  Anyone who is interested in signing up or just learning more is welcome.

To receive e-mail updates or if you have questions, please contact Nikki Donahue at