One week closer to Christmas

 

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

LESSON 28 | On a Mission For Jesus

Bible Basis: Matthew 28; Acts 2 – 3

Bible Verse: Matthew 28:19: “So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Bible Point: Jesus gave his followers a mission on earth. e Holy Spirit helps me to do this mission.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Jesus Goes to Heaven” (pages 466 – 472)

“The Holy Spirit Comes” (pages 473 – 479)

“The First Church” (pages 480 – 483)

“The Lame Man”(pages484–487)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Where did Jesus go when he left his disciples? 
(Heaven.)

Who did God send to the disciples to comfort them and help them? (The Holy Spirit.)

What is a church? (A group of people who gather together because they love Jesus. Together they sing, pray, study the Bible, help others, etc.)

What mission did Jesus give the disciple’s before he went back to heaven? (To show and tell people about God’s love.)

Who did Peter and John help? (The lame man.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Hello Family,

One of our awesome Mom’s made a brilliant advent calendar that is Bible-based and a lot of fun! She has shared it with EGC and our families who are excited about celebrating this Christmas season. Made By Bethany Miller, Download below.

2017AdventCalendar_BethanyMiller

Week 2: The Big Give- Generosity

Main Verse: LLuke12:13-21 – Parable of the Rich Man

Life Application: GENEROSITY – Making someone’s day by giving something away

Todays Topic: Don’t miss your chance to give.

Ask: Why is it important to give?

Meal Time:

Q & A for kids: Do you find it easier to give away things or your time?

Q & A for parents: What was your favorite gift you received as a child?

Remember this: “Command the rich to do what is good. Tell them to be rich in doing good things. They must give freely. They must be willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18, NIrV

Remember mom’s and Dad’s: The grade school students are singing a special on Christmas Eve called Joy, Unspeakable Joy! Make sure you at this special event for your Christmas Eve festivities!

Since September we began a new curriculum in our grade school class. You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

https://whatisorange.lpages.co/parent-cue-app-copy/

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An Advent Calendar made For Families!

 

 

Hello Family,

One of our awesome Mom’s made a brilliant advent calendar that is Bible-based and a lot of fun! She has shared it with EGC and our families who are excited about celebrating this Christmas season.  Made By Bethany Miller; Download below.

2017AdventCalendar_BethanyMiller

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

LESSON 27 | Jesus Lives!

Bible Basis: Matthew 26; 28; John 20 – 21

Bible Verse: Luke 24:6: “Jesus is not here! He has risen! Remember how he told you he would rise. It was while he was still with you in Galilee.”

Bible Point: Jesus died on the cross, but he came back to life. Because Jesus died for me, I am saved and can live for him!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Jesus Is Arrested and Crucified” (pages 446 – 452)

“Jesus Is Risen!”(pages453–458)

“Jesus Returns”(pages459–461)

“A Net Full of Fish” (pages 462 – 465)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

After Jesus died, where was his body placed? 
(In a tomb.)

Did Jesus stay in the tomb? (No, he came out and is alive today.)

Did Jesus visit his friends after he came back to life? (Yes.)

When Jesus’ friends saw him, what did they think he was? (A ghost.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 1: The Big Give- Generosity

Main Verse: 1 John 4:9-11 – God Gave Us Jesus

Life Application: GENEROSITY – Making someone’s day by giving something away

Todays Topic: Because God gave, I can give.

Ask: What do you have to give?

Morning Time: This month is all about generosity and your child will be given so many opportunities to practice this life app. Every time you see them carry out a generous action, write it on a note and hang it on their mirror. Affirming your child will empower them to keep going!

Remember this: “Command the rich to do what is good. Tell them to be rich in doing good things. They must give freely. They must be willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18, NIrV

Since September we began a new curriculum in our grade school class. You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

https://whatisorange.lpages.co/parent-cue-app-copy/

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WE are Grateful For YOU!

Dear Parents,

We at EGC are so very grateful for you and we want you to know that we pray for you and your children. We are honored to serve you and to work alongside you to raise amazing kid’s called to do incredible things in Jesus name.

Much Love,

Pastor Greg, Pastor Donne, and Michelle Chapman

 

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!


LESSON 27 | Jesus Lives!

Bible Basis: Matthew 26; 28; John 20 – 21

Bible Verse: Luke 24:6 “Jesus is not here! He has risen! Remember how he told you he would rise. It was while he was still with you in Galilee.”

Bible Point: Jesus died on the cross, but he came back to life. Because Jesus died for me, I am saved and can live for him!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Jesus Is Arrested and Crucified” (pages 446 – 452)

“Jesus Is Risen!”(pages 453–458)


“Jesus Returns”(pages 459–461)


“A Net Full of Fish” (pages 462 – 465)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

After Jesus died, where was his body placed? 
(In a tomb.) 


Did Jesus stay in the tomb? (No, he came out and is alive today.) 


Did Jesus visit his friends after he came back to life? (Yes.) 


When Jesus’ friends saw him, what did they think he was? (A ghost.) 


See take home sheet for other suggestions

From Pastor Donnes Desk!

Hello Family,

With kids off to school snacks are very important in a household.

And the best brain food is the healthy stuff!

Try one of these and model for your child healthy snacking.

https://feastingonjoy.com/dairy-free-paleo-snacks-kids-adults/

Week 4: ReFocus- Gratitude

Main Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Give Thanks No Matter What

Life Application: GRATITUDE – Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

Todays Topic: Always be grateful.

Ask: What’s keeping you from being thankful?

Bed Time: Read Luke 17:11-19.

List as many people as you can think of who have done something for you in the past few weeks. Now, make a plan to say “thank you” the next time you see those people. You might even write a thank you card!

Pray for each other, that God will help you notice and say “thank you” in the moment anytime someone does something for you.

Remember this: “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIrV

P.S.

The Great Pumpkin Party was a lot of Fun and a BIG success! Check out this video made by Caleb Miller about the nights Fun! (https://youtu.be/w24UnVhsnno)

Thank you for volunteering and making it possible for all of us to share the love of Jesus with our community!

 

 

 

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Jesus the Servant King!

Since September we began a new curriculum in our grade school class. You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

https://whatisorange.lpages.co/parent-cue-app-copy/

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

LESSON 26 | Jesus the Servant King

Bible Basis: Matthew 21:1–11; 26:17–29; Mark 11:1–11; 14:12–25; Luke 19:29–42; 22:7–19; John 12:12 – 19; 13:1 – 14:31

Bible Verse: Matthew 21:5: “See, your king comes to you. He is gentle and riding on a donkey.”

Bible Point: Jesus was a king, but he was also a servant. God wants me to serve others too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“The True King” (pages427–432)


“Washing the Disciples’ Feet” (pages 437 – 441)

“ The Last Supper” (pages442–445)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Why didn’t Jesus wear a crown like other kings and ride a big horse? (He was a different kind of king. He wanted to show people that it is important to be a servant to God and others.) 


Who made the palm branches and the palm trees? (God.) 


At the Last Supper, Jesus told the disciples that he was going to heaven. What did he say he would do there? (Prepare a new home for us!) 


Who didn’t want Jesus to wash his feet? (Peter.)

Why? (He didn’t want Jesus to serve him.) 


See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

 

 

Week 3: ReFocus- Gratitude

Main Verse: Luke 17:11-19 – Jesus Heals 10 Men

Life Application: GRATITUDE – Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

Todays Topic: Say thank you.

Ask: What are creative ways to say thank you?

Meal Time:

Q & A for kids: What is something you can’t imagine living without? Who should you thank for that thing?

Q & A for parents: If you could go back in history and thank one person for something they did to help the world, who would it be?

Remember this: “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIrV

From Pastor Donnes Desk!

                               Hello Family,

Having a hard time getting your toddler to sleep? Relax and try this checklist!

 

https://www.themilitarywifeandmom.com/one-simple-trick-to-help-your-kids-fall-asleep-fast/

 

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Listening and the Value of Fun!


 

 

 

From Pastor Donnes Desk!

Hello Family,

Having a hard time getting your toddler to listen? Well at EGC Kids we believe that Fun is the best way to teach! Here are fun activities to play with your toddler and teach them to practice their God-given listening skills.

http://mylifeandkids.com/listening-activities-2-year-olds/

 

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

 

 

 

LESSON 25 | Jesus Gives Life

Bible Basis: Luke 10:38 – 42; John 11:1 – 44; 12:3 – 8

Bible Verse: John 11:25: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even if he dies.’ ”

Bible Point: Jesus brought Lazarus back to life. If I believe in Jesus, he will give me eternal life in heaven!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Mary and Martha”(pages385–390)

“Lazarus Lives Again”(pages418–422)

“A Gift for Jesus” (pages 423 – 426)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Do you think you are a good listener, like Mary?

Why didn’t Jesus tell Mary to go and help her sister? (It was more important for her to listen to him at that moment.)

How was Lazarus like Jesus? (He rose from the dead, like Jesus.)

How was Lazarus different from Jesus? (Lazarus needed Jesus’ help to rise from the dead, but Jesus rose from the dead on his own, because he is the Son of God.)

Why did Mary pour perfume on Jesus’ feet? (She wanted to show her love.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 2: ReFocus- Gratitude

Main Verse: Matthew 20:1-15 A Parable of the Vineyard Workers

Life Application: GRATITUDE – Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

Todays Topic: Adjust your attitude.

Ask: What do you do when you don’t feel grateful?

Drive Time: Pick a time in the car to ask the following question to your preteen, “Do you think we have been given a lot or a little? Why?” Don’t get frustrated if they are quick to point out what they don’t have—instead, start naming things you are thankful for. Showing gratitude can help spread gratitude!

Remember this: “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIrV

 

Since September we began a new curriculum in our grade school class. You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

https://whatisorange.lpages.co/parent-cue-app-copy/

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A month of Gratitude!


 

Last two weeks we have had a fun craft in our Grade school Room, a 3-D Christmas tree

If your grade-schooler wanted to finish their Christmas tree here is a link to the video with the instructions.

 

 

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

 

 

 

LESSON 25 | come into Gods kingdom

Bible Basis: Matthew 13:47 – 49; 17:24 – 27; 19:13 – 15; Mark 10:13 – 16; 12:41 – 44; Luke 18:15 – 17; 19:1 – 10; 21:1 – 4

Bible Verse: John 3:16: “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.”

Bible Point: People entered God’s kingdom by believing in his Son, Jesus. I can enter God’s kingdom too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“A Fishermen’s Net”(pages351–356)

“Money in a Fish” (pages 375 – 378)

“Jesus and the Children” (pages 409 – 412)

“A Short Man”(pages413–417)

“A Poor Widow’s Gift ” (pages 433 – 436)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Why do you think Jesus had Peter find the coin inside a fish?

(He wanted to use this miracle to show Peter that God could provide for his needs.)

What did Jesus give to the children? (A blessing. He blessed them.)

What do you think Zacchaeus and Jesus did at his house? What would you do with Jesus at your house? (They ate dinner and hung out together.)

If you could give a really great gift to God, what would it be?

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

 

 

 

Week 1: ReFocus- Gratitude

Main Verse: PSALM 100:1-5: A Psalm of Thanksgiving

Life Application: GRATITUDE – Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

Todays Topic: Celebrate what God has done.

Ask: What are you grateful for?

Morning Time: Start the month by putting a sticky note somewhere in your home that mentions something you are grateful for. Tell your kids to be on the lookout for it and whoever is the first to find it, gets to hide the next sticky note about what they are thankful for the next day. Do this until everyone has had a turn finding the note and delivering it.

Remember this: “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIrV

Since September we began a new curriculum in our grade school class. You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

https://whatisorange.lpages.co/parent-cue-app-copy/

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The Great Pumpkin Party is this week!

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

LESSON 22 | We Can Always Trust Jesus

Bible Basis: Matthew 14; John 9

Bible Verse: Matthew 14:31: “Right away Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘Your faith is so small!’ he said. ‘Why did you doubt me?’ ”

Bible Point: Many people in the Bible trusted Jesus. I can trust Jesus with my problems too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Jesus Feeds Thousands”(pages357–363)

“Jesus Walks on Water” (pages 364 – 370)

“Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar” (pages 371 – 374)

“Ten Lepers”(pages 405–408)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

What does it mean to trust someone? (Answers will vary. Here’s the definition the children learned this week: believing someone will do what he or she has promised.)

Did the blind man trust Jesus to heal him? 
(Yes.)

What amazing thing did Jesus do during the storm? (He walked on the water.)

The ten lepers trusted Jesus to heal them, but nine of the lepers forgot to do something important. What did they forget? (They forgot to thank Jesus for healing them.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 4: Use it or Lose it!

Main Verse: 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6–7

Life Application: Stewardship – Taking care of what you have because it all belongs to God

Todays Topic: Use your money wisely.

Ask: How can you best use your money?

Bedtime:

Read Matthew 25:14-30. God has given us all “stuff.” Talk about all that you, as a family, have. Bottom line, what matters to God is how you choose to use those things. Brainstorm some ways that you could use the things you talked about wisely. Pray that you will remember throughout each day to use the “stuff” God has given to show love to God and others.

Remember this: Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” Luke 16:10a, NIV

The Great Pumpkin Party is This Friday night!!

Don’t forget to bring back your nifty little back full of treats to make some little kids night sweet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall is here and winter will be soon! Here is a winter Bucket list of activities to do with your family!

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