It’s JAM “Jesus and me”

Hi it’s Kylie,

JAM (Jesus and Me) is our Children’s Ministry for kids aged from 3 years old to year 6. We meet every fortnight on Sundays at 10am during school terms.
Commencing with morning tea, we meet together for a Bible Story, singing, craft activities and games. We enjoy learning more about Jesus, how much He loves everone and different ways we can show God’s love to others!
If you would like more information, please call Kylie on 0418273234.
God Bless.



Thanks to God for a beautiful day for our Picnic!!  Hope you all had a great time and thanks to everyone for your assistance both during the service and with the games.




JAM dates for Term 4 are:

Sunday 28 October (please return Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child)

Sunday 11 November

Sunday 25 November

Sunday 9 December




Planning for the  Children’s Christmas Eve Service, is already underway and Jenny will be Coordinating the service this year (thanks Jenny!).  The service will teach us more about ‘Christmas Tree Symbols’.  Can you please let me know whether you are planning to be here for Christmas this year to enable us to organise parts for the Children’s Service?




Operation Christmas Child Samaritans Purse Shoeboxes – A reminder that shoeboxes are due for collection by the end of October (please leave at church).  Thanks everyone for your contributions and sharing God’s love through these donations!




Sunday 2 December, after church, JAM children and Anchor youth will visit Dubbo Nursing Home to distribute gifts that they will make (pine cone Christmas trees) and share the joy of the special season of Advent.




Later this term the children will decide how our Offerings for the year will be used.  Last year we purchased items for people in need, through Australian Lutheran World Service ‘Gifts of Grace’.




Have a great term!




God bless,


Kylie Semmler


Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator – Jesus And Me



We welcome Jenny Austin as a teacher from Term 2 onwards!!


Continued thanks to our wonderful teachers Anna and Bruce and all our fantastic helpers for your ongoing support and encouragement



“But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, he gave the right to become children of God”  John 1:12



Hi everyone

Thank you for your support with JAM over this year. I pray that your children are growing in their faith as they enjoy time together. A Big Thank You to Anna, Kim and Bruce for all your assistance with teaching our precious children during 2011, and to Emily, Lilli and Ange, our wonderful JAM Junior Leaders.

During today’s lesson we learnt about ‘The Angel visit’s Mary’. The children were all able to help tell the story very well. We then had lots of fun decorating Angel biscuits, we hope you enjoyed eating them as much as we did!

With our Offerings over the year we raised $94.70 With this money the children chose to purchase the following items for people in need, through Australian Lutheran World Service ‘Gifts of Grace’

• 1 x Pig

• 2 x Crystal Clear Water Filters

• 3 x Soccer Balls

• 2 x Skipping Ropes & Hula-hoops

• 1 x Seed Kit

Thank you to everyone for your contributions!

Today we also talked about our parts in the Christmas Eve Service, and distributed copies of the Children’s Skit. We have some very excited Angels, Shepherds, Sheep, Wisemen, Mary and Joseph as we look forward to our acting out parts in ‘Preparing Hearts and Homes’.

Next Sunday 11 December, after church, JAM children and Anchor youth will visit Dubbo Nursing Home to distribute the gifts that they have been making and share the joy of this special season of Advent.

Have a great week!

God bless,

Kylie Semmler

Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator – Jesus And Me

‘Let’s keep CHRIST in Christmas’


Hi everyone

JAM time again! … Just letting you know dates for the rest of this year

Sunday 23 October

Sunday 30 October – Congregational Picnic (more details to come)

Sunday 6 November

Sunday 20 November

Sunday 4 December

Sunday 18 December

Saturday 24 December – Children’s Christmas Eve Service

God bless,

Kylie Semmler


Painting FUN!!!


Decorating biscuits

Kid’s Breakfast


Easter 2011 Cross making

Some of the children painting a large sign to hang on the church fence.

We have been raising funds for Australian Lutheran World Service.
Photos from a recent meeting
Barbara is one of our valued helpers.
Report on JAM and Mums & Bubs for Annual General meeting 14/02/10
I would like to thank Pastor Brenton for running the introduction to JAM each time and to all of those who have been involved with helping to either teach, assist, provide afternoon tea, or help with memory verses.  Your continued prayer support and help in 2010 are needed so that we can continue to grow our children’s knowledge and faith.
JAM and Mums and Bubs met seventeen times throughout 2009.  An average of 9 JAM aged children attended each time.  Mums and Bubs numbers varied, often with none there.
The JAM children brought along a gold coin offering each time they came, so that we could raise money for Australian Lutheran World Service.  In total, we raised $214.00!  With the money raised, the children chose to purchase a cow, a pig and 20 chicks for people in need.  Australian Lutheran World Service sent a letter of thanks, and also a postcard with either a cow, a pig or chicks on it for each of the children.  They were most excited to receive this.
We have met once this year, and fourteen children were there.  For first term, the children decided to give their offerings to support Haiti victims.  This year, we are going to be meeting on the same Friday as the confirmation class.  That way Pastor Brenton can spend the opening time with the JAM children and then go and teach the confirmation children.  On the alternate Friday, he will be able to spend time with the Anchor teenagers.
We hope to have some combined meetings, maybe once a term, with JAM, confirmation and anchor.
I am stepping down as Children’s Ministry Coordinator, as I feel led in other areas this year, including spending more time teaching at JAM. Thank you very much to Anna Orth for accepting the invitation to take over in the role of Coordinator, and I pray that you will encourage and support her in this role.
Julie Fiedler.
Children’s Ministry Coordinator

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