MAY 2016

SMALL TALK

MEMORY VERSE: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9, NIrV

 

KEY QUESTION: WHO GIVES YOU GOOD FRIENDS?

 

BASIC TRUTH: GOD MADE ME.

 

BOTTOM LINE:   GOD GIVES ME GOOD FRIENDS.

 

PARENT ACTIVITIES

MORNING TIME: This month let your child wake up to, “Good morning! Today is a great day to be a good friend!” Throughout the day, help your child look for ways he can be a good friend.

 

PLAY TIME: Gather 10 different small objects and get 2 of each object for a total of 20 objects. (2 crayons, 2 spoons, 2 shoes, 2 clothespins, 2 gloves, 2 socks, etc.) Place one of each object in a small bucket or basket for

your child to hold. Hide the other 10 objects in the yard or a large room. Tell your child to try and find the match to all of the things in his basket. When

he’s done, talk about how God gives us friends because two are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.

 

CAR TIME: God made us to praise Him. So, this month, when you get in the car, turn your drive time into praise time! You can turn up the music and sing to the Lord or look out the window and thank God for things God made or simply pray together before you leave and when you get home.

 

BATH TIME: Take turns saying this month’s Bible verse as you bathe your child. But don’t just say the verse. Think of a different way you can help others each time you say it, and add it to the end of the verse. You could say, “Two are better than one. They can help each other [clean their room].” How many different ways can you help others and be a good friend?

 

CUDDLE TIME: Cuddle up with your child and pray. “Dear God, thank You for such a fun day praising You! Thank You for music, singing, and dancing and for making us to praise You. You are so amazing and wonderful and I hope (name of child) and I never stop praising You. Thank You for loving us with a love that lasts forever. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

PARENT TIME: This month our preschoolers are learning that they are “Better Together.” That is to say that when we have friends with whom we can do life, we are better people. So, whom are you “doing life with?” Do you have people that can not only help you when you’re down but celebrate victories with you too? Whom do you call when you get a promotion at work or need a ride to the airport? The Bible tells us that we were designed to be in relationships with others. We weren’t designed to do life by ourselves. Who are you surrounding yourself with to make sure you’re not alone? If you are looking for that sense of community, see what types of groups your church offers. Or, look for a Bible study or playgroup in your neighborhood. You could even investigate serving either at your church or another non-profit. Great

community is created when we work together for others. Because, we are better together.

 

SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES

WEEK 1/May 1, 2016 /1 SAMUEL 18:1-4

David and Jonathan become the best of friends and love each other.

 

WEEK 2/May 8, 2016/1 SAMUEL 20:3-42

David and Jonathan are so sad when they have to say goodbye to each other.

 

WEEK 3/ May 15, 2016/1 SAMUEL 20:14-17, 2 SAMUEL 9:1-13

King David looks for anyone left in Jonathan’s family so he can show kindness to them.

 

WEEK 4/ May 22, 2016/2 SAMUEL 6:5, 6:14; PSALM 149:1-5

King David’s heart is so full that He praises God in the streets

with singing and instruments.

 

WEEK 5/ May 29, 2016/ECCLESIASTES 4:9

In a review of King David’s life, we see that “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.”

GOD LOVES ME – Nursery Lesson April 2016

APRIL 2016

SMALL TALK

MEMORY VERSE: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart . . . Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39, NIV

 

KEY QUESTION: WHO CAN YOU LOVE?

 

BASIC TRUTH: GOD LOVES ME.

 

BOTTOM LINE:   I CAN LOVE GOD AND LOVE PEOPLE.

 

PARENT ACTIVITIES

MORNING TIME: This month let your child wake up to, “Good morning! It’s time to love God and love people!” Remind your child every day that God loves him, and He wants us to love people the way He loves us.

 

PLAY TIME: Let your child pick a favorite toy or stuffed animal. Tell him to hold the toy out in front so it can be the “leader.” Play “Follow the (name of toy)” with your child. When you’re done, cuddle up and talk about how Jesus is the best leader to follow because He loves us and is always right.

 

CAR TIME: When you get in the car, talk with your child about where you are going and the people you will see. Brainstorm ways you can love the people where you are going so you’re ready when you get out of the car. Grocery store? A big smile and “have a nice day” works. Getting a haircut? Sitting still and saying “thank you” are great ways to show some love. Play date with friends? Sharing and giving a hug or a high five are always good ideas.

 

BATH TIME: Buy some rectangle kitchen sponges at the grocery store and cut them into heart shapes. Give them to your child as a surprise during bath time. Talk about how the heart shape reminds people of love. The way we treat people can remind them of love too.

 

CUDDLE TIME: Cuddle up with your child and pray. “Dear God, thank You for always loving us, no matter what. You showed us how much You love us when You sent Your only Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever. Help us learn how to love You and love people, the way You love us. I want (name of child) to grow up loving you and people more than anything. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

PARENT TIME: Do you spend a lot of time talking about neighbors with your preschooler? In their life, every day is another day to meet a new neighbor! There are the neighbors next door, the neighbors who work at the grocery store, the neighbors at the playground. They’re everywhere! Each day brings an opportunity to teach our little ones who their neighbors are, how to say hello, smile, and how to say their name. What if while introducing them to their neighbors, we also taught them that God wants us to love our neighbors the way God loves us? What does it look like to love our neighbors? Well, Jesus teaches us that every time we treat someone with kind words and actions we are showing God we love Him. When we smile at the grocery clerk, we are showing God we love Him. When we rake our neighbor’s leaves, we are showing God we love Him. When we show kindness to a stranger on the street, we are showing God we love Him. This month, think about how you are loving your neighbors. Remember that your preschoolers will model your behavior. Why not take this opportunity to teach them what loving their neighbor looks like? You could even spend some time together doing something special for one of them. Not only will you warm someone’s heart, but you’ll create a treasured memory too.

 

SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES

WEEK 1/April 3, 2016 /ACTS 9:1-31

Saul becomes Paul and a follower of Jesus after a life-changing meeting with Him.

 

WEEK 2/April 10, 2016/ACTS 2:42-47

More and more people start following Jesus. Everyone shares what they have so that no one in the church goes without what they need.

 

WEEK 3/April 17, 2016/ ACTS 3:1-16

Peter and John have no money to give the lame beggar, but they do what they can and help him walk again in the name of Jesus.

 

WEEK 4/Ap4il 24, 2016/ MATTHEW 22:34-40

Jesus teaches us the greatest, most important things God wants us to do: Love God and love people.

Jesus Wants to be My Friend Forever

SMALL TALK

MEMORY VERSE: “‘Come, and follow me,’ Jesus said.” Matthew 4:19, NIV

 

KEY QUESTION: WHO CAN YOU FOLLOW?

 

BASIC TRUTH: JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.

 

BOTTOM LINE:   I CAN FOLLOW JESUS.

 

PARENT ACTIVITIES

MORNING TIME: This month let your child wake up to, “Jesus is alive!” Clap and hug over

this amazing good news! Every time someone mentions Easter, make sure you remind

your child that we celebrate Easter because we’re so happy that Jesus is alive!

 

PLAY TIME: Let your child pick a favorite toy or stuffed animal. Tell him to hold

the toy out in front so it can be the “leader.” Play “Follow the (name of toy)” with your

child. When you’re done, cuddle up and talk about how Jesus is the best leader to follow because He loves us and is always right.

 

CAR TIME: As you drive, let your child pick a car to follow until you need to go a

different direction. Then let him pick a new car to follow. As you play “Follow That Car,”

tell your child that just like he chose which cars to follow, it’s up to him to choose to follow Jesus. Jesus loves us, and when we follow Him, He will always show us the right way to go.

 

BATH TIME: Spray a pile of shaving foam on the edge of the bathtub. Encourage

your child to spread the shaving foam along the edge of the tub and then use his

finger to make a road in the foam. Next, show him how to walk his fingers on the road he made and pretend it is Jesus riding into Jerusalem. As he walks his fingers, lead him in saying, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!”

 

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

Thank You that He is alive and wants to be our friend forever. Thank You for forgiving us

and loving us no matter what. We have so much to be thankful for. I pray (name of child) will one day decide to follow You and love You with all of his/her heart. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

PARENT TIME: This month, our preschoolers are learning that they can follow Jesus.

They are hearing how He came to teach us and show us the way to God. They are learning that He wants to be their friend forever.

 

Did you know that Jesus wants to be your friend forever too? Jesus loves you and wants you to be with Him always. He knows you and cares about what you’re going through, down to the smallest detail. Have you spent time with Him lately- either talking to Him or reading His word?

 

Take some time this month to read the Easter story (Matthew 26-28). Open your Bible (either paper or app) and see how much He loves you. As you read this well known story, try to imagine how Jesus must have felt on the way to the cross. Think about the fact that He died for you, yes you, because He wants to be your friend forever. But, that’s not the end. After three days, He came back, just like He said He would! Not even death could overcome the love of Jesus—the same Jesus who wants to be your friend. So try to find some time to spend with your friend, Jesus. Nobody loves you more.

 

SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES

WEEK 1/March 6, 2016 / LUKE 2:41-50, MATTHEW 5, 22:34-39

Jesus uses great wisdom to teach us what God wants us to know.

 

WEEK 2/March 13, 2016/ THE GOSPELS

Jesus tells the disciples to follow Him.

 

WEEK 3/March 20, 2016/ JOHN 8:2-11

People spread coats and palm branches on the road and shout praises as Jesus enters Jerusalem.

 

WEEK 4/March 27, 2016/ MATTHEW 26:20-30, 27:1-2, 28:1-7

Jesus eats with His friends the disciples one last time before being arrested and hurt so bad that He dies. After three days, Jesus comes back, just like He promised!

FEBRUARY 2016 :)

SMALL TALK

MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12, NIV

 

KEY QUESTION: WHO DOES JESUS LOVE?

 

BASIC TRUTH: JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.

 

BOTTOM LINE:   JESUS LOVES EVERYONE.

 

PARENT ACTIVITIES

MORNING TIME: This month let your child wake up to, “Good morning! Jesus loves

(Name of child)!” Each day, think of one person you can tell that Jesus loves them

too. After all, Jesus loves everyone, and He wants everyone to know! And it’s totally cool to tell the same person more than once. We can never hear too many times that Jesus loves us!

 

PLAY TIME: Make some homemade valentines for your friends and family. Talk

about how Jesus loves everyone, so that means we should love everyone too! Giving

valentines is a sweet way to say, “I love you!”

 

CAR TIME: Ask the question, “Does Jesus love that person?” as you drive along.

When you spot a person in the car next to you or crossing the street or even as you

enter the grocery store, ask your child, “Does Jesus love that person?” The answer, of course, is YES! Jesus loves everyone!

 

BATH TIME: Add some toy friends to bath time this week. As your child counts,

washes, and plays with the toy friends, talk about how God sent Jesus to be our

real friend. Jesus wants to be our friend forever and nothing will ever make Him stop loving us.

 

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

sending Jesus to tell us that You love everyone. It’s amazing to think that You love every

person in the whole wide world, no matter what. Help us to tell people that You love everyone the way Jesus did. Everyone needs to know that You love them! We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

PARENT TIME: This month we celebrate love. We shower one another with cards and

hearts and candy. We may hear “I love you” more this month than in all the others of the year combined. Don’t miss the One who truly loves you in the midst of the heart confetti floating around. Do you know who really, truly loves you? He loves you in the morning when your hair is sticking out in seventeen directions. He loves you at night when you have no patience left and that not nice voice is beginning to emerge. He loves you when you make the best choice. He loves you when you make the worst choice. He loves you, always. Jesus. Loves. You. Spend some time wrapped in His love this month as you sit with God’s word. Read about how much He loves you and know that His love is never ending and never failing. Jesus loves you. Jesus loves everyone.

 

SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES

WEEK 1/February 7, 2016 / JOHN 4:1-30

Jesus meets a woman at a well and loves her even though she has made bad choices.

 

WEEK 2/February 14, 2016/LUKE 19:1-10

Zacchaeus hears that Jesus is coming so he climbs a tree to see Him. Jesus shows Zacchaeus love even though he had done wrong things.

 

WEEK 3/ February 21, 2016/JOHN 8:2-11

Jesus shows love and forgiveness to a woman who had made bad choices and had no friends.

 

WEEK 4/ February 28, 2016/ MATTHEW 28:16-20

Jesus tells the disciples to go and tell everyone that He loves everyone.

 

 

 

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 FEBRUARY? 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.

SMALL TALK

MEMORY VERSE: “God has given a Son to us.” Isaiah 9:6, NCV

 

KEY QUESTION: HOW DO WE KNOW GOD LOVES US?

 

BASIC TRUTH: JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.

 

BOTTOM LINE:   GOD GAVE US JESUS.

 

PARENT ACTIVITIES

MORNING TIME: This month let your child wake up to, “Merry Christmas! God gave us

Jesus!” Use the phrase “God gave us Jesus” as often as you can to help your family remember what Christmas is all about.

 

PLAY TIME: Enjoy some dramatic play with your child this week. Pretend to be angels! Ask your child what he thinks pretending to be an angel looks like. Should you flap your arms like angel wings? Wear a white bed sheet to look like an angel? Once you decide, move around your house stopping several times to tell the good news: “God gave us Jesus!”

 

CAR TIME: Each time you get in the car this month, talk about ways you can show people some Christmas love. (smile, say “thank you”, hold the door, help carrying things, say “Merry Christmas,” etc.) Tell

your child that God showed us how much He loves us when He gave us Jesus. Now it’s our turn

to show people some love!

 

BATH TIME: Add some bubble bath to bath time this week. Show your child how

to pile up the bubbles to make a birthday cake. Sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus

and blow the “candles” out. Watch the suds fly as you blow! So fun! Make another cake and do

it again! Oh! And

 

CUDDLE TIME: Cuddle up with your child and pray: “Dear God, tonight I pray that (name

of child) will always follow You. We know that no one will ever love us as much as You do. Thank You for giving us Jesus so we can know You. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

PARENT TIME: Is there a more glorious time of year than Christmas? The lights. The sounds.

The smells. The joy. And, preschoolers make it even more exciting. For many, this is the first time they’re hearing the story of baby Jesus. When’s the last time you read the story of baby Jesus?

When did you last truly hear that God sent HIS SON for YOU—for all of us? God loved us so much that He sent His Son to live among us. Isn’t that amazing? And, He didn’t send Him as royalty. No, He sent Him to a simple woman who gave birth in a stable. It’s an incredible story

that should be read again and again to truly appreciate what that time must have been like.

So, grab your Bible and open it up to the book of Luke. Dive into the Christmas story again. Read about how God loved you so much that He sent His Son—for you. Merry Christmas!

 

SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES

WEEK 1/December 6, 2015 / LUKE 1:26-33, 38, 46-49

God sends an angel to tell Mary she will have a baby named Jesus and He will be God’s only Son.

 

WEEK 2/ December 13, 2015/ LUKE 2:1-7

Jesus is born in a stable because there are no rooms available anywhere else.

 

WEEK 3/ December 20, 2015/ LUKE 2:8-20

Angels tell shepherds the good news that Jesus has been born.

 

WEEK 4/ December 27, 2015/ MATTHEW 2:1-2, 9-11

Wise men from the east follow a special star to worship Jesus.

 

 

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 December? 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 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.

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.

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