You can go to Jesus

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

LESSON 21 | I can go to Jesus

Bible Basis: Matthew 8:23–27; 9:1–8, 18–26; Mark 2:1–12; 5:21–43; Luke 5:17–26; 8:40–56

Bible Verse: Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all of you who are tired and are carrying heavy loads. I will give you rest.”

Bible Point: Many people came to Jesus for help. I can go to Jesus too!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“A Hole in the Roof ” (pages 328 – 333)

“Jesus Calms the Storm” (pages 334 – 339)

“Two Miracles” (pages340–350)

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

Who helped the man who couldn’t walk get to Jesus? (His friends.)

Where did the disciples go for help when their boat was going to sink? (They woke up Jesus, and he calmed the storm.)

Why did the woman touch Jesus’ robe? (She was sick and had faith that Jesus could heal her.)

Who came to Jesus and asked him to heal his daughter? (Jairus.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

 

Week 3: Use it or Lose it!

Main Verse: MATTHEW 25:14–30

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

Todays Topic: Use your things wisely.

Ask: How can you best use your things?

Drive time: While in the car have your Child download
an app onto their tablet or phone called ‘Quality Time’. This app will record how much time is spent in each app on their device, as well as, how much time is spent overall on the phone. Tell them you will also download this app on your device. The next week, share with each other what surprised you and what you might do differently moving forward

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

The Great Pumpkin Party is just around the corner!

Don’t forget to bring back your nifty little back full of sweet treats for our big community event!

 

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The Great Pumpkin Party Is Coming!

 

The Great Pumpkin Party is just around the corner!

Don’t forget to bring back your nifty little back full of sweet treats for our big community event!

 

From Pastor Donnes Desk!

Not Sure how the to teach or talk about the Holy Spirit with your kids?

Pastor Francis Chan has some wisdom on that subject

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMUOXOBH5pY&t=26s&index=29&list=WL

And honestly, there is nothing more effective than a Mom and Dad praying for their kids and modeling everyday walking and growing in the Spirit!

 

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

 LESSON 20 | Big and Small Miracles

Bible Basis: Matthew 5:1–12; 6:9–13, 25–34; 8:5–13; Luke 6:17–23; 11:1–4; 12:22–31; John 2:1–11

Bible Verse: Luke 19:37: “There the whole crowd of disciples began to praise God . . . for all the miracles they had seen.”

Bible Point: Jesus made miracles happen when he walked on this earth. Today Jesus can make miracles happen for me too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Jesus’ First Miracle” (pages 314–317)

“Jesus Teaches on a Mountain” (pages 318 – 321)

“The Lord’s Prayer” (page 323)

“A Captain’s Faith”(pages 324–327)

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

What is a miracle? (An amazing thing that only God can do.)

Can just anyone make a miracle happen? 
(No.)

Can you name a miracle that Jesus did in the stories you heard this week? (He turned water into wine; he healed the captain’s servant.)

What kinds of miracles does God do for us every day? (He has made us better when we’ve been sick; he feeds all the people and animals on earth; he makes trees and plants grow.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions


Week 2: Use it or Lose it!

Main Verse: Psalms 90:12

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

Todays Topic: Use your time wisely.

Ask: How can you best use your time?

Dinnertime:

Q & A for kids: Would you rather have unlimited free time or unlimited money, and why?

Q & A for parents: What was something you had to save up to buy when you were a kid? How did you treat that thing once you got it?

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


 

In 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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October is Here at EGC Kids!

From Pastor Donnes Desk!

October 22nd we are having our EGC Child Dedication Service! If you would like to Sign up see this link HERE.

Child Dedication Class Lima: With Pastor Greg: Sunday, October 8, from 9:30am-10:00am in the Lima Youth Room

Child Dedication Class Henrietta: With Pastor Donne: Sunday, October 8 from 10:00am-10:30am (room location TBD).

If you and your new baby are both crying a lot here is a way to help baby calm down quick! 

 

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

LESSON 19 | God is our Father

Bible Basis: Matthew 2:13–23; 3:1–17; 4:18–22; 9:9; 10:1–4; Mark 1–3; Luke 2:41–52; 3:1–22; 5–6; John 1:1 – 34

Bible Verse: Luke 2:49: “‘Why were you looking for me?’ he asked. ‘Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?’ ”

Bible Point: God watched over his Son, Jesus. God watches over me too!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“An Angry King” (pages 291 – 295)

“Jesus Is Lost!”(pages 296–302)

“John Baptizes Jesus”(pages303–307)

“Jesus Chooses His Disciples” (pages 308 – 313)

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

Why didn’t the Wise Men tell Herod where Jesus was? (God warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod. They didn’t want Herod to hurt Jesus.)

Who took care of Jesus when he was a baby? 
(Mary and Joseph, his parents on earth.) 


Did Jesus obey Mary and Joseph because they were his parents too? (Yes.) 


If Jesus obeyed his parents, should you obey your parents? (Yes.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

Week 1: Use It or Lose it

Main Verse: PSALM 24:1 ‘The Earth Belongs to the Lord!’

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

Todays Topic: I can trust God no matter what!

Ask: How can you treat everything like it belongs to God?

Morning Time: Leave a quick note in your preteen’s backpack today with the following, “Go make it a great day! Think about how you can best use your time and talents today.”

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

 

 

 

In 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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From Pastor Donnes Desk!

Is your kid struggling with how to say ‘I’m Sorry’ when they have done wrong?

Begin coaching them in the midst of being upset how to express how they feel or think and to understand how to apologize authentically. Try these options!

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LESSON 18 | A Savior is Born

Bible Basis: Matthew 2:1 – 12; Luke 1:26 – 38; 2:1 – 20, 25 – 38

Bible Verse: Matthew 1:21: “She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. at is because he will save his people from their sins.”

Bible Point: God sent his Son to save the world. Jesus is my Savior.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“An Angel Visits Mary” (pages 266 – 270)

“Baby Jesus Is Born” (pages 271 – 276)

“Shepherds Visit”(pages277–281)

“Simeon and Anna Meet Baby Jesus” (pages 282 – 285)

“The Bright Star and Three Visitors” (pages 286 – 290)

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

How do you think Mary felt when the angel appeared to her?

(Scared, excited, surprised, etc.)

How do you think Simeon and Anna knew that Jesus was the Savior?

(God told them. Simeon and Anna recognized that Jesus was the Savior God had promised to send.)

What was Herod’s trick?

Why did he tell the Wise Men he wanted to worship Jesus?

(Herod wanted to trick the Wise Men into finding Jesus for him. If Herod had said that he wanted to hurt Jesus, the Wise Men wouldn’t have gone to find Jesus.)

If you could have brought a gift to baby Jesus, what would it have been? 


See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 3: Make Space at the table

Main Verse: COLOSSIANS 3:13

Life Application: FRIENDSHIP – Using your words and actions to APP show others you care

Todays Topic: Friends Forgive One Another

Ask: When a friend hurts you, how do you respond?

Drive time: Take carpool duty sometime this month. Get your child and their friends to have a lip sync battle with a song of their choice or a song they learned in EGC Kids! Check out our youtube channel: https://goo.gl/kJhgft

Remember this: “A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes.” Proverbs 17:17, (NIrV)

 

This month 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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New Things Ahead!

 

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

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

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Boy King Josiah” (pages 235 – 239)

“ The Brave Queen” (pages 240 – 246)

“Ruth and Naomi” (pages 152 – 155)

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.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Blind Faith!

Kids will learn that as a child of God I need to trust in God by taking brave steps. Trusting God means that sometimes I can’t see but I can trust in the One who can.

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here are some questions to chat about:


I heard one of you got blindfolded for a game during the lesson, what happened?

How would you feel if you were blindfolded and you had to follow directions?

Whose voice would you trust to listen to if you were blindfolded?

Do you think Mom and Dad trust God enough to listen to his voice and obey like your blindfolded friend today?

What do you think God is asking you to trust him with? What are you going to do about it?

 

Next week we are beginning 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/

 

 

 

 

From Pastor Donnes Desk: A video!

Trouble getting your kids to listen? It might be easier and a more peaceful a process than you think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoQThHtqf9A

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God Gives Good Gifts and He is A Lot of Fun!

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

Lesson 13: God Gives Good Gifts

Bible Basis

1 Kings 19:19 – 21;

2 Kings 2:1 – 13;

2 Kings 4:1 – 7, 8 – 17;

2 Kings 5:1 – 15

Bible Verse: James 1:17: “Every good and perfect gift is from God. It comes down from the Father.”

Bible Point: God gives good gifts to his people. I can thank God for every good gift in my life!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Chariot of Fire” (pages216–221)

“Jars of Oil” (pages 222 – 225)

“Elisha’s Room” (pages226–229)

“Naaman Is Healed” (pages230–234)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the table at dinner or on your ride home.

  1. What did God give to Elisha?
    1. (God gave Elisha power through the Spirit of God.)
  2. What did God give to the poor woman who was running out of money?
    1. (God allowed her to have enough oil to pay a debt for her family.)
  3. Elisha stayed at a couple’s home several times. What did they do for Elisha?
    1. (They gave Elisha his own room.)
  4. What did God do for Naaman?
    1. (He healed Naaman from leprosy.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Fun Day!

Kids will learn to enjoy being together thinking, laughing, and playing.

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here are some questions to chat about:


  1. Who is Jesus?
  2. What does Jesus look like?
  3. Who were Jesus Disciples?
  4. What did Jesus Teach?
  5. What kind of miracles did Jesus do?
  6. What do you think would be a cool miracle for God to do today?
  7. Why Did some people not like Jesus?
  8. What did those people do to Jesus?
  9. What happened on Sunday after Jesus Died?
  10. How do you follow Jesus today?
  11. Why did Jesus have to Die
  12. Why do you follow Jesus?
    1. As a family take the time to ask hard questions and learn to discuss together important biblical truths along side our everyday lives!

 

 

 

From Pastor Donnes Desk: An Article!

Are you having a tough time keeping your little one still in church?

Are you finding your self ‘enjoying’ this morning’s worship service from the lobby with your toddler instead of in the sanctuary?

This article might help!

https://www.pullingcurls.com/quiet-bags-for-church.html

I’ve used this method on sweet and diva little girls and rough and tumble little boys that I have nannied and worked with in church settings. And it was worked! They have grown to now sit and engage with the worship service no matter their age.

Make your very own special quiet bag to keep any kid in their seat longer than you think.

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Choices are a great thing!

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


Lesson 12: God Helps Us Make Good Choices When We Are Afraid

Bible Basis:

1 Kings 3:5

1 Kings 10:13

1 Kings 16:29 – 17:16

1 Kings 18:1 – 46

Bible Verse: Psalm 46:1 “God is our place of safety . . . He is always there to help us in times of trouble.”

Bible Point: God helped his people when they were afraid. He can help me make good choices when I am afraid too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“The Wise King” (pages194–200)

“God Watches Over Elijah” (pages 201 – 205)

“Elijah Helps a Widow” (pages 206 – 208)

“Fire From Heaven”(pages209–215)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the table at dinner or on your ride home.

  1. Where did Solomon’s wisdom come from?
    • 
(God.)
  2. Do you think God could give you wisdom if you asked for it?
  3. Can you remember a time when you were afraid? What did you do?
  4. Think about what Elijah did when he was afraid. What are some things that you can do when you are afraid?
    • (Pray to God, trust in God, ask God for help, ask God what to do.

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

Strong Marshmallow: Self- control!

Kids will learn that having self-control has big benefits for them because the Holy Spirit helps each child have self-control and take responsibility for their own emotions and actions.

This video was used as an illustration to the lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8M7Xzjy_m8

 

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here are some questions to chat about:


  1. What happened in the video today?
  2. If you were one of the kids in the video, what would you choose?
    1. Wait for a second marshmallow or eat your marshmallow right away?
  3. Why?
  4. According to the Bible are we weak or strong if we have self-control? (Proverbs 25:28, Proverbs 16:32)
  5. The Bible says: 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIRV) God gave us his Spirit. And the Spirit doesn’t make us weak and fearful. Instead, the Spirit gives us power and love. He helps us control ourselves.
    1. Who helps us have self-control?

 

  1. Remember that the Holy Spirit can help you to be powerful and he will always give you the right tools on how to be the strongest and have self-control.
  2. What do you think we as a family can do to follow the Holy Spirit and use self-control?
    1. As a family come up with an activity or a system to help one another be strong and have self-control!

 

 

From Pastor Donnes Desk: An Article!

http://www.psychologyjunkie.com/2015/09/17/the-childhood-struggles-of-every-myers-briggs-type /

 

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