Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

 

 

 

Week 2: Rewind- Kindness

Main Verse: RUTH 1 & 2- Ruth and Boaz

Life Application: KINDNESS – Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them

Todays Topic:. Be kind to your family and friends.

Ask: When is it hard to be kind?

Bed Time: What is something kind you did for someone in your family or a friend? Was it easy or dif cult? We all know that we should be kind to the

people we’re close to, but that can sometimes be hard to do! Think about Ruth. When things got tough she chose to treat Naomi with kindness. Pray, that instead of getting frustrated with your family or friends, you will all choose kindness.

Remember this: “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” Luke 6:31, NIrV

 

 

IT IS NOT TOO LATE!

Winter is still here and it is the perfect time to go on an adventure!

Save this mage to your phone and bundle up yourself and your little one to go exploring with a scavenger hunt!

LESSON 14 | Loving God Completely

Bible Basis: Ruth 1:1 – 4:22; 2 Kings 22:1 – 23:3; Esther 1:1 – 10:3

Bible Verse: Luke 10:27: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your strength and with all your mind.”

Bible Point: Esther, Ruth, and Josiah all loved God above everything else. I can also love God with all my heart, mind, and strength!

Resource: The Beginner Bible

The Brave Queen” (pages 240 – 246)

“Ruth and Naomi” (pages 152 – 155)

“Boy King Josiah” (pages 235 – 239) 
 

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

What did King Josiah read to all the people so they could make up their minds to follow God?

(God’s law.)

Queen Esther followed God with her heart by asking the king to do what?

(To not listen to his adviser Haman; to change the bad law that was made; to protect the Jews from being killed.)

Ruth used her strength to collect something out in the field. What was it?

(Grain.)

What three things can we use to love God?

(Our heart, mind, and strength.)

Something Extra: Preschool students are making a special craft today to celebrate Valentines Day!

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

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All about Help and Kindness in our Classrooms Today!

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

LESSON 5 | God Wants us to Help Others

Bible Basis: Genesis 37; 39 – 46

Bible Verse: Philippians 2:4: “None of you should look out just for your own good. You should also look out for the good of others.”

Bible Point: God showed Joseph how to help others. God will show me how to help others too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Joseph’s Colorful Robe” (pages 71–77)


“Pharaoh’s Dreams” (pages 78–85)


“Joseph Saves His Family” (pages 86 – 91)

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

Joseph’s brothers were upset with him.

Have you ever been upset with your brother or sister?

What did you do about it? 


Lots of people were having dreams in these stories! Do you remember any dreams you’ve had? 


How did Joseph help others?

(He gathered crops to store for the future. He gave food to his family. He sold food to people who needed it. He managed the food supply for the ruler of Egypt. He invited his family to move to Egypt.)

How do you help others? 


 

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 1: Rewind- Kindness

Main Verse: TITUS 3:4-7- Kindness Principle

Life Application: KINDNESS – Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them

Todays Topic:. Be kind to others because God is kind to you.

Ask: What does kindness look like?

Morning Time: Send a text or write a note to your preteen reminding them of this: “Showing kindness to others isn’t about getting the credit. It just means you are doing your part to love others well. Keep up the good work!”

Remember this: “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” Luke 6:31, NIrV

 

 

 

Do you struggle of how to talk to your growing kids about tough issues?

How early should we begin teaching our children about God’s truth and design in sex and marriage?

How to guide your child in understanding what to do when faced with pornography, the transgender issue, etc?

This blog will help you to be aware of how much your child is exposed to these matters, and good conversations to help them strengthen a Godly worldview about these prevalent issues. Click on the link below!

https://protectyoungminds.org/blog/

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Bye January, Hello February!

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

LESSON 4 | God Keeps His Promises

Bible Basis: Genesis 27 – 29

Bible Verse: Genesis 26:3: “I will be with you and give you my blessing . . . And I will keep the promise I made an oath to your father Abraham.”

Bible Point: God kept his promise to Jacob. God will keep his promises to me.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Isaac’s Blessing”(pages 58–62)

“Jacob’s Dream”(pages 63–65)

“Jacob and Esau Meet Again” (pages 66 – 70)

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

Have you ever made a promise to someone?

Has anyone ever made a promise to you? 


Why was it so important to keep a promise? 


What was God’s promise to Jacob?

(God said he would watch over Jacob and that someday all the land on which he was lying would belong to him and his family.)

Jacob played a trick on his father and his brother, Esau.

How would you feel if someone tricked you?

Would you be able to forgive like Esau did? 


See take home sheet for other suggestions

You and your child are invited to wear your favorite team apparel Sunday, February 4th, 2018!

Come represent!

Week 4: Work it out – Commitment

Main Verse: MARK 12:41-44 – The Widow’s Offering

Life Application: COMMITMENT – Making a plan and putting it into practice

Todays Topic: Practice living for God.

Ask: How do you live for God every day?

Morning Time: Think of a goal your child has. Maybe something they are showing commitment on. When you see your child in the morning, let the first thing you say to them be encouragement about their goal!

“Good morning! I think it is awesome you are so committed to ____. I can’t wait to see how God uses this talent in you.”

Remember this: “Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV

 

This is what is ahead for your Child in Grade School in February!

 

 

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Don’t Let The Routine Ruin Your Fun!

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

In the Grade School classroom:

Week 3: Work it out – Commitment

Main Verse: MATTHEW 16:13-20 – Who do you say that I am?

Life Application: COMMITMENT – Making a plan and putting it into practice

Todays Topic: Practice talking about God.

Ask: What do you and God talk about most?

Drive Time: When you get in the car, pick a challenge to commit to for the ride. Like no screentime, or toys, or radio. Get creative and know you are making a plan and putting it into practice!

Remember this: “Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV

 

 

LESSON 3 | God Has Plans For Us

Bible Basis: Genesis 12 – 18; 21; 24 – 25

Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11: “ ‘I know the plans I have for you,’ announces the Lord. ‘I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come.’ ”

Bible Point: God had plans for Abraham. God also has plans for me.

 

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“A New Home” (pages 39–45)

“The Visitors” (pages 46–51)

“A Bride for Isaac” (pages 52 – 57)

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

Do you have any plans for today?

For when you grow up? 


What kinds of plans do you think God has for you?

For your family? 


What was God’s plan for Abraham?

(To move to a new land and have a son.)

How can you be like Abraham?

(Love God, obey God, talk with God, follow God no matter how scary it feels sometimes.)

See take-home sheet from your Preschool Volunteer for other suggestions

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

The holidays have settled down and a routine is starting to set in!

Don’t get routine in your interaction with your kids.

Do out of the ordinary during the monotony of the winter season.

Kids need creativity and they need to see it from you!!!

So,

  • Build a fort with all the pillows and blankets in your house and create an imaginary world that opens up the opportunity to get silly with your kids.
  • Plan a surprise movie night, Pj’s, popcorn and hot cocoa are easy and memorable additions.
  • Get bundled up, go sledding with your little one or go on a nature scavenger hunt with a stop at a local coffee shop to talk about what you found! Warm up with something hot to drink (I say coffee shop because after that activity every Mom or Dad may need a bit of caffeine to recharge  or just treat yourself).
  • Go through your photobooks and talk about family stories and how great God is!
  • Pull out those games and puzzles and turn off the t.v. and just be fun and silly together.

Activities like this do take energy and effort. But who best to spend that energy and effort on but our favorite kids on the planet!

As Always; HAVE FUN!

Pastor Donne

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January is in full swing at EGC Kids!

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

LESSON 2 | God Helps Me Obey

Bible Basis: Genesis 6 – 9; 11

Bible Verse: Genesis 7:5: “Noah did everything the Lord commanded him to do.”

Bible Point: God sees when people do wrong. God helps me do what’s right.


Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Noah’s Ark” (pages 26–33)

“The Tall Tower”(pages 34–38)

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

What did God tell Noah to build?

(An ark.)

What is an ark?

(A big boat.)

Why did Noah need to build an ark?

(People weren’t obeying God, and this made God sad and mad. So God made it rain so much that the earth flooded.)

After the flood, what did the people build that God didn’t like?

(A big tower.)

Why did they stop building the tower?

(God confused them by making them speak different languages. When they couldn’t understand one another anymore, they couldn’t work together.) 


See take-home sheet from your amazing preschool volunteer for other suggestions

Week 2: Work it out – Commitment

Main Verse: Model Prayer – Luke 11:1-4

Life Application: COMMITMENT – Making a plan and putting it into practice

Todays Topic: Practice praying to God.

Ask: How do you like to talk to God?

Meal Time: Q & A for kids: Would you rather practice the recorder for an hour every day for the rest of your life, or listen to someone else practice the recorder for an hour every day for the rest of your life?

Remember this: “Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV

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Happy New Year!

 

 

 

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

 

 

In the Preschool Classroom: 

LESSON 1 | God’s Good Creation

Bible Basis: Genesis 1 – 3

Bible Verse: Genesis 1:31: “God saw everything he had made. And it was very good.”

Bible Point: Everything God made is good. I am one of God’s creations, and I am good too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“ The Beginning” (pages 7 – 13)

“Adam and Eve” (pages 14 – 17)

“The Sneaky Snake” (pages 18 – 25)

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

Can you name some of the things God made? 


(Light, sky, sun, moon, stars, fish, plants, animals, people.)

What job did God give Adam?

(Name the animals, take care of the garden.)

What rule did God want Adam and Eve to obey?

(Do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.)

How can you take care of God’s creation?


(Plant gardens, pick up trash, keep the ocean clean, etc.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

 

Week 1: Work it out – Commitment

Main Verse: Matthew 7:24-27- Sand & Rock

Life Application: COMMITMENT – Making a plan and putting it into practice

Todays Topic: Practice hearing and doing what God says.

Ask: How do you hear God?

Bed Time: Read Matthew 7:24-27. Share with each other
what you think it means to build your life on a foundation of a rock rather than a foundation of sand. “Building on the rock,” takes two steps. You’ve gotta hear what God says and then you’ve got to act and put God’s words into practice. Pick one thing you know God has said and choose some ways you can put that into practice this week.

Remember this: “Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV

 

 

Dear Parents,

Do you struggle of how to talk to your growing kids about tough issues?

How early should we begin teaching our children about God’s truth and design in sex and marriage?

How to guide your child in understanding what to do when faced with pornography, the transgender issue, etc?

This blog will help you to be aware of how much your child is exposed to these matters, and good conversations to help them strengthen a Godly worldview about these prevalent issues. Click on the link below!

https://protectyoungminds.org/blog/

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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!

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