Getting Schooled

Hi, HBC Kids, Youth & Families!

Welcome to Holmeswood Baptist Church’s new Family Ministry blog. It’s our online home of all things related to kids, teens and their families. We hope you FOLLOW this blog (button on the right), so you’ll get once a week emails about all of the happenings. So…let’s go!

Ever been schooled? 2 Definitions:

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Schooled #1having received specific instruction; instructed, taught, tutored. 

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Schooled #2learning a lesson the hard way; when Steph Curry is defeated in a Spin Basketball contest by a Harlem Globetrotter. (Steph lost!)

It’s okay to be schooled by others sometimes (definition #2). We don’t always have to be the winners! When someone is better at _____ (sports, school, playing an instrument, making friends, etc.) than us, it’s a way we can challenge ourselves to practice, study up, and do better next time. We can congratulate that person and cheer them on. Paul says this in the Bible: “Encourage one another and build each other up.” (1st Thessalonians 5:11). So getting schooled isn’t all bad, right? Paul’s lesson to us is to be a team, and it’s something both kids and adults need to learn.

Image result for 3 goalsAnd the other definition of being SCHOOLED (#1)…since many of you have started or will start school this week, think of 3 things you’d like to accomplish this year…maybe it’s a new skill or a new language. Write these down and post them somewhere you’ll see them each day. (Or add them to this blog post on the church Facebook page!) My goals this school year:

  1. Make lots of friends at church and in Kansas City 
  2. Learn Spanish
  3. Learn to moonwalk and juggle (maybe at the same time?)

What are your 3 goals???

Image result for events this weekWhat’s happening around church this week?

August 15th-Graduate Send-off. 7:00pm, location TBA. A time for 7th-12th graders to celebrate as our newest high school grads go off and experience God in a new life chapter. (Check with Doug or Greg for details.)

16th-All-church Business Meeting. Dinner at 5:30, Meeting from 6:30-7:30. Come learn about the happenings at our church, helping make decisions about our today and tomorrow.

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20th-Sunday morning Worship at 9:00am (Sanctuary) + Children’s Message; BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) from 10:15-11:15 (See ushers/pastors to find out where your BFG is)

***Kids, during Worship, please come up to the front steps when I call kids up for the “Children’s Message.” It’ll be a fun chat together!

May God give you HOPE and PEACE as we all learn and “get schooled” each day. Lessons help us to love others and live better. And remember…you are loved. Hope to see you soon!


Snow cones and Water games

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Family Night!

Wednesday, August 9

6:30–8:00 pm

(come at 6:00 if you want to help set up games)

Free snow cones and water games on the “Holmeswood Island,” the grassy space in the church parking lot.Image result for water games

(If it rains, we’ll have games in the gym.)

ALL AGES WELCOME! Bring a friend or neighbor, too!

Getting wet is optional. Having fun is not. 🙂 

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Hope to see you there!


Laurel Cluthe, Pastor of Families

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9700 Holmes Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64131

(816) 942-1729




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