Lessons for the Month of November!

SMALL TALK

MEMORY VERSE: “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever.” Psalm 33:11, NIV

 

KEY QUESTION: WHO HAS A PLAN FOR YOU?

 

BASIC TRUTH: GOD MADE ME.

 

BOTTOM LINE:   GOD HAS A PLAN FOR ME.

 

PARENT ACTIVITIES

MORNING TIME: As you wake your child up this month, talk about your plan for the

day. Remind them that God made them and has a plan for them.

 

PLAY TIME: Give your child some paper and crayons. Encourage him to draw

a picture of your family. Write the names of each family member under their picture.

Talk about how our family is a part of God’s plan for us, just like Joseph’s family was a part of God’s plan for him. Tell your child two ways we can show love to our family is to forgive them and help them when they need it, just like Joseph did.

 

CAR TIME: Each time you get in the car this month, talk about the “plan” before

you take off. Where are you going? What do you need to get done? What time do

you need to be home? When you get home, talk about how your plan went. Did you get everything done? Did your plans change any while you were away? Tell your child that God made him and has a plan for his life. And God’s plan is always best!

 

BATH TIME: Add shaving cream to bath time this week. Encourage your child to

make things with it while he plays in the tub. The edge of the tub and the surface

of the water are great places to let his creations sit or float. Trees, clouds, dinosaurs … anything is possible with the imaginations God gave us! Remind your child that God made everything, including your child! God has a plan for all that He makes.

 

CUDDLE TIME: Cuddle up with your child and pray: “Dear God, You have great plans for

(name of child). Help her do what You say and trust Your plan for her life. Things

might not always go like she wants them to but we know You will use it for good, just like You did with Joseph. Thank You for loving us. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

PARENT TIME: This month, our preschoolers are hearing the story of Joseph. It shows us that God

has a plan for each and every one of us. Even when we are in the pit of despair, we can trust that God has a plan for us. We probably won’t understand the plan during those dark moments, but we can trust that it’s there. God not only has a plan for your preschooler’s life, but He has one for you too. If you’ve never read the story of Joseph, take some time to read it this month. (Start in Genesis 37.) As you read, think about how your life parallels with his. Hopefully, you’ve never been literally thrown in a pit, but you’ve probably experienced something equally traumatic. And, just when it looks like Joseph’s life is looking up, things take a turn for the worse, and he ends up in jail. Have you ever had such a turn? Now, think about how those turns in your past have affected your present. Did you learn and grow in those times? Has God used that time in the past? If He hasn’t yet, He will someday. God has a plan for your life just as He had one for Joseph’s. We just need to trust it.

 

SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES

WEEK 1/November 1, 2015 / GENESIS 37:1-4; GENESIS 1:26-27

Joseph’s father gives him a colorful coat to show how special he is. God made us all special.

 

WEEK 2/ November 8, 2015/ GENESIS 37; JEREMIAH 1:5

Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery and he is taken far from his home to a foreign land. But, it’s all part of God’s plan for Joseph. God has a plan for us too.

 

WEEK 3/ November 15, 2015/ GENESIS 39-40; PROVERBS 4:11-12

Joseph is accused of a crime he did not commit and is put in jail. Joseph trusted God even when it was hard. We can trust God’s plan even when it’s hard too.

 

WEEK 4/ November 22, 2015/ GENESIS 41; EPHESIANS 2:10

God places Joseph in charge over all of Egypt and helps him save food for the people. This was God’s plan all along – for Joseph to save the people. We are all a part of God’s plan too.

 

WEEK 5/ November 29, 2015/ GENESIS 42-45; PSALM 16:11

Joseph forgives his brothers and takes care of them after being separated for many years. Looking back at Joseph’s story, we can see that God’s plan is always best.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO NUT RULE – Help us keep all of our little one’s safe. Please DO NOT pack items with nuts and please do not feed your child any food items with nuts as we have children with severe nut allergies.

Clothing Items Left Behind – There are quite a few clothing items in the Nursery. Could one of these items belong to your little one? Please check the next time you’re in the Nursery.

Birthdays – Will your little one be celebrating a birthday in November? Please let us know so we can acknowledge it during our service!

Books – does your little one have a favorite book? We’d love to consider adding the same book to our library. Share then name of the book and author and we’ll check it out.

Please refer to the Church Announcements for updated announcements.

Eleven 22 Kings Kids Present: Heroes and Harvest

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It is time again for our Annual Heroes and Harvest Celebration!

This event will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. We will have Biblical heroes, storytelling, petting zoo, arts and crafts, pizza, candy an FUN, FUN, FUN!Please come out and enjoy this awesome celebration with us!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Rev. Renee Jones!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! Remix: Game Changer

Lessons from a Game Changer/I got NOW
Text: Matthew 8:23-27

Matthew 8:23-27New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Calms the Storm

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Points
  • Game Changers don’t worry
  • Game Changers stand up
  • Game Changers speak up

#RTGameChanger

 

Theme for October 2015 – Individuality

Memory Verse: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. Set an ample for the believers in what you say and in how you live.” 1 Timothy 4:12a, NIrV

Sunday, October 4, 2015 and Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Topic: “What’s Your Story?” 1 Timothy 1:12-16 NIV (Supporting: Acts 9:1-19, Acts 16:1)
Points for discussion:
Individuality – discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference.
Bottom Line: Jesus wants to use your story to make a difference.
I can trust Got no matter what.
October 11, 2015 and Tuesday, October 13, 2015
 
Topic: “Paul and His Partner (Paul chooses Timothy)” Acts 16:1-6 NIV

Points of discussion:
Individuality – discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference.
Bottom Line: When you discover your gifts, you can make a difference.
I can trust God no matter what.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Topic: “Oh, the Gifts We can Gift” (Paul writes to the Corinthians) 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 25-27 (Supporting: Acts 18:1-18 &19; 1 Corinthians 1:11; 4:17, 7:1a; 16:10)
Points for discussion:
Individuality – discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference.
Bottom Line: When we use our gifts together, we can make a greater difference.
I can trust God no matter what.
 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Topic: “Timothy, Called to Lead Now” (Timothy as a young leader) 1 Timothy 4:12

Points for discussion:
Individuality – discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference. 
Bottom Line: You can make a difference right now.
I need to make the wise choice.

Lessons for the Month of October!

SMALL TALK

MEMORY VERSE: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid … for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

 

KEY QUESTION: HOW CAN YOU BE BRAVE?

 

BASIC TRUTH: GOD MADE ME.

 

BOTTOM LINE:   GOD CAN HELP ME BE BRAVE.

 

PARENT ACTIVITIES

MORNING TIME: Wake your child this morning reminding her to be strong and courageous and to not be afraid today. God is with her wherever she goes. What an awesome way to start the day.

 

PLAY TIME: Grab a computer and do a search on lions. Find some really cool pictures.

Talk about what the lions look like. Read some basic information about lions to your child. Talk about how scary and dangerous it would be to be next to a lion. That’s what happened to

Daniel. He was put in a pit with a bunch of lions. But Daniel knew God was with him and that helped him be brave. Note: Do your search before you invite your child to join you in order to ensure there are no surprises along the way.

 

CAR TIME: Being brave isn’t just for super heroes. No way! It’s for all people who trust that God is there to help. Knowing that God is powerful and always with us can help us be brave anytime we need it. Add a little super kid fun to your drive time this month by practicing your super hero poses. Each time you hop out of the car, tell your child to strike her best super hero pose and say, “God can help me be brave!” Now you’re ready for whatever comes your way!

 

BATH TIME: Give your child a special toy or cloth to hold throughout bath time. Tell

her she can’t let go of it. It has to stay with her until bath time is over. As you dry your child off, praise her for not letting go and for keeping the object with her at all times. Tell her there’s someone who is always with her too: God! God is always with us so we can be brave.

 

CUDDLE TIME: Cuddle up with your child and pray: “Dear God, it makes me feel so good

inside knowing You are always with (name of child). I love knowing You are there to

help him be brave anytime he needs it. I hope he never forgets how much You love him and that

You are always, always, ALWAYS with him. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

PARENT TIME: Our preschoolers are learning an important verse this month. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid … for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV. It’s awesome to hear them recite this verse when something scares them, maybe it’s a stormy night or they are trying something new. But, have you ever applied it to your life? It’s a verse that we need to remember as parents too. When your toddler is crying and you can’t figure out why, be strong and courageous because God is with you. When potty-training seems to have taken over the entire household routine and you fear you will never leave the house again, be strong and courageous for God is with you. When it’s time for four-year-old shots and you can’t bear the terror in you son’s eyes, be strong and courageous because God is with you. God is with you each and every minute of each and every day. You can count on Him in the scary times and exhausting times. Be brave! God is with you!

 

SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES

WEEK 1/October 4, 2015 /JUDGES 7:9 – 22

God helps Gideon be brave and do what He says when God tells him to fight a battle with just a torch, a jar, and a trumpet.

 

WEEK 2/ October 11, 2015/EXODUS 1:22 – 2:10

God helps Miriam be brave and do the big job of taking care of her baby brother Moses.

 

WEEK 3/ October 18, 2015/2 CHRONICLES 32

God helps King Hezekiah be brave and fight off the enemies so he can get the city wall repaired.

 

WEEK 4/ October 25, 2015/DANIEL 6:1 – 23

God helps Daniel be brave and do the right thing when he’s thrown into a pit of lions.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO NUT RULE – Help us keep all of our little one’s safe. Please DO NOT pack items with nuts and please do not feed your child any food items with nuts as we have children with severe nut allergies.

Clothing Items Left Behind – There are quite a few clothing items in the Nursery. Could one of these items belong to your little one? Please check the next time you’re in the Nursery.

Birthdays – Will your little one be celebrating a birthday in October? Please let us know so we can acknowledge it during our service!

Books – does your little one have a favorite book? We’d love to consider adding the same book to our library. Share then name of the book and author and we’ll check it out.

Please refer to the Church Announcements for updated announcements.

Lessons for the Month of September

SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES

WEEK 1/September 6, 2015 /ESTHER 2:2 – 8:17

Esther is taken from her family and forced to live with the king. God takes care of her and uses her to save His people.

 

WEEK 2/ September 13, 2015/JOSHUA 2:1-22, 6:1-25

God uses Rahab and the Israelite spies to protect one another.

 

WEEK 3/ September 20, 2015/1 KINGS 17:7-16

God gives Elijah a woman to help give him food to eat, and Elijah helps the woman not run out of food.

 

WEEK 4/ September 27, 2015/GENESIS 21:14-20

God gives Hagar and her son water to drink when they were thirsty in the desert.

SMALL TALK

MEMORY VERSE: “My God will meet all your needs.” Philippians 4:19, NIV

 

KEY QUESTION: WHO LOVES YOU?

 

BASIC TRUTH: GOD MADE ME. GOD LOVES ME. JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.

 

BOTTOM LINE:   GOD LOVES ME.

 

PARENT ACTIVITIES

MORNING TIME: As you wake your preschooler every day throughout this month, gently

cover their face with a blanket or stuffed animal and then take it away and say, “Peek a boo, God will take care of you!” As the month progresses let them do it to you too.

 

PLAY TIME: Use toy crowns or make some out of construction paper. Pretend to be

kings and queens and have a royal dinner party. As you eat, tell your child that God will take care of him just like he took care of Esther.

 

CAR TIME: God gives us people who help us. We see a lot of these people as we drive around town. Police officers, grocery clerks, mail carriers, coaches, construction workers—it’s a long list! Talk with your child this month about the people who help you. See if you can spot them as you drive in your car. When you see one, name the person, say what they do, and thank God for them!

 

BATH TIME: Add some plastic measuring cups, a bowl, a mixing spoon, and bubble

bath to bath time. Show your child how to scoop, pour, and stir the bubbles. Encourage him to pretend to cook you a yummy meal in the tub. Talk about how God takes care of us and gives us what we need.

 

CUDDLE TIME: Cuddle up with your child and pray: “Dear God, thank You for taking such

good care of us. Everywhere we look we can see You taking care of us. Our food, water,

clothes, house, family, friends—it all comes from You! Help us remember that You are always with us and will take care of us. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

PARENT TIME: This month we are teaching our preschoolers that God will take care of them. God will meet their needs. God will be there when they’re happy. God will be there when they’re sad. God will be there. That’s a hard concept for little people since they can’t see God. Do you know who they can see? You. They see you each and every day.

 

Your preschoolers see you when they wake up. They see you when they go to bed. They see you when they’re hungry, sad, tired, joyful and excited. They see you. And, through you, they learn what God is like. When you are there, they are learning that God is there. When you are patient and kind, they are learning that God is patient and kind. When you take care of them, they are learning that God will take care of them. Of course, we as parents and guardians are not God, and we must rely on Him for the strength to parent each and every day. Let your preschoolers see that God will take care of you so that you can take care of them. God will take care of all of us—preschoolers and parents alike.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO NUT RULE – Help us keep all of our little one’s safe. Please DO NOT pack items with nuts and please do not feed your child any food items with nuts as we have children with severe nut allergies.

Clothing Items Left Behind – There are quite a few clothing items in the Nursery. Could one of these items belong to your little one? Please check the next time you’re in the Nursery.

Birthdays – Will your little one be celebrating a birthday in September? Please let us know so we can acknowledge it during our service!

Books – does your little one have a favorite book? We’d love to consider adding the same book to our library. Share then name of the book and author and we’ll check it out.

Please refer to the Church Announcements for updated announcements.

12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:12-13
NIV

Take Away: God will always provide a way for you to overcome temptation. The only temptations that can cause you to stumble are the temptations of the world. Our God has already overcome all things of the world, and as long as you have Him in you, you can overcome temptation as well.

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